Mahmoud Salem, an Egyptian researcher of history and civilization through the lens of Islamic law, said in a February 22, 2023 show on the Arabic-language Egyptian Muslim Broterhood-affiliated Channel 9 (Turkey) that the authenticity of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is denied in an "extremely violent" manner by the Jews. He said that those who discuss the Protocols have their social media accounts shut down, and that even Wikipedia falsely claims that the Protocols are a forgery. Salem explained that the Protocols were minutes from meetings held by rabbis in France in which they discussed plans for the "globalization of religion," and he said that they were published in Russia by a French woman who had obtained them.
Mahmoud Salem: "A group of notes fell into the hands of a French woman. She was friends with an assistant of the famous rabbis. As a result, a bunch of notes fell into the hands of that woman. When she examined them, she saw that these were the minutes of a meeting. To the minutes of that meeting, protocols were attached – and these would later become to be known historically as 'The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion.' These Protocols included taking control of religion – the fifth protocol was dedicated to that, or maybe it was the fourth... They included the globalization of religion. This is an integral part of those Protocols.
"The French woman published these notes in Russia. From there, they were published further, and [the Jews] denied them in an extremely violent manner, to the point that anyone talking about the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, has his channel or his social media accounts shut down immediately. Even Wikipedia starts its discussion of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion by saying that they are a forgery."