UAE cleric Wassim Yousuf said that "media was the first weapon of the Jews in their efforts to make the Muslims doubt their faith" and that they continue to control the media, relying upon the "falsification of facts." "Look at the wickedness of the Jews," he said, speaking on Abu Dhabi TV on June 13.
Wassim Yousuf: "Media was the first weapon of the Jews in their efforts to make the Muslims doubt their faith. Media was their first weapon in their efforts to make the Muslims doubt their faith. Look at the wickedness of the Jews: They did not want a war because they were a minority in Medina. They did not want a war, and nor did they want an alliance with the Arab tribes. They feared that they would meet the same fate as the Banu Qurayza and other [Jewish] tribes. So they wanted another weapon – the media. They would pretend to believe in Islam at night and renounce it in the morning. This would lead the companions of the Prophet Muhammad to doubt him, and they would renounce Islam and abandon Muhammad. See how they relied on the media. Media is power!
"The Jews relied upon several things in their media: first of all, the falsification of facts. When they heard a news item, they would add a hundred lies to it, thus falsifying the facts. This is how newspapers operate today.
"Control of the media is one of the weapons used for the destruction of the Islamic nation on the religious and national levels. This is why Shimon Peres went hand in hand with the Al-Jazeera network."