The Arab World’s Ramadan Hate-Fest

Picture 7Last Wednesday Ramadan began—the month-long Muslim holiday commemorating the first month in which Muhammad received Quranic revelations.

Ramadan is, of course, a holiday of fasting—during the day. In the evenings, after the fast-breaking Iftar meal, families typically gather together around the TV. That sounds nice—family fun and togetherness for the holiday.

The problem is with the content of some of the programming. In the Arab world in particular, Ramadan with its many nights of consecutive TV-viewing has been a time for long serial productions about the Jews. This year is no exception.

This year Arab families are being treated to a series called Khaybar (reports here and here; original MEMRI report here). Khaybar was, of course, the town in northwestern Saudi Arabia where, according to the Quran, Muslims massacred Jews in 628 CE. To this day, “Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is returning” is a Muslim battle cry against Jews or Israelis—used, for example, on the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara in May 2010.

In advance billing for the show, Al Jazeera told viewers that it “sheds new light on the battle with the Jews, on their hate for Islamic preaching, on their crafty schemes…and even their personal aggression towards Muhammad himself.”

Scriptwriter Yusri Jundi, reports Ynet, “has become a hot commodity on the Arab interview circuit”; he told Al Jazeera that “the series shows how the Jews are Jews and that their nature endures despite the fact that hundreds of years have passed, they still spread corruption wherever they live.”

One of the leading actors, Sameh el-Sereity, told an Egyptian paper that “the hostility between us and the Jews still exists. The hatred is ingrained. Neither Egyptians nor Arabs need this show to justify their hatred of Zionism. The existing struggles between us provide the simplest proof of this.”

The show is an international Arab collaboration with a Jordanian director, Egyptian script, Qatari production, and actors from Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, and Qatar. According to MEMRI it was set to be shown on channels such as Dubai TV, Dream TV (Egypt), Al-Iraqiyya TV, Algerian Channel 3, Atlas TV (Algeria), Qatar TV, and UAE TV.

Seemingly all this should give the world’s peace processors pause. There are still a lot of them, undeterred by anything that has happened since the initial “peace” euphoria of the early 1990s.

In May, for instance, Secretary of State John Kerry hailed an Arab League proposal for an Israeli withdrawal to the death-trap 1967 borders with, as the Qatari prime minister put it at the time, “the possibility of comparable, mutually agreed and minor land swaps between the Israelis and the Palestinians”—a “possibility” that Kerry extolled as a great, promising innovation since it might allow Israel to keep tiny parts of the West Bank if it gave up corresponding parts of its sovereign territory in pre-1967 Israel.

And just last month Israel’s dovish science and technology minister Yaakov Peri—also a former head of the Israel Security Agency and one of the stars of The Gatekeeperssaid he favored the Arab Peace Initiative, which was hatched by Saudi Arabia in 2002 to deflect bad publicity over 9/11 and promises “peace for all states in the region” if Israel withdraws totally from the West Bank and the Golan Heights and agrees to accept millions of descendants of Arabs who fled Israel 65 years ago.

The question for Kerry, Peri, and many others like them is whether or not anti-Semitism is a serious matter. It’s not that the Arab world is monolithic regarding Israel. Some regimes are at least pragmatically moderate; some cooperate—tacitly—with Israel against common enemies; some trends are relatively nonthreatening while others are acutely threatening.

But talk of “peace” as a grand, all-embracing denouement presupposes that entire populations poisoned by anti-Semitism are irrelevant, or are indeed fertile grounds for amity and concord. In the West, of course, a mainstream TV series with even a fraction of the bigotry of Khaybar would be unthinkable. “Peace” devotees who go on heedlessly projecting their fantasies onto the Arab world emerge, then, as hypocritical and thoughtless—which is putting it gently.

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  • AmericaFirst

    Oy, the hypocrisy! The jewish-owned media here in America denigrates White males all day long, while glorifying minorities, gays, and women. Meanwhile, someone halfway around the world has the temerity to portray “Gahd’s Chosen” in a less than flattering light, and it’s “hate,” “anti-Semitism,” “intolerance,” and a myriad of other kvetches. Cry me a river, Moishe. And while we’re at it, let’s not forget about how much reverence the jews have for other religions (though, in practice, “judaism” is more of an ethnic criminal syndicate than anything else): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HytrKvXGljc

    Such tolerant people, the jews!

    • m4253y

      you’re correct. sad, but very true. Hollywood at the behest of the jewish elites do everything in their power to piss on Christians and our faith, be it nuns or priests slinging products for them in commercials to being the leading advocates for the lesbians/gays, whatever it takes to destroy the Christian culture and faith…oh what a world we would have if we had no muslims or jews…interesting thought.

      • Rocky Mountain

        There are plenty of non-Jewish secular humanists who revel in the very same thing and not “at the behest of the Jewish elites” (Lol, BTW),

    • UCSPanther

      I actually love you watching you make a fool of yourself with your embarrassing 1920s-era propaganda…

      You Nazis and the Arab media have a lot in common…

    • Rocky Mountain

      Rupert Murdoch, probably the most powerful media owner in the world, is not Jewish. Roger Ailes is not Jewish and is, in fact, from a very working class background.

    • iluvisrael

      Still seething with jealousy you low IQ loser? Go goose step in mommy’s basement.

    • StanleyT

      Oopsy daisy, you really need to be more careful. We Joos control the entire world and WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE. We’re coming to take you away, hahahahahaha

  • john ward

    There are, of course, disgraceful double standards on both sides of this debate. But historical reality on the ground says that anti-Israeli sentiment has now become the hiding-place of choice for Leftists and racist conspiracists who see Zionist plots under every bed.

    http://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/holohoax-possibly-the-most-offensive-word-of-the-century-so-far/

    • defcon 4

      Both sides of which debate? Please elaborate.

    • Nabuquduriuzhur

      re: JW

      You are engaging in what I call Immoral Symmetry, wherein someone tries to claim both sides are to blame for a situation that is only the blame of one side.

  • Rocky Mountain

    Would you please not use “C.E.” as a designator for historical dates. The date is still calculated the same way as “A.D.”. I find this substitution of “C.E.” for “A.D” a virulent example of leftist garbage and now even conservative writers such as yourself are subtly bowing down to the linguistic controls imposed by the PC overlords.

    • Gee

      This happens to be an article about Israel.

      The “C.E.” is used by all of Israel. It is common courtesy to use such for not all the world is Christian – nor is it leftist or PC. You are the one attempting to impose linguistic controls over us

      • ReyR

        Using “C.E.” is an attempt to impose linguistic control, not otherwise. “A.D.” has been around a bit longer y’know. “C.E.” also smacks of militant atheism. Being an atheist I still prefer “Anno Domini” for civilizational reasons. Unlike some sophisticated Westerners, I am not ashamed to see myself as a product of Christiandom.

      • Nabuquduriuzhur

        Doesn’t matter. C.E. is ONLY officially used in Israel. (Atheists use it, but it does not have the force of law.) The legal suffix in our legal codes is “A.D.”.

        This paper is not in Israel. So, it’s only courteous to use the standard used in most of the civilized world.

        Being a jerk is your right, Gee, but it won’t win any friends.

  • DK

    The mohamidists do not have an ingrained hatred of Israelis, it is taught in their schools, mosks and everywhere continuously. Israel should embrace a return to the July 7, 1967 borders. If they had held on to them, they would be much better off now. So would the Palestinians within those borders.

    • defcon 4

      But why is it “taught in their schools, mosks and everywhere continuously”? Could it be that islam is inherently and rabidly antisemitic
      to its core?

      • Gee

        The Qu’ran is most certainly that

      • DK

        It is a fundamental part of their doctrine, to hate and destroy anything that disagrees with them. It is interesting that arabs are semitic since their origins are from Abraham the father of the Jews.

        • 1Indioviejo1

          So they say, but it is unbelievable.

        • defcon 4

          Then why did MUSLIMES destroy the tomb of Abraham in Syria?

        • Drakken

          Those Islamic savages do not in any way, shape of form worship the same God as the Christians and Jews. What they worship is the anti-thesis of what we believe, Abrahamic religion my azz.

    • 1Indioviejo1

      You have a right to be stupid and give your “informed analysis” on how to fix a problem intractable to the rest of the world.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Geoffrey-Britain/100003802091841 Geoffrey Britain

      Israel embracing a return to the July 7, 1967 borders is suicide. Whether knowingly or out of ignorance, you are advocating a solution that will lead to genocide.

    • bill reitzes

      More than 50% of Arabs living in Israel vote for Jewish Parties in the Knesset. Ask yourself why?
      Ingrained hatred IS TAUGHT in schools mosques etc. That’s how it becomes ingrained DUH.
      If Israel was guaranteed, ironclad, no going back and no Islamic BS promises, tomorrow you would see PEACE and a withdrawal to the 67 borders.
      The Pals on the other hand would have to go to work and BUILD a society which I think they are incapable of. Palestine would be another Sharia State with it’s citizens suffering like in other Islamic States

    • Drakken

      Let me make this so easy for you that even you can understand it. The savages of the arab world will NEVER EVER give Israel peace period! Israel at some point is going to have to take off the kiddy PC gloves they have been playing with and take out the broadsword and give those savages a taste of Carthage, muslim savages only respect and understand the mailed fist, end of story.

  • ReyR

    President Husein keeps making bad mistakes. Too many, too often, recently. To begin with, Jews are smarter than the obnoxious bullies on his team. The last thing he needs is getting most of the Jews mad at him. He’s not quite there yet but he’s working on it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Geoffrey-Britain/100003802091841 Geoffrey Britain

      Educate yourself. The majority of American Jews are secular liberal/leftists. The leftist agenda is their religion not Judaism.

      • ReyR

        Of course you must be right, I keep forgetting that most American Jews follow that suicidal path. But I do believe Israel can stand, even if unassisted by the US. It has enough brain, experience, discipline, and yes, friends too. As to American Jews, perhaps they were destroyed by their predecessors’ travails that made their life too problem-free. Giants do degenerate to midgets when living is too easy.

  • Biff Henderson
    • Drakken

      Those unholy devils books are great for target practice.

  • herb benty

    The Jews are a blessing in this earth, with their steadfast refusal to be assimilated by the BORG ( Islam ). The Christians and Jews have been a bulwark against the blasphemy that Islam spouts about our loving Redeemer, THIS is the reason muslims hate us, they literally, “…can’t handle the Truth”, so they demonize Truth, Freedom, Love, Mercy and the individual responsibility free nations are founded on.

    • AmericaFirst

      Indeed: let them being a blessing IN this earth, so that those of us ON this earth don’t have to deal with them.

      • iluvisrael

        We Jews and the state of Israel are here and will continue to be a thorn in your side you knuckle dragging klansman.

        • AmericaFirst

          Prejudice! Have you ever seen me walk? In point of fact, I typically keep my knuckles at least an inch or two above the ground.

          • UCSPanther

            You should call yourself “Americantraitor”…

          • UCSPanther

            And you are a troglodyte. I’m going to start getting your comments trashed, like the garbage they are…

          • AmericaFirst

            “Oy, zhe hate speech! It’s overwhelming my analytical abilities, it is! If only I had spent more time studying Talmud! So many regrets, so little time on this earth to sucker the goyim! A shanda, it is!”

      • UCSPanther

        Let’s see you back that genocidal threat up, coward.

      • herb benty

        What is this hatred for the Jewish people, what is the matter with you. It’s like saying Lichtinstein IS THE PROBLEM or Norway and Norwegiens. Anti-Semitism is ridiculous, if we are going to be anti something, why not Anti something that is an actual threat- like Anti-Islam or Anti-NK.

  • Nabuquduriuzhur

    What is it with those aligned with evil (Left, muslims, black liberation theologians, PETA, LGBT, etc.) that they project their own sins on others?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Geoffrey-Britain/100003802091841 Geoffrey Britain

      Who is the author of evil?

  • http://lavidadechaos.blogspot.ca/ Marlene Wilkins

    Simple. Flatten every single ‘islamic’ nation, exile what survivors there are to somalia. Then, the world will have Peace, well more of it.
    islam is a Threat, to Humanity, Nature, Life itself and cannot be tolerated anymore.

    • defcon 4

      Islam has been an us vs. them theology practically since Muhammad molested his first little girl.

  • 1Indioviejo1

    The Israeli people should stop giving lip service to a peace delusion which will never happen. Israelis need to move on and expect to live in an hostile environment fully armed and ready to deliver total destruction to the savage animals it must endure. Paraphrasing Pamela Geller who has it right when saying that in a conflagration between the civilized man and the savage always side with the civilized man, should be an axiom.

  • fmobler

    I want to know how the producers of Khaybar managed to book Liam Neeson.

  • mikel

    THE TRUTH IS CLEAR AT THE END ISLAM WILL WIN

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    • Softly Bob

      Actually, at the end ISLAM WILL LOSE

    • herb benty

      Mikel, we have seen cults like Islam before. Moonies also thought they needed bombs and AK’s. Islam is a cult that wishes to spread through force, which makes it Satanic. The True God LOVES us, and promises to eradicate Evil one day. Notice it is our all-powerful GOD who ends evil, the true God commands us NOT to kill. It is a demon that says otherwise, the same one that talked to MO in the cave.

    • Drakken

      Not bloody hardly hadji ! You bloody savages are going to push that sleeping Dragon of the west too far and when that Dragon awakes, it will be to your horror and fear of what it will do to you and yours.

  • Marylou

    But … but … Muhammad never watched television. Doesn’t that make television “un-Islamic”? But … but …