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How Arabs are indoctrinated in violent anti-Semitism

By Jared Israel

[Posted 29 January 2003]


It is common for people to assume that equally bad things are done on both sides of every ethnic conflict. But there is a fundamental difference between the discourse one finds in the media of these two ethnic groups.

For one thing, Israeli media spans the political spectrum, with a large part supporting the creation of a Palestinian state and some even Pro-PLO. This is not true of Arab publications in the West Bank and Gaza where being sympathetic to Israel will likely get one killed.

Ordinary Arabs throughout the Middle East are assaulted with a barrage of truly remarkable "kill-the-Jews" propaganda. Consider this excerpt from an Egyptian Television interview with Prof. Adel Sadeq, Head of the Psychiatry Faculty at Ein Shams University in Cairo:[1]

[Start Excerpt from Prof. Sadeq]

[Host]: Let us begin at the beginning and ask, what is the psychological structure of the martyr? Who is the martyr? Who is this 17-year-old girl, planning to marry in 2 or 3 months, a beauty queen, who straps on an explosive belt and turns herself into a human bomb? What is the psychological structure of the martyr?

[Prof. 'Adel Sadeq]: The psychological structure is that of a person who loves life. Praise Allah, he is seeking death! This is the thing that may appear peculiar to people who see the human soul as the most supreme thing. They are incapable of understanding this because their cultural structure has no concepts such as self-sacrifice and honor. These concepts do not exist in some cultures and thus they find themselves, in the face of these models, in a state of denial, in a state of total denial they think that this is impossible, and therefore they begin to present idiotic and silly interpretations.

[Interviewer]: You mean that the martyr is a person who loves life!

[Prof. 'Adel Sadeq]: Of course. When he is martyred, he reaches the apex of happiness. He reaches the height of ecstasy, a level of (ecstasy) that you and I do not know. We feel happiness when we pray to Allah, or, for example, when we win a large sum of money or have a great success. Then you feel happiness, joy, as if you are flying. The height of ecstasy and happiness - and I am talking to you as a professional, a psychiatrist - comes the moment just like the producer told you: ten, nine, eight, seven, six, two, six, five, four, three, two, and then he presses the button to blow himself up. The most beautiful moment, for which he would have time speed up, is the moment he says "one - hop" - this man explodes, and he feels that he is flying, because he is completely convinced that he will not die, and this is the difference between us and the West. [The Westerner] thinks that he turns into a corpse that burns and flies through the air. Look what kind of culture they have...

But, in fact, this is the act of transition to another and more beautiful world and he knows very well that within seconds he will see the light of his Creator. He will be at the closest possible point to Allah. On the strategic level, there must be a pan-Arab plan to reach our goal. The goal of all of us is to liberate Palestine from the Israeli aggressors. To use words that people do not like: we will throw Israel into the sea. This phrase, by the way, is the truth. Either they will throw us into the sea, or we will throw them into the sea. There is no compromise."

 [End Excerpt from Prof. Sadeq]

There is simply nothing like this on Israeli TV, or in any other kind of Jewish media. Nothing. Nowhere on earth will one find Israeli academics - or Jewish academics outside Israel - glorifying self-destruction in the slaughter of Arabs as "The height of ecstasy and happiness..."

If you go to footnote [1] you may watch a RealPlayer video of the TV program on which Prof. Sadeq appeared. If you do, you will notice that his demeanor is thoughtful and cheerful, as befits the head of a Department of Psychiatry. This relaxed intellectual style makes what Prof. Sadeq is saying all the more nightmarish.[4]

And note how smoothly he makes the transition from hysterical fanaticism to a Jew-obsessed political strategy. In one sentence we are told that by blowing oneself up the young terrorist "… knows very well that within seconds he will see the light of his Creator. He will be at the closest possible point to Allah." And in the very next sentence we are told that, "On the strategic level, there must be a pan-Arab plan to reach our goal."

What a speedy transition from ecstatic psychosis to practical politics!  It veritably makes the head spin.

To whom does the "our" in Prof. Sadeq's "our goal" refer?  Not to Palestinians - Prof. Sadeq is an Egyptian citizen of standing. This is, as he informs us, a "Pan-Arab plan."  And what is to be the goal of this Pan Arab plan?  To advance Arab culture?  To free Arab women from centuries of oppression?  To combat social inequality?  To educate the illiterate?  To improve health care?  To develop a progressive and tolerant approach, allowing Berbers in Algeria to be Berbers, Assyrians in Iraq to be Assyrians, Copts in Egypt to be Copts - even Jews to be Jews? Would this plan involve the full democratization of political life in the Arab countries?  Elimination of all hereditary and non-hereditary dictatorships?

No. The goal of Pan Arab striving is: to "…throw Israel into the sea." Why? Why on earth should 300,000,000 Arabs be united and mobilized around the goal of throwing the little country of Israel into the sea? Because, "Either they will throw us into the sea, or we will throw them into the sea."

In Arab propaganda, "the Jews" serve the same role as the character Goldstein in George Orwell's famous book, 1984.  Goldstein's pictures were shown everywhere; he was always plotting to destroy society, to enslave, to ruin; he was always just barely defeated, and then only in the nick of time. All forms of dissent were thus attributed to the work of Goldstein, and with him as the excuse, dissent was crushed.

This in part explains the billions of dollars the rich Arab states have poured into paying organizers, creating TV stations, even satellite stations, setting up mosques and schools world wide - all teaching that "The Jews" must be killed.  By fanning hysterical hatred and fear, the Arab leaders prevent people from fighting for health care, an end to social inequality, full cultural rights for minorities, full democratization of political life, and all the rest.

In the Arab world, the most authoritarian, anti-Jewish, religion-cloaked gangsters have been elevated to power by the combined meddling of the Great Powers (starting with Britain and Nazi Germany) and also of the rich Arab states, especially Saudi Arabia and the Emirates, which manipulate the other Muslim states like rich uncles. Since the time (in 1921) when the British made Hajj Amin al-Husseini the dominant leader in the Palestine Mandate area, Arabs in general and Palestinians in particular have been mobilized around hatred of Jews. The very existence of Israel is presented as an affront to Islam. This idea - that Jewish people, by virtue of their mere existence on "Arab soil" are attacking Islam - is now used worldwide to foment Muslim fanaticism. [2]

Hatred of Jews is is used to stimulate a whole list of hatreds, which includes "Crusaders" (Christians) and "pagans" (Buddhists, Hindus, animists and others.)  The following is from a November 1st, 2002 sermon broadcast on Qatar TV (with my emphasis):

[Start Qatar TV Sermon]

" Thus, I call on the sons of this nation. Allah, bring us the victory over your enemies, the enemies of Islam. Allah, remove their trap from us, weaken them, *eradicate their countries* and banish their regimes from your land. Do not let them reach [i.e., influence] any of your believers. Allah, deal with the aggressive and treacherous Jews. Allah, deal with the aggressive Americans. Allah, deal with the extremist pagans. Allah, deal with the oppressing Crusaders [Christians]."

[End Qatar TV Sermon]

I said above that Great Powers *starting* with Britain [5] and Nazi Germany [6] have fanned the flames of Islamic Fundamentalism in the Middle East.  They have played the anti-Jewish card.  That card is being played today by the United States and European establishments.  But that is a matter for future articles.

Jared Israel
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Footnotes And Further Reading


[1] An Arab Psychology Professor argues on Egyptian TV that only the mentally healthiest young people blow themselves up to kill Jews. Translated by  2002.

To view video, go to

To read transcript, go to

[2] The idea that Jews must be eliminated as a presence in the Middle East is put forth in the founding documents of both Fatah:

"Article (12) Complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence."
-- Fatah Constitution, posted at Fateh Online

and Hamas:

[Excerpt from Hamas Constitution starts here]


"Article Seven (7) [...] Moreover, if the links have been distant from each other and if obstacles, placed by those who are the lackeys of Zionism in the way of the fighters obstructed the continuation of the struggle, the Islamic Resistance Movement aspires to the realisation of Allah's promise, no matter how long that should take. The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said:

"The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews." (related by al-Bukhari and Moslem).


"Article Fifteen (15) The day that enemies usurp part of Moslem land, Jihad becomes the individual duty of every Moslem. In face of the Jews' usurpation of Palestine, it is compulsory that the banner of Jihad be raised. To do this requires the diffusion of Islamic consciousness among the masses, both on the regional, Arab and Islamic levels. It is necessary to instill the spirit of Jihad in the heart of the nation so that they would confront the enemies and join the ranks of the fighters."

-- Hamas Covenant 1988
The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement
18 August 1988

[Excerpt from Hamas Constitution ends here]

[3] Sheikh Yousef Al-Qardhawi on Qatari Television - Friday Sermon, November 1, 2002. Translated by  2002

For the Realplayer streaming video of this and other sermons, go to

For the transcript, go to Sermon II at

[4] Please note that while Prof. Sadeq exhorts the 17 year old beauty queen to strap on that explosive belt and blow herself up - as long as she also kills some Jews - he himself has reached a comfortable middle age without achieving that "most beautiful moment, for which he would have time speed up…[when] this man explodes, and he feels that he is flying…"

[5] Even before Britain installed Hajj Amin Al-Husseini as the Mufti of Jerusalem, it played a decisive role in establishing the power of the fanatical Wahhabi sect in what is now Saudi Arabia. For a discussion of that relationship, posted on a Muslim website, see:

[6] Arab leaders like Yasser Arafat still proudly proclaim that they are students of Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the British-appointed Mufti of Jerusalem. Hajj Amin was a powerful figure in Nazi Germany who organized Waffen SS divisions and pushed the Nazis to more rapidly wipe out the Jewish people. See

To justify Hajj Amin's role, his apologists do two things.  First, they falsely present him as having merely *collaborated* with the Nazis, whereas in fact he was a top Nazi leader, in Berlin.  He had his own institute, radio program, was a close friend of Eichmann, consulted with Hitler, etc. Hajj Amin was the leading Arab Nazi and had major organizational responsibilities among Muslims.  This included organizing two Bosnian SS divisions that helped carry out the Final Solution. Hajj Amin's goals are made quite clear in the minutes of his meeting with Adolf Hitler in 1941. See 

Having falsely presented Hajj Amin as merely collaborating with the Nazis, the apologists do a second thing. They say he only collaborated because he was a fierce enemy of British colonialism and the Nazis were anti-British. In fact, Hajj Amin was originally put in power by Britain, then switched to the Nazis in the middle 1930s  and after functioning as a Nazi leader during the war, went back to the British at the end of the war, working with the British colonial office to prevent the creation of Israel.

And this is the man who remained the most powerful force in the "Palestinian movement" until his death in 1974.

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