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How Arabs are indoctrinated
in violent anti-Semitism
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:
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  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.
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. 
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):
I said above that Great Powers *starting* with Britain  and Nazi Germany  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.
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Footnotes And Further Reading
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transcript, go to
 The idea that Jews must be eliminated as a presence in the Middle East is put forth in the founding documents of both Fatah:
Realplayer streaming video of this and other sermons, go
transcript, go to Sermon II at
 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 "
 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:
 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.