Egyptian Political Commentator Al-Wahsh: Israel Behind Plane Crash, We Must Form Death Squads That Will Kill Israelis, Mutilate Their Bodies

Date Posted: May 23, 2016
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ISIS Campaign In Support Of Its Sinai Branch, Urges Egyptians To Join Its Ranks

On May 5 2016, the Islamic State (ISIS) launched a campaign to support and encourage its branch in the Sinai Peninsula. The campaign consists of a series of videos published by the media offices of 14 ISIS provinces, mainly in Iraq and Syria. The videos featured ISIS fighters, with an emphasis on Egyptians, praising ISIS in Sinai, calling on it to remain steadfast, goading it to continue fighting against the Egyptian army, and lashing out at its ideological rivals among the Islamist movements in Egypt. The speakers in the videos stressed the strategic importance of Sinai as "the gateway to Jerusalem."

As has become customary in similar ISIS media campaigns,[ the entire apparatus of media groups and activists that support ISIS sprang into action: According to coverage of the campaign in ISIS's official weekly Al-Naba', media groups produced 11 video clips, 3 nashids [songs], 282 posters and 49 articles. In addition to this came a torrent of social media postings by ISIS supporters disseminating the videos and other messages praising the Sinai province. For example, the pro-ISIS media group Al-Wafa' Foundation contributed 15 articles praising the ISIS Sinai province and lashing out at the Egyptian government.

Notably, Sinai province itself seems to be facing significant setbacks with regards to its own media operation and rarely releases new videos.

It should be mentioned that ISIS leadership views the Sinai province as a key extension for the organization outside of its core area of control in Syria and Iraq. Indeed, the Sinai province is considered one of the most powerful and effective among these extensions thanks to its daily attacks on the Egyptian security forces and the downing of the Russian airliner (Metrojet Flight 9268), which had a global impact.

Several explanations can be provided for the launching of the campaign at this time:

First, the campaign might be an indication that the Sinai province is facing hardships due to the Egyptian military's ongoing efforts against it. Second, the campaign, which calls upon Egyptians to join ISIS in its war on their government, may be an attempt to capitalize on the growing anti-government sentiments and on the recent uproar in Egypt caused by the announcement of a deal to hand over a pair of Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Third, it possible that ISIS sees a need to strengthen the extension in Sinai as a fallback, as it continues to lose territory in Iraq and Syria. Fourth, it is likewise possible that ISIS's media apparatus decided to tout Sinai as a major front of jihad as part of an effort to direct new recruits there, in light of the difficulties foreign volunteers are facing in entering Syria.

The following report will review a selection of the videos and articles in the ISIS campaign:

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Date Posted: May 19, 2016
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Iranian TV Report On International Holocaust Cartoon Contest Held In Tehran

Date Posted: May 17, 2016
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Damascus Friday Sermon: Jews Are Treacherous, Try to Uproot Islam in Keeping with the Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Date Posted: May 16, 2016
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Iranian Journalists: Foreign Minister Zarif Lied To U.S. Media When He Said Iranian Regime, Gov't Have No Connection To Iranian Holocaust Cartoon Contest

On May 14, 2016, the third Holocaust International Cartoon Contest is set to open in Tehran. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has denied that there is any connection between the Iranian government and this event. He toldThe New Yorker magazine, in an interview published April 25, 2016, that "it's not Iran" that is holding the contest, and that it is organized by an NGO that is "not controlled by the Iranian government. Nor is it endorsed by the Iranian government." He added that the NGO "doesn't need a permit to hold the function" but that "[w]e need to issue visas for people who come [to the exhibition], and we take into consideration that people who have preached racial hatred and violence will not be invited."

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Date Posted: May 5, 2016
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Egyptian Journalist: Zionist Capitalism Controls The World Media With Aim Of Realizing 'Protocols Of Elders Of Zion'

Rim Abu 'Ali, an Egyptian author and member of the Egyptian Writers' Union, wrote in the daily Al-Ahram an antisemitic article titled "The Media Plot." In it, she claimed that the global media is controlled by "Zionist capitalism" that is inspired by The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and whose objective is to take over the world. According to her, this control is achieved by planting Zionist media figures in various countries, including in Egypt. These people pretend to be patriots, but after they gain supporters they reveal their true face and start serving the "Zionist plan." Abu 'Ali mentions a long list of Egyptian media figures who she claims are Zionist agents, though without naming names.

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Date Posted: May 4, 2016
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The 'Quenelle+' Facebook Page – Popular Among Followers Of Antisemitic French Comedian Dieudonné

Introduction

The controversial French comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala has been prosecuted several times for antisemitic statements and incitement; in 2009 in Paris he was fined €10,000 for making such statements, and, most recently, in 2015, he was sentenced in Belgium to two months' imprisonment and fined €9,000 for inciting to hatred in a 2012 show he gave in that country.[1] In other shows, and in videos, Dieudonné depicted Jews as "Zionists" in black religious garb, and mocked the Nazi gas chambers as fake.[2]

Despite the trials and condemnation, Dieudonné remains very popular among a growing number of French young people, many of whom follow French conspiracy theorist Alain Soral and are affiliated with either the extreme-right Front National or the extreme left in France. Dieudonné's followers have created "Quenelle" pages on Facebook, with variations in spelling, named for the "f*ck-you" gesture that Dieudonné invented and popularized and that has sparked protests because of its resemblance to the Nazi salute.[3]

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Date Posted: May 4, 2016
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Egyptian TV Host Questions The Number Of Jews Killed In The Holocaust: The Jews Exploited This Story

Date Posted: April 26, 2016
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Blood Libel Clips From This Year – Released By The MEMRI Lantos Archives On Antisemitism And Holocaust Denial

The following are clips released this year by The MEMRI Lantos Archives on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial that deal with the blood libel.

MEMRI TV Clip No. 5284

Jordanian Cleric Abu Qatada Al-Filistini Discusses The Protocols Of The Elders of Zion, States: Jews Use Blood For Passover Matzos

January 9 and 18, 2016

Salafi Jordanian cleric Omar Mahmoud Othman, commonly known as Abu Qatada Al-Filastini, released a video on his YouTube channel in which he discusses "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion." This is the 24th installment of Abu Qatada project "1,000 Books before Death." While discussing the Protocols, Sheikh Abu Qatada went off on a tangent to deny the Holocaust and affirm the blood libel. Abu Qatada resided in the U.K. and was repeatedly arrested in the 2000s on suspicion of links to terrorism. Eventually, he was deported to Jordan in July 2013, where he was tried, found innocent, and released.

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Date Posted: April 22, 2016
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Blood Libel Clips From This Year – Released By The MEMRI Lantos Archives On Antisemitism And Holocaust Denial

The following are clips released this year by The MEMRI Lantos Archives on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial that deal with the blood libel.

MEMRI TV Clip No. 5284

Jordanian Cleric Abu Qatada Al-Filistini Discusses The Protocols Of The Elders of Zion, States: Jews Use Blood For Passover Matzos

January 9 and 18, 2016

Salafi Jordanian cleric Omar Mahmoud Othman, commonly known as Abu Qatada Al-Filastini, released a video on his YouTube channel in which he discusses "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion." This is the 24th installment of Abu Qatada project "1,000 Books before Death." While discussing the Protocols, Sheikh Abu Qatada went off on a tangent to deny the Holocaust and affirm the blood libel. Abu Qatada resided in the U.K. and was repeatedly arrested in the 2000s on suspicion of links to terrorism. Eventually, he was deported to Jordan in July 2013, where he was tried, found innocent, and released.

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Date Posted: April 22, 2016
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