Saturday, January 22, 2011

22-Jan-11: Ultimately, this is why this ongoing war goes on

From a distance, the tit-for-tat of the Middle East conflict looks simple to understand. It's about human rights. Or it's about occupation. Or it's about American colonialism. And as inane as these grossly simplified wrap-ups are, people fall for them hook, line and sinker.

The hatred that lubricates Arab and Moslem hatred of Israel, of Jews and - to a considerable extent - of Western culture is driven by a non-stop flow of hateful and provocative messaging. In our experience, few people ever see examples, and this is why the people at the Washington DC-based Middle East Media Research Institute (or MEMRI) do such invaluable work translating Arabic-language mainstream television programming into English and making it available on the Web. Unfortunately the mainstream news media essentially ignore the existence of this tidal wave of hatred, and the viewing itself is hard. But if we don't know what is being channeled into the minds of the emerging generation of Arabic-speaking Moslems and Arabs throughout the world, it's going to be near-impossible to make sense of events in our neighbourhood.

The screenshots below come from a video presentation delivered by MEMRI to a conference of the UN Human Rights Council in September 2010. The video itself can be seen by clicking on the first screenshot below. It's 23 minutes of extracts from programs broadcast by Egyptian, PA and Hamas television.

All of the images below are extracted from the video.

From a sports show on Egyptian television - the commentator is explaining whom he supports in the World Cup and the reason why. 

From a Nazi-made film of massacred Jews, shown on Hamas TV...

...for its inspirational value!

There's nothing new in any of this. And there's little anyone can do about it, given the massive quantities of such output and the vast and financially-unlimited support that makes the output possible. But we need to know about this if we have any hope of making sense of the sea of jihadist and Islamist hatred that, more and more, is setting the agenda in Western societies.


Juniper in the Desert said...

The reason for all this is that the koran orders mozlems to kill Jews (and Christians etc) or enslave some and steal their land. It states this on the first page of the koran and throughout the suras and the hadiths.
The koran tells them to hate Jews.
They have been brainwashed for 1400 years because Mohamed was so pissed off because Jews refused to join his new cult and abandone Judaism.
Print the filth that is in the koran as well as the above stuff and educate people night and day!!
It is pathetic to say nothing can be done!! No surrender!!

Quran (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not."

Juniper in the Desert said...

Here is another charming quote:

Quran (5:33) - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement"


Fran said...

This is truly shocking.

I'd like to know what the UNHRC had to say after viewing it.