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'U.S. War on Iraq Timed To Coincide With Jewish Holiday Purim'--King Faysal Univ Prof
MEMRI ^ | 4-11-03

Posted on 04/12/2003 4:36:59 AM PDT by SJackson

Author of Saudi Blood Libel and Professor at King Faysal University Lectures at Arab League Think Tank: 'U.S. War on Iraq Timed To Coincide With Jewish Holiday Purim'

On April 9, 2003, Dr. Umayma Jalahma briefed the Arab League's "Center for Coordination and Follow-Up" and claimed that the U.S. war in Iraq was timed to coincide with the Jewish holiday Purim. Dr. Jalahma, a professor of Islamic Studies at Saudi Arabia's King Faysal University, made headlines last year when she claimed that Jews use human blood to make pastries for the Purim holiday. In an article published in the Saudi daily Al-Riyadh on March 12, 2002, Dr. Jalahma wrote about "the Jewish holiday of Purim... for this holiday, the Jewish people must obtain human blood so that their clerics can prepare the holiday pastries... that affords the Jewish vampires great delight as they carefully monitor every detail of the blood-shedding with pleasure... After this barbaric display, the Jews take the spilled blood, in the bottle set in the bottom [of the needle-studded barrel], and the Jewish cleric makes his coreligionists completely happy on their holiday when he serves them the pastries in which human blood is mixed."(1)

Following MEMRI's release of a translation of this article, Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, and White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, criticized the Saudi government and press. Subsequently, Dr. Jalahma was prevented from writing for Al-Riyadh, but began writing for Al-Watan, another Saudi daily.

The "Zayed Center for Coordination and Follow-Up" was established by the Arab League in 1999. Notable speakers at the Center include former vice president Al Gore, former secretary of state James Baker, Professor Shibley Telhami of the University of Maryland, former president of Austria and former UN secretary-general Kurt Waldheim, President of the Arab-American Institute James Zogby, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, former assistant secretary of state for the Middle East Richard Murphy, President of the Middle East Institute Edward Walker, and Lyndon Larouche. Recent events at the Center include a lecture by French intellectual Theirry Meyssan, author of "The Appalling Fraud," in which he accused the U.S. military of involvement in the September 11 terrorist attacks; the Saudi Gazette quoted Meyssan as stating at the event, "...[Those] who masterminded the operations and led them were American terrorists."(2)

Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter also lectured at the Center and, according to the Zayed Center's summary of the event, which took place on February 8, 2003, Ritter "concluded his lecture, saying that what is happening now in the United Sates [i.e. the planning of the war in Iraq] is due to the fact that this country [the U.S.] is administered by extremists, after the elections of 2000, describing this as a kind of coup d’etat against the American values and principles."

The following is the summary provided by the Zayed Center of Dr. Jalahma's lecture:


'The American War on Iraq Started in March to Concur with Purim'

"[Dr. Jalahma] said that the American war on Iraq started in March to concur with Purim Feast, often celebrated in this month, which symbolizes the Jewish victory over Haman in Babylon [sic]."

'Imminent' Civil War in Israel

"[Dr. Jalahma] indicated that some Zionist parties which believe that the oriental Jews (Sephardim) must stay within the Palestinian borders because, [like] the Arabs, are inferior to the Western Jews (Ashkenazim), according to their claims. She expected an imminent civil war, now under the make, in the Israeli society due to denominational, sectarian, and ethnic splits."

'Zionist Ambitions to Establish a World State'

"[Dr. Jalahma] stated the invading forces have begun to distribute the spoils and booties in Iraq, disregarding the painful cries and woes of the Iraqi children. She considered the Israeli plan to rehabilitate the oil pipeline that once linked Haifa to Mosul, in the north of Iraq, as a sound evidence of the greedy ambitions of these countries (the Zionist Anglo-Saxon alliance) in Iraq and the other Arab countries. She also indicated that no one can curb the Zionist ambitions to establish a world state whose economic and political aspirations have no limits."

On the Zionist and American Media Campaigns vs. the Arab and Muslim World

"[Dr. Jalahma] added that Zionism and some Western circles have been active to defame the Arab and Muslim image, and to conceal truth and facts relating to the Arab and Muslim history. She called for condensed efforts to counter this campaign and to improve the Arab and Muslim image in the West."

On the 'Exploitation of the Jewish Woman... She is Still Denied Her Rights as a Human Being... She is Even Deprived of Her Children'

"In another context, [Dr. Jalahma] said that the Jewish woman is politically and socially oppressed by the Jewish fundamentalists and secularists alike, mentioning that the Jewish woman lives in a miserable condition that requires the intervention of the international humanitarian organization to protect her. The Jewish woman, she said, has been exploited and used for political purposes, and despite her noticeable contribution to the building of the Zionist society, she is still denied her rights as a human being. Injustice and oppression weigh heavily on her everywhere in society, particularly the Kibbutz, or the collective farms where she is even deprived of her children and extensively indoctrinated the Zionist principles."(3)

Endnotes:
(1) See MEMRI past dispatches on this subject:
Special Dispatch Series - No. 357 - March 21, 2002
Editor of Saudi Government Daily Al-Riyadh: Statement on 'Purim' Blood Libel Articles:
http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP35702.
Special Dispatch Series - No. 354 - March 13, 2002
Saudi Government Daily: Jews Use Teenagers' Blood for 'Purim' Pastries:
http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP35402.
Press Release - No. 1 - March 18, 2002,
Press Release on Article in Saudi Government Daily: Jews Use Teenagers' Blood for 'Purim' Pastries
http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=countries&Area=saudiarabia&ID=PR102.
(2) MEMRI Special Dispatch - No. 383 - May 23, 2002 Arab League Think Tank Hosts Event: U.S. Military behind September 11:
http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP38302.
(3) http://www.zccf.org.ae/e_TitleDescription.asp?Tid=477, April 9, 2003.



TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: iraqifreedom; purim; tinfoil

1 posted on 04/12/2003 4:36:59 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson
I see they have "Brownies" and "Brigadeers" in Egypt too!

Tinfoil Beret Commandoes of the World - Untie!

2 posted on 04/12/2003 4:38:46 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (Stir the pot...don't let anything settle to the bottom where the lawyers can feed off of it!)
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3 posted on 04/12/2003 4:39:56 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: SJackson
Yup. The Elders Of Zion run the world and shortly Iraqis will be slaughtered to provide the blood to bake matzoh for the Jews' forthcoming Passover. More seriously, in this century that people can still be believe such medieval anti-semitic garbage is astounding.
4 posted on 04/12/2003 4:39:58 AM PDT by goldstategop (Lara Logan Doesn't Hold A Candle Next To BellyGirl :))
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To: SJackson
Maybe this guy will be at the next ANSWER rally and move to Hollywood. Only those people can love a hate-monger like this
5 posted on 04/12/2003 5:05:06 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Looking For Saddam Hussein? Try Hollywood...He Is With His Supporters There)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
The minds Saudi universities produce. Fortunately, its not like the one he came from is regarded as renowed for its world-class scholarship.
6 posted on 04/12/2003 5:07:00 AM PDT by goldstategop (Lara Logan Doesn't Hold A Candle Next To BellyGirl :))
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To: SJackson
More Sandmaggot BS!

Pick any date and the odds are if the activity lasts more than a couple of weeks, a Jewish holy day will coincide.

This is for internal low-IQ comsumption.

7 posted on 04/12/2003 5:08:05 AM PDT by Publius6961 (p>)
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To: SJackson
"the Jewish people must obtain human blood so that their clerics can prepare the holiday pastries."

While this is a totally false and foolish statement, Christians routinely partake in the sybolic drinking of blood which is in direct violation of Genesis 9:4

8 posted on 04/12/2003 5:15:11 AM PDT by freedom9 (I did not shoot the Deputy)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
9 posted on 04/12/2003 5:15:14 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson
sybolic = symbolic
10 posted on 04/12/2003 5:17:19 AM PDT by freedom9
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To: freedom9
This is the famous 'blood libel' which has been hounding the Jews since the early middle ages: it hails of course from the Arab world, as does the first Jewish concentration camp (and identification mark): in Morocco in 1280, what came to be known as ghetto, was first set up, it was called millah.
From the arab world hails the anti-jewish sentiments that swept through Europe in the middle ages and held firm to modern times. When transferred to the European-Christian world the lie became that the Jews make mazoh bread with the blood of christian babies.
11 posted on 04/12/2003 5:36:52 AM PDT by Ippolita
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To: SJackson
"[Dr. Jalahma] indicated that some Zionist parties which believe that the oriental Jews (Sephardim) must stay within the Palestinian borders because, [like] the Arabs, are inferior to the Western Jews (Ashkenazim), according to their claims. She expected an imminent civil war, now under the make, in the Israeli society due to denominational, sectarian, and ethnic splits."

Uhhh... Not really. "Oriental Jews?" Actually, "Sephardim" are Jews of Spanish or Portugese extraction, which "Ashenazim" are typically of eastern European extraction.

This is also typical of arabs in general... To project their own problems onto others... I'm really not aware of any "issues" between Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews, although they usually have their own "communities," but that's more due to cultural differences. On the other hand, if there are people "looking down" on others, it would be the humanist, secular Jews (JINO) in Israel, who look down on anyone who doesn't believe as they do, much like leftists everywhere else in the world.

Mark

12 posted on 04/12/2003 5:49:59 AM PDT by MarkL
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To: SJackson
'The American War on Iraq Started in March to Concur with Purim'

"[Dr. Jalahma] said that the American war on Iraq started in March to concur with Purim Feast, often celebrated in this month, which symbolizes the Jewish victory over Haman in Babylon [sic]."




Damn them Jooose sure is sneeky.

13 posted on 04/12/2003 6:03:14 AM PDT by Valin (Age and deceit beat youth and skill)
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To: SJackson
These freaks project their own bloodlust upon others. Most notable Jews. Accusing Jews of spilling blood when reality this is the great Muslim entertainment.
14 posted on 04/12/2003 7:25:55 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: SJackson
In another context, [Dr. Jalahma] said that the Jewish woman is politically and socially oppressed by the Jewish fundamentalists and secularists alike

A Saudi woman complaining about Jewish oppression of women? Can Dr. Jalahma drive a car in Saudi Arabi? Can she leave her house without a male escort? Can she travel or leave the country without permission from a male?

15 posted on 04/12/2003 7:52:40 AM PDT by knuthom
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To: SJackson
As Purim was weeks ago, and we're just about to get Passover, he makes even less sense than usual.

16 posted on 04/12/2003 8:56:32 AM PDT by Asher
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To: SJackson
Slinging slander and libel at Jews is a full time occupation for some Muslims and Arabs. It all has to do with politics (power); the Arabs want the US to side with their interests, especially concerning Israel. There is NO WAY I am going to side with those who already control 99.9% of the Middle East, those that call murdering terrorists "freedom fighters" or those that continually attempt to blackmail politicians, media and others, and especially those that continues to plot the downfall of our Democratic Republic (and it's Constitution which gives us freedom of religion which Islamofascists really hate).
Diana
17 posted on 04/12/2003 9:50:36 AM PDT by DianaN (Eternal Freedom)
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To: SJackson
"In another context, [Dr. Jalahma] said that the Jewish woman is politically and socially oppressed by the Jewish fundamentalists and secularists alike, mentioning that the Jewish woman lives in a miserable condition that requires the intervention of the international humanitarian organization to protect her. The Jewish woman, she said, has been exploited and used for political purposes, and despite her noticeable contribution to the building of the Zionist society, she is still denied her rights as a human being."

Well, that's something else I didn't know. LOL.

18 posted on 04/12/2003 4:26:02 PM PDT by Scenic Sounds
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To: MarkL
""Sephardim" are Jews of Spanish or Portugese extraction, which "Ashenazim" are typically of eastern European extraction." The best way to remember the Ashkenazim / Sephardim division is to look at a map of the world at the maximum extent of the muslim conquest of Europe (722 AD). The areas that were muslim at that time are where the Sephardic Jews came from, the rest is Ashkenazic.

My wife is from Morocco and Sephardic, that's how I come to know about this stuff. It's 2 lines of tradition that evolved somewhat in isolation from each other due to the lack of communicatiion between the "oriental" and "occidental" worlds.

19 posted on 04/12/2003 5:13:46 PM PDT by cookcounty
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To: MarkL
""Sephardim" are Jews of Spanish or Portugese extraction, which "Ashenazim" are typically of eastern European extraction."

Uh, ...almost. Sephardim are Jews from Spain, Portugal, plus the Arab world (which includes a lot of Jews, most of whom now live in Israel).

The best way to remember the Ashkenazim / Sephardim division is to look at a map of the world at the maximum extent of the muslim conquest of Europe (722 AD). The areas that were muslim at that time are where the Sephardic Jews came from, the rest is Ashkenazic.

My wife is from Morocco and Sephardic, that's how I come to know about this stuff. It's 2 lines of tradition that evolved somewhat in isolation from each other due to the lack of communicatiion between the "oriental" and "occidental" worlds.

20 posted on 04/12/2003 5:15:08 PM PDT by cookcounty
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To: SJackson
"the Jewish holiday of Purim... for this holiday, the Jewish people must obtain human blood so that their clerics can prepare the holiday pastries... that affords the Jewish vampires great delight as they carefully monitor every detail of the blood-shedding with pleasure... After this barbaric display, the Jews take the spilled blood, in the bottle set in the bottom [of the needle-studded barrel], and the Jewish cleric makes his coreligionists completely happy on their holiday when he serves them the pastries in which human blood is mixed."

Note the visual detail of the needle-studded barrel. One wonders whether the needles are on the interior or exterior of the barrel, and what their purpose is. Perhaps they have something to do with the single horn that Jews are known to have in the middle of their foreheads. Or am I confusing Jews with unicorns and would the author notice another made-up nonsense in the middle of her sick fantasy?

21 posted on 04/13/2003 12:35:52 AM PDT by FreeReporting (e)
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To: cookcounty
I guess my point was that given the distinction that the arab writer is making, and the idea that a "civil war" is brewing between the Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews in Israel, that this guy is vying for "Baghdad Bob's" job of "Minister of Wishful Thinking."

Mark
22 posted on 04/13/2003 10:05:49 AM PDT by MarkL
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To: SJackson
Islam ... Crazy as it wants to be.
23 posted on 02/09/2004 12:09:30 PM PST by dennisw ("Cuz we'll put a boot in your ass it's the American way" - Toby Keith)
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To: dennisw
It's getting to be that time of year again. I bet they haul out the old editorials.
24 posted on 02/09/2004 12:17:16 PM PST by SJackson (Visit http://www.JewPoint.blogspot.com)
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