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The Baby Face of Hate
The Weekly Standard ^ | June 12, 2002 | David Tell

Posted on 06/13/2002 10:54:19 AM PDT by JohnathanRGalt

The Baby Face of Hate



MEMRI releases an astonishing example of the "true Muslim" faith.
by David Tell
06/12/2002 8:00:00 AM

IF THERE WERE JUSTICE in the universe, the Middle East Media Research Institute would already have been awarded some kind of special-achievement Pulitzer Prize. MEMRI has pioneered the careful translation, and dissemination to European and American audiences, of print and broadcast news sources in the Arab world. The group's work now pops up everywhere; here in the States, hardly a week goes by when some major daily or cable news show doesn't make use (generally without attribution) of a MEMRI translation. And the cumulative effect of such translations is--or ought to be, at least--roughly analogous to the body blow struck against European philo-communism by the first Western publication of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's novels in the 1960s. Here, really for the first time, non-Arabic speaking Westerners are being given a direct, first-person look into a previously unseen gulag. Only this time there is no barbed wire, the prisoners all serve by choice, and the anti-Semitism is no longer ancillary but central, basic, and paramount. It turns out that the Islamic Middle East, just as the Israelis have been begging us for years to figure out, has got itself trapped in a deep, deep swamp of near-psychotic Jew hatred.

Yesterday morning at the National Press Club here in Washington, MEMRI held a briefing on Arabic-language media coverage of "martyrdom and suicide bombers." Along with all the usual, scrupulously documented newspaper translations, the group also screened an eye-opening videotape compilation (with English subtitles) of recent broadcasts on something called Iqraa Television. Iqraa is one of the global satellite channels packaged by the Arab Radio and Television Network (ART), a Saudi-based company with transmission facilities in Italy which describes itself as "the leading producer of premium Arabic family programming and entertainment worldwide." Iqraa is ART's effort to provide "a focused insight into the teachings of the Quran" to "intellectual, elite, and conservative Islamic markets." It is widely watched.

And it is hair-raisingly insane. The April 25, 2002 interview with Prof. 'Adel Sadeq, head of the psychiatry faculty at 'Ein Shams University in Cairo, for example. Professor Sadeq beams with glee as he explains how Western civilization "has no concepts such as self-sacrifice and honor," which is why Americans fail to understand that the suicide bomber experiences "the height of ecstasy and happiness" just at the moment when, "ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one, and then he presses the button to blow himself up." Big smile.

Then there's the May 9, 2002, program on "discipline in the family," featuring one Jasem Al-Mutawah, an "expert on family matters," who patiently describes to his viewers where on her body, how severely, with what weapon, and under what circumstances a man should beat his wife.

And, most harrowing of all, perhaps, especially if you have kids of your own, there is the May 7, 2002 edition of "Muslim Woman Magazine," hosted by Doaa 'Amer, a soft spoken, highly polished anchorlady who might just as well be Joan Lunden or Katie Couric--except that she's wearing a body-length robe. And also that she's a monster. Ms. 'Amer begins as follows:

"Our report today will be a little different, because our guest is a girl, a Muslim girl, but a true Muslim. Allah willing, may our God give us the strength to educate our children the same way, so that the next generation will turn out to be true Muslims who understand that they are Muslims and know who their enemies are. This girl will introduce herself immediately. She is the daughter of my sister in faith and of the artist, Wagdi Al-Arabi. Her name is Basmallah and we will ask her as well."

The camera then begins a low pan downward and to the right as Ms. 'Amer offers a "peace be unto you" welcome to her guest. Who turns out to be . . . a toddler.

Toddler: Allah's mercy and blessing upon you.

'Amer: What's your name?

Toddler: Basmallah.

'Amer: Basmallah, how old are you?

Toddler: Three and a half.

'Amer: Are you a Muslim?

Toddler: Yes.

'Amer: Basmallah, are you familiar with the Jews?

Toddler: Yes.

'Amer: Do you like them?

Toddler: No.

'Amer: Why don't you like them?

Toddler: Because . . .

'Amer: Because they are what?

Toddler: They're apes and pigs.

'Amer: Because they are apes and pigs. Who said they are so?

Toddler: Our God.

'Amer: Where did he say this?

Toddler: In the Koran.

'Amer: Right, he said that about them in the Koran. Okay, Basmallah, what are the Jews doing?

Toddler: The Pepsi company.

'Amer: [Approving laughter.] You also know about the boycott, Basmallah? Did they love our master, Muhammad?

Toddler: No.

'Amer: No. What did the Jews do to him?

Toddler: [Pauses, struggling for the right answer.] The Prophet Muhammad killed someone . . .

'Amer: Obviously, our master Muhammad was strong and could have killed them. All right, you know the traditions about the Jews and what they did to the Prophet Muhammad?

Toddler: [Mumbled assent.]

'Amer: Is there a story you know?

Toddler: Yes, the story about the Jewish woman.

'Amer: The Jewish woman? What did she do to our master, the Prophet Muhammad?

Toddler: The Jewish woman?

'Amer: Yes.

Toddler: There was a Jewish woman who invited the Prophet and his friends. When he asked her, "Did you put poison (in my food)?" she said to him, "Yes." he asked her, "Why did you do this?" and she replied, "If you are a liar you will die and Allah will not protect you; if you speak the truth Allah will protect you."

'Amer: And our God protected the Prophet Muhammad, of course.

Toddler: And he said to his friends, "I will kill this lady."

'Amer: Of course, because she put poison in his food, this Jewess.

Toddler: Oh.

'Amer: [Speaking directly into the camera.] Basmallah, Allah be praised, Basmallah, Allah be praised. May our God bless her. No one could wish Allah could give him a more believing girl than she. May Allah bless her and her father and mother. The next generation of children must be true Muslims. We must educate them now while they are still children so that they will be true Muslims.

For more information from and about the Middle East Media Research Institute, see their web site at Memri.org . And if you're able, please consider sending them a contribution.

David Tell is opinion editor of The Weekly Standard.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; antisemitism; islam; islamist; jehad; jihad; memri; muslim; terrorism; terrorist; website

1 posted on 06/13/2002 10:54:20 AM PDT by JohnathanRGalt
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To: JohnathanRGalt
que interressante.........
2 posted on 06/13/2002 11:05:50 AM PDT by FourtySeven
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To: JohnathanRGalt
Bump And Bump

But, when a muslim kills someone they do it "peacefully" because as one sage has said,"islam is a peaceful religion".

Perhaps he meant that they blew unarmed women and children to pieces, they cut unarmed women and children into pieces, they shot unarmed women and children to pieces.

3 posted on 06/13/2002 11:09:13 AM PDT by sport
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4 posted on 06/13/2002 11:09:35 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: JohnathanRGalt
Just remember: no Jew in New York may carry a firearm for self-defense.
6 posted on 06/13/2002 11:21:52 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: JohnathanRGalt
Then there's the May 9, 2002, program on "discipline in the family," featuring one Jasem Al-Mutawah, an "expert on family matters," who patiently describes to his viewers where on her body, how severely, with what weapon, and under what circumstances a man should beat his wife

Martha Stewart has competition?!?! It's a good thing

7 posted on 06/13/2002 11:24:59 AM PDT by pikachu
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To: Allah
They are all monotheistic, but not the same. Jesus is not the same being as Jehovah and i have nothing nice to say about allah
8 posted on 06/13/2002 11:45:18 AM PDT by ffusco
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To: JohnathanRGalt
These poeple are monsters. Their entire culture needs to be erased from this world. All of it. Without exception.
9 posted on 06/13/2002 12:04:04 PM PDT by Noumenon
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To: Noumenon
Actually, I think we need to keep some in zoos, to frighten small children and remind us what we do not want to become.
10 posted on 06/13/2002 12:46:54 PM PDT by CatoRenasci
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To: JohnathanRGalt
I'd like to see Fox News do an hour weekly on Islamic TV. Highlights of what they're beaming out to their people every week.
11 posted on 06/13/2002 1:23:34 PM PDT by Kermit
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To: Kermit
A good idea. I suggested the same to a local paper - once a week publish a translation of some article published in an Arab newspaper so that people can find out what they are all about. This was after they published the Arab blood in Jewish pastries story.
13 posted on 06/13/2002 2:33:07 PM PDT by MaxwellWolf
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To: Allah
It is said in the Koran, the Bible and the Torah, that all three Gods are the same.

The bible predates Islam. How can it address Allah in any form, except as prophecy? I'm not familiar with prophetic statements concerning Allah or the Koran.

As for the Islamic TV...pathetic!

14 posted on 06/13/2002 2:37:11 PM PDT by Freakazoid
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To: Freakazoid
But but but... Islam is supposed to be the religion of peace!!!
15 posted on 06/13/2002 3:09:24 PM PDT by goldstategop
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To: Allah
but the Muslims worship by beating their wives and killing little Jewish babies, while the Christians guzzle wine and pray for peace.

That's a pretty big brush you're slopping up the place with.

16 posted on 06/13/2002 3:15:53 PM PDT by Fzob
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To: Noumenon
These people are monsters. Their entire culture needs to be erased from this world. All of it. Without exception.

Well stated - it won't be long before ICBMs are on their menu.

18 posted on 06/13/2002 3:53:34 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: JohnathanRGalt
Anyone who followed MEMRI would never have been taken in by the self - delusional "peace process." Arabs speaking in their own language have always made it clear that they wanted nothing less than the destruction of the Jews and of Israel. In the case of many of them, they are perfectly willing to send their own children to blow themselves up in an effort to kill others. It is pretty clear that we are dealing with utter savages when we talk about Islam and Arabs. Sure, there may be exceptions here and there, but to deny massive pervasive Arab hate is like saying that probably there were some among the Nazis who were quite peaceful and moderate.
19 posted on 06/13/2002 3:54:22 PM PDT by thucydides
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To: Allah
Allah and God are NOT the same. http://www.answering-islam.org/God/index.html
20 posted on 06/13/2002 4:13:07 PM PDT by agrace
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To: JohnathanRGalt
Fox News's Special Report with Brit Hume just ran extensive video clips of this material. This is a public service of the first order, and lets Americans know what they are dealing with when it comes to the Saudis, to the Arabs, and to Islam.
21 posted on 06/13/2002 4:25:47 PM PDT by thucydides
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To: pabianice
Just remember: no Jew in New York may carry a firearm for self-defense.

Not true. Howard Stern has a CCW permit in NYC. So does Joan Rivers and a unknown number of others who are rich and/or famous. What you should have written is no middle-class Jew in NYC can carry a firearm for self-defense.

22 posted on 06/13/2002 4:41:23 PM PDT by sneakypete
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To: Allah
I was emphasizing that the methodology of Moslem worship has been, starting with Mohammed, traditionally violent.

Ok. Were you emphasizing the methodology of Christian worship as drunkeness and prayers for peace?

23 posted on 06/13/2002 4:44:13 PM PDT by Fzob
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To: Senator Pardek
Well stated - it won't be long before ICBMs are on their menu.

And when their fire the first one at the US,they will cease to exist on the face of the earth as a people. The truly ironic part is how every non-white keeps saying how evil the white man is,but none seem to really believe it themselves. They have no idea how right they are now,but let them fire a missle at a US city,and they will surely find out. The few survivors will look back fondly on the days when all they had to deal with were the Jews.

24 posted on 06/13/2002 4:45:41 PM PDT by sneakypete
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Therein lies the sadness to all of this. At present, we are sitting ducks, and a suitcase nuke is inevitable in the next ten years.

However, little proactive action is being taken to prevent this - and when it does, that POTUS, whoever it will be, will have to act with a ferocity that same afternoon never witnessed before by mankind, or the USSS will be torn to shreds by common Americans, wanting to get to The Great Betrayer.

25 posted on 06/13/2002 4:55:53 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: JohnathanRGalt
From the article:

Professor Sadeq beams with glee as he explains how Western civilization "has no concepts such as self-sacrifice and honor," which is why Americans fail to understand that the suicide bomber experiences "the height of ecstasy and happiness" just at the moment when, "ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one, and then he presses the button to blow himself up." Big smile.

Half-right; half-wrong.

26 posted on 06/13/2002 5:00:37 PM PDT by independentmind
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To: Senator Pardek
a suitcase nuke is inevitable in the next ten years.

I agree. I see no way to prevent this from happening.

However, little proactive action is being taken to prevent this - and when it does, that POTUS, whoever it will be, will have to act with a ferocity that same afternoon never witnessed before by mankind,

This one will leave people stunned. It is true that the average American is truly a "sheeple". He's asleep at the switch,and doesn't seem to give a damn for anything other than his paycheck and weekends. He has become a object of scorn and ridicule. The problem will be when the above nuke goes off and wakes him up to the fact that he and his family are also at risk. When that happens,there will be no safe zones anywhere on the planet for these people to hide. They will become extinct.

or the USSS will be torn to shreds by common Americans, wanting to get to The Great Betrayer.

It has been said (correctly,in MY opinion) that the mark of a great leader is the ability to "find" where the public is "going",and then run ahead of them to lead the parade. ANY president or other politician that doesn't take the anger of Joe Sixpack seriously after the nuke goes off may well find HIMSELF swinging from a tree limb. Folks,it's gonna be world-class scarey out there.

27 posted on 06/13/2002 6:42:45 PM PDT by sneakypete
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28 posted on 06/13/2002 6:56:55 PM PDT by WIMom
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To: sneakypete
Good post, SP (Senator Pardek?). We've been at loggerheads before, but on this issue, we are in perfect concert.

I'm shocked at the number of "conservatives" at this site who claim to be intelligent, yet have no idea of the threat facing us.

The Soviets would never launch against us - they don't believe in "72 virgins" - the Soviets were logical. Demonic - yet logical.

As Squantos would say "Stay Safe!"

29 posted on 06/13/2002 7:16:03 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: Allah
I can say with some authority that Allah is the same God as is worshipped by Christians and Jews. However, the methodology by which he is worshipped by Moslems differs from the Christian and Jewish worship.

WRONG!

31 posted on 06/14/2002 5:21:54 AM PDT by Valin
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To: sneakypete
the mark of a great leader is the ability to "find" where the public is "going",and then run ahead of them to lead the parade. ANY president or other politician that doesn't take the anger of Joe Sixpack seriously after the nuke goes off may well find HIMSELF swinging from a tree limb.

WELL SAID!! This is why concerned citizens MUST continue to bombard Washington and anyone else who will listen (media??), of our concerns and DEMAND that more be done IMMEDIATELY to protect this country.

I REFUSE to sit by - or become a "sheeple" - while the idiots in Congress play their political games and ignore the real threats.
I REFUSE to allow the liberal, anti-America media to continue to print their lies without exposing their bias.
I REFUSE to stop speaking out for closed borders, deportation of ALL illegals or visa holders until the nest of vipers in this country is cleaned out.
I REFUSE to listen to those who cry "civil rights violations" pertaining to those plotting against this country - US citizen or not - they have NO RIGHTS if they plot terror against America.

I too, believe there will be "suitcase" bomb or worse on American soil - but I'll be DA*NED if I'll give up without a fight.

32 posted on 06/14/2002 6:13:32 AM PDT by Elkiejg
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To: Allah
Therefore, when a Moslem discusses the Christian infidel, he is condemning him for his belief in Jesus Christ, not in God.

But you see Christians believe the Jesus Christ is God. The second person of the trinity.
Jesus gives us only two options, He is either GOD or a lunatic, no grey areas allowed.

35 posted on 06/14/2002 8:42:02 PM PDT by Valin
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Actually, I think we need to keep some in zoos, to frighten small children and remind us what we do not want to become.

Excellent!

37 posted on 06/15/2002 5:50:02 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: Allah
NO! Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God; sent to Earth to purge it of its sins, and now seated at the right hand of the father. He is God's right hand man, not God himself.

You fail to understand the triune nature of God. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.
It's a strange complex faith we Christians have, 3 persons 1 God thing I'll give you that.

38 posted on 06/15/2002 12:29:47 PM PDT by Valin
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