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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Today;'s anti-semitism out of Saudi Arabia

In today's Al-Madinah, Dr. Zaid Ali Fadhil says that what he is seeing today in the US is a fulfillment of the prophecy of "President Benjamin Franklin."

The purported "Franklin Prophecy" has been an anti-semitic staple since it was created in the 1930s. The version quoted in Al Madinah is similar to this:
There is a great danger for the United State of America. This great danger is the Jew. Gentlemen, in every land the Jews have settled, they have depressed the moral level and lowered the degree of commercial honesty. They have remained apart and unassimilated; oppressed, they attempt to strangle the nation financially, as in the case of Portugal and Spain.

If they are not expelled from the United States by the Constitution, they will stream into this country in such numbers that they will rule and destroy us and change our form of Government for which we Americans shed our blood and sacrificed our life, property and personal freedom. If the Jews are not excluded within two hundred years, our children will be working in the field to feed Jews while they remain in the counting houses, gleefully rubbing their hands.

I warn you, gentlemen, if you do not exclude the Jews forever, your children and your children’s children will curse you in their graves. Their ideas are not those of Americans, even when they lived among us for ten generations. The leopard cannot change his spots.
Interestingly, he skips one other section of the "prophecy" that is contradicted by, well, Israel's existence:
For more than seventeen hundred years they have lamented their sorrowful fate — namely, that they have been driven out of their mother land; but, gentlemen, if the civilized world today should give them back Palestine and their property, they would immediately find pressing reason for not returning there. Why? Because they are vampires and vampires cannot live on other vampires --they cannot live among themselves. They must live among Christians and others who do not belong to their race.
Dr. Fadhil goes on to say that nowadays the prophecy has come true and the Jews are indeed ruling the US, and America has lost the ideals of its founding fathers to the evil machinations of the Jews.

A comment on the article by the author contains a correction - he found out that Franklin was never president. Everything else is accurate, though.

There are anti-semitic articles in the mainstream Arab media every day. And not once have I seen any backlash, corrections or apologies.