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Arabs Blame "Jewish" Filmmaker

Sep 22, 2012 at 08:56:31 PM

I wrote here how the media reported that the controversial film, "Innocence of Muslims," was made "with Jewish money, by a Jewish filmmaker" – an Israeli, in fact, trying to "help his native land."

We now know that the filmmaker is really an Egyptian-American Coptic Christian named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. Yet Associated Press and others failed in this most basic obligation to fact-check.

Not surprisingly, the Muslim world has continued this theme, blaming the Jews for producing the inflammatory anti-Islam film.

This cartoon appeared in the newspapers Ar-Raya (Qatar) and Ash-Shuruq (Algeria).

The caption reads: "The Killing of the US Ambassador in Libya." Note the stars of David on the filmmaker's shirtsleeves.

Tragically, these lies are more than just factual inaccuracies or a PR issue. These myths remain firmly engraved in Arab lore, fomenting an atmosphere of mistrust that will linger for decades, and that ultimately undermine the possibility of peaceful coexistence.

HT: Tom Gross

Published: September 22, 2012

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Visitor Comments: 3

(3) Orrin, July 26, 2015 3:00 AM

Arabs Lie. Get Used to It.

During the attempted murder of Israel in 1967, the Egyptian and Syrian governments lied to their own people, announcing non-existent victories over the Evil Zionists. Nasser even lied to Hussein to get him to participate.

And the lies continue today: Jews stole "Palestinian" land...the Jews are "occupying" Palestine (and before 1967, was there a sovereign state called Palestine?)...blah blah blah.

With any luck, the rest of the world, except for a few contemptible Jew-haters, really doesn't care enough to help these liars.

If there really is a God, they will all burn in hell.

(2) Anonymous, November 1, 2012 1:41 PM

Arabs blame Jews for Toxic Film

The very root of Arab hate comes from their religious leaders. The Arab is then a walking time bomb that is waiting to be ignited and exploded. The mention of religious names and symbols means death even to innocent lives. This is a cult of death. Not life.

(1) Yaakov, September 25, 2012 5:46 AM

The Film Was An Excuse, Not the Cause

It is fairly clearly documented that the Arabs had planned an aggressive action against the US Embassy for 9/11 as a terrorist act. This obscure, amateurish film (which noone would have heard of otherwise) was an afterthought. Of course, blaming it on the Jews was gravy.

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