by Scott Creighton
Long understood by many to be nothing more than Israeli propaganda, MEMRI TV has posted a new video of Iman Sheikh Muhammad Ayed giving a speech. In the captions added to the video by MEMRI TV, the neocon-backed Israeli propaganda outlet plays to the most hateful and bigoted fear-mongering they can: da ebil Muslims are coming to get da white women!
Who the heck would fall for something as obvious as that? Oh. Right. Paul Joseph Watson.
“Europe has become old and decrepit and needs human reinforcement….they are not motivated by compassion for the Levant, its people and its refugees. Soon, we will trample them underfoot, Allah willing. Throughout Europe, all the hearts are enthused with hatred toward Muslims. They wish that we were dead, but they have lost their fertility, so they look for fertility in our midst. We will give them fertility! We will breed children with them, because we shall conquer their countries!”
MEMRI TV has a long history of “accidentally” making mistakes when translating various Arabic videos. That’s their specialty.
What’s more troubling, MEMRI has faced accusations of mistranslating items and cherry-picking incendiary sources to portray regional media and attitudes in an overly-negative fashion. One of the most common issues has been with MEMRI’s mistranslations which appear to show anti-Semitism on thin evidence. In 2007, CNN correspondent Atika Shubert checked MEMRI’s translations of a Palestinian children’s program against those provided by the cable news channel’s own interpreters:
“Media watchdog MEMRI translates one caller as saying – quote – ‘We will annihilate the Jews.’ But, according to several Arabic speakers used by CNN, the caller actually says ‘The Jews are killing us.’ MEMRI told us it stood by its translation.” Think Progress
“They use the same sort of propaganda techniques as the Nazis,” Professor Norman G. Finkelstein, a well-known scholar on Israel/Palestine, told InFocus. “They take things out of context in order to do personal and political harm to people they don’t like.” Rense
It should be noted that the State Department helps fund MEMRI TV.
Since MEMRI TV is well understood to be nothing more than far rightwing neocon-backed Israeli hate-mongering propaganda, you might ask yourself, why would a supposed alternative truth-exposing organization like Prison Planet be running a video of theirs on their front page. Because that is exactly what they are doing.
A lot of folks have been saying for a while that Di$info Jone$ , Prison Planet and especially Paul Joseph Watson are Likudnik-backing Zionist shills. This latest development certainly wont help curb those theories, will they? In fact, my guess is, this pretty much ends the debate over what purpose Prison Planet and InfoWars really serve.
Now they are openly running MEMRI TV hate-mongering propaganda on their website. Perhaps not coincidentally, it seems to be fundraising time for the State Department funded Israeli Hasbara outlet.
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NOW MORE THAT EVER
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