It isn’t just in Saudi Arabia and Egypt that Muslims project the jihadist quest for world domination onto the Jews. It’s also on French television, at least for awhile longer. From Reuters, with thanks to Teri:
Lebanese television station al-Manar has escaped an immediate ban in France for showing allegedly anti-Semitic programs, winning several weeks to seek broadcasting rights.
A French court said European satellite operator Eutelsat would have to stop al-Manar’s broadcasts if the channel, run by Lebanon’s Hezbollah, failed to apply to French broadcasting authority CSA for rights by October 1….
CSA took al-Manar to court after its drama The Diaspora, which depicts a Zionist plot to dominate the world, provoked uproar. The CSA called the program “intolerable”.
The Syrian-produced series was first broadcast on al-Manar’s satellite channel during the high-viewing Islamic holy month of Ramadan in October last year, drawing Washington’s ire.
Jewish groups complained the series was a false rehash of Jewish history that could provoke anti-Jewish hate.
Officials feared French Muslim youths were taking such programs from the Middle East as encouragement to attack Jews in revenge for an Israeli crackdown on a Palestinian uprising.
Satellite television is widely watched in the poor suburbs around French cities where anti-Semitic attacks have occurred of late. Some 600,000 Jews and 5 million Muslims live in France – western Europe’s biggest Jewish and Muslim communities.
Al-Manar’s lawyer, Denis Garreau, told the court on Thursday the television station was “criticising the policies of Israel, not the Jewish religion. Its management agrees that the program broadcast was unacceptable”….
It opens with an actor playing an early promoter of Zionism telling his children to spread their ideas in Europe.
“Our lord has promised us retribution against those who sent us into exile,” he says.
“For this reason … we must control the world, all of it, through loyal agents in foreign governments.”
In one scene, set on a boat taking Jews to what would become Israel, a Jewish rabbi is portrayed raping a young woman.