Glee over the plundering of those whom the Qur’an terms the worst enemies of the Muslims (5:82). Those who objected were a tiny minority. And note that the Saudis who were fulminating about the Jews being “the filthiest people on earth” were reflecting what they learned in their study of Islam, and in the jihadist propaganda that demonizes Israel.
“Saudis laud credit card hacking scheme,” by Roi Kais for Ynet News, January 3:
Saudi web surfers expressed glee Tuesday over the credit card scheme which exposed the account details of tens of thousands of Israelis. “If I were a hacker I would wish for 800,000 credit cards to be leaked, not just 400,000,” one Saudi talkbacker wrote. “It’s allowed when it concerns Jews,” others said.
On Monday, it was reported that Saudi hackers claimed to have leaked credit card and personal information of over 400,000 Israelis. The hackers called the cyber attack a “gift to the world for the new year,” which they hoped “would hurt the Zionist pocket.” The file was removed shortly after being posted.
Saudi Arabia’s official news agency, a mouthpiece for the country’s rulers, did not report the affair but it was covered extensively by Saudi websites. Many electronic newspapers made the affair their leading story.
One website recorded over 10,000 hits for the story, which was also featured heavily on Facebook. The responses were mostly hostile towards Jews and Israel.
“Well done naughty boy”¦the Jews are the most despicable people”¦Hitler was right in what he said,” one talkbacker wrote. “The Jews are the filthiest people on earth and the lowest among mankind. They deserve to be killed,” another remarked.
There were exceptions however and some talkbacks maintained that theft was forbidden according toIslam [sic]. “This is a distortion of Islam which does not command to hurt the people of the book (the Jews) as long as they don’t hurt us. True, they are Zionists and our biggest enemies but we must not damage their property,” one talkbacker wrote….