Funny how this sort of thing keeps happening. “Senior Al-Azhar Scholar: The Jews Are ‘A Source of Evil and Harm in All Human Societies’,” from MEMRI, February 14:
In the first article, published October 20, 2011, [Isma’il ‘Ali] Muhammad describes the “Jewish character”: “A prominent [fact] is that the Jewish personality, wherever it is found, is never free of deviancy and corruption, and is always striving to perpetrate corruption upon the earth. It is a personality that is unable to coexist in peace and equality with others or to form good relations with them. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that this personality is always a source of evil and harm in all human societies… and is completely unable to live in harmony in any human society.
“History, past and present, attests to the deviancy that is inherent to the Jewish character. In the early Islamic period, there were Jews who lived under the rule of the best of men, the Prophet Muhammad. They were treated well, yet despite this their deviant character immediately became apparent. Breaching their treaties with the Muslims and betraying them, they lead the infidel front [against them], strayed from the path of Allah and His Messenger, and harmed the Muslims. The punishment of being expelled from Medina by the Muslims was warranted by their [acts of] deceit and betrayal.
“In the modern age, the Jews have exploited their financial, media and organizational influence wherever they could, in order to corrode the foundations of virtue and spread destruction and corruption throughout the world — namely licentiousness, usury, wars, etc. Their latest [act of depravity] was usurping Palestine, expelling its people, destroying their villages to the extent that most of them have been wiped [off the map], and killing many of the people, including women and children. This [was done] with the help of the West, which wished to be rid of the Jewish presence in Europe.
“What the Jewish gangs did in the Arab villages of Palestine before the founding of the Jewish state, and what was later done by the army that was formed [by combining] these gangs, from the establishment of the state until today, is an obvious [act of] massacre that cannot be ignored. Books and publications present thousand of disgraceful and irrefutable documents attesting to the criminal and deviant behavior of the Jews. The world has become accustomed to seeing such acts on television and on the other media, sometimes even [broadcast] live.
“The Jews [never] honored the agreements they made with the Arabs who strayed from the correct path [by] recognizing them and entering into negotiations with them… Jews do not honor agreements. In fact, they do not ascribe any importance to them, unless they consider it advantageous to do so.
“Moreover, the Jews boast about their deviant behavior — [characterized by] depravity, corruption, hypocrisy and racism — in a constant [display of] baseless pride and foolish arrogance… [They exploit] their material power, which is fed by the support of the West and the feebleness of the Muslims and Arabs.” […]
Muhammad stresses that the Jewish character is shaped by the Jewish heritage and scriptures, including the Bible and the Talmud, and therefore cannot be expected to change:
“This begs the question: Why is the Jewish personality so deviant and so different from [the personality] of other people? Psychologists know that the religious faith and cultural and ideological heritage upon which an individual is raised play a major role in shaping his personality and behavior — especially if this ideology or culture is revered and sanctified by the individual’s society. A person’s behavior and actions reflect what is in his mind and soul, namely [his] thoughts, perceptions and beliefs. A person’s actions and behavior cannot be considered separately from his perceptions and culture.
“The deviancy and corruption that have permeated the Jewish personality throughout the ages are rooted mainly in the ideological, cultural and religious [value-]system that has been handed down from one Jewish generation to another and which has shaped [the Jews’ character]. The Jews hold these [values] sacred. They obey the dictates of their sacred cultural and religious heritage, and their rabbis instill [these values] in them…
“The deviancy and corruption inherent to the Jewish personality are neither incidental nor temporary, and are not confined to [specific] situations, individuals or circumstances. They stem from the ideological roots of the Jewish essence, mind and spirit, and are based on a powerful conceptual system that permeates the Jewish soul like blood flowing through veins. This system is undoubtedly the main factor that shapes the [Jew’s] personality and justifies his behavior over the years and in changing circumstances.
“The Bible and the Talmud are the main holy sources of Jewish philosophy. All Jews rely on them for their values, laws and moral [code], and they consider them to be of divine origin. Anyone who examines the conduct of the Jews throughout the world discovers that it fully reflects this ideological, cultural and religious heritage…
“The Jewish religious and cultural heritage includes beliefs and instructions [pertaining] exclusively to Jews, which aim to establish [their status] as people who are not equal to others in terms of their relationship with God, with the messengers and with the rest of humanity. This ideological background is meant to instill a tendency to perpetual evil and deviancy in the hearts of the Jews — and unfortunately, this is indeed what happens. [This ideological background provides] dangerous fuel [for their] domineering evil. We must not expect the Jews to mend their ways as long as this ideological heritage is their [source of] authority and inspiration, which has the last word in all their affairs, and as long as they attempt to shape the character of future generations according to the misguided and corrupt contents and concepts [of this heritage].
“Reading the Bible and the Talmud, and the ideas and studies that are based on them, such as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the religious rulings of the rabbis, and the writings of Jewish philosophers, one finds that they reflect obvious hostility towards humanity as a whole, and supply the Jewish personality with a justification for its deviant and distinctive behavior… [These writings] encourage [the Jews] to extremism and to baseless arrogance and haughtiness towards anyone who is not Jewish. These ideological sources, which they hold sacred, inspire them to hypocrisy, deviousness and treachery, and [teach them] to consider the lives, property and women of non-Jews as theirs for the taking” […]
Just a little projection in that last bit.
The last two articles, from October 24 and 25, focus on the Jews’ “treacherous” and “dishonest” nature: “According to the Jewish ideological and religious heritage, the Jew does not have to honor any alliance with, or commitment to, a non-Jew. Hence, we see that the Jewish personality rarely stops cheating and betraying the other in negotiations. When the Jew has an opportunity to evade his commitments to a non-Jew, he unfortunately does so immediately… These traits are rooted in their nature, flow like blood through their veins, and rule their hearts. They cannot be freed [of them] except by cutting their hearts out.”….
Muhammad quotes an appalling work by a Coptic writer elsewhere in his articles, but the use of that material does not make this tirade any less about Islamic supremacism and antisemitism than his reliance on the “Protocols.” He is drawing on any material he can find to corroborate his position.