Saudi Sheikh With Millions of Followers Writes Antisemitic Screed
Mohamad bin AbdelRahman al-Arefe is an Islamic theologian from Saudi Arabia. He is a professor at King Saud University and has over 17 million Facebook followers and 12.5 million Twitter followers, making him the most popular tweeter in the Middle East.
This week, he wrote a critique of the Egyptian Ramadan TV series Jewish Quarter, complaining that it showed Jews in a positive light, when in reality Jews are terrible people. It was picked up by Arabic media.
He brings up six points from the series that he finds problematic:
1- The Jew is portrayed as generous
The Jews are known by all nations to worship money, they came up with usury.
2- The Jew is portrayed as forgiving
They are known for treachery and they never keep their promises and covenants.
3- Jews are portrayed as kind and affectionate
The Jews who defy God and hate Muslims are portrayed as kind.
4- Jews are depicted as making every effort to ward of strife and fighting
(Every time they kindled the fire of war [against you], Allah extinguished it.) Surat Al-Mā’idah 5:64
5- Jews are shown as brave
Jews are known for cowardice in fighting face-to-face … “they do not fight you except from fortified villages or from behind walls.”
6- Jews are portrayed as righteous
It is known that Jews use their wives for any secular purpose and not so long ago Tzipi Livni, the Israeli minister, admitted that she was having sex with Arab personalities with permission from rabbis.
All the bad qualities of the Jews are mentioned in the Koran and this series tried to refute these facts, according to al-Arefe.