Sudanese State-Sponsored Newspaper Warns Against Befriending Israelis on Facebook
Sudanese newspaper Al Nilin warns of the dangers of unsuspecting Arab youths becoming friends with Israelis on social media.
In the article, Arab experts note that Israel puts effort into fighting delegitimization efforts online, but from their perspective, this means that Israel is trying to change the minds of susceptible Arab youth about Israel.
This is, we are told, a new war that Israel is waging: social media is a fifth generation weapon against the Arab world as the Jews try to weaken the resolve of Arab youth to unconditionally hate Israel.
The article describes how advanced Israel is in Internet technologies, both by having major research centers for Google and Yahoo, but also with Unit 8200 of the IDF. All of these are being used in order to insidiously become friends with unsuspecting Arab youth.
The author is not warning that Israel is using the Internet to spy on these youths. He is warning that youths might change their minds about Israel.
The author concludes, “Since we in Sudan are suffering from a massive explosion in dealing with this new media that has invaded our lives, there is no doubt that our families and our lives and our attitudes and our thoughts and our policies and management of political and economic affairs are vulnerable, and we must act with caution..!”
It takes a special kind of hate that considers any threat to the hate itself to be a danger.