Palestinian incitement to violence...
A good overview of the latest incitements to violence from the Palestinians...
In its print and broadcast media, the Palestinian Authority has increased the level of invective against Israel, the Jewish people and the United States.We've already blogged on that report on Palestinian Media Watch. Please read it!
According to a report commissioned by the Center for Near East Policy Research, the level of invective, incitement, paranoia, spreading of false accusations and rumors and inflammatory sermons from Palestinian mosques has not changed under Abbas.
These include assertions from Palestinian officials and their media that Israel is planning attacks on Islamic holy sites such as the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Jerusalem's Temple Mount; charging Israel with using radiation to poison Palestinian travelers and remarks on Palestinian radio that claim "America is using her troops to uproot Islam and (true) belief from the hearts of those imprisoned in her jails."
On official Palestinian television, viewers saw three hours of non-stop incitement against Jews and Israel. And on a program called "Good Morning Jerusalem," calls were taken from viewers who berated Jews and Americans with the approval of the show's hosts.
From numerous Palestinian mosques comes rhetoric which, if used by an American preacher about anyone, would properly be condemned as bigotry and an incitement to violence.
Sheik Ibrahim Mudeiris, a paid employee of the PA, said in a sermon aired May 13 on PA TV, "Allah has tormented us with 'the people most hostile to believers' - the Jews . and the polytheists." That's code for Christians, who believe in a triune God. The sheik added, "You will find that the Jews were behind all civil strife in this world. The Jews are behind the suffering of the nations."
If that isn't enough incitement for the president, how about this from the same sermon: "We have ruled the world before, and by Allah, the day will come when we will rule the entire world again. The day will come when we will rule America. The day will come when we will rule Britain."
What about those "troublesome" Jews? The sheik said, "The stones and trees will want the Muslims to finish off every Jew." In case people think this is merely the ranting of a single cleric, they should visit the Palestinian Media Watch Web site where there is a full report outlining the PA's systematic justification for genocide (www.pmw.org.il/KAJ_eng.htm).