The ADL blog has posted an article titled “UAE Official Links Israel and Jews To Muslim Brotherhood Conspiracies Via Twitter” that looks at the use of anti-Israel conspiracy theories and anti-Semitism in his Twitter campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood. The article begins:
‘…how fast you romanticized the Jews, couldn’t you wait a year at least… such a rush.’ Dubai Police Chief, Dahi Khalfan, who is known for his public animosity toward the Muslim Brotherhood, is increasingly using anti-Israel conspiracy theories and anti-Semitism in his Twitter campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood. Khalfan, who also holds the rank of Lieutenant General and serves as a member of the Executive Council of the Government of Dubai, has over 300 thousand followers on his Twitter account, which he devotes primarily to criticism the Muslim Brotherhood. In his tweets, Khalfan tries to discredit the Brotherhood by describing nefarious allegiance to Israel and Jews. The way Khalfan uses these conspiracy theories demonstrates that no allegation made against Jews and Israel is too absurd when it is used to stigmatize and discredit others in Arab world.‘The Jewish-Muslim Brotherhood alliance and the project of establishing Greater Israel.’ On January 2, for example, Khalfan Retweeted a link to a YouTube video titled ‘The Jewish-Muslim Brotherhood alliance and the project of establishing Greater Israel.’ The video accuses the Jews of using the Brotherhood to achieve their goal of controlling Muslims and establishing greater Israel. Several of Khalfan’s tweets from January 4 attempt to discredit the Brotherhood by suggesting that the group cares too much about Jews. For example:
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Along similar lines, Frontpagemag.com has posted an article titled “Muslim Brotherhood and Protesters Accuse Each Other of Working for the Jews” that looks at related conspiracy theories circulating in Egypt:
It wouldn’t be politics as usual in the Muslim world if both sides didn’t accuse each other of being tools of the vast international Zionist conspiracy. Because that’s just the way things are in the Golden Age of the Arab Spring. On the Muslim Brotherhood side, the Egyptian Prosecutor General is claiming that a member of the Black Bloc was caught with an Israeli plan to sabotage Egyptian oil companies. It’s not entirely clear whether there really is a Black Bloc, or whether the whole thing is a Muslim Brotherhood setup. In any case the Black Bloc is claiming that the man arrested was not a member of the Bloc. Israel is just, as usual, ignoring the whole thing, while watching Egypt turning into Turkey. On the opposition side, the protesters have widely circulated a theory that Obama is backing Morsi only because Morsi has promised to protect Israel. This doesn’t make much sense considering that Morsi is in bed with Hamas, and that nobody in Israel is feeling all that cheerful because a guy who talked about destroying Israel and nursing his children on hatred of the Jews is running the most powerful Arab country in the region.
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The anti-semitism of Egyptian President Morsi has also now been widely covered by the media. Morsi’s statements were first covered by the GMBDW in September when we reported that an organization known as Secure America Now had released an information packet titled “The Truth about Mohammed Morsi” which presented a fully sourced compendium of statements as well as other information about the Egyptian president.