Kuwaiti newspaper: “America being held hostage by the Jews”

February 14, 2005

* "Larry King on his program warned about Jewish control of the film industry, the media, and everything."

FROM KUWAIT, OF ALL PLACES

[Note by Tom Gross]

An article in the Kuwaiti daily paper "Al-Siyassa" asserts that Jews control America and repeats the additional untruths that Benjamin Franklin, as well as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, warned Americans against allowing Jews into the U.S.

The Franklin speech is in fact a well-known Nazi propaganda forgery. It first appeared in the 1935 edition of the German anti-Semitic text "A Handbook on the Jewish Question."

Although such anti-Semitic and anti-American hate is a regular staple of the Arab and Iranian media, it may come as a surprise that this particular piece of hate is disseminated by a newspaper in Kuwait, a country which owes its very existence to US sacrifices made against Saddam Hussein's invading forces only 14 years ago.

The allegations in the Kuwaiti daily are based on a recent broadcast on Al-Manar TV the television propaganda arm of the Iranian-controlled Lebanese extremist group Hizbullah.

It is difficult to know how many people in the Middle East today believe the anti-Semitic lies of their own media.

The article below was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), the leading monitoring group of its kind. There is a summary first, followed by MEMRI's dispatch. (MEMRI president Yigal Carmon is a subscriber to this email list.)

 




SUMMARY

KUWAITI DAILY AND AL-MANAR TV RECYCLE FORGED NAZI DOCUMENT:
"AMERICA HAS BECOME HOSTAGE TO THE JEWS, AS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PREDICTED"

Muhammad Yousef Al-Malifi writes in the Kuwaiti daily paper "Al-Siyassa":

"My article today is not like other articles... Today, I will present to the readers what is hidden from them, but not from the political and intellectual elite.

... This document spares us the writing of 1,000 articles about the danger in America's falling into the hands of Israel, its enslavement to Tel Aviv, and what this fall will do to the American people.

... Benjamin Franklin's text reads: 'The U.S. is in great danger, and this danger is the Jews. Gentlemen, everywhere Jews are and everywhere they settle, they [bring down] the moral level, harm moral decency, and act to oppress. They always aspire to suffocate the nation financially and to obtain wealth for themselves, as happened in Portugal and Spain over 1,700 years ago... Yet if the civilized world today would return Palestine to them, to which they claim to have a right, they [the Jews] would find many reasons not to go back there. Why? Because the Jews are bloodsuckers, extortionists, and people whose nature this is, and who are incapable of living with each other.' ..."

 




FULL MEMRI DISPATCH

"KUWAITI DAILY AND AL-MANAR TV RECYCLE FORGED NAZI DOCUMENT: AMERICA HAS BECOME HOSTAGE TO THE JEWS, AS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PREDICTED"

"Kuwaiti Daily and Al-Manar TV Recycle Forged Nazi Document:
America Has Become Hostage to the Jews, as Benjamin Franklin Predicted"
MEMRI
February 14, 2005

www.memri.org

In an article in the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa, titled 'Satanic Spirits and American Documents,' Muhammad Yousef Al-Malifi recently cited the "Franklin Prophecy." This follows a November 2004 interview with Lebanese journalist Arafat Nizam Al-Din on Hizbullah's Al-Manar TV, recorded and translated by the MEMRI TV Project, in which he also claimed that Benjamin Franklin, as well as George Wash-ington and Thomas Jefferson, warned Americans against allowing Jews into the country.

The Franklin speech is a well-known Nazi propaganda forgery, which first appeared in the 1935 edition of the German antisemitic book 'A Handbook on the Jewish Question' and which has at times resurfaced in the Arab press. The forgery claims that during a speech at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1789 (sic; the actual date of the convention was 1787), Benjamin Franklin warned that unless the Jews were expelled from the fledgling nation by constitutional decree they would immigrate in great numbers, enslave the Christian population, and control the economy. There are several variations upon the story: sometimes Franklin is mistakenly referred to as the U.S. president, and sometimes he is said to have made the statements during a recess, and not as a speech. In addition, the forgery is sometimes attributed to Thomas Jefferson.

The statements were allegedly recorded by South Carolina delegate Charles Cotesworth Pinckney in a diary now supposedly at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Former Franklin Institute Director Henry Butler Allen stated numerous times during his tenure in the 1930s that no such document ever existed (and in January 2002, the Franklin Institute's chief librarian told MEMRI that no such document was in the Institute's possession). The forgery and its background were reviewed by columnist Charles Krauthammer in the Washington Post on March 6, 1998.

The following are excerpts from Al-Malifi's article and Al-Din's interview:

 

"IT WARNS OF THE DANGER POSED BY THE JEWS TO AMERICA"

On January 16, 2005, Muhammad Yousef Al-Malifi wrote an article in Al-Siyassa which raised the Franklin forgery. The following are excerpts:

"My article today is not like other articles... Today, I will present to the readers what is hidden from them, but not from the political and intellectual elite.

"The document I will present today was written by a former American president [sic]. This document spares us the writing of 1,000 articles about the danger in America's falling into the hands of Israel, its enslavement to Tel Aviv, and what this fall will do to the American people.

"This document is over 212 years old, and it warns of the danger posed by the Jews to America. The original copy of this strategic document has been in the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia for the past 214 years. The document was written by Benjamin Franklin when he served as the U.S. president some two centuries ago.

"When I present to the readers this serious document, which was first translated by 'Araf Al-Baytam, I will prove that fools have begun to rule America - after it was ruled by wise men as this late president [Franklin].

"The text reads: 'The U.S. is in great danger, and this danger is the Jews. Gentlemen, everywhere Jews are and everywhere they settle, they [bring down] the moral level, harm moral decency, and act to oppress. They always aspire to suffocate the nation financially and to obtain wealth for themselves, as happened in Portugal and Spain over 1,700 years ago... Yet if the civilized world today would return Palestine to them, to which they claim to have a right, they [the Jews] would find many reasons not to go back there. Why? Because the Jews are bloodsuckers, extortionists, and people whose nature this is, and who are incapable of living with each other. Moreover, they must live with the 'other,' that is, the Christians and others who do not belong to their race, in order [for them to be able to] rip them apart. Gentlemen, if the Jews are not expelled by law from the U.S., within less than 100 years they will stream en masse into our land, take control of it, destroy us, and change the structure of our State ... and then we will lose our character and identity.' [This is what Franklin said] and this is what is happening today in Iraq.

"'[Franklin continues:] Gentlemen, if the Jews are not expelled within 100 years, our children will work the fields to feed the Jews, while the Jews and their children will live in palaces, sign deals, make money, and become intoxicated with joy - while our children suffer from poverty. O Americans, I warn you: If you do not expel the Jews for good, your children and your children's children will curse you in their graves. Know that the Jews think that we are not Americans - that we have no right to America, even though they have lived with us for generations. This is because the ravening beast cannot change its nature. O Americans, you must know that all the anarchy in the United States today is only because of the Jews.'

"This is the end of the document.

"Noble readers, this document exposes the truth. Had the rulers of America been a good second generation to their predecessors, America would not today have become hostage to the Jews' policy, and Washington would not be aiding Tel Aviv in its satanic spirit.

"I have no more accurate explanation [for what is happening today] than the content of this document, which spells out America's situation with the Jews today with great accuracy, letter by letter and moment by moment.

"O late American president [Benjamin Franklin]! If only you could see what has happened to your people, and how your prophecy - about the establishment of a country of devils at the expense of your wretched people - has come true!"

 

AL-MANAR TV

Lebanese Journalist: "George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin Warn of the Jews"

The following is an excerpt from a November 1, 2004 Al-Manar TV interview with Lebanese journalist Arafat Nizam Al-Din. (To view the clip, visit www.memritv.org/Search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=323: )

Arafat Nizam Al-Din: "Israel and the Zionist lobby have succeeded in infiltrating every juncture of American political life over the course of years and through persistent effort, to the point where they have entered every aspect... The Pentagon and the State Department were always sympathetic to the Arabs because of their interests and because of the military thinking that studies strategy and knows where the U.S. interests and sources of power lie. But nowadays they have penetrated the Pentagon and the State Department. There are still some people and groups in the State Department who look after American interests and know where they lie.

"Today I wrote in my article, as a kind of gift to the winner of the elections, who should know what the U.S. interests are. I'm not talking about the Arabs' interests. We don't want the U.S. to work for Arab interests, we want it to work for its own interests.

"George Washington, the founder of the U.S. and of its independence, the first president and forefather of U.S. independence, has a famous saying that those [i.e. Jews] are the real enemies of the U.S. Jefferson, the third president, said, 'If we do not succeed in holding them back and restraining them, they will take over all junctures...' It appears in his will."

Interviewer: "And Franklin..."

Arafat Nizam Al-Din: "Benjamin Franklin, one of the founders of independence, wrote in a document: 'The American people, the American citizens will become their servants, if we do not pay heed...'"

Interviewer: "But these declarations... Some Arab intellectuals go back to statements made at least 250 years ago. The world has changed. Reality has changed."

Arafat Nizam Al-Din: "But he had an important vision... You know, sometimes people make statements and after a while, it turns out that these were words of wisdom. They foretold the future. This is what really happened. But let's forget the past. Only a few days ago somebody said - by God, I've forgotten his name, a very elderly senator..."

Interviewer: "Alain Menargues from France, was removed from his post..."

Arafat Nizam Al-Din: "Alain Menargues. But in the U.S., a famous senator, the oldest in the Congress, announced that he was stepping down and made some very serious statements. He said this Zionist lobby controls everything. Unfortunately I've forgotten his name. In addition there are many other people - the actor Marlon Brando, who just died, also said..."

Interviewer: "He is famous..."

Arafat Nizam Al-Din: "Larry King on his program warned about Jewish control of the film industry, the media, and everything."

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