Egyptian government weekly: This great danger is the Jew

January 31, 2002


It is anti-Semitism as usual in the Egyptian government media.

This example, from earlier this month, talks of the need to "exclude" the "Jewish vampires" who plan to "destroy" America.

-- Tom Gross


Egyptian Government Weekly Reproduces Nazi Propaganda Forgery
Memri Special Dispatch Egypt/Arab Antisemitism
January 31, 2002

An anti-Semitic Nazi forgery targeting American Jews was reproduced recently by an Egyptian government weekly. An article by Salah Al-Din Hilmi, titled "The Jews are Bloodsuckers and Will Yet Conquer America," appeared in the Egyptian government weekly Akher Sa'a (1) and included a photocopy of a forged document that Hilmi claimed is kept at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia [the chief librarian of the Franklin Institute refuted this claim and stated the Institute does not posses any such document].(2)

The forged document appeared in a 1935 volume of the German anti-Semitic book "A Handbook on the Jewish Question." It alleges that Benjamin Franklin made comments against Jewish immigration to the United States during a recess in the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1789 [the convention was actually held two years earlier]. Following are excerpts from the Nazi forgery which appeared in Akher Sa'a:

"A great danger threatens the United States of America. This great danger is the Jew..."

"For more than 1,700 years they have lamented their sorrowful state, namely that they have been driven out of their motherland, but, gentlemen, if the civilized world today should give them back Palestine, and their property, they would immediately find pressing reasons why they could not return there. Why? Because they are vampires, and vampires cannot live on other vampires... They must live among Christians and others who do not belong to their race."

"If they are not excluded from the United States by the Constitution, within at least 100 years, they shall stream into this country in such numbers that they shall rule and destroy us and change our form of government for which we Americans shed our blood and sacrificed our lives, property, and personal freedom."

"If the Jews are not excluded within 200 years, our children will be working in the fields to feed the Jews while they remain in the counting houses, gleefully rubbing their hands..."


(1) Akher Sa'a (Egypt), January 9, 2002.
(2) In a phone conversation on January 30, 2002, the chief librarian of the Franklin Institute confirmed that the Institute does not possess any such document.

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