An Egyptian preacher last week informed his flock that the Jews are responsible for producing the Internet’s endless trove of pornography as part of a conspiracy to “invade the hearts and minds” of Muslims and weaken them.

In a sermon broadcast by Egypt’s Tahrir TV on November 23 and translated by MEMRI, Egyptian cleric Abd Al-Fattah Abu Zayd told his followers that “abominable elders of Zion” realized that “armed force would be futile against those Muslims, because they love death as much as we love life.” Instead, he charged, the Jews decided to employ “soft power” against Muslims through the corrupting vices of “urges, sex, women and 4.2 million porn websites on the Internet.”

“Just imagine,” he told his attentive devotees, “4.2 million porn websites, the No. 1 purpose of which is to corrupt the nation of Muhammad.”

Abu Zayd cited the anti-Semitic and fabricated “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” as proof that the Jews’ plan is to “drown [Muslims] in urges and desires” and that “alcohol and prostitutes would be capable of destroying Muslim youths more than a thousand cannons.”

Abu Zayd’s statistics, clearly gleaned from the most-popular Yahoo! Answers inquiry to that matter, do not reflect the reality, according to an Internet expert interviewed by Forbes; Ogi Ogas told the magazine that, as of 2010, a mere 4 percent of the top million Internet sites were pornography related.