Citing ‘Protocols,’ Jordanian TV tells viewers Jews are an ‘abhorred’ people

Host of 3-part series blames Judaism for Arab world’s woes, including high cost of living, citing fraudulent anti-Semitic text as proof

Jordanian TV host Ayed Alqam quotes from 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion' (Courtesy MEMRI)
Jordanian TV host Ayed Alqam quotes from 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion' (Courtesy MEMRI)

A program broadcast on Jordan’s Prime TV channel in April examined “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” treating the notorious anti-Semitic document as an authentic Jewish text proving Judaism’s efforts to secretly control and manipulate the rest of the world.

The “Protocols,” a forged text produced in Russia at the turn of the last century, purports to outline Jewish plans to take over the world. It has been used by anti-Semites throughout the 20th and 21st centuries as justification for their views.

Host Ayed Alqam opens the three-part series by calling Jews “an ostracized and abhorred people” known “for their lying, fraud, and deception, and their sowing of strife.”

He goes on to introduce the “Protocols” and to cite them as proof of Judaism’s culpability for any and all hardship experienced by Arab countries.

The translated video was provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

Jordanian TV Series on "Protocols of Elders of Zion": The Abhorred, Treacherous Jews Are the World’s Masters, Corrupters, ExecutionersIn April, the Jordanian Prime TV channel broadcast a three-part series on "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion", moderated by Prime TV and Dyar Media General Director Ayed Alqam, who is also a film director and actor. In the series, Alqam said that the Jews are "an ostracized and abhorred people", well known "for their lying, fraud, and deception, and their sowing of strife." Alqam cited the "Protocols" as saying: "We are the world's masters and corrupters. We are behind all the strife in it, and we are its executioners too."

Posted by The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) on Sunday, April 30, 2017

Alqam claims that Jews have fought the “Protocols” in order to maintain control, and “Whenever a copy was published, they burnt it, so that the world would not find out about their infernal criminal conspiracies.”

Alqam quotes extensively from the document, citing passages on Jews asserting their mastery over the world and their plans to foment conflict in order to keep the masses under their power.

“‘Freedom is not a fact. It is an idea that we use as a bait to lure the masses,'” Alqam reads, then explains: “This is part of the first protocol. Indeed, this is what happened in the [Arab] revolutions — freedom, freedom, freedom.”

He later cites the high cost of living in Arab countries as proof of the so-called fourth protocol, in which the Jews plan to destroy religion and hoard global resources.

“The cost of living in all the Arab countries is high. Everybody is complaining about the high cost of living, all over the Middle East, as well as about the greed of the traders and their monopoly on food supplies. The [fourth] protocol is being implemented. People have forgotten religion for the sake of money,” he says.

Alqam later reads about Jewish threats to ignite world wars should the Arabs unite against them, noting wryly: “Let me reassure the Arabs that there will not be a World War III, because the protocol clearly states: ‘In the event that the Arab countries join forces…’ Naturally, it is impossible for the Arab countries to join forces, and therefore there will never be a world war.”

The Arab world has often blamed Zionism and Judaism for various woes — from the Islamic State and financial crises to pornography, AIDS and even Sesame Street.

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