Saturday, July 30, 2016

An article against anti-Semitism in a Saudi regime newspaper? No way.

So this is the second article I see against anti-Semitism in a Saudi regime newspaper this week.  Of course, I welcome the appearance FINALLY of an article against anti-Semitism in a media which has specialized in decades in vomiting the most vile anti-Semitism.  It is high time that the regime media end this practice. However, like everything else coming out of Saudi regime: there are reasons for this.  These media still vomit out the most vile anti-Shi`ism and anti-Alawitism.  So basically: the media follower the orders of the regime to vomit whatever bigotry and hatred ordered by the regime.  The timing of this is interesting: I think that the regime was taken aback with the strong reaction of Saudis on social media against the visit by a Saudi delegation to Israel, and some--but not all--of the expressions of disapproval of this visit came from Islamists who expressed their disapproval anti-semitically.  And as the regime prepares to come out in the open about its alliance with the Israeli occupation state, it wants to downplay the anti-Semitic element of its doctrine (and anti-Semitism is an integral part of the Wahhabi ideology).  Finally, many Saudis respond to the Saudi visit to the occupation state of Israel by posting videos and speeches of King Faisal (who was one of the most notorious anti-Semites of the 20th century despite his secret alliance with Israel against Nasser).