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Monday, September 17, 2012
At The Movies -Today and 71 years ago. 9/17/1941 - 9/16/2012
Dutch Population Demonstrates Contempt for Nazi Anti-jewish Measures
SEPTEMBER 17, 1941
STOCKHOLM, Sep. 16 (JTA) –
Demonstrating their contempt for the anti-Jewish propaganda which the Nazis are conducting in the Netherlands, crowds of Hollanders flock to the theatres where the Nazi anti-Jewish film "The Eternal Jew" is being shown under orders from Berlin, and sit through the entire performance with their backs to the screen, it was reliably reported here today. A report reaching here from Amsterdam states that the Nazi authorities in Holland this week issued an order compelling all Jews there to wear a yellow Starof David over their heart. The order specified that the special anti-Jewish war regulations now prevailing in Germany, subjecting Jews to a curfew and prohibiting them from traveling from one city to another, are automatically to be applied to the Jews of Holland.
Fury over Mohammad video simmers on in Muslim world
Reuters – September 16, 2012
DUBAI (Reuters) - A wave of furious anti-Western protests against a film mocking the Prophet Mohammad abated on Saturday, but U.S.policy in the Muslim world remained overshadowed by 13 minutes of amateurish video on the Internet.
Washington ordered family members and non-essential staff to leave the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, which was attacked on Friday, after Sudan turned down its request to send Marines to bolster security.
In addition, it pulled non-essential personnel out of its embassy in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, also attacked on Friday, and urged Amercian citizens to leave the city.
Hundreds of Muslims took to the streets of Australia's largest city, some throwing rocks and bottles in clashes with police. Some carried placards reading "Behead all those who insult the Prophet".
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The video, circulating on the Internet under several titles including "Innocence of Muslims," portrays Mohammad as a womanizer and a fool.
"We were attacked by Obama, and his government, and the Coptic Christians living abroad!" shouted one long-bearded Muslim protester outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Friday.
In the Los Angeles suburb of Cerritos, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, who has denied involvement in the film in a phone call to a Coptic Christian bishop, was ushered out of his home and into a waiting car by sheriff's deputies, his face shielded by a scarf, hat and sunglasses.
He was voluntarily interviewed by federal probation officers and left about 30 minutes later, a police spokesman said.
Jews Control Economy, Claims Washington Post Op-Ed Author Who Bashes Islam Too
On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, the Washington Post published an op-ed from an Islam-bashing Christian pastor, John Hagee - founder of Christians United For Israel - who has repeatedly written in bestselling books, and broadcast around the world on evangelical networks (see Hagee statement at 10:22 in this video ), a claim also promoted by Adolf Hitler - that European Jewish bankers are manipulating the economy, to the detriment of common folk.
Hagee's claim, that European Jews are manipulating the financial system, was also central to an anti-Jewish movie produced under the supervision of Hitler's chief propagandist Joseph Goebbels, " The Eternal Jew " (link to video) - commonly judged to be the most effective work of anti-Semitic propaganda ever filmed.
"The Eternal Jew" (link to wikipedia entry) depicts Jews as an invasive, amoral, corrupting societal force whose members specialize in crime, including financial manipulation of currency values. In one scene, the film shows a series of lines radiating out from central Europe, to indicate spreading global Jewish financial networks, accompanied by the narrative,