I mange arabiske land vises den sterkt antisemittiske tv-serien Khaybar under ramadan. Serien er profesjonalt laget i Qatar.
Abraham D. Foxman, leder av Anti-Defamation League, ADL, beklager sterkt at man benytter fastemåneden til å piske opp hat mot jøder.
The multi-million dollar television series produced by Echo Media Qatar dramatizes the ancient battle between Muslims and the Jews of the town of Khaybar in Arabia and depicts Jews as the enemy of Islam.
Earlier this week the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) released a video of the stars of “Khaybar,” that captures them making inflammatory and anti-Semitic remarks. One actor says that all Jews think about “is making money,” while another says that Jews “have no moral values.”
Jewish human rights group, the Simon Wiesenthal Center also criticized the series on Tuesday.
“The fact that we now have the proliferation–and if you will the fine-tuning–of this kind of hateful imagery on satellite TV and on the internet is devastating. To undo that kind of hatred will take at least a generation. And the spillover is dramatic,” Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean at the Simon Wiesenthal Center told The Algemeiner.
“We’re not talking about rabble rousers in the streets. This is a sophisticated production that will have commercials attached to it and it shows its becoming embedded in their cultures,” he added.