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May 08, 2013

Where's the Coverage? Iranian Sources Accuse Jews of Witchcraft


The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) recently reported that Mehdi Taeb, who is close to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and heads Khamenei’s Ammar Base think tank, spoke to students at a religious seminary in Ahwaz, Iran on April 20, 2013, saying:

The Jews are currently subjecting us to an unprecedented trial. As you read in the Koran, [King] Solomon ruled the world… and God ordered a group of sorcerers to come out against him. The Jews have the greatest powers of sorcery, and they make use of this tool.

All the measures that have been brought against us originate with the Zionists. The U.S. is a tool in their hands. So far, they have not used the full [scope of] their sorcery against us.

Just because one Iranian nut accuses Jews of using witchcraft, doesn’t make this a story worth reporting by major media, right? So what if he is a highly placed, influential advisor to the absolute ruler of a country attempting to acquire nuclear weapons with the sworn aim of wiping the Jewish state off the face of the earth? After all, doesn’t one need two points to draw a line? Okay, here’s point number two.

In March, according to MEMRI’s translation, an Iranian Web site associated with the religious seminaries in Qom, posted an article about Jewish use of sorcery and numerology:

The [Jewish] people think that ruling over man, nature, and divine traditions can be achieved only by means of sorcery. They believe that it is possible to conquer nature and control the world, and even to control God's decisions, by using sorcery methods…

Sorcery is known to be a practice of which the divine books [i.e., the Old Testament, the New Testament and the Koran and] and the monotheistic religions disapprove. But Jewish mysticism regards it as a [legitimate] means to uncover the secrets of the holy book [the Old Testament].

Only Israeli media and the Jewish press covered this story. And it’s not as if The New York Times is above writing articles about sorcery. During this same time period, “the newspaper of record�? covered candidates reportedly using witchcraft in Iraqi elections, theme weddings based on Harry Potter, and even witchy fashions including pointy-toed boots and peaked hats.

But in case major media outlets did want to keep it serious, they might take into consideration the fact that Iran is sending sophisticated and dangerous weapons to the Hezbollah terrorist group, committed to the destruction of Israel, and arming and sending fighters to prop up the brutal Assad regime in Syria, a sworn enemy of the Jewish state. So, when Iranian official sources make troubling accusations about Jews, one must ask… Where’s the Coverage?

Posted by SC at May 8, 2013 09:08 PM


This is an important distinction because Islamic nations under sharia regularly execute witches, Morroco, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, etc.,. Accusing someone of witch craft is a capital charge. Essentially they are using sharia law to accuse all Jews of witchcraft and deserving death.

Posted by: jeb stuart at May 9, 2013 12:16 PM

Use of panic to incite crowds, by these who want nothing of any Judeo-Christian ethic seems fairly common. Seen in their behaviors is " a need for help", from good doctors.

Posted by: ELIYAHU at May 9, 2013 12:43 PM

Isn't this a case of the pot calling the kettle black? I mean, I've read that part of Muslim worship is to utter curses against Jews!

I've never been to a worship service in a synagogue in which anyone is cursed, unless it's us Jews if we don't follow the Lord's commandments.

So just who is using spiritual power in malicious and destructive ways?

Posted by: Debbie at May 9, 2013 01:32 PM

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