«Since 1992 the Palestinians started to witness a sharp rise in the number of young Palestinians disappearing and of bodies of Palestinians killed by occupation forces being returned with organs like hearts, kidneys, livers and eyes missing».
This is a statement by Bouthaina Shaaban, who is a spokeswoman for Syrian President Bashar Assad. Her statement is recorded in the Pan-Arab Asharq Al-Awsat on Tuesday.
The official Syrian views is a reaction to the blood libel article in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
Bouthaina Shaaban goes in saying:
«Israel should be put on trial” for the these criminal acts».
Before she was finished accusing Israel, she is also quoted for branding Israeli doctors as part of the crimes.
«In 2003, a medical conference showed that Israel is the only country in the world in which the medical profession does not condemn stealing human organs and does not act against those involved in such a crime».
Yossi Levy, the Foreign Ministry’s spokesman for the Israeli press, said Shaaban’s praise for the article should be a «warning light» for the Swedish government which «unfortunately has still not fully and courageously condemned the article».
«It is not surprising that Damascus smelled the anti-Semitism emanating from the article, and quickly embraced it for its propaganda purposes», he said, adding that «poisonous anti-Semitism was no stranger to Syria’s political philosophy».
«The Jews betrayed Muhammad and Jesus»
Levy cited as just one example remarks Assad made to welcome Pope John Paul II to Damascus in 2001. At that time Assad said:
«Israel and the Jews tried to kill the principles of all religions with the same mentality in which they betrayed Jesus Christ,and the same way they tried to betray and kill the Prophet Mohammed».
Source: Jerusalem Post
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«The contribution of Muslims to the United States are too long to catalog because Muslims are so interwoven into the fabric of our communities and our country».
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