MEMRI is an Israeli organisation which translates regional media viciousness into English. It is regularly accused of misrepresentation – but usually by people in denial about the bigotry it uncovers in Arabic and Farsi.
“From Al-Jazeera TV on January 28 and 30, 2009.
Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them – even though they exaggerated this issue – he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers.
January 28, 2009:
To conclude my speech, I’d like to say that the only thing I hope for is that as my life approaches its end, Allah will give me an opportunity to go to the land of Jihad and resistance, even if in a wheelchair. I will shoot Allah’s enemies, the Jews, and they will throw a bomb at me, and thus, I will seal my life with martyrdom. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. Allah’s mercy and blessings upon you.
Nobody is surprised by this any more.”
The important thing here is that MEMRI footage was used on Al Jazeera, which is indicative of confidence in MEMRI. Nope, I surely got that wrong, noodle brain that I am.
Don’t leave it to worried Jews (and women, and gay people) to care about phenomena like Al Qaradawi. He is really pretty big in the Middle East.