The hatred that lubricates Arab and Moslem hatred of Israel, of Jews and - to a considerable extent - of Western culture is driven by a non-stop flow of hateful and provocative messaging. In our experience, few people ever see examples, and this is why the people at the Washington DC-based Middle East Media Research Institute (or MEMRI) do such invaluable work translating Arabic-language mainstream television programming into English and making it available on the Web. Unfortunately the mainstream news media essentially ignore the existence of this tidal wave of hatred, and the viewing itself is hard. But if we don't know what is being channeled into the minds of the emerging generation of Arabic-speaking Moslems and Arabs throughout the world, it's going to be near-impossible to make sense of events in our neighbourhood.
The screenshots below come from a video presentation delivered by MEMRI to a conference of the UN Human Rights Council in September 2010. The video itself can be seen by clicking on the first screenshot below. It's 23 minutes of extracts from programs broadcast by Egyptian, PA and Hamas television.
All of the images below are extracted from the video.
From a sports show on Egyptian television - the commentator is explaining whom he supports in the World Cup and the reason why.
From a Nazi-made film of massacred Jews, shown on Hamas TV...
...for its inspirational value!
There's nothing new in any of this. And there's little anyone can do about it, given the massive quantities of such output and the vast and financially-unlimited support that makes the output possible. But we need to know about this if we have any hope of making sense of the sea of jihadist and Islamist hatred that, more and more, is setting the agenda in Western societies.