(JNS.org) The Simon Wiesenthal Center has released its list of the top 10 anti-Semitic or anti-Israel slurs uttered during 2012, with the speakers predominantly from Europe and the Middle East.
Two Egyptian religious figures, Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammad Badie and Brotherhood-affiliated cleric Futouh Abd al-Nabi Mansour, share the list’s top spot. “The Jews have dominated the land, spread corruption on earth, spilled the blood of believers and in their actions profaned holy places. Zionists only understand the language of force and will not relent without duress. This will happen only through holy Jihad,” Badie wrote in the Muslim Brotherhood’s moral guide.
“Oh Allah, destroy the Jews and their supporters,” Mansour said, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his government were given the second spot on the list for Ahmadinejad’s comment, “It has now been some 400 years that a horrendous Zionist clan has been ruling the major world affairs.” Also featured in the list are German Spiegel magazine online columnist Jakob Augstein, pro-fascist Greek Golden Dawn party founder Nikolaos Michaloliakos, Hungary’s radical right-wing Jobbik party (which recently called for Jews to be registered on lists as threats to national security), and Ukrainian parliament member Igor Miroshnichenko (who called Ukrainian-born American actress Mila Kunis a “zhydovka,” a slur meaning “Jewess”).
African-American Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhan is on the list for outspokenly accusing Jews of controlling the media and being the “most violent of people.” At number four, the Wiesenthal center picked “European soccer,” stating that “the most serious situation has been a resurgence of anti-Semitic chanting toward one particular team, Tottenham Hotspur, which is based in a traditionally Jewish section of London. In a recent match against rival West Ham United, sections of its fans chanted, ‘Adolf Hitler’s coming for you’ and ‘You’re getting gassed in the morning’ and [made] hissing noises like the sound of a gas chamber.”