Egyptian TV promotes anti-American hatred
tells son of the American threat]
An Egyptian TV series promoting anti- American hate
propaganda has just
finished its second season on Palestinian Authority TV. The
series presents the US as the leader of the imperialist
forces in the
world and as such responsible for the serious problems of
the Arab world.
Israel likewise is presented negatively. Iraq, on the other
hand is presented
positively as the innocent victim of American imperialist
the purpose of stealing Iraqi oil. This anti- American
series was produced
by the Egyptian government owned and controlled Egyptian
Radio and Television
This Egyptian series
reflects a critical
component of internal propaganda in the Arab world, which is
the failings of the Arab regimes on "imperialist America"
deflect the anger of their own people away from the corrupt
to the foreign enemy. This hate propaganda is presented
Arab world by political leaders, in the Mosques, and is most
in reaching the broad population through pop culture, TV and
this Egyptian series.
The series reinforces the
1) Hate towards the West
towards the US, depicting it as the modern "Roman empire"
The same idea repeats in many examples in PMW
2) The conclusion of the
that only resistance (i.e. terror) for many years will
defeat the US
and the West. Islam´s hundreds of years of war with
the Crusades, is presented as a precedent.
3) Implying that Israel
the World Trade Center. The same idea appears in a popular
music video in PMW archive:
4) Depicting the US
behavior as part
of a pattern, starting with its policy to the "Indians"
as the first innocent victims of US policy.
Finally, it should be
noted that Egypt
is one of the largest recipients of US foreign aid. PMW has
in the past that Palestinian infrastructures involved in
activities and glorifying terrorists likewise have been
here to see a video segment from the series, in which the
his son about the need to fight the U.S. for hundreds of
The following is the
transcript of the
"Man in the Era of
TV Series, PATV, Apr.18, 2006
Ariel Sharon knows how to take advantage of 9/11. He knows
how to convince
America that he is fighting terror. The Zionists are the
ones who benefit
from these events. Even from 9/11 they benefit. Aren´t
they the ones
who attacked the World Trade Center, to cause what is
It´s not impossible. But don´t forget that the Zionist
There is a bigger an greater force, the great imperialist
Today America is playing the role that the Roman Empire
played in the
when it controlled the whole world through its influence
What should we do, father, give up?
No! We must not give up.
But how, father? You said that America has power to
control the whole
Do not forget that when the crusades came to the region we
for 200 years. For 200 years there were wars. We too have
to resist for many years. We will not become like the
Americans], put in cages for the world to watch, as they
are doing now
in Gwatanamo with the remaining Al-Qaida.
TV Series, PATV, Apr.18, 2006]
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