TEL AVIV – Qatari daily Al-Sharq published an anti-Semitic poem for its special Ramadan supplement last Monday. Titled “The Plot of the Jews,” it accuses Jews of spreading corruption among Muslims .
The poem, by Dr. Khaled Hassan Hindawi, charges Jews with hatching plots against Muslims using partners in top positions of power in the Arab world.
Referring to them as “venomous serpents,” these partners supposedly include Egyptian President ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-‘Abadi, and the leader of the Houthi Rebels in Yemen, ‘Abd Al-Malik Al-Houthi.
The Middle East Media Research Institute published a translation of the poem:
The Plot of the Jews
The Jew’s plot against the Muslims
Their corruption is spread through ideas and bombardments
With planes and with sharpened tongues
[They send forth] venomous serpents
That penetrate our fortress in times of distress.
Let me list these serpents, they are Bashar and Sisi
And Houthi and Haider Al-‘Abadi
Qatar has long been at loggerheads with Egypt over Qatar’s allegiance to the Muslim Brotherhood. Doha condemned a Cairo court for sentencing two Al Jazeera journalists to death on charges of transferring secret security documents to Qatar during ousted president Mohammed Morsi’s tenure.