Wiesenthal Centre to US Embassy in Oman: "Shocked at US Support to Anti-Semitic Hatefest at Muscat International Book Fair"

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"Oman is ostensibly a Western ally, threatened by Iranian mayhem and nuclear intentions.Yet its monarchy incomprehensibly permits on its soil a literary cesspool that can only encourage the most extreme of Islamic Jihadists."

"We urge the US Embassy to condemn the Fair and remove its participation from this hot-house of hate"

Paris, 2 March 2015

In a letter to the United States Ambassador to Muscat, Oman, Greta Holtz, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, lamented US participation and support to the Muscat International Book Fair (MIBF) - currently open to the public until 7 March - characterizing it "as a hothouse of antisemitic
hate."
See: http://www.mctbookfair.gov.om/search/

http://www.timesofoman.com/News/47737/Article-Muscat-Book-Fair-from-February-25

The letter continued, "The US Embassy is apparently a regular participant:

http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/US-Embassy-takes-part-in-Muscat-book-fair-2zqk:

'The embassy’s participation in MIBF is part of its programme to support mutual understanding and exchange...The embassy is honored to have participated in the fair every year since it was founded 18 years ago and looks forward to many more.'"

The Centre explained that it "annually monitors incitement to hate on display at international book fairs, thereby alerting the Frankfurt Fair authorities to publishers potentially in violation of their Fair contract and German law."

Samuels expressed outrage "at the volume of antisemitic texts on the bookshelves of the current Muscat Fair and shock that the U.S. Embassy's participation could be presented as, 'to support mutual understanding and exchange.'"

The letter listed (see below) "a tip of the iceberg selection. The numbers in the list correspond to 38 book covers in the attached zip file.  The gory intent to foment anti-Jewish violence is visually self-explanatory at a time of surging antisemitic terrorism."

"Oman is ostensibly a Western ally, threatened by Iranian mayhem and nuclear intentions. Yet its monarchy, incomprehensibly, permits on its soil a literary cesspool that can only encourage the most extreme of Islamic Jihadists. We urge the US Embassy to publicly condemn the Muscat Book Fair, remove its participation from this hot-house of hate and investigate those in the Embassy responsible for this offensive embarrassment," concluded Samuels.

Oman International Book Fair:
1- Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler, Beirut Bookstore, Oman, 2012
2- The Rothschilds, Magdy Kamel, Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi, Egypt, 2009
3- Secrets of the Racist Jews, Yuri Mukhin, Dar Alaa El-Din, Syria, 2011
4- World's Greatest Lies, Magdy Kamel, Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi, Egypt, 2011
5- Pawns in the Game..The Practical Implementaion of the Protocols of
the Elders of Zion, Magdy Kamel, Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi, Egypt, 2011
(By William Guy Carr)
6- Legends and Myths of the Jews, Mohammed Ibrahim, Dar Al-Israa,
Jordan, 2012
7- Get Ready to Fight the Jews, Moustafa Murad, Dar Al-Fagr
lil-Turath, Egypt, 2003
8- The Jewish Occupation of the Russian Federation, Group of
Researchers, Dar Tlass, Syria, 1999
9- The Beginning and End of the Israelite Nation, Ahmed Ahmed Ali
el-Sakaa, ar al-Kitab al-Arabi, Egypt, 2009
10-Mein Kampf, Akram Mo'men, Ibn Sina Bookstore, Egypt, 2010
11-Secrets of The Talmud: Exposing Jewish Plots to Dominate the World,
El-Husseiny El-Husseiny, Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi, Egypt, 2007
12-The Torah - The Arch-Enemy of the Semite, Youssef Rashad, Dar
al-Kitab al-Arabi, Egypt, 2009
13-The Truth in the Secret Relations between Zionism and Nazism, Abdel
Karim al-Aluji, Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi, Egypt, 2010
14-The Great Deception - Are the Jews Really the Chosen People?,
Mohammed Gamal Tahhan, Safahat Publishing, Syria, 2009
15-The Jewish Danger, Abbas el-Akkad, Dar Ibn al-Jawzi, Egypt, 201?
16-The Secret Relations between Judaism and between Freemasonry and
Zionism, Mahmoud Abdelhamid el-Kafry, Dar Qutayba, Syria, 2004
17-The Great Conspiracy to Control the World 1: What is Hidden is
Greater, Mansour Abdel Hakim, Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi, Egypt, 2014
18-The Great Conspiracy to Control the World 2: The 13th Tribe that
Governs Israel and the World, Mansour Abdel Hakim, Dar al-Kitab
al-Arabi, Egypt, 2014
19-The Jewish Influence in the Media, Fouad Rifai, Dar al Yaqeen, Egypt,
1994
20-The Forbidden Holocaust, Mohammed Nemr el-Madny, Dar Qutayba, Syria, 2007
21-The Jews Bitter Enemies and source of the Trouble, Manal Maged
Dudin, Dar al-Esraa, Jordan, 2004
22-The Hidden Jews throughtout History (and their Impact in
Christianity and Islam Past and Present), Youssef Rashad, Dar al-Kitab
al-Arabi, Egypt, 2010
23-The Jews: Convoy of Evil in History, Mohammed Mohammed Ibrahim,
Horus Publishing, Egypt, 2009
24-The Jews and the Secret Societies in the Crusader Wars, Bahaa
El-Amir, Madbouly Bookshop, Egypt, 2013
25-The Jews and Freemasons in Revolutions and Constitutions, Bahaa
El-Amir, Madbouly Bookshop, Egypt, 2011
26-The International Jew, Henry Ford, Dar Tlass, Syria, 1991
27-The International Jew: History of Jewish Control over the Authority
in the U.S., Youssef Rashad, Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi, Egypt, 2009
28-The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Mohammed Ibrahim, Dar
al-Esraa, Jordan, 2012
29-The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Ahmed Gad, Dar al-Ghad
al-Gadid, Egypt, 2013
30-The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Shawky Abdel Nasser,  Dar
El-Rasheed, Syria, 2006
31-The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Mohamed El-Khashab, Horus
Publishing, Egypt, 2009
32-The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Abd El Badia Kafafy,
Al-Hidayah Bookstore, Oman, 2007
33-The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Agag Nuwayhed, Dar Tlass, Syria,
2005
34-The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Victor E. Marsden, Al Ahlia
Publishing. Jordan, 2004
35-The Protocols of the Elders of Zion: The Masonic Plots to Dominate
the World - Part 10, Mansour Abdel Hakim,  Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi,
Egypt, 2011
36-The Matzah of Zion, Naguib El-Kilany, Al-Sahwa for Publishing, Egypt,
2013
37-Earthquake of September the Eleventh, Mohammed Ahmed al-Momosayer,
Dar Nahdet Misr, Egypt, 2007
38-Our Struggle with the Jews, Mohammed Mady, Dar al Yaqeen, Egypt, 1999
39-The Matzah of Zion, Mustafa Tlass, Dar Tlass, Syria, 2001
40-Mein Kampf: The Life Story of Adolf Hitler, Urwah Zuhir
al-Falaileh, Dar al-Ayyam, Jordan, 2015
41-Mein Kampf, Essam Youssef, Dar an-Nahar, Egypt, 2012
42-Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler, Dar Tlass, Syria, 2011
43-Mein Kampf, Hamzaa el-Gebali, Dar al-Esraa, Jordan, 2012
44-Mein Kampf, Salah Abu Diah, Dar Ibn al-Nafis, Kuwait, 2013
45-Mein Kampf, El-Husseiny El-Husseiny, Dar al-Kairouan, Egypt, 20??
46-Mein Kampf: A New Read into Hitler's Memoirs and his End, Farid
al-Falluji, Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi, Egypt, 2009
47-How the Jews Control the World, Shady Ali Faqih, Dar al-Kalam,
Lebanon, 2006
48-The Risk of the Jewish presence on the Islamic Nation, Mohammed
Uthman Basheer, Dar al-Nafaes, Jordan, 1992
49-Mein Kampf: Adolf Hitler's Memoirs, Hesham al-Haydari,  Al Ahlia
Publishing. Jordan, 2008
50-From al Buraq Wall to the Fence of Shame which the Jews Unjustly
and Aggressively call the Wailing Wall, Zainab Abdul Aziz, Dar
al-Kitab al-Arabi, Egypt, 2007
51-Who is Behind the September Events, Suhaila Zayn al-Abidin, Dar
al-Aalam, Jordan, 2003
52-Who Creates Dictators?, Magdy Kamel, Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi, Egypt, 2009
53-1500 Questions Regarding the Jews and Freemasonry Encyclopedia,
Mohammed Suwayed, Rashad Press, Lebanon, 2005

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