Sixth Annual Wiesenthal Centre Report on Anti-Semitism at the Casablanca Book Fair


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“Last Year the Minister Pledged Measures against these Books as They Violate Islam and the Moroccan Constitution.”

“Morocco is targeted by the same Islamists as those who threaten the Jews.”


“Casablanca leads other Arab book fairs in volume of anti-Semitic titles with a tip of the iceberg figure of over 100 on display.”

Paris, 1 April 2015

In a letter to the Moroccan Culture Minister, Mohammed Amine Sbihi, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, presented his sixth annual monitor of anti-Jewish incitement on the stands of the SIEL (Salon International de l'Edition et du Livre – International Fair of Publishing and Books), held in Casablanca, billed as the most important book fair in the Arab world.

“This year, we have also covered the Doha (Qatar) and Muscat (Oman) Fairs and, though Qatar leads in the variety of Jew-hatred titles, Casablanca is way ahead in volume, with a tip of the iceberg figure of over 100 on display,” stated Samuels, who continued, “the worst recidivists at each Fair were Egyptian, Syrian (under the cover of Lebanon) and Palestinian publishers. That the 2015 Honoured Guest in Casablanca was the “State of Palestine,” undoubtedly added to the number of Jewish conspiracy texts on display.”

The letter reminded the Minister of his telephone call to Samuels following the latter's meeting with the Moroccan Ambassador to France: “Mr. Minister, you pledged that measures would be taken to vet all stands for displays of racism or fomenting hate and violence, as these violate Muslim values and the principles of the Moroccan monarchy and Constitution.”

Samuels lamented that “no such steps were taken. On the contrary, two weeks after the conversation, the Minister wrote that the volumes named in the Wiesenthal Centre report were 'not anti-Semitic, but anti-Israel'.”

“We fail to see how 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion', Henry Ford's 'International Jew' or Hitler's 'Mein Kampf', published in the early twentieth century, could be anti-Israel, but even if they were, they therefore, apparently, do not offend Muslim values, the Moroccan monarchy or Constitution,” emphasized Samuels, arguing that “these very institutions are, in fact, also targeted by the same Islamists that threaten the Jews in Morocco and beyond.”

The Centre stressed that the following publishers, endorsed by the SIEL, will be reported to the Frankfurt Book Fair, with our recommendation that “they be blacklisted from participating in the 2015 Fair, in that they violate European Union and Council of Europe provisions against racism, German law and the contractual terms of these exhibitors with the Fair authorities.”

Stand A98 Dar Safahat, though officially listed as United Arab Emirates, the telephone country code +963 marks it as Syrian, specializes in the translations of South African neo-Nazi, Archie Augustine Stand A91 Dar Al Fikr Al Moassir, again Syrian, masquerading under Lebanese address and telephone:

- “Jews are the Trouble-Makers of History” by Mahir Ahmad Agha, recounts how the Jews have been “in continuous conflict with other peoples throughout history, promising that they will be eliminated by Hamas and Al-Jihad”

- several on Jewish conspiracies and involvement in 9/11

Stand A81 Dar Hala, Egypt:

- “The Jews and Osama Bin Laden”

Stand A84 Dar Al Farouk, Egypt:

- “The Myth of the Temple of Solomon”

- “The Legends of the Jews”


Stand A74 Librairie Hassan, Lebanon:

- “The Way of Struggle,” Yusef al Asiat

- “The Crusade against the Islamic World,” Yousef al Ab al Twart (anti-Christian)

Stand A90 Editions lil Jamiaat, Egypt:

- “Israeli Nazi Intelligence in Egypt and the Arab World”

- “The Jews and Their Lies”

- Several books on Jewish-Freemasonry conspiracies

Stand A49 An nahar, Egypt:

- “The Mossad – The Secret Struggle,” by Ibrahim Jalal, claims Israeli/Jewish involvement in every calamity

- “History of Dictators: Hitler, Rasputin, Saddam Hussein, Sharon”

Stand A73 Charikat al Matbouaat, Lebanon

- “America in Danger: Jewish Control of the White House”

- “The Zionist Octopus and the United States Administration,” by Dr. Ali Wahhab

- “Israel and the Ongoing Struggle,” by Rabi Dagher


Stand A76 Dar Al Ain, Egypt:

- “Mossad and Murder”

- “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”

Stand B24 Palestinian State:

- “The Sons of the Snakes”

- “The Star of David Burns”

- “The Fall of Israel”

- “Zionism and Nazism in Peaceful Coexistence,” by Nadia Saad Al-Din

Stand D10 Turkey:

- “The Pillar and the Throne of the Lord” Dr. Ahmad Rafiq al Eid

Several conspiracy texts also in English, Spanish and French, e.g. -“Terrorisme et Attentats Suicides”: Argues that Western nations with advanced chemical assets produce drugs, appearing as vaccines, injected into Muslims transforming them into crazed terrorists...”

 “Mr. Minister, in view of your Ministry's auspices and apparent indifference to our report, we consider the SIEL complicit in any potentially violent consequences of this annual incitement,” concluded Samuels.

A photomontage of the offensive titles is attached.

For further information please contact Dr. Shimon Samuels on 00(33)609770158,

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