Hate terminology in Arabic sanitized In English Translations by Palestinian News Service


by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
Palestinian Media Watch:

The Ma’an News Service publishes numerous daily announcements in Arabic,
which it subsequently translates and releases in English. In recent stories,
PMW has noted that the Ma’an releases in Arabic include the hate ideology
espoused by the terror organizations that deny Israel’s right to exist,
express reverence for suicide terrorists and justify terrorist murder as
“resistance.” But when translated into English, the same stories go through
a sterilization process to hide from the English readers – and possibly from
the two Western countries, the Netherlands and Denmark, who give them
funding – the terrorist ideology Ma’an is helping to propagate.

The following are two examples:
1 – On Jan. 29, 2007, a suicide terrorist killed three Israelis in the city
of Eilat. The Ma’an Arabic report included the language of the terror
organizations, while the English was cleansed with changes and omissions,
including changes to the language of direct quotes. The differences are
Denial of Israel’s right to exist
In English Ma’an accurately reports that the event happened “in the southern
Israeli resort of Eilat.” But in the original Arabic, Eilat is changed from
an Israeli city to a Palestinian city occupied by Israel – reflecting the
terrorist assertion that all of Israel is “occupied Palestine.

Ma’an English: “.in the southern Israeli resort of Eilat.”
Ma’an Arabic in first reference: “. in Eilat located in the south of
occupied Palestine.”
Ma’an Arabic in second reference: “.carried out a brave deed and for the
first time in occupied Eilat.”
In the English the mother is referred to simply by her name and age:
“Ruwaida Siksik, 42.”
In Arabic Ma’an adds: ” Ruwaida Siksik, 42, whose family originated from the
occupied city of Jaffa.”

The routine definition in a news story of Jaffa, a part of southern Tel
Aviv, as “occupied” and Eilat as “occupied Palestine” is a way to
linguistically express denial of Israel’s right to exist, and is the
terminology used by the terror organizations.

Glorifying suicide terror as Shahada – revered Martyrdom

The act of the suicide bombing is likewise reported differently in the
English and the Arabic. The English refers to a “bombing,” while the Arabic
gives it an idyllic Islamic categorization of an “Amaliyyah
Ishtish’hadyyah” – a Shahada-seeking action. This is not merely a positive
categorization, but is defining the suicide bombing as an honored Islamic
action. The perpetrator is given the status of a Ishtish’hadi-
Shahada-seeker, who becomes after his death a Shahid – a revered holy

In Arabic:
“She heard the news on Monday morning that he died as a Shahid .

In English:
“Family of Eilat bomber”

In Arabic:
“mother of the Shahada-seeker”

Another interesting difference is that in the Arabic, the brother of the
bomber admits to knowing that his brother was leaving on a terror operation.
This is omitted from the English version.

2- The second article demonstrating the terror support by Ma’an is its
release yesterday about the murder of Erez Levanon, a 42-year-old Israeli
musician and father of three children, who was attacked and stabbed to death
by two Palestinians while praying in a field.

The Ma’an English:
“Palestinian sources told Ma’an that armed Palestinian men ambushed an
Israeli .”

The Ma’an Arabic:
“Palestinian sources told Ma’an that Palestinian resistance men ambushed an
Israeli .”

This is not just semantics. In choosing to categorize murder as
“resistance,” Ma’an is choosing the language used by terror organizations to
justify murder.

The following is the chart of the changes in the translation of the suicide
bombing story, followed by the visuals of yesterday’s story.

Ma’an in English
Family of Eilat bomber speak to Ma’an..
Ma’an in Arabic[PMW translation to English]
Mother of the Shahada-seeker [Martrydom Seeker – Islamic term of honor for
suicide bomber] and his wife speak .

Ma’an in English
She heard the news on Monday morning that he had blown himself up
Ma’an in Arabic
She heard the news on Monday morning that he died as a shahid [Islamic term
for revered Martyr]

Ma’an in English
in an unprecedented operation in the southern Israeli resort of Eilat.
Ma’an in Arabic
in an unprecedented operation in Eilat located in the south of occupied

Ma’an in English
Did his mother, Ruwaida Siksik, 42,
Ma’an in Arabic
Did his mother, Ruwaida Siksik, 42, whose family originated from the
occupied city of Jaffa,

Ma’an in English
know about her fourth son’s intention to operate in Israel?
Ma’an in Arabic
know about her fourth son’s intention to carry out a Shahada – Seeking
operation in Israel?

Ma’an in English
She said: “I knew he wished for Shahada .”
Ma’an in Arabic
She said: “I knew he wished for Shahada -Seeking and for Shahada.”

Ma’an in English
On Monday 29th January, the son’s identity was reported as being the bomber
of Eilat.
Ma’an in Arabic
On Monday, was reported the death as a Shahid of (her) son, and

Ma’an in English
The mother prayed that it may send a message to the fighting brothers in
Hamas and Fatah, to stop and direct their weapons against the Israeli
Ma’an in Arabic
the mother prayed that Allah will receive her son as a Shahid.

Ma’an in English
She added that she is ready to sacrifice all of her nine sons and daughters
for Palestine and Al-Aqsa mosque.
Ma’an in Arabic
She added that she is ready to sacrifice all of her nine sons and daughters
for Palestine and Al-Aqsa mosque, and that she will not be stingy with them.

Ma’an in English
Muhammad’s brother, Na’im, 26, said: “What my brother has done is dignifying
for all of us.”
Ma’an in Arabic
Muhammad’s brother, Na’im, 26, said: “I knew he was leaving and I wished him
that he would achieve Shahada as he wants. When I heard the news about his
Shahada-seeking, I prayed for him, that Allah will receive him. What my
brother has done is dignifying for all of us.”

Ma’an in English
Nadia Siksik, wife of the deceased bomber, expressed pride over her
husband’s operation. She said: “. after what he has done for Palestine, I am
Ma’an in Arabic
Nadia Siksik, wife of the Shahada-seeker expressed pride over her husband’s
operation. She said: “. after I was informed of his death as a Shahid today,
I am proud.”

Ma’an in English
The bomber’s little sister, Dalia, 13, burst into tears while she expressed
her pride over her brother, “who refused to be a victim of the clash of
Ma’an in Arabic
His youngest sister, Dalia, 13, burst into tears while she said:I am proud
of my brother Muhammad, “for he died a death of honor and refused to be a
victim of the bullets of brothers. He chose Shahada among his enemies and
carried out a brave deed and for the first time in occupied Eilat.”

Ma’an English: “armed Palestinian men”
Ma’an Arabic “Palestinian resistance men”

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Assholes of the Month: Charlie & Camilla

Update: Far worse than I previously thought: This article from Daniel Pipes goes back to November 2003:


Is Prince Charles a Convert to Islam?


* In Pictures: Charles and Camilla in the Gulf

* I don’t care whether McDonald’s flies or dies. Do you?

Prince Charles says ban McDonald’s food
What I care about is falsehood, hypocrisy and BS that is fed to the ‘masses’-
another term I despise.

I really do.

The ‘masses’- that is the lingo and a remnant of the failed beliefsystem of the socialist movement. Who wants to be ‘masses’?’ You?

We all wanna be individuals. We wanna be respected.
My goodness: What is sold as ‘news’- is hardly worth reporting. The only thing worthwhile reporting here is that this big kid who wears suits is now some kind of man who is getting old: Prince Charles, future king of England.

Nobody can deny that he is a sucker for Islam & Arabs. He talks about Islam as if it was his own faith. Apart from that he still behaves like a spoilt brat who is completely out of touch with reality. He probably never had a hamburger in his life. He never had to eat junk-food either. That’s why he comes out with blurbs like ‘McDonald’s should be banned’…
Charlie can eat all the 7-course lunches and 3-cork dinners the world has to offer, and he should!

Trouble is, he can’t keep his mouth shut. And because he can’t just gorge himself and make sure that Camilla gets enough, he has to diss the poor bastards who are stuck with eating burgers and fries at McDonald’s and get fat because of it.

Charlie has a long history of being a real sucker for the Islamic ‘religion’- he is even on record stating that he wants to be known as ‘the protector of faiths’– rather than ‘The Protector of the Faith’. Is Prince Charles a Muslim?
Winston Churchill, Lord Mountbatten and many worthy and respectable Englishmen would turn in their graves if they knew.

And because Prince Charles & Camilla (who wears the veil voluntarily, why?) are such disgraceful fools, they are hereby elevated to ‘Assholes of the month’- on the double!
Let me know where you stand on that one!

Prince Charles & Camilla…


* Following Mohammed and his bandits, no doubt. Because infidel women are ‘war-booty’- Straight from the Koran and the sunnah. That’s what Muhammedans have done for over thirteen centuries. This is why we have rape-epidemics from Scandinavia to Australia and everywhere where Muhammedans have been allowed to settle behind enemy lines.

With thanks to LGF


Bedouin Gang Rapes Jewish Women As ‘Revenge’

An organized gang of Bedouin Israelis has been prowling northern Israel, raping Jewish women as ‘revenge’ for IDF actions in the Palestinian Authority.

“We are raping Jews because of what the IDF is doing to the Palestinians in the territories,” one of the six suspects told investigators from the Northern District Central Investigative Unit (CIU) during questioning. During their questioning and their brief appearance at the Nazareth Magistrate’s Court Tuesday, none of the four main suspects indicated that they felt remorse for their actions.

Police said they were aware of four attacks carried out by the gang, but they believed there were probably other incidents that had gone unreported by the victims.

In all four cases, police said, the rapists’ modus operandi were strikingly similar – all of the attacks were directed against young women who were waiting at bus stops or designated hitchhiking points in the western Galilee and the Haifa area.

Hicks tries New Shtick: Drops Islamic Faith, Lawyer sez…

The Hicks aka Dawoud saga continues:

England wouldn’t have him, the child-photos didn’t find enough bleeding hearts, his annoying, obnoxious father ran out of sympathies, so what’s left?

Will he now become a born-again Christian?

Hicks drops Islamic faith
Mark Dunn from the Herald Sun

DAVID Hicks has renounced Islam, his American military lawyer confirmed yesterday.

Major Michael Mori declined to say why Hicks was no longer a Muslim, saying it was a personal issue for the suspected terrorist.
Hicks adopted the name Dawood when he converted to Islam in Adelaide in the late 1990s.

He was captured in Afghanistan in 2002 and has spent five years in the high-security US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

A former Guantanamo inmate has claimed Hicks was denounced by Muslim prisoners for his change of faith.

Major Mori, who spoke to 300 delegates at a human rights conference in Melbourne yesterday, later condemned Australia’s law officers.

He described as “strange and foreign” comments by Solicitor-General David Bennett, QC, in the Federal Court that a general obligation for the Federal Government to protect citizens abroad “is simply something that the law has never recognised”.

“It’s frustrating for me to see an Australian being abandoned and being pushed towards a cliff for this system that is not acceptable for Americans,” he said.

Major Mori said Hicks might have to wait another three years to face trial if there were a Supreme Court challenge to the legitimacy of the military commission.

Major Mori will speak to Victorian MPs today.

* Does he know that the punishment for apostasy is death?

Update: “Hicksville” from Piers Akerman


And an interview with his pathetic father: 

Mashaal Demands Jiziyah, Threatens Terror & “Open Battle” With Israel

What else is new?

* Just imagine, 2 rival gangs go to the godfather and make peace with each other. Then they demand a huge payoff from the neighborhood they’ve been terrorizing, along with welfare and social services, otherwise… well otherwise they will terrorize you and whack a few more until everyone gives in to blackmail and extortion. Normally, in a sane world, you would use law enforcement to deal with these people and lock them up, because they are criminals and they belong behind bars.

But when it comes to dealing with the Islamic nightmare, with the so-called ‘Palestinians’- the world is deaf, blind and dumb.

Thugs in suits

Moscow – Hamas politburo leader Khaled Mashaal called Tuesday for ‘fundamental change’ in the Quartet of Mideast peace brokers and warned of ‘open battle’ with Israel and Islamic hatred toward the United States unless Washington resumes aid funding.
‘The Arab and Islamic world need a fundamental change in the politics of the Quartet,’ Mashaal said of the group of Russia, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations, in remarks made during a Moscow visit and quoted by Interfax.
Mashaal added that the ‘Arab world demands’ the international community react positively to an agreement Hamas struck earlier this month with rival faction Fatah in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, that promised to pave the way for a future Palestinian unity government.

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Meanwhile, in Gaza they keep diggin’… 

Abu Qatada finally got his marching orders…

It took more than 5 years and he still isn’t gone yet. The result of bleeding heart politics is seldom more apparent than here.

The irony is that there are many more like this waiting in the deportation queue.
Then there are those who will terrorize us if we do and if we don’t deport them.


Abu Qatada: Filth in human form

Which (somehow) makes me wanna quote Frank Zappa:

“May your shit come to life and kiss you on the face,”- and don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out, Abu…

The Home Office won a key legal victory yesterday in a five-year battle to eject a suspected al-Qa’eda terrorist leader from Britain.
A court ruled that Abu Qatada, a radical Muslim cleric described as Osama bin Laden’s spiritual representative in Europe, can be deported to his homeland.

Abu Qatada, a London-based imam, has been fighting Government efforts to remove him to Jordan since 2002, claiming he faces torture or death.

And who would have a problem with that?


Sheik yer’mami comments:

Islamic punishment for Koranimals, why argue with that?

Allah knows best!

Holy Smoke! This One Rattles The Islamic Cage: “Islam is Responsible”- Says Former Sultan Ali El-Shariff, Now in So. California

*Not that Islam could ever be responsible for anything: Its not that kind of cult. If Infidels and Jooozzz can no longer be blamed for all the disasters that Muhammedans are causing in the world, then what is the (Islamic) world coming to?

Today Islam is responsible for almost all of the human sufferings from war, persecution, and poverty, particularly in the country of Sudan.” — Former Sultan Ali El-Shariff

Contact: Ali El-Shariff, 714-448-3820

MEDIA ADVISORY, Feb. 26 /Christian Newswire/ — Former Sultan Ali El-Shariff and Pastor George Saieg, founder of Arabic Christian Perspective, will be available for interviews on Saturday March 3rd, 10:00am – 12:00pm at a to-be-announced location, call 866-533-6659 for details.

Former Sultan Ali El-Shariff comments on Islam and Sudan:

“Today Islam is responsible for almost all of the human sufferings from war, persecution, and poverty, particularly in the country of Sudan.

“Since the 1983 start of the civil war in the southern Sudan more than 4 million people have been displaced, and an estimated over 2 million have been killed because Islam has declared the Holy War (Jihad) (Qur’an 9:5) against the non-Muslim black indigenous people. Islam is responsible for more than 100,000 children either killed or sold as slaves in Muslim homes. Islam is responsible for raping and kidnapping more than 50,000 women during the war (Qur’an 4:3). Islam is responsible for cutting hands and feet of hundreds of innocent people because Islamic laws were applied; bringing shame and infirmity to many families for the rest of their lives. Islam is responsible of abusing millions of women every day through beating, atrocious treatment and emotional deprivation because of the Islamic teaching (Qur’an 4:34).

“It is a shame for any African American to embrace Islam which makes them a participant in these disgraceful acts. It is a shame to embrace Islam to enforce the practice of slavery, abuse of women and children and to humiliate human kind through persecution, poverty and destruction. Unfortunately, Islam always has two faces. The Islamic missionaries always present the peaceful, respectful and the nice face of Islam. The fact is, there is a real violent face of Islam that Muslims in North America try to hide. It is a shame for anyone who embraces Islam without thinking, asking questions or reading about the true face of Islam. Islam is responsible today for the destruction of lives and cultures. Sudan is a vivid example. Why would you want to be a Muslim and participate in their wicked ways?”

The Former Sultan Ali El-Shariff and Pastor George Saieg founder of Arabic Christian Perspective will be available for interview on Saturday March 3rd at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at a to-be-announced location, call (866) 533-6659 for details.

Ali El-Shariff will speak on Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 pm, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 224 West California Street, Ontario, California 91762

Muslims ‘turning to drugs’ to cope with ostracism

By Richard Kerbaj from The Australian

* Richard Kerbaj’s heart is bleeding for ‘disadvantaged’ young Muslims who are being’ostracised’ and turn to drugs:


AUSTRALIA’S disadvantaged young Muslims are so directionless and fearful of being excluded by the broader community many are turning to drugs and contemplating suicide.

Ninety-eight per cent of 150 Sydney-based young Muslims surveyed had considered suicide as a “way out” of the conflicts in their life as a Muslim in a non-Muslim society.

The All Eyes On Youth study found eight out of 10 young Muslims aged between 12 and 25 considered the education system of no assistance “in making lifetime choices”, and 94 per cent lacked a clear goal in life.

The findings emerged from a conference for young Muslims organised by the Independent Centre for Research Australia in Sydney last November.

ICRA president Fadi Rahman told The Australian yesterday he was alarmed that almost all the 75 males involved in the survey had experimented with drugs such as cannabis, ecstasy and cocaine.

“We’re talking about cocaine, and some of them have even got to a point where they’ve tried heroin,” said the Muslim community leader from Auburn, in Sydney’s southwest.

If your heart bleeds also, keep reading…


Hitler was “ just trying to rid the world of Jews”

Surprised? I’m not, not at all. This is the mainstream view you hear all over again and again, the moment you set foot in an Islamic country.

From Turkey to Iran, from India to Morocco, from Tunis to Cairo and from Syria to Indonesia. This is what Muhammedans tell each other, this is what they teach their children. This is what they will tell you when they sit down with you to have tea, and they expect you to agree. Jew-hatred goes back to the 7th century and manifests itself in the Koran & the Sunnah, to a time when Mohammed failed to forcibly convert the Jews of Arabia.

Ibrahim Ahmed

The madness of the Islamic mind would fill volumes. We try to cover little by little, daily. Like here:

Nashville Cabbie Made Antisemitic Remarks Before Attack

Remember the incident earlier this month, when a Nashville cabbie got into a “religious argument” with two passengers, and ended up running them down with his cab?

Remember how vague the initial reports were?

Here’s why: Man hit by cab after driver made anti-Semitic [sic] comments. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)

A Nashville cabbie made anti-Semitic statements and praised Adolph Hitler’s campaign against Jews during a religious argument that culminated when he ran over one of the passengers as he left the taxi, witnesses said during a hearing today.

The cab driver, Ibrahim Ahmed, said Hitler was “trying to rid the world of Jews,” the alleged victim, Jeremie Imbus, told the court.

“I just remember …(being)… I guess the word is ‘shocked,’” Imbus said of the Feb. 18 incident.

Imbus and his friend Andrew Nelson, both of Ohio, had come to town to visit a friend and had been out drinking in downtown bars earlier in the evening. Imbus, who was wheeled into the courtroom in a wheelchair, said he couldn’t remember much about the night.

But his friend, Nelson, said he pulled Imbus out of the cab as he kicked at the back of the cabbie’s seat. Both men the took off running, he said. Nelson heard the vehicle accelerate and then saw the mini-van hit his friend, he testified. Imbus suffered a broken leg, a fractured pelvic bone and several other injuries.

Ahmed, 37, was working for United Cab Co., at the time. He faces charges of attempted criminal homicide.

Jihad Watch has another take on this:


And here’s Debbie Schlussel:

Germany: Here we Go Again: Smoke bomb thrown into Jewish kindergarten in Berlin

1938 all over again?

Anti-Semitic slogans scrawled on the school’s walls


BERLIN (EJP)—- A tragedy was avoided on Sunday after a smoke bomb, thrown through a window of a Jewish kindergarten in Berlin, failed to ignite.

However, the school, located in a northwest neighbourhood of the German capital, was not spared by the spray painting of swastikas, other Nazi symbols and anti-Semitic phrases, such as “Auschwitz,” “Juden Raus” (Jews, get out) and “Sieg Heil”, on its outer walls, as well as on toys that had been lying around in the school’s playground.

A police spokesman said the attack did not cause serious damage or endanger children or staff at the school.

Berlin’s Interior Minister Ehrhart Körting condemned the attack as a “cowardly act” and called it “a particularly brutal one…one that had taken anti-Semitic acts to a new dimension”.

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