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"Any affront to a religious symbol is unacceptable under any circumstances, and one must not turn a blind eye to this" says Chairman of the Joint List of Arab parties, fanning religious incitement

Headline: “‘The honorable Arab prophet and his mission are too exalted to be harmed by the right-wing midgets’ – Odeh demands that YouTube remove a song affronting Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him”




“[Israeli Arab Parliament Member and] Chairman of the Joint List of Arab parties Ayman Odeh demanded that the video platform YouTube remove a song by fans of an Israeli football club, which he defined as racist because it affronts Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.


The song, which is being disseminated by ‘La Familia,’ the fan club of the Beitar Jerusalem football team, includes obscenities against the prophet, peace be upon him…


In a statement, Odeh said: ‘The honorable Arab prophet and his mission are too exalted to be harmed by the right-wing midgets and “La Familia.” Any affront to any religious symbol is unacceptable under any circumstances, and one must not turn a blind eye to this.’


Odeh added: ‘The “La Familia” fan club is a racist and terrorist club, which encourages hatred and racism. Everyone knows that it attacks Arab citizens in different areas, and in a state that is truly democratic this terror organization would have been illegal for many years. But the rot starts at the top, and this ugly top is the ideology of [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu and the right-wing, which is poisoned with hatred and racism against anything Arab.’


Odeh turned to the local branch of the YouTube company in Israel with a demand to remove the song, which has been circulating since July 2016, but has received ‘extensive circulation recently, with the escalation of the Islamophobic incitement in the world (refers to cartoons depicting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad; see note below –Ed.).’”





PMW was unable to identify which video on YouTube Odeh refers to, but there is footage of Beitar fans shouting “Muhammad is dead” after defeating an Arab team in 2015.


Muhammad cartoons and beheadings in France, 2020 – A Muslim terrorist murdered and beheaded French middle school teacher Samuel Paty on Oct. 16, 2020, after Paty showed his students cartoons depicting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad in a class on freedom of expression. The cartoons had previously been published by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Another Muslim terrorist then murdered 3 French citizens, one of whom he beheaded, in a terror attack at a church in Nice on Oct. 29, 2020, and yet another terrorist shot and wounded a priest in Lyon on Oct. 31, 2020. When French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the first murder as “a typical Islamist terrorist attack,” Turkish President Recep Tayyp Erdogan criticized him. The Charlie Hebdo magazine then responded by publishing a cartoon showing Erdogan sitting in his underwear drinking beer, which is forbidden by Islam, and lifting the burka of a Muslim woman to expose her backside while saying “Ouuuh! The Prophet!”


Charlie Hebdo terror attacks in France, 2015: On Jan. 7, 2015, Muslim terrorists Cherif and Said Kouachi carried out a shooting attack at the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. 12 people were murdered in the attack, which was a response to cartoons the magazine published about Islam's Prophet Muhammad. On Jan. 8, in a connected attack, Muslim terrorist Amely Coulibaly shot and murdered a policewoman in Paris and on Jan. 9, he shot and murdered 4 Jewish shoppers at a Paris kosher supermarket. While Abbas officially condemned the terror attacks in France, PMW has documented different PA reactions to the attacks. Some have condemned them while at the same time condemning Charlie Hebdo for mocking Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Others have compared the terror attacks in France to Israeli "terrorism" against Palestinians, and some have even claimed that Israel was behind the attacks.