Antisemitic Turkish film.
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Mastermind, a new anti-Semitic “documentary” film, is being repeatedly broadcast in Turkey and presents Jewish “domination of the world” as going back 3,500 years, since the days of Moses.
The film, which first aired on March 15, has also been spread online by media close to the ruling Islamist AK Party, and seems to have been inspired by a speech by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to a report by MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute) published this week.
The Turkish film begins with pictures of the Star of David, models of the Temple in Jerusalem and an excerpt from Erdogan’s December 2014 speech in which he referred to the delivery of Western aid to the besieged Kurds of Kobani, Syria, over his country’s objections.
“I am emphasizing this: Do not think that these are operations that target me personally.
Do not think that these operations are against our government or any [political] party,” said Erdogan.
“My friends, the target of these operations and initiatives is Turkey, Turkey’s existence, her unity, peace and stability.
They are especially against Turkey’s economy and its independence,” he continued, according to the report.
“As I have said before, behind all these there is a Mastermind, which has now become part of our national conversation.
Some ask me, ‘Who is this Mastermind?’ and I say, ‘It is for you to research this. And you do know what it is, you know who it is.’” The narrator of the film then begins: “The Mastermind, whose roots go back thousands of years, who rules, burns, destroys, starves the world, creates wars, organizes revolutions and coups, establishes states within states – this ‘intellect’ is not only Turkey’s curse, but the curse of the entire world. Who is this Mastermind? The answer is hidden inside truths and facts that can never be called conspiracy theories.
“This story begins in the very old days, 3,500 years ago, when Moses brought his people out of Egypt to Jerusalem,” continues the narrator. “The only guide he had was the Ten Commandments.
This is what was placed inside a wooden Ark which was later brought into the Temple of Solomon.
“This is not myth but fact.
And we have to look for the Mastermind in Jerusalem where the sons of Israel live,” the narrator said, according to MEMRI.
History professor Ramazan Kurtoglu, a supporter of AKP, says in the film that the Jews are destroying the entire world as they search for this Ark, which he adds was the first thing American forces did when they entered Baghdad in 2003, collecting ancient artifacts.
The narrator also says that Judaism is a political philosophy and not a religion. Three historical figures are mentioned as being people that “the Jews look up to and follow.”
The first, Rabbi Moshe Ben-Maimon [Maimonides], according to the film, thought that “the Jews are the Masters, and all other people are to be their slaves.” The second Charles Darwin, was “a Jew [sic], a biologist [and] a scientist who is the architect of the theory of evolution. The third is a German Jew, Leo Strauss, the father of American neo-conservatism.”
An adviser to Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says in the film that Erdogan is bringing these things to the public’s attention, urging them to see the big picture.