Saudi cleric: Holocaust ‘exaggerated'

Salman al-Odeh promotes blood libel against Jews, claims Jews promote war and exploit Holocaust in TV interview.

Saudi cleric Salman al-Owdeh 370 (photo credit: Memri TV)
Saudi cleric Salman al-Owdeh 370
(photo credit: Memri TV)
BERLIN – Saudi cleric Salman al-Odeh told Rotana Khalijiya TV on August 13 that the Holocaust has turned into a myth and Jews are killing human beings for their blood in order to bake matzot.
Odeh has a following of millions.
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) translated the program and posted a video of the Rotana Khalijiya TV program on its website. MEMRI titled its posting, “Saudi Cleric Salman al-Odeh: Jews Use Human Blood for Passover Matzos.”
Odeh accused Israel of “carrying out a Holocaust in Gaza and the occupied land.”
According to a report in the conservative Washington Free Beacon website, “Odeh ranted about the use of human blood in Jewish religious rituals, a notorious anti-Semitic smear commonly referred to as a ‘blood libel.’” The Saudi cleric said, “It is well known that the Jews celebrate several holidays, one of which is the Passover, or the matzos holiday. I read once about a doctor who was working in a laboratory. This doctor lived with a Jewish family. One day, they said to him: ‘We want blood. Get us some human blood.’”
Odeh continued, “He was confused. He didn’t know what this was all about. He found that they were making matzos with human blood. They eat it, believing that this brings them close to their false god, Yahweh.”
Odeh said Jews“would lure a child in order to sacrifice him in the religious rite that they perform during that holiday.”
The Saudi interviewer did not question or criticize any of Odeh’s assertions.
The cleric said Jews were exploiting the Holocaust with a view toward securing concessions from Western governments.
“The Holocaust has become a source for extortion. Through this Holocaust, the Jews began to extort many governments worldwide — in Europe and in the US.”
He further contended that the Jewish people “believe that have the right to kill anyone who does not adhere to their religion.”
His language mirrored the classic anti-Semitism of the Nazis who charged Jews with promoting war.
“The role of the Jews is to wreak destruction, to wage wars, and to practice deception and extortion,” Odeh said.