One of the members put on a yarmulke and asked Algerians on the street for help in finding the Jewish cemetery.
They called the video "A Jew in the Streets of Algeria: What happens?"
Here are the results:
|Algerian raising his hand to hit the "Jew"|
The filmmakers then proudly say how Algerians will always support Palestinians. They say " "Palestine is always in our hearts, it has to be supported, no matter if they are oppressed or are the oppressors" based on a hadith that quotes Mohammed as saying that a Muslim must support all Muslims no matter if they are the oppressed or the ones doing the oppressing.
The video became popular when it was released, until controversy broke out when several commenters pointed out that Arabs are not supposed to hate Jews, but only Zionists, and the actor in this video did not do anything indicating he was Zionist or Israeli.
The filmmakers then went into damage control mode, changing the name of the video to "A Zionist in the Streets of Algeria: What happens?" and turning off comments on YouTube. They then claimed that they only intended to show how much Algerians hate Zionists. But the video shows plainly that this isn't true, even with a caption in Arabic and English about the episode with the schoolboys says "Junior hate Jews."
The group told CNN Arabic that they did not intend to incite anyone against Jews, only Zionists. Even CNN pointed out that their excuse was lame since the video clearly shows otherwise.
Not surprisingly, CNN has not bothered to report this story in English as of this moment. The enlightened liberal media.refuses to cover stories about the widespread and easily seen antisemitism among Arabs and Muslims.
Because that would be Islamophobic.
(h/t Ibn Boutros)