July 15, 2010, - 11:45 am
Why is the History Channel broadcasting a show with an openly anti-Semitic Muslim host, who denies history and tries to rewrite it? I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: anti-Semitism is acceptable in America (especially in the entertainment industry), whereas racism is not.
How else do you explain Zahi Hawass, the Egyptian Antiquities Minister (and–suprise!–a Muslim), as host of the History Channel’s “Chasing Mummies,” which debuted on the channel last night? As I’ve noted before, Hawass said in a videotaped interview on television:
They [the Jews] went to America and took control of its economy. They have a plan. . . . they control the entire world.
Watch the video. He said it just over a year ago and won’t apologize because that’s what he believes. (Sadly, those statements didn’t stop Barack Obama from touring the Egyptian Pyramids with Hawass, last year.) Does the History Channel agree with him? If not, why does he have a show on the station? What if he made these statements about Blacks? Would he have a History Channel hosting job?
Mr. Hawass has also made various anti-American statements in American travel magazines, saying he doesn’t want or need Americans as tourists. With all the fuss over Mel Gibson, why is it okay for Hawass to host a TV show on a respected cable channel? And does Mel Gibson have a chance at hosting a History Channel show? Hey, maybe he can host a show on the Holocaust and slavery and give his own special Gibson family “spin.”
Moreover, Mr. Hawass is perpetuating the anti-Semitic propaganda on the History Channel show. Reader David saw a preview for an upcoming episode of the show and notes that Hawass denied the historical fact that Jews were slaves in Egypt:
On an upcoming episode, one of his interns asks him, “the Egyptians had thousands of slaves right?” Hawass gets ticked off, saying that it’s false and a lie. Basically, he is denying the history that he is allegedly trying to preserve. It seems more like rewriting history as they are doing near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, destroying evidence of ancient Jewish sovereignty. I know, why should this night be any different?
Hmmm . . . maybe they should change the name to, “The Denying History Channel.”
Tags: Anti-Semite, Chasing Mummies, Denying History, Egypt, History Chennel, Islam, Jews, Mel Gibson, Muslim, rewriting history, slaves, The History Channel, Zahi Hawass