At least that’s the story according to Al-Mustaqbal, a daily newspaper published in Iraq and translated by MEMRI.
According to this report, gangs of Jews operating under the wing of secretive forces perched high within Iraq’s government are forcing Christians to convert to Judaism at gunpoint. Those who refuse are forced to emigrate to Turkey where, the shock story reveals, the head of the relevant UN office is — a Jew.In the past these mysteriously powerful and well connected Jews are said to have used American military vehicles for their nefarious activities; now they use cars with diplomatic plates.Stories like this abound in the Middle Eastern press; even cynics and realists swallow anti-Semitic legends with childish gullibility.Anti-Semitism remains a leading indicator for social and economic failure. Anti-Semites blame the hidden power of the Jews for their marginalization and weakness. The reality is that anti-Semitism is often if not always bound up with a basic inability to understand or respond to the forces of diversity and innovation that shape the modern world.In reality, of course, the Christians of Iraq don’t have much time worrying about armed gangs of Jewish proselytizers. Their troubles come from the followers of a different religion, and they are grave.