…If you really want to be "nondiscriminatory," Tom, why don't you ask Memri to secretly tape the sermons of militant Jewish Rabbis and expose them to the world? If militant Imams' sermons inspire Muslim extremists, surely militant Rabbis' sermons must be inspiring, in your own words, "Jewish settler extremists who wrote 'Muhammad is a Pig' on buildings in Gaza." I can't wait to read your column denouncing Jewish hate speech.
It’s obvious Dr. Ahmed doesn’t really know what MEMRI is, or what it really does. I strongly believe Dr. Ahmed knows exactly what MEMRI is and does, he just chooses to attack Yigal Carmon, MEMRI’s founder, for being a right-wing Zionist—shooting the messenger, so to speak.
The issue of contention is a sermon given by one Sheikh Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sudayyis, imam of Islam's most holy mosque, Al-Haram in Mecca. Dr. Ahmed contends it’s a fabrication, when in reality it is a fact. If Dr. Ahmed is not convinced, he can see the video of the offending sermon at MEMRI’s sister website, MEMRI TV, which covers the electronic media in the Middle East.
Sheik Al-Sudayyis’ sermons are broadcasted not only in Saudi Arabia but all over the Middle East, and much of the Islamic world as well. I would like to know how MEMRI can manufacture such a lie?