Update: “Khaiber” writer, Yusri Al-Jindy, says now is the time to expose Jews.
A production company in Qatar will reportedly start filming a multi-million dollar television series next month commemorating the genocide of Jews in Arabia in the 7th century.
The series, called “Khaiber,” is based on a script written by Yusri Al-Jindy, an Egyptian writer who has previously depicted Israelis and Jews as bloodthirsty savages in his work. One of his plays about the 1967 war, titled “The Wandering Jew,” was banned in Egypt.
The series, produced by the Doha-based Echo Media Qatar, is supposedly scheduled to be filmed in several Arab countries, including Morocco, Egypt and Jordan, and will apparently feature several well-known Arab actors. Echo Media Qatar has reportedly started building sets with structures similar to the ones inhabited by Jews 1,400 years ago.
A report on Al Jazeera in Arabic yesterday described “Khaiber” as “the most important feature of the Islamic-Jewish fight. Muslims always raise its name in their rallies against Israel because it constitutes a memory of a harsh defeat for the Jews who lived in the Arabian Peninsula during the time of prophet.”
The story of “Khaiber,” according to most Islamic sources, ends with the execution of thousands of Jews, including women and children. Protesters at anti-Israel rallies around the world, including the U.S., often evoke this battle in their chants to galvanize supporters.
According to Al Jazeera, Al-Jindy said he wrote the script because “the Zionist movement is currently passing through a turning point as a result of the changes in the Arab world.”
According to another report in the Qatari newspaper Al-Raya, the series will focus “on the social, economic and religious characteristics of the Jews including politics and conspiracies and how they dominate and control tribes.”
Past Echo Media Qatar productions have promoted conspiracies about Jews. In 2010, Echo Media Qatar produced a series called “The Collapse of the Caliphate” for Ramadan that blamed Jews for conspiring with the enemies of the Sultan to end the Islamic Caliphate.
When completed, the series will likely reinforce the dehumanization of Jews in the Arab world in the same way that previous programs have done, such as the 2003 Egyptian television series "Knight Without a Horse" which was based on the notorious forgery, "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion." Series such as this, often aired during Ramadan, are generally very popular and receive broader viewership than programs aired throughout the rest of the year.