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 Sunday, June 22, 2003

  Free Copies of Henry Ford's "The International Jew" and "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" Distributed At Malaysia's Political Gathering

Excerpt from Simon Cameron-Moore's report in Reuters :

" .... thousands of Muslim Malays attended the last day of the three-day United Malays National Organization (UMNO), assembly to see PM Dr Mahathir Mohammad deliver his final speech as party president. (UMNO is the ruling polical party in the Malaysian government.) Read HERE Full text of Mahathir's speech in Malay language

Officials of the party distributed copies of U.S. industrialist Henry Ford's "The International Jew" to delegates. Party workers at the assembly's secretariat handed out free copies of an abridged version of Ford's book, published in Johannesburg and translated into the Malay language.

The book, first published in the 1920s, also contained the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" -- originally published in Russia in the early 20th century alleging an international Jewish conspiracy.

  • Read HERE ( HERE, HERE and HERE ) controversies on the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" book described as a "hoax".
The 77-year-old Mahathir, who steps down in October after 22 years of rule, told a news conference afterwards that the distribution of the book was nothing to do with him. Mahathir said he had read the book years ago, but was not influenced by it, adding that it was the injustice of the West handing Palestinian land to the Jews which upset him.

"I don't need that book to tell me what is right and what is wrong. I'm not responsible for the distribution," said Mahathir, who had earlier basked in the adulation of his party faithful."

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