Australian preacher spreading coronavirus conspiracies mixed with antisemitism

November 2, 2020 by Ran Porat
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Sufyaan Khalifa, a Perth resident born in Algeria, is busy spreading coronavirus conspiracies online. Sadly, but not surprisingly, his preaching is also heavily infused with antisemitism and Israel hatred.

Sufyaan Khalifa Pic: YouTube

He circulates his messages in dozens of videos in Arabic and English on his YouTube channel, where they are then viewed by thousands.

His corona fables are a mishmash of popular conspiracy theories combined with strong religious themes. Khalifa’s mega narrative is that Satan (with help from Bill Gates) is behind a fake “Plandemic”, part of a master plan to reduce the world’s human population and also make a profit. The UN and world leaders – all of which are atheists, Free Masons and/or members of the secret illuminati organization – constitute together a “Nazi government” implementing this devious plot, which would end in World War III, mass death and “a new world order.”

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews receives from Khalifa the title of a dictator and a fascist, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is “the head of the snake”.

Khalifa’s wild corona conspiracies include blatant antisemitism and Israel hatred. He compares Victorian authorities’ policies during the lockdown to Israel’s policy vis-à-vis the Palestinians, and says Victoria’s government is a “fascist, communist Zionist government”, asking “Is it the same Zionist movement that the Palestinians are suffering from in Palestine by the Zionist government of Netanyahu? […] How dare we see a typical fascist communist Zionist government in Victoria taking over our liberty, locking down our fellow Australians and crushing down any type of democracy?”

Protest against the lockdown, said Khalifa, is a message of resistance: “No to tyranny, no to lockdowns, free Victoria, no to pedophiles, no to Zionists, no to freemasons!”

In his special online message “The events of September 11, 2001, and Covid 19: Produced in a single lab”, Khalifa explained the supposed reason for all evil – “global Zionism”: “The 9/11 events, Covid-19, ISIS, Boko Haram [African Jihadist terror organisation] and other bad events ravaging in the world – they are the results of the leaders of one element – global Zionism that controls the world and their many friends, that are igniting conflicts in several areas across the world […] Global Zionism and the Free Masons are behind all the crimes happening in all countries… Its headquarters are in the hated Israel, the Zionist entity.”

In May 2020, Khalifa cautioned Muslims against the “Big Israel” stage of the vicious grand plan to create a new world order. In this stage of the plan, Israel will take control over many Arab states, and most Arabs will be killed, Khalifa claimed.

Khalifa also calls on all Arabs to teach their children the most controversial Islamic Hadith (a story or saying attributed to the Prophet Muhammed and/or his companions) about the Jews, Sahih Muslim. This Hadith prophesies that Muslims will kill the Jews on Judgement Day: “The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him.”

Responding to the US Administration’s peace plan (“Deal of the Century”), in his “Al-Quds [belongs] to us” video (Feb 2020) Khalifa vilifies the “criminal Zionists” and the “lying conqueror oppressor” Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. US President Donald Trump is Netanyahu’s “wild friend from the monkeys and pigs” and both of them are “murderers”, he says.

Khalifa also quickly laid the blame for the explosion at the Beirut Port (August 4) on Israel. In his “The Beirut attack and the sparking of World War 3, and who is behind it ???” video, he asserted that “The truth is that Israel is behind this attack”. Quoting from the fake news Russian website Veterans Today, Khalifa ‘exposed’ how Israel bombed Beirut with a sea-to-land Gabriel missile, followed by a Delilah “nuclear missile” launched from an F-16 jet.

Many of the sources Khalifa references in his online videos and on his social media pages are antisemitic. For example, he recommended his followers educate themselves with the content of the WorldUnderCover website. This website preaches that Hitler was just purifying Germany’s legal system from “Zevite Satanist Jews”, and that Sigmund Freud’s psychological theories are based on the “compendium of insanity” that is the Talmud. The list of endorsed sources in this website includes notorious antisemitic texts such as The Khazar Jewish Messiah & Occult Agenda of Zion and The Protocols of [the elders of] Zion.

Khalifa is also a fan of antisemitic conspiracy theorist David Icke and has used material by extremist Brisbane activist Max Igan (a pseudonym), infamous for his conspiracy theories, anti-Israel views and using antisemitic and Holocaust denial sources as references.

Enough is enough. Legal authorities and Jewish communities need to be aware of Sufyaan Khalifa poisonous activities, so he can be stopped. We cannot allow the coronavirus pandemic to be used as an excuse to circulate racism, teach hatred and spread lies unchecked.

Dr. Ran Porat is a research associate at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash University, a research fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Centre in Herzliya and a research associate at the Future Directions International Research Institute, Western Australia.

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