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A Library of Truth and a Book of Lies

November 08, 2002

Re "In Egypt, a Bastion of Learning Rises From the Ashes of History," Nov. 5: President Hosni Mubarak is quoted as saying that rebuilding the new Alexandria library is "a call to terminate violence, tension and all sorts of terrorism." This is hypocritical in view of the presentation during Ramadan of the TV miniseries based on the fraudulent "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," showing that Jews are in a conspiracy to take over the world. This is being done at a time when most Egyptians will be home, which will garner a huge audience for this spurious presentation and will promote more anti-Semitism. Programming of this kind is only on the air with the authorization of the government. And this is a government that receives billions from the U.S., even though it also promotes anti-Americanism.

Shirley C. Munch

Los Angeles

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