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Malaysia’s prime minister keeps

talking about Jews

hong kong (jta) | Malaysia’s prime minister again insisted that Jews rule the world. Mahathir Mohamad told the Bangkok Post that the media ignored the rest of a speech he delivered to an Islamic conference last week, in which he said he condemned suicide bombings and violence, focusing instead on comments about Jews that were widely considered anti-Semitic.

“The reaction of the world shows they do control the world,” the prime minister reiterated Monday.

At the Islamic meeting last week, he said Jews rule the world by proxy, getting others to fight and die for them, and urged Muslims to unite toward a “final victory” over the Jews. European leaders and President Bush have sharply criticized Mohammad’s comments.

Man teaches dog Nazi salute

berlin (jta) | A German man was arrested for teaching his dog the Hitler salute.

The British news service Ananova reported that a Berlin man was charged with teaching his black sheepdog, named Adolf, to lift his front paw straight up in the infamous “Sieg Heil” gesture.

The man was charged with using symbols belonging to banned groups and faces three years in jail if convicted.