The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) urged the Spanish government to condemn an anti-Semitic rant broadcast on Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española, S.A. (RTVE), the state-owned company which operates Spanish public radio on Monday.

The broadcast featured more than a half-hour of anti-Jewish conspiracy theories, including slander of Judaism lifted chapter and verse from the “Plot Against the Church,” a 1962 published book filled with anti-Semitic rhetoric written by a collection of Mexican priests under the pseudonym Maurice Pinay. The chapter within the book, titled “The Jews Spread the Cult of Satan,” links Jews to Satanic sects and demonology.

Professor Joseba Louzao, a specialist in religious history at the Universidad de Alcalá, wrote in his blog that he believed the language used came from the anti-Semitic work.

“The fact that a vehemently anti-Semitic work filled with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and slander made it to the Spanish airwaves is seriously troubling and warrants immediate condemnation from the Spanish government,” said Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL National Director. “It is as if RTVE aired portions of Hitler’s Mein Kampf or the infamous Russian anti-Semitic forgery, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. The only difference is that ‘Plot Against the Church’ is much less known to the general public.”

The ADL wrote a letter to Manuel Garcia-Margallo, Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, that the government should have a stricter stance on broadcasts with content of this nature.

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