Around 2010 or 2011 an article about the hazards of boycotting
“everything that originates with the Jewish people” began circulating
by e-mail and was reproduced on many websites.
is reprinted below except for 400 words that go into other topics:
short time ago, Iran’s Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khomenei
urged the Muslim World to boycott anything and everything that
originates with the Jewish people. In response, Meyer M. Treinkman, a
pharmacist, out of the kindness of his heart, offered to assist them in
their boycott as follows:
Any Muslim who has Syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan discovered
by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out whether
he has Syphilis, because the Wassermann
Test is the discovery of a Jew.
BOYCOTT EVERYTHING JEWISH
If a Muslim suspects that he has Gonorrhea, he must not seek diagnosis,
because he will be using the method of a Jew named Neisser.
Muslim who has heart disease must not use Digitalis, a discovery by a
Jew, Ludwig Traube.
Should he suffer with a toothache, he must not use Novocaine, a
discovery of the Jews, Widal and Weil.
If a Muslim has Diabetes, he must not use Insulin, the result of
research by Minkowski, a Jew.
If one has a headache, he must shun Pyramidon and Antypyrene, due to the
Jews, Spiro and Ellege.
Muslims with convulsions must put up with them because it was a Jew,
Oscar Leibreich, who proposed the use of Chloral Hydrate.
Arabs must do likewise with their psychic ailments because Freud,
father of psychoanalysis, was a Jew.
Should a Muslim child get Diphtheria, he must refrain from the “Schick”
reaction which was invented by the Jew, Bela Schick.
Muslims should be ready to die in great numbers and must not permit
treatment of ear and brain damage, work of Jewish Nobel Prize winner, Robert Barany.
They should continue to die or remain crippled by Infantile Paralysis
because the discoverer of the anti-polio vaccine is a Jew, Jonas Salk.
Muslims must refuse to use Streptomycin and continue to die of
Tuberculosis because a Jew, Selman
Waksman, invented the wonder drug against this killing disease.
Muslim doctors must discard all discoveries and improvements by
dermatologist Judas Sehn Benedict, or the lung specialist, Frawnkel,
and of many other world renowned Jewish scientists and medical experts.
short, good and loyal Muslims properly and fittingly should remain
afflicted with Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Heart Disease, Headaches, Typhus,
Diabetes, Mental Disorders, Polio Convulsions and Tuberculosis and be
proud to obey the Islamic boycott.
and by the way, don't call for a doctor on your cell phone because the
cell phone was invented in Israel by a Jewish engineer.
I ask, what medical contributions to the world have the Muslims made?
The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000; that is
ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION or 20% of the world's population.
have received the following Nobel Prizes:
– Najib Mahfooz
– Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat
– Elias James Corey
– Yaser Arafat
– Ahmed Zewai
– Peter Brian Medawar
– Ferid Mourad
The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000; that is
FOURTEEN MILLION or about 0.02% of the world's population. They have
received the following Nobel Prizes:
– Paul Heyse
– Henri Bergson
– Boris Pasternak
– Shmuel Yosef Agnon
– Nelly Sachs
– Saul Bellow
– Isaac Bashevis Singer
– Elias Canetti
– Joseph Brodsky
– Nadine Gordimer World
– Alfred Fried
– Tobias Michael Carel Asser
– Rene Cassin
– Henry Kissinger
– Menachem Begin
– Elie Wiesel
– Shimon Peres
– Yitzhak Rabin
– Adolph Von Baeyer
– Henri Moissan
– Albert Abraham Michelson
– Gabriel Lippmann
– Otto Wallach
– Richard Willstaetter
– Fritz Haber
– Albert Einstein
– Niels Bohr
– James Franck
– Gustav Hertz
– Gustav Stern
– George Charles de Hevesy
– Isidor Issac Rabi
– Felix Bloch
– Max Born
– Igor Tamm
– Emilio Segre
– Donald A. Glaser
– Robert Hofstadter
– Melvin Calvin
– Lev Davidovich Landau
– Max Ferdinand Perutz
– Richard Phillips Feynman
– Julian Schwinger
– Murray Gell-Mann
– Dennis Gabor
– William Howard Stein
– Brian David Josephson
– Benjamin Mottleson
– Burton Richter
– Ilya Prigogine
– Arno Allan Penzias
– Peter L Kapitza
– Stephen Weinberg
– Herbert Charles Brown
– Paul Berg
– Walter Gilbert
– Roald Hoffmann
– Aaron Klug
– Albert A. Hauptman
– Jerome Karle
– Dudley R. Herschbach
– Robert Huber
– Leon Lederman
– Melvin Schwartz
– Jack Steinberger
– Sidney Altman
– Jerome Friedman
– Rudolph Marcus
– Martin Perl
– Alan J. Heeger
– Paul Anthony Samuelson
– Simon Kuznets
– Kenneth Joseph Arrow
– Leonid Kantorovich
– Milton Friedman
– Herbert A. Simon
– Lawrence Robert Klein
– Franco Modigliani
– Robert M. Solow
– Harry Markowitz
– Merton Miller
– Gary Becker
– Robert Fogel
– Elie Metchnikoff
– Paul Erlich
– Robert Barany
– Otto Meyerhof
– Karl Landsteiner
– Otto Warburg
– Otto Loewi
– Joseph Erlanger
– Herbert Spencer Gasser
– Ernst Boris Chain
– Hermann Joseph Muller
– Tadeus Reichstein
– Selman Abraham Waksman
– Hans Krebs
– Fritz Albert Lipmann
– Joshua Lederberg
– Arthur Kornberg
– Konrad Bloch
– Francois Jacob
– Andre Lwoff
– George Wald
– Marshall W. Nirenberg
– Salvador Luria
– Julius Axelrod
– Sir Bernard Katz
– Gerald Maurice Edelman
– Howard Martin Temin
– Baruch S. Blumberg
– Roselyn Sussman Yalow
– Daniel Nathans
– Baruj Benacerraf
– Cesar Milstein
– Michael Stuart Brown
– Joseph L. Goldstein
– Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
– Gertrude Elion
– Harold Varmus
– Erwin Neher
– Bert Sakmann
– Richard J. Roberts
– Phillip Sharp
– Alfred Gilman
– Edward B. Lewis
- Lu RoseIacovino
corrected some name-spellings (indicated with underlining) such as
Neissner to Neisser, Minkowsky to Minkowski, Zalman Waxman to Selman
Waksman, Wasserman to Wassermann, Bella Schick to Bela Schick, and
Robert Baram to Robert Barany.
some statements seem wrong:
The book The Timetables of Science
(1988) attributes the "local anesthetic, Novocain" (which is still used
in dentistry) to Albert Einhorn in 1905, not to Widal and Weil. And the
first use of cocaine as a local anesthetic is credited to Carl Koller
in 1884. So there seems no connection of Widal with anesthetics
anywhere. The name of Georges-Fernand Widal (1862-1929), however, is
associated with the Widal Test, a diagnostic test for typhoid fever
developed in 1896.
alleged dermatologist Judah Sehn Benedict and the alleged lung
specialist Frawnkel could not be found and may be fictitious.
is corrected to Antipyrene — it's a powder for reducing fever and
relieving pain first synthesized in 1883. In regard to this Spiro was
not Jewish and the name Ellege is either a misspelling or made up.
checked only the first third of the boycott article. Therefore
misspellings and errors may remain in the list of Nobel Prize
recipients. Readers who are inclined can check Nobel Prize winners at
first website says that between 1901 and 2014 the Nobel Prizes were
awarded 567 times to 860 individuals and 22 organizations.
third website says: "Nobel prizes have been awarded to over 850
individuals, of whom at least 22% were Jews, although Jews comprise
less than 0.2% of the world's population."
webpage by a Dr. Robert Shillman dated February 20, 2011 displays a
photo of Muslim demonstrators brandishing placards with the words
there, however, a Fatwa calling for a boycott of everything of Jewish
A Fatwa is a legal pronouncement or learned interpretation by a Muslim
jurist or "Mufti" on the application of Islamic law. The term is also
used of death sentences when a Mufti declares someone who has
criticized Islam as deserving of death. A partial list of Fatwas is
there was a Fatwa against Jewish products by Ayatollah Khamenei dated
15th May, 2001:-
Fatwa No 12798
the purchase of Zionist goods:
purchase of any item which helps strengthen Zionism is not permissible
unless it reaches the point of necessity.
Khamenei (b.1939) was the president of Iran 1981-1989 and the supreme
leader of Iran since 1989. He apparently has declared that Israel is a
cancer and won't exist in 25 years from now.
about Meyer M. Treinkman, the alleged author of the boycott list? Is
there such a person?
name is rare. Many people tried to pin him with Google Search but
web page dated October 2011 cites the U.S. Social Security Death Index
Meyer M Treinkman
(1894-1987) was born on November 1, 1894.
was born into the Treinkman family.
died on November 15, 1987 at 93 years old.
M Treinkman's last known residence is at Miami Beach, Miami-Dade
"Meyer M Treinkman" was already deceased for more than 20 years when
the boycott response began circulating.
it is possible that the boycott response or substantial part of it was
written decades ago. Postings on the Internet include these two:
Salvarsan for syphilis? Hasn't been used in at least 60 years…
How did they forget Sabin when talking about polio? This whole list
looks to have been put together 50 years ago...they could have
mentioned many more recent Jews...e.g., David Baltimore, Nobel Prize
winner, discoverer of reverse transcriptase — the key to understanding
the HIV/AIDS virus...
wit posted the comment, apparently aimed at Iran, "They can start by
boycotting nuclear weapons."
boycott e-mail is spoilt by its spelling mistakes and errors of fact.
However, the basic premise — that a boycott of products discovered or
produced by Jews would result in pain and inconvenience to boycotters —