The following are excerpts from a show featuring Egyptian children preaching about Jerusalem. The show aired on Al-Nas TV (Lebanon) on February 16, 2010.
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"The Schemers are Plotting to Drown [Our Nation] in Tragedy, but They will Dig Their Own Graves in the Process"
Child: "The state of our nation is peculiar. By Allah, our nation lives in misery and agony. It is flooded with a deluge of terrifying conspiracies. The schemers are plotting to drown it in tragedy, but they will dig their own graves in the process of their terrible scheme. They keep talking about peace, but I say that the plundered land should be restored to its people.
"Tomorrow the Al-Aqsa Mosque will don its best clothes. If their 'peace' means that we relinquish our beloved Al-Aqsa, this peace of theirs is a catastrophe, and so is their terrifying scheme. The levy of blood will be paid for the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
"My brothers in Islam, the tidal waves of the infidel West approach us from all directions, revealing the truth about what the [West] has been saying for years in order to deceive us: that they are men of peace. The Jews are men of peace vis-à-vis all the other religions – all the religions that were not sent down by Allah – but not vis-à-vis the religion of the Lord of heaven and earth."
"This Conflict … Started when the Prophet Muhammad Began to Preach the Word of Allah"
"My brothers, this conflict is not a few days old, or even a few years old. This conflict is 1,431 years old. It started when the Prophet Muhammad began to preach the word of Allah.
"Oh Muslims, Jerusalem is Arab and Islamic, regardless of what the stupid liars, like Ben-Gurion and his helpers, say. Ben-Gurion said: 'We may not have a right to Palestine from a political perspective, but we have a right to Palestine from a religious perspective. It is the Promised Land, which God promised us, from the Nile to the Euphrates.' Later, Sharon and Barak – may Allah punish them as they deserve – repeated this.
"The West has industry, tourism, and sights that tempt us, but it is devoid of faith. The West is still a graveyard for principles. It targets our religion with arrows of temptation. The West is a graveyard for justice. Whenever a hand is raised [in resistance], the West wields a knife. The West renounces peace, yet it tries to seduce us with its illusion of peace. Can heresy and Islam ever coexist? I do not blame the West for its scheming, but I do blame the Muslims who are seduced by this."