The following are excerpts from a children's TV show, which aired on Hamas Al-Aqsa TV on April 6-13, 2007. It is followed by other examples of child incitement from the MEMRI TV archives.
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Al-Aqsa TV, April 6-13, 2007:
Host Saraa, a young girl: "Sanabel, what will you do for the sake of the Al-Aqsa Mosque? How will you sacrifice your soul for the sake of Al-Aqsa? What will you do?"
Sanabel, young girl on phone: "I will shoot."
Farfour, a Mickey Mouse character in a tuxedo: "Sanabel, what should we do if we want to liberate..."
Sanable: "We want to fight."
Farfour: "We got that. What else?"
Saraa: "We want to..."
Sanabel: "We will annihilate the Jews."
Saraa: "We are defending Al-Aqsa with our souls and our blood, aren't we, Sanabel?"
Sanabel: "I will commit martyrdom."
Farfour: "We've said more than once that becoming masters of the world requires the following: First, to be happy with our Arabic language, which once upon a time ruled this world."
Saraa: "Of course."
Farfour: "Second... or maybe that's it?"
Adult host: "Farfour, I heard you speaking in English."
Farfour: "Yes. How are you, Saraa? I hope to be good time."
Saraa: "What's with you, Farfour? Why are talking this way? Didn't we agree to speak in literary Arabic?"
Farfour: "But Saraa, this is the language of the advanced world, the language of the world that understands and invents things, isn't it?"
Saraa: "No, Farfour, you are wrong, because you don't know that the Muslims are the basis of civilization. If not for the Muslims, the world wouldn't have gotten to where it is today."
Farfour: "My dear youngsters, we're back. We always miss seeing you on your weekly program 'The Pioneers of Tomorrow,' in which we together are placing the cornerstone for the ruling of the world by an Islamic leadership."
Egyptian Cleric Sheikh Muhammad Nassar Tells a Group of Children About Child Martyrdom in the Early Days of Islam
The following are excerpts from a children's program hosted by Egyptian cleric Sheikh Muhammad Nassar, which aired on Al-Nas TV on June 15, 2006. Sheikh Nassar is identified by Al-Nas TV as a preacher employed by Egypt's Ministry of Religious Endowment.
To view this clip, go to: http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/1185 .
Sheikh Muhammad Nassar: "Let's listen to a very beautiful story to learn about the courage of a child, and how, when a child is brought up in a good home, and receives proper education in faith, he loves martyrdom, which becomes like an instinct for him. He can never give it up.
"This story, my friends, is a beautiful story. Abu Qudama was the commander of the army of the Muslims, when they fought the Byzantines. The Byzantines had a very, very large army, whereas the Muslims did not have many fighters. So Abu Qudama walked down the alleys and streets, among the poor, calling: 'Come join the jihad,' 'Come join the jihad.'"
"A woman said to him: 'Abu Qudama, I have a boy. I will give him to you. Take him with you to war.' He asked: 'Is he still a boy?' She said: 'He is 15 years old, and his father was martyred in the previous war. Since his father's martyrdom, he sits day and night, praying that Allah grant him martyrdom.'
"Abu Qudama was amazed: What is this? Is it conceivable that a boy, ever since the death of his father, instead of being sad about losing his father, is happy about his father's martyrdom, and moreover, he wants to be martyred like his father? Allah be praised.
"He said to her: 'Bring me the boy." When the boy came, and asked him: "What's your name?' and the boy answered: 'Sa'id.' He said: 'Son, your mother said that you want to join me in war. Tell me, son, did your mother make you come here, or do you really want to be martyred?' He said: 'By Allah, the only thing I have wished for, since my father's martyrdom, is to become a martyr.'"
"They began to strike them, and the battle grew stronger. Abu Qudama looked around and saw little Sa'id. Sa'id called Abu Qudama, who said: 'This is not the time, Sa'id.' He said: 'Abu Qudama, listen to me.' Abu Qudama said: 'Sa'id, we are in the middle of a war.' He said: 'Abu Qudama, give me a few arrows. I have used up all my arrows to kill infidels. Give me a few arrows, Abu Qudama.' Abu Qudama was very pleased with Sa'id's courage, with his jihad, his perseverance, and his defiance of death. So he gave him three arrows.
"Sa'id shot the first arrow, killing one [infidel]. With the second arrow, he killed another infidel, and with the third, he killed a third. Then he was hit by an arrow, and fell to the ground as a martyr. He achieved the martyrdom for which he yearned."
"A little later, he drew his last breath. Sa'id, the 15-year-old child, was martyred for the sake of Allah. He died happy.
"My friends, when a martyr dies, his clothes serve as his shroud. They shroud him in his clothes, and they do not wash him, because he is washed by the angels.
"So they brought Sa'id, all wrapped in his clothes, dripping with the blood of martyrdom. Blood was flowing from his wounds. They dug a small ditch in the ground like a grave, and they put Sa'id in it, and covered it with earth. Then they began to walk away.
"All of a sudden, the grave shuddered, and they were frightened. What happened? The grave shuddered and ejected Sa'id. They said: 'Allah be praised, what's going on?' The corpse got out of the grave all by itself. They were amazed, and said: 'Allah be praised.' Abu Qudama said to them: 'Wait just a moment. Let's try again. How can we possibly leave this corpse like this?' So they put him into the ground once again, and covered him with earth.
"After they covered him and began to walk away, the ground shuddered, and threw out the corpse again. They were all frightened, they began to shiver. Allah be praised. Allah Akbar. Then they all stood there in amazement. Abu Qudama said: 'We cannot leave him like this. This is my beloved Sa'id. He instructed me to bury him when he dies, and to stay with him, and not tell his mother anything. I must do it. I must bury Sa'id. I cannot leave him. Bury him again.'
"So he dug the grave himself, and said: 'My Lord, reveal this thing to us, my Lord. We want to bury him, my Lord.' They put him into the grave again, and began to walk away. Then the earth shuddered once again, and the corpse got out. So they said: 'Allah Akbar. This is Allah's doing.'"
3½-Year-Old Egyptian Girl Basmallah: Jews Are Apes and Pigs (Archival Material)
The following are excerpts from an interview with a three-and-a-half year old Egyptian girl, Basmallah, broadcast on Iqra TV on May 7, 2002.
To view this clip, go to: http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/924 .
Interviewer Duaa Amer: "Our report today will be a little different, because our guest will be a girl, a Muslim girl, but a true Muslim. Allah willing, may God give us the strength to give our children the same education, so that the next generation of children will all be true Muslims who know that they are Muslims and know who their enemies are. This child will now introduce herself. She's the daughter of a sister in Islam, Hueida, and of the artist Wagdi Al-Arabi. Her name is Basmallah, and I will ask her too.
"Peace be upon you."
Basmallah: "Allah's mercy and blessings upon you."
Amer: "What's your name?"
Amer: "How old are you, Basmallah?"
Basmallah: "Three and a half."
Amer: "Are you a Muslim?"
Amer: "Basmallah, do you know the Jews?"
Amer: "Do you like them?"
Amer: "Why don't you like them?"
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Amer: "Because they are what?"
Basmallah: "They are apes and pigs."
Amer: "Because they are apes and pigs. Who said that about them?"
Basmallah: "Our God."
Amer: "Where did he say that about them?"
Basmallah: "In the Koran."
Amer: "He said this about them in the Koran. That's right. Basmallah, what do the Jews do?"
Amer: "What do they do?"
Basmallah: "The Pepsi company."
Amer: "So you know about the boycott too, Basmallah?"
Amer: "Did they love our Prophet Muhammad?"
Amer: "What did the Jews do to him?"
Basmallah: "He killed someone..."
Amer: "Of course, our Prophet Muhammad was strong and could kill them. OK, do you know traditions about what the Jews did to our Prophet Muhammad? Is there a story you know?"
Amer: "Which one?"
Basmallah: "The one about the Jewish woman."
Amer: "What did the Jewish woman do to our Prophet Muhammad?"
Basmallah: "The Jewish woman?"
Basmallah: "She invited the Prophet and his companions. When he asked her if she had put poison in his food, she said 'yes'. He asked her: 'Why did you do this?' She replied: 'If you are a liar, you will die, and Allah will not protect you. But if you speak the truth, Allah will protect you.'"
Amer: "And God protected the Prophet, of course."
Basmallah: "And he said to his companions: 'I will kill this woman.'"
Amer: "Of course. She put poison in his food, this Jewess."
Amer: "Basmallah, Allah be praised. May our God bless her. No one could wish for a more devout girl. May God bless her and her parents. The next generation of children must be true Muslims, Allah willing. We must educate them while they are still children to be true Muslims."
Sheikh Ahmad Qattan's Song
The Saudi-based religious TV channel Iqra TV aired a monologue by Palestinian Sheikh Ahmad Qattan in memory of Sheikh Ahmad Yassin. Following are excerpts from his comments.
To view this clip go to: http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/54 .
Sheikh Ahmad Al-Qattan: "Oh mothers and fathers, you must train your children every night, before they go to bed, to go on raids in order to liberate Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa, and when he goes to sleep, after reading the Koran and the bedside verses, he should recite together with you the prayer for martyrdom:
"'Allah, I pray to you, in all honesty, to be martyred for Your sake.' Do this every night.
"Ahmad, Ahmad, Oh Yassin,
"We seek martyrdom.
"Ahmad, Ahmad, Oh Yassin,
"We continue on the path of Jihad.
"Ahmad, Ahmad, Oh Yassin,
"For Al-Aqsa we are steadfast.
"Respect and honor to every Mujaheed in Hamas.
"Respect and honor to every Mujaheed [fighting] for Al-Aqsa.
"You son of an ape, you opium fiend,
"Hide the others, Oh Sharon,
"Khybar, Khybar, Oh Jews
"Muhammad's army will return
"With a sling and a slingshot
"With a sling and a slingshot
"Shake the Qaynuqa' tribe
"With a sling and a slingshot
"Shake the Qaynuqa' tribe."
Iranian Animated Children's Film Promotes Suicide Bombings
The following are excerpts from an Iranian animated film for children, which aired on IRIB 3 TV on October 28, 2005. The movie was aired at 8 a.m. in Iran.
To view this clip, go to: http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/906 .
Palestinian woman: "You killed my child, that's enough. You ruthless man, let him go."
Israeli soldier: "Shut up, old woman!"
Young girl: "Mother!"
Abd Al-Rahman: "Be quiet."
Father: "You illegitimate atheist, I will kill you."
Israeli commander: "Finish him off."
Young girl: "Mother! Dear mother, open your eyes. Why isn't our mother saying anything? Dear mother, for God's sake, please don't die."
Abd Al-Rahman: "Oh God, I must take revenge upon these bloodthirsty aggressors, who murdered my father, mother, and brother."
Karim: "Abd Al-Rahman, your father was my uncle. You are like a brother to me. Whatever you decide to do, my brother, know that I will stand by your side."
Abd Al-Rahman: "Karim, there must be a way to fight these criminals."
Karim: "As a matter of fact, I know someone who could help us."
Abd Al-Rahman: "God bless you, Karim. Who is he?"
Karim: "Our neighbor's son. His name is Jassem. He has been in a resistance group for some years now, fighting the Israelis."
Abd Al-Rahman: "Great, so how can we meet with him?"
Karim: "I learned today that he has secretly come to the village to visit his family. If we go now, perhaps we can meet with him and ask if we can join the resistance group."
Jassem: "Hurry up, guys. come in."
Abd Al-Rahman: "I feel I shouldn't just sit quietly. I must do something."
Jassem: "Abd Al-Rahman, would you recognize the criminal officer if you saw him?"
Abd Al-Rahman: "Of course. How could I ever forget his huge body, his height, and especially the wound on his face?"
Jassem: "Did you say he had a wound on his face? Where?"
Abd Al-Rahman: "There was a scar on the left side of his face."
Jassem: "The man who turned your family into martyrs is one of the most bloodthirsty Israeli officers. May God curse him for his ruthlessness."
Abd Al-Rahman: "Do you know who he is?"
Jassem: "Yes, I know him well. His name is Ariel. He is a criminal through and through. He shows no mercy, not even for children."
Jassem: "Yesterday, many Israeli soldiers came to the village without warning. They gave the people 15 minutes to leave the village. But the villagers refused to do so, and then, bloodthirsty Ariel gave the order to open fire on the people. All the villagers, including the women and children, were killed."
"Khalil, tell your group members that tomorrow night they must join up with our group. At all costs, we must prevent the barbaric Zionist murdering of our people."
Khalil: "Sure, I will do it. The problem is that we are very few. Such an operation requires more men."
Abd Al-Rahman: Can I join your group? Please.
Karim: "I want to join too."
Khalil: "No. This is impossible, because you've had no training and cannot bear arms."
Abd Al-Rahman: "But we have two days to learn how to throw hand grenades and so on."
Karim: "We can do it. Please let us, brother Jassem."
Khalil: "Accept them, Jassem. There's no other way."
Jassem: "Alright, I accept. But you must know that you may become martyrs. None of us knows if he will survive this operation, so you must give this careful thought."
Abd Al-Rahman: "I've already thought about this. I will avenge the blood of my family, even if I am killed doing so."
Karim: "This is not only in revenge for your father, mother, and brother. This bloodthirsty man must be held accountable for all his crimes. We must not allow these bloodthirsty Zionists to take even one inch of our holy land. If necessary, we will die this way."
Khalil: "Well said! I applaud your deep faith."
Abd Al-Rahman's aunt: "Farewell, my dear ones. God willing, you'll be successful. Go, my children. Do not let the enemy beat you. Go and show the Zionists how brave and heroic are the children of Palestine."
Jassem: "We are near the border, where the Zionists want to pass. We will attack them in accordance with our plan. May God be with you, brothers. I now our mission is a hard one, but with God's help we must stop this bloodthirsty enemy. If there are no questions, assume your positions.
"Karim and Abd Al-Rahman, you wait here. Here, these are for you. Your role in this operation is very important. While the others are keeping the Israeli soldiers busy, you must throw grenades at them."
Abd Al-Rahman waits for an Israeli military convoy to pass by, and ties a string of grenades around his waist.
Jassem: "Brothers, get ready. They are coming."
Abd Al-Rahman: "I place my trust in God. Allah Akbar."
A Lebanese Girl's 'Message to the Arabs': 'Jerusalem is Calling You, Beat the Drums of Jihad'
The Hizbullah TV channel Al-Manar aired a reading of a poem by a young girl, Sara Qadura, following the killing of Hamas leader Ahmad Yassin. The following is the transcript of the poem:
To view this clip, go to: http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/18 .
Sara Qadura: "In the name Allah the All-Merciful. Oh Muslims, what do you lay your hope on? Oh heroes of Islamic conquests, the child of Palestine on the frontier land is letting out a deep cry from within his heart, in order to waken your wills. Jerusalem is calling you, the wait has been long, Oh Arabs.
"The Zionists destroyed the houses, they have wreaked havoc, killed the children, destroyed the landmarks, uprooted the plants, Jerusalem is captive, shame follows shame.
"Oh Muslims, Palestine is calling you, respond to the call. Jerusalem is calling you, beat the drums of jihad, open the doors, the slumber has lasted too long. I called and called, but they are all deaf, mute, dead.
"You will not be spared by the Zionist robbers. Woe to them, quivering from the echo of an avenging child's cry. Their heart is shattered by a cry of 'Allah Akhbar' from a bare-chested child, his weapon is 'Allah Akhbar,' 'Allah Akhbar,' 'Allah Akhbar.'"