Following are excerpts from an episode of the Hamas children's show "The Pioneers of Tomorrow," which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on July 11, 2008.
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Assud the bunny: "In the name of Allah, I hope my dad doesn't see me. God, make him go on sleeping, while I take one or two bills. There's his stash of money... Man, there is so much money here... No, I must put it back. Stealing is forbidden."
Satan: "No, no... What are you doing, Assud? No, Assud, I promised you that nobody would see you or know about this. Take one or two bills. Don't be afraid, Assud."
Assud: "Okay, I'll just take one... Actually, I'll take two."
Satan: "No, take three."
Voice of girl: "Assud, you were wrong to follow Satan, who is the source of all problems. In addition, you caused problems between your parents. You have no right to cause such a great problem. Don't you know that stealing leads to Hell? The Prophet Muhammad said: 'If my daughter Fatima had stolen, I would have chopped off her hand.' If you were in Saudi Arabia now, they would chop off your hand. Allah said in the Koran: 'As for a thief, male or female, cut off their hands: A punishment by example, for their crime.'"
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Child TV host Saraa: "What do you think about what Assud did?"
Asmaa: "It was wrong, because 'as for a thief, male or female, cut off their hands.'"
Assud: "Oh my God! You say that my hand should be chopped off, Asmaa?"
Assud: "You think my hand should be chopped off?"
Assud: "You want my hand to be chopped off?"
Nur: "The Prophet Muhammad said: 'If my daughter Fatima had stolen, I would have chopped off her hand."
Assud: "So if Saraa were to steal, her hand should be chopped off, right?"
Assud: "When you were little, didn't you ever steal a shekel or something?"
Nur: "No, because Allah is watching me."
Saraa: "Nur, do you think we should go ahead and chop off Assud's hand now?"
Assud: "No, no. Saraa, I'm begging you..."
Nur: "Saraa, he has repented and promised never to do it again, then that's it."
Saraa: "Well, if we don't chop off his hand, maybe we should chop off his ear?"
Assud: "No, please, no, I'm begging you..."