May 15, 2007 Special Dispatch No. 1584

Hamas TV Insists on Continuing Inciting Children TV Show

May 15, 2007
Special Dispatch No. 1584

The following are excerpts from a report on the Al-Aqsa TV children's show in addition to excerpts from the show from May 11, 2007.

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Reporter: "The Al-Aqsa Satellite TV Channel denounced the vicious campaign that is being waged against it, and against its children’s show, 'The Pioneers of Tomorrow,' which airs every Friday. [Al-Aqsa TV] emphasized its noble message, which aims to produce a believing generation that will bear the noble values and strive to spread goodness and justice in Palestine and the world. Al-Aqsa TV stressed to its viewers that the airing of the show would continue, and announced that the show airs at 4 p.m. Occupied Jerusalem Time every Friday. Al-Aqsa TV talked over the phone with Fathi Hammad, director of the Al-Aqsa media network…"

Al-Aqsa Media Network Director Fathi Hamad: "The vicious [campaign] that is being waged by the enemies, and especially the Zionist enemy and the American imperialism, is not new. It comes in the framework of the vicious campaign against our Palestinian people, as an addition to the siege placed on our people. Therefore, we are not surprised by this. They want the Palestinian people to renounce its Islamic religion and belief. In response, we say that whenever our Palestinian people resorted to its religion, Allah supported it. Therefore, we will not renounce our faith and our belief, and we will move forward for the sake of Allah. We are holding to this religion because it is the secret of our victory. They try, as much as they can… Not just by waging their attack on the religion in this context, in order to prevent the Islamic upbringing of the Palestinian children, but they also want this people to renounce all its Islamic foundations. They are the ones who called to remove the jihad verses that appear in the Palestinian school curricula. Therefore, we cannot accept this."

From “The Pioneers of Tomorrow” show:

Hazem: "Not just the Palestinian child, but also the Iraqi child, as you can see. They kill and slaughter the children and the women. Whoever followed the news yesterday could see the fetus and its mother… I'm sure you saw that, Saraa."

Saraa: "Yes, this was very moving."

Hazem: "They are doing it in Iraq, in Afghanistan, and in Palestine, and a while ago they were doing it in Lebanon. The situation is very difficult. Nevertheless, Hadil, Allah willing, the day Islam rules the world, there will be justice, love, and peace, and all the people will love one another. That is history."

Farfour, a Mickey Mouse character in a tuxedo: "Hazem…"

Hazem: "Yes, my friend… "

Farfour: "Who is this Islam – is it my uncle on my father’s side or on my mother’s side?"

Hazem: "Islam is our religion, in which there is love, goodness, and peace."

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