Our Swedish correspondent CB sent us a tip about this article from Världen Idag. Once again, it’s not the content of the article that is significant — after all, it’s material that regular Gates of Vienna readers are already familiar with — it’s the fact that it appeared in the Swedish MSM at all.
Here’s what CB says about it:
This is not new news, but, for a Swedish newspaper to have somebody writing about it — that is news!
However, Världen Idag has reported on things like this in the past, to the extent that a researcher has been given grants to look into the claimed “Islamophobia” of Världen Idag.
This is a piece about children’s TV in Egypt, where the kids are taught to hate Jews on religious grounds. That’s not new in the Middle East, but it’s good that it’s documented. Since anybody in the West who says that some Muslims have such sentiments is labeled as an Islamophobe, one must conclude this TV program is directed by Islamophobes as well.
And now the article itself (the original is in English):
Children’s TV: “Oh Allah completely destroy the Jews”
Anti-Semitism is taught on children’s program on Egypt’s Al-Rahma TV. Children memorize and recite anti-Semitic slogans; clerics say Jews are offspring of snakes and vipers, they call for reading ‘protocols of the elders of Zion’, and state: our hatred of the Jews is purely on religious grounds.
Following are excerpts from an Islamist children’s program, which aired on Al-Rahma TV on March 6, 2009. Children are saying:
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“Oh Allah, completely destroy and shatter the Jews. Oh Allah, torment them with a disease that has no cure or remedy. Send a thunderbolt down upon them from Heaven. Oh Allah, torment them with every kind of torment. Oh Allah, turn their women into widows. Allah, turn their children into orphans. Oh Allah, bless the efforts of the mujahideen. Oh Allah, bring victory upon us soon. Amen, amen.”
“Judgment Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Muslims will kill them, and the Jews will hide behind stones and trees, and the stones and the trees will say: Oh Muslims, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.”
See the original MEMRI post for the subtitled video.