School for Jihad in Syria

The following video features a school run by the US-backed jihad group al-Nusra in Syria. In it you’ll see little boys training to be mujahideen. Material covered includes Koran lessons, weapons training, and other jihad-related subjects.

Many thanks to Russkiy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:


00:35   The god has bestowed his help and assistance on the brother of Jabhat an Nusra in the state of Daraa
00:40   to open this school – the school for supporters of religion.
00:45   In the time when the enemies of god are trying to oppose his religion
00:50   we are assisting people of Sham (Syria) to return to the straight path and learn the religion the right way,
00:55   so we are setting up schools to teach specially prepared religious programs. We are putting in a lot funds and efforts into this.
01:00   And as the sheikh of Islam Ibn Taymiya (god be merciful to him) had said:
01:05   This religion will not prevail other than with god’s book and a sword as assistance.
01:10   And hence the foundation of these schools is to bring up new generations to follow the right path
01:15   so that they learn what they were denied during the last forty years
01:20   and what their parents were denied of the correct study of religion.
01:25   These schools will target the 10- to 15-year-olds.
01:30   They will learn subject such as the Quran,
01:35   the tawhid, the fiqh, the sira, the proper morals, mathematics and some other subjects and activities.
01:40   In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate…
01:45   – In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate…
01:50   Have you seen the one who denies the Recompense?
01:55   – Have you seen the one who denies the Recompense?
02:00   For that is the one who drives away the orphan
02:05   – For that is the one who drives away the orphan
02:10   And does not encourage the feeding of the poor.
02:15   – And does not encourage the feeding of the poor. – As salaam aleykom – wa aleykom as salaam…
02:20   How are you fellows? What are you eating?
02:25   – The subjects and activities vary between entertainment activities
02:30   to learning specifics of using weapons, different types of weapons,
02:35   as well as setting up spontaneous demonstrations and following instructions of mujahidin.
02:45   What does “there is no god other than Allah” mean?
02:50   – This is a covenant with Allah. – Correct, this is good.
02:55   The question: what is your religion?
03:00   – Islam! Islam, that’s right.
03:05   Do the teachers get paid for their services? – They don’t get any salary, and all the students
03:10   who attend this school, their number exceed 30 students, their studies are for free
03:15   and they get all the resources for free as well.
03:20   Ok… sheikh, could you describe the problems that you face in the school.
03:25   – We have faced some problems prior to opening the school
03:30   For example, the difficulty of the place due to constant bombardment,
03:35   so we faced a problem of finding a place to secure students from the rockets.
03:40   What are the types of tawhid that you know of? Tawhid al rububiya
03:45   – tawhid aluhiya and Tawheed al-Asmaa was-Sifaat
03:50   So what is tawhid al rububiya? – The sublime God’s absoluteness. – Example? – Creator, giver and taker of life; – Good boy
03:55   – In the path of God – Jihad, In the path of God – Jihad, in the path of God
04:00   Jihad – Jihad – Jihad
04:05   I would like to send a message to the seekers of knowledge:
04:10   come to us if you want free teaching and training.
04:15   Here opportunities are available for you. If you want to gain skills in religious preaching and proselytising, the opportunity is here
04:25   you have a duty to gain knowledge and improve your flaws…