Thursday, August 27, 2009

Children’s TV program in Egypt: Destroy the Jews!

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.


Tuan Jim said...

Followed that link and read through some more of Mats Tunehag's blog posts - that's some good stuff!

...has this guy been blackballed yet in Sweden? What kind of rep does this publication have anyways? Nice to know there are still a few journalists with cojones there.

Theoden said...

I wouldn't exactly call Världen Idag the MSM. It is a Christian newspaper with less than 10 000 subscribers (at least in 2006).

CB said...

It's true that Världen idag doesn't reach the number of readers that Sweden's biggest paper, Aftonbladet - with a publishing number of about roughtly 377.000 every day. Part of it is that Världen idag hasn't been around for that long and also that christian newspapers aren't that big in Sweden nowdays and that shouldn't put them among the MSM. True!

On the other hand Världen idag have been rewarded with the prestegious prize Guldspaden (Golden showel, for "digging" journalism) for excellent journalism. If memory serves, it was for a number of revealing articles exposing members of the Police in Stockholm funneling weapons to organized crime.

They may be small, but they are noticed among Swedish media and that juctifies reporting on their articles and editorials. Their former lead-editorial, Karin Stenström, was recognized as one of Swedens most influential 1.5 years ago.