Excerpts from transcripts of video clips
With acknowledgement to MEMRI http://memritv.org
5/7/2002 Clip No. 924
3½-Year-old Egyptian Basmallah: Jews Are Apes and Pigs (Archival
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Following are excerpts from an interview with three-and-a-half
year old Egyptian girl, Basmallah, broadcast on Iqra TV on May 7, 2002.
Interviewer Duaa Amer: Our report today will be a little different,
because our guest will be a girl, a Muslim girl, but a true Muslim. Allah willing, may God give us the strength to give our
children the same education, so that the next generation of children will all be true Muslims who know that they are Muslims
and know who their enemies are. This child will now introduce herself. She's the daughter of a sister in Islam, Hueida, and
of the artist Wagdi Al-Arabi. Her name is Basmallah, and I will ask her too.
Peace be upon you.
Basmallah: Allah's mercy and blessings upon you.
Amer: What's your name?
Amer: How old are you, Basmallah?
Basmallah: Three and a half.
Amer: Are you a Muslim?
Amer: Basmallah, do you know the Jews?
Amer: Do you like them?
Amer: Why don't you like them?
Amer: Because they are what?
Basmallah: They are apes and pigs.
Amer: Because they are apes and pigs. Who said that about them?
Basmallah: Our God.
Amer: Where did he say that about them?
Basmallah: In the Koran.
. . . . . . . .
Amer: What did the Jewish woman do to our Prophet Muhammad?
Basmallah: The Jewish woman?
Basmallah: She invited the Prophet and his companions. When he
asked her if she had put poison in his food, she said "yes". He asked her: "Why did you do this?" She replied: "If you are
a liar, you will die, and Allah will not protect you. But if you speak the truth, Allah will protect you."
Amer: And God protected the Prophet, of course.
Basmallah: And he said to his companions: "I will kill this woman."
Amer: Of course. She put poison in his food, this Jewess.
7/22/2005 Clip No. 807
Al-Arabiya TV Special on the Culture of Martyrdom and Suicide Bombers
The following are excerpts from a show about the culture of martyrdom,
which aired on Al-Arabiya TV on July 22, 2005.
……….These films were not intended to be broadcast.
Hamas made them for internal use, and they provide a rare perspective on the movement's efforts to teach its principles to
Children singing: Rejoice, oh Bitah, cheer in merriment, oh Nujud,
our occupied homeland will be restored through Jihad.
Crowd: Allah Akbar. Allah Akbar. Allah Akbar.
….Male voice on loudspeaker: What is your path?
Male voice on loudspeaker: What is your greatest desire?
Crowd: Death for the sake of Allah.
Reporter: If Jihad is the goal, the self-sacrifice operations
against the Israelis were the weapon chosen in the mid-nineties. In a series of operations, Hamas and Islamic Jihad hit the
major Israeli cities and caused the deaths of dozens. This was part of the strategy.
. . .
Reporter: Hamas' strategy of targeting Israelis has gained the
support of must Muslim clerics, to the point that Sheik Al-Qaradhawi appeared on Al-Jazeera TV and issued a fatwa permitting
the killing of Israelis in these operations.
. . .
Reporter: Indeed, prominent scholars have described suicide operations
for the sake of the homeland as martyrdom operations.
Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah: These martyrdom
operations are the shortest way to Allah. They are the must exalted and magnificent way of martyrdom in our generation. The
martyrdom operation is the weapon Allah gave this nation, and no one can take it from us. They can take away our cannons,
our tanks, and our planes, but they cannot take away our spirit, which yearns for Allah and which is determined to achieve
……….Reporter: Hizbullah filmed Salah's operation
and final message, and the entire program was aired on Al-Manar TV, which belongs to Hizbullah.
6/21/2006 Clip No. 1184
Egyptian Cleric Sheik Muhammad Sharaf Al-Din on a Children
Show: The Jews Are the People of Treachery, Betrayal, and Vileness
Following are excerpts from a children's program hosted by Egyptian
cleric, Sheik Muhammad Sharaf Al-Din, which aired on Al-Nas TV, on June 21, 2006:
Muhammad Sharaf Al-Din: A Jewish woman invited the Prophet Muhammad
to a meal. Why? Because she was clever. She said that if he was truly a prophet, he would know (the food was poisoned), and
we would know he is a prophet. But if his claim to be a prophet was false, he would die, and we would be rid of him.
. . .. After the
lamb had been slaughtered, skinned, cut, and cooked, she put poison in the meat of the leg she knew the Prophet liked.
. . . . it was served to the Prophet Muhammad. When the Prophet
Muhammad said "In the name of Allah"... A Muslim must say "In the name of Allah" before eating. When the Prophet said: "In
the name of Allah," and cut off a piece of meat, and was about to eat it, our Lord resurrected the lamb, and made it say:
"Don't eat me, I'm poisoned, oh messenger of Allah."
Ruqaya, what did you learn from today's show?
Voice of Ruqaya: I learned that the Jews are the people of treachery
Muhammad Sharaf Al-Din: Allah Akbar!
Say Allah Akbar! What did Ruqiya say? The Jews are the people
of treachery and betrayal. May Allah give you success. We want mothers who teach their sons Jihad, the love of Allah and His
messenger, sacrifice for the sake of Islam, and love for the countries of the Muslims.