An Egypt-based group affiliated with radical Muslim Brotherhood ideologue, Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, has released a new video showing children being taught to fight and kill Israelis.
The video, released yesterday by Al-Aqsa Trustees Movement, an organization that describes its mission as “raising new generations to liberate Jerusalem,” was created to show the types of activities organized by the group’s Aqsa Child Committee.
The video depicts what appear to be kindergarten-aged children in Egypt angrily cursing, attacking and beheading cardboard cutouts of Israeli soldiers with Stars of David on their heads.
The Al-Aqsa Trustees Movement is headed by anti-Semite Salah Sultan, the head the of the Jerusalem committee of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, which was founded by al-Qaradawi. The Trustees Movement was founded, according Sultan, “to create a new generation who will carry the trust of Al-Aqsa in the face of Jews…We hope that the young men and young women of this Ummah will join us.”
The video starts with a written introduction stating: “After the children learned about Al-Aqsa Mosque and what the Jews did to it, they went to kill the Zionists and liberate the Mosque.” The children are then shown engaging in a game where they attack human shaped cardboard cutouts of Israeli soldiers with Stars of David on their heads.
At the end of the video, one child is shown carrying the head of one of the cardboard Israeli soldier and saying, “Look how the Zionist soldier ended.” A teacher then tells the children, “play kids, play,” and says “look how he tramples him,” referring to one child who steps on one of the cardboard soldiers. Another teacher is heard saying “hit him, hit.”
Those interested in joining the Al-Aqsa Trustees Movement are required to fill out an application form and pledge allegiance to the group’s programs, according to its Facebook page. 200 applicants have apparently already been accepted, according to the page.
According to Hager Al-Oshary, a member of the group’s Executive Committee, the group has previously organized activities at Cairo University, including a rally to “remind the Arab Youth about their duty towards the Palestinian cause.”