The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has posted video of an Egyptian “child preacher” who looks about 6 years old praying like a muezzin for martyrdom in the name of Allah, the destruction of Israel, and lamenting the “accursed” George W. Bush and Barack Obama on Al-Rahma TV.
“Oh Allah…” he intones, “martyrdom on the path of Allah is a religious duty incumbent upon you, oh believers.”
He then asks the audience to pray, “Oh Allah, destroy Israel,” to which the they respond “Amen.” At that point, the camera flashes to an older, seemingly religious man dressed in white, raising his hands in prayer and looking up with a smile as if to say how proud he is of the young boy.
The child preacher continues to bemoan the “accursed” former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, and U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. However, the entire statement could not be translated.
At that point, the man in white adds with a smile: “You are such a beautiful boy, by Allah!”
Though videos of adults spouting anti-Western sentiment on Egyptian television have regrettably become somewhat commonplace, it is far more rare to find a clip of a child doing the same thing. As Islamists gain more control over the country, it is a troubling indicator of what many are being raised to believe.