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Muslim cleric incites children to ‘slaughter’ Christians and Alawites in Syria

A video recently appeared of an Islamic Sunni cleric in Syria inciting Muslim schoolboys, most of whom appear  to be between the ages of five-twelve, to hate and kill Christians and others.

According to a report in Arabic (scroll down for video), among other things, the sheikh calls on the children to “slaughter all Christians for being infidels” and that he boasted that “the Christians of Syria are under continuous attack and their churches and monasteries subject to violence.”

In the video, the sheikh first  talks of Islam’s egalitarianism—that it does not consider the race, nationality, or language of people, only whether they have submitted to Islam by becoming Muslims or not—adding, “because the entire world is for Allah.”

He then tells the children that “Islam uplifts the Muslims and debases the non-Muslims,” while raising one hand, symbolic of Islam, and lowering the other, symbolic of all non-Islam, to drive the point home to his young audience.

Next the sheikh asked the children, “Now, the crusaders, that is, the Christians, are they Muslims or infidels?” A few boys answer, “infidels.”

He agreed, pointing out that various Koran verses say that whoever says Jesus is the son of God (that is, Allah) or that he is God is an infidel (see Koran 5:73 and 5:17).

To clarify the point to those children unable to understand all this “theological” talk, the cleric made the sign of the cross, saying “Christians are they who do this.”

He then moved on to the Alawites, the Shia sect of President Bashar Assad, and called on the children to slaughter anyone belonging to them—making a knife-slitting motion with his hand across his neck—because they too are infidels.

The sheikh further told the children in attendance that what they are being taught in schools—that Christians and Alawites are their “brothers” and they are all one nation—is false and a lie against Islam. This would be a reference to the highly divisive Islamic doctrine of loyalty and enmity, which commands Muslims to hate all non-Muslims—even if they are married to them.

As for the school text books that the boys are taught from—which he said teach all Syrians to treat each other as “brothers” and as “one nation,” regardless of religion—these he called “poisonous,” since “these teachings contradict the law [Sharia] of Allah.”

Finally, while confirming that some non-Muslims have “rights” under Islam—a reference to third-class dhimmi status—he called on the children never to show any love for Christians or Alawites, even if they are their neighbors.

Such is the unswerving nature of the “rebels” and “opposition” that the U.S. government is supporting.

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Muslim cleric incites children to ??slaughter?? Christians and Alawites in Syria

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A video recently appeared of an Islamic Sunni cleric in Syria inciting Muslim schoolboys, most of whom appear  to be between the ages of five-twelve, to hate and kill Christians and others.

According to a report in Arabic (scroll down for video), among other things, the sheikh calls on the children to ??slaughter all Christians for being infidels? and that he boasted that ??the Christians of Syria are under continuous attack and their churches and monasteries subject to violence.?

In the video, the sheikh first  talks of Islam??s egalitarianism??that it does not consider the race, nationality, or language of people, only whether they have submitted to Islam by becoming Muslims or not??adding, ??because the entire world is for Allah.?

He then tells the children that ??Islam uplifts the Muslims and debases the non-Muslims,? while raising one hand, symbolic of Islam, and lowering the other, symbolic of all non-Islam, to drive the point home to his young audience.

Next the sheikh asked the children, ??Now, the crusaders, that is, the Christians, are they Muslims or infidels?? A few boys answer, ??infidels.?

He agreed, pointing out that various Koran verses say that whoever says Jesus is the son of God (that is, Allah) or that he is God is an infidel (see Koran 5:73 and 5:17).

To clarify the point to those children unable to understand all this ??theological? talk, the cleric made the sign of the cross, saying ??Christians are they who do this.?

He then moved on to the Alawites, the Shia sect of President Bashar Assad, and called on the children to slaughter anyone belonging to them??making a knife-slitting motion with his hand across his neck??because they too are infidels.

The sheikh further told the children in attendance that what they are being taught in schools??that Christians and Alawites are their ??brothers? and they are all one nation??is false and a lie against Islam. This would be a reference to the highly divisive Islamic doctrine of loyalty and enmity, which commands Muslims to hate all non-Muslims??even if they are married to them.

As for the school text books that the boys are taught from??which he said teach all Syrians to treat each other as ??brothers? and as ??one nation,? regardless of religion??these he called ??poisonous,? since ??these teachings contradict the law [Sharia] of Allah.?

Finally, while confirming that some non-Muslims have ??rights? under Islam??a reference to third-class dhimmi status??he called on the children never to show any love for Christians or Alawites, even if they are their neighbors.

Such is the unswerving nature of the ??rebels? and ??opposition? that the U.S. government is supporting.

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Raymond Ibrahim, a Middle East and Islam specialist, is author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam??s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). His writings have appeared in a variety of media, including the Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Jane??s Islamic Affairs Analyst, Middle East Quarterly, World Almanac of Islamism, and Chronicle of Higher Education; he has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, PBS, Reuters, Al-Jazeera, NPR, Blaze TV, and CBN. Ibrahim regularly speaks publicly, briefs governmental agencies, provides expert testimony for Islam-related lawsuits, and testifies before Congress. He is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum, and a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution, 2013. Ibrahim??s dual-background??born and raised in the U.S. by Coptic Egyptian parents born and raised in the Middle East??has provided him with unique advantages, from equal fluency in English and Arabic, to an equal understanding of the Western and Middle Eastern mindsets, positioning him to explain the latter to the former.

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