Terror TV: Shocking Children's Programming Indoctrinating Muslim Youth
This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," May 30, 2011. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: It is no secret that people in many Mideast countries have a deep-seeded hatred for the United States and Israel. But you may be shocked to know just how many people got to feel that way.
Now, the propaganda and indoctrination starts very young and filmmaker and Attorney Brooke Goldstein is the founder and director of the Children's Rights Institute and she has been monitoring some of the children's television programs in Arab countries. Programming like this.
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MICKEY MOUSE, CARTOON CHARACTER: (SONG PLAYING IN ARABIC) It is the time of death, we will fight a war.
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HANNITY: The idea of indoctrinating kids into Jihad and martyrdom. And this is something that has happened in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Somalia, all, this is very common.
BROOKE GOLDSTEIN, CHILDREN'S RIGHTS INSTITUTE: Absolutely. You have Muslim children throughout the globe that are being targeted through the internet, through satellite programming by the religious clerics, by the political leaders to kill themselves as suicide bombers. And it is nothing but a form of child abuse.
HANNITY: Well, of course. Let's go to the one where they used Mickey Mouse, I believe this by Hamas.
GOLDSTEIN: The Hamas TV clip.
HANNITY: Hamas TV clip, roll this tape.
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UNIDENTIFIED GIRL: (SPEAKING ARABIC) Many say that we had glory, in the past, and we had culture, and the Muslims had greatness and respect.
MICKEY MOUSE: (SPEAKING ARABIC) We, tomorrow's pioneers, will restore to this nation its glory. We will liberate Al-Aqsa with Allah's will, and we will liberate Iraq with Allah's will, and we will liberate the Muslim countries, invaded by murderers.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (SPEAKING ARABIC) Will you or will you not give us the documents, Farfour?
MICKEY MOUSE: (SPEAKING ARABIC) I won't give them to criminal despicable terrorists.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (SPEAKING ARABIC) You're calling us despicable terrorists, Farfour?
UNIDENTIFIED GIRL: (SPEAKING ARABIC) Farfour was martyred while defending his land.
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HANNITY: It is almost inconceivable.
GOLDSTEIN: Yes. And where is Disney enforcing their copyright and trademark?
HANNITY: Good point.
GOLDSTEIN: They didn't release a peak when this happened.
HANNITY: What do you think that is?
GOLDSTEIN: Well, maybe it is too controversial to condemn child abuse against Muslim children. I'm not quite sure.
HANNITY: It is really is child abuse, isn't it?
HANNITY: Brainwashing kids and taking over their minds. And I assume that those kids that are involved in these videos, rewarded as great warriors, you know, and so there is some reinforcement to this brainwashing.
GOLDSTEIN: Yes, you know, and the Palestinian authority for example has a policy where they name summer camps and schools after dead terrorists. The Palestinian authority also has PATV. And guess who provides them with billions of dollars everywhere? The United States government, and we do that without conditioning funding that it doesn't go towards incitement of violence. You can make the argument, the Americans are aiding and abetting the murder of innocent Palestinian children by funding the PA.
HANNITY: Yes. All right. We've got a Pakistan video that actually recreates a suicide bombing mission.
HANNITY: It's really frightening.
GOLDSTEIN: Yes, and the Taliban issued a special statement, you know, congratulating the people who released that video. You have a serious problem right now in Pakistan. Thousands of Muslim children are being kidnapped by the Taliban. They're being educated in Madrasahs, they're being driven across borders. They're being detonated by remote control. And again, where are human rights organizations? Where is human rights watch?
HANNITY: There is this reluctance and resistance to take on radical Islam. There's a few of us that do.
GOLDSTEIN: Let me tell you something --
HANNITY: And there's widespread condemnation, and we make the distinction between Islam and radical Islam. But it seems that, you know, there's utter silence with something that contemptible and abusive of children. And I don't understand the silence.
GOLDSTEIN: There is nothing Islamaphobic about advocating for the human rights of innocent Muslim children. They do not deserve to be taught to kill themselves for the sake of Jihad. And turning a blind eye to this phenomenon is only sending the green light to terrorists that they can continue their actions with impunity.
HANNITY: All right. Now, we have another video where a Lebanese imam, they're created to influence the hearts and minds of Shiite children and adolescents and radicalize them towards hate and violence. Here it is once again.
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UNIDENTIFIED BOY: (SPEAKING ARABIC) Of course I like weapon training better than going to school. Why? Because with weapons, I can regain my land, Palestine, and when I do, I will study. If I study instead of weapon training, I will miss out on something. I prefer weapons, because this way, I have the best of both worlds.
UNIDENTIFIED BOY: (SPEAKING ARABIC) At school, they don't teach us how to liberate Palestine. All they teach us is books.
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HANNITY: You know, they are preparing these kids to sacrifice their entire lives by having indoctrinated them that virgins await them in heaven and all of this nonsense. And parents I've seen in interviews when their children do things like this, they couldn't be prouder.
GOLDSTEIN: Right. You know, and Hezbollah also runs the Imam al-Mahdi Scouts. They have over 42,000 children. They are teaching them how to become child soldiers. They've bragged that 120 of their children have died as suicide bombers and as soldiers working with Hezbollah.
But make no mistake, this isn't just limited to the Islamic world. Satellite companies like Norsat (ph), Arabsat and Eutelsat which is French based, have been broadcasting the same hate propaganda. Right now, iTunes is carrying an app called Birds of Paradise. Birds of Paradise is a children's choir that sings songs like when we die as martyrs. These are easily accessible here in the west as well.
HANNITY: You have chilling report. We really appreciate you being with us. Thank you.
GOLDSTEIN: Thank you for the exposure.
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