Following are excerpts
from interview with Egyptian cleric Miqdam Al-Khadhari, which aired
on Al-Rahma/Al-Rawdha TV, on December 23, 2010:
This is a very important book, a textbook reader, which is an important
school subject at Al-Azhar. In the general education system, it is known
as the reading subject. Through it, the student is educated, he reads,
and listens to the sheik. Let's see what Al-Azhar is teaching our sons
in this subject...
take, for example, the 11th grade...
We'll take 11th grade because it is the most important grade, in which
the youths are at a crucial stage of their lives. Let's see what they
are being taught at A-Azhar. This is the 2007-2008 reader for the 11th
After four or five chapters,
the book moves to a topic with a large title, as clear as day: "The
Treachery of the Jews."
Let's show it to the viewers.
It's the main title, not just a subhead – "The Treachery of the
Jews." This title shows what the student is about to learn. It
is not talking about something marginal. It's an important topic. I
haven't seen any curriculum that presents this subject so explicitly.
This is the curriculum of 2008. I'm not talking about something ancient.
This is now! It's a textbook from this year or last year. It reads:
"The Jews thought that they were the Chosen People..." It
presents things very clearly.
Right after "The Treachery of the Jews" – which takes up
many pages, not just a word or two... It takes up six pages... The next
title, right after "The Treachery of the Jews" – I think
that the camera can show the title... I'd like you to read it, dear
brothers... "Islamic Jihad and Its Various Forms." Right after
"The Treachery of the Jews"... You should know that
the textbook of jurisprudence also teaches these topics, and so does
the textbook on the Hadith.
They teach these topics
so that the student will be militarized when he graduates. After the
11th grade, he can move from Al-Azhar to a military academy. The young
man graduates with this in his blood. "Islamic Jihad and Its Various
Forms." I hope the camera can show it clearly.
it's clear. It's in the reader...
Look, when people want to know what their children are studying... This
is Al-Azhar... The same Al-Azhar that opposed the British, fought the
French, stood against the Tatars, and opposed the Crusader wars.