The curriculum for Egyptian students at Sunni Islam’s “most reputable school” worldwide includes permission for them to use Christians and other non-Muslims as lunch, according to a startling report.
The institution is Cairo’s Al Ahzar University, the site of Barack Obama’s speech to the Muslim world in 2009.
“In the future, the Egyptian Islamists will not only be conducting systematic violence, but cannibalism against Christians and moderates,” concludes Arabic-language researchers Walid and Theodore Shoebat in a report on their website.
In a television interview cited in the report, an Egyptian Islamic scholar told the interviewer, “Listen also to what they teach to kids.”
The curriculum says, according to the scholar: “We allowed the eating of the flesh of dead humans … under necessary conditions. It (human flesh) must not be cooked or grilled to avoid Haram (evil) … and he can kill a murtadd (apostate) and eat him.”
The scholar complained “this stuff is being taught to kids at al-Azhar.”
“This is what is being taught to kids right now,” he said. “When they teach them this kind of stuff, their minds cannot accept civilization any more.”
The Shoebats say the university finds its support for cannibalism in Islamic authority.
The justification comes from Al-Shafie, considered a founder of Islamic jurisprudence, who wrote: “One may eat the flesh of a human body. It is not allowed to kill a Muslim nor a free non-Muslim under Muslim rule (because he is useful for the society), nor a prisoner because he belongs to other Muslims. But you may kill an enemy fighter or an adulterer and eat his body.”
The Shoebats’ report points out that it was at Al-Azhar in Egypt, regarded as the chief center of Arabic literature and Islamic learning in the world, that Obama gave a 2009 speech “which empowered the Muslim Brotherhood.”
The report says the Egyptian scholar “also added that the support for cannibalism from Al-Azhar will give the justification for ‘the establishment of committees for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice that’ll carry out this stuff.”
The scholar said the book he was referencing is used in the Azhari Colleges Section, Central Administration for Books, Libraries and Teaching Aides for third-year high school students.
The Shoebats point to an incident in the Palestinian Territories in 2000 that shows the teaching on cannibalism is not just theory.
“If one thinks that the Muslims have evolved into a modern mindset, one must remember what took place in Ramallah in which two Israeli soldiers were beaten and tortured to death, their bodies thrown down a window to the sounds of ‘Allahu Akbar,’ and their flesh then chewed by the crowd,” they wrote.
“Muslims in Ramallah held body parts of [an] Israeli while they cried out, ‘I eat the flesh of my occupier!’”
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In ancient Egypt, the Shoebats' report recalls, human sacrifice was followed by ritual cannibalism.
"On the temple of Edifu, all lands foreign to Egypt are pictured as being under the feet of the pharaoh, as four men, their arms bound, are about to be ritually sacrificed. As the sacrificial victims are awaiting their deaths, a person hovers over them, reciting the 'Book of the Subduing of the Nobility.'
"This rite was part of an annual fertility ritual, the depictions of which have netted birds, fish, and mortals, as representing the enemies of the pharaoh – Asiatics, Bediun, Nubians, and others – which were to be eaten for 'breakfast, lunch, and supper,'" the report says.
"By consuming the flesh of their enemies, the Egyptians believed that they would absorb their desired qualities."
The report notes the increase in vicious attacks by Islamists in Egypt since the Muslim Brotherhood came to power last year.
In November, for example, "mobsters" entered a shopkeeper's store to use his restroom. Owner Ahmed Gharib told them they needed to ask permission, so a few minutes later 30 bearded men arrived to "discipline him for insulting a religious figure," the report says.
They tried to cut off his hand, but he fled.
"Egypt's new constitution already establishes that the nation will be having a Saudi-style Shariah police which will be implementing not only this sort of violence, but the eating of human flesh," the Shoebats say.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's "coming 'moral' mafia and mere Egyptian individuals will be given the power to partake in such barbarism," the report says.
The Shoebats note the nation's new constitution "mandates that any Islamic edict coming from the government must first go through Al-Azhar University scholars."
"This means that the OK for cannibalism will be observed in Egypt."
Ted Shoebat reported a few months ago a case in Egypt in which two brothers slaughtered their mother, sister and aunt.
They reportedly said their sister's behavior was contrary to morality.
The incident was followed shortly by a report "of a butcher in Egypt who had killed his wife, flayed her flesh off the bone, and put it for sale as lamb in his market."
At the time, Ted Shoebat warned, "The perverseness which has evidently possessed the Egyptian masses, who have recently elected Mohamad Mursi, an open member of the Muslim Brotherhood, will only escalate as time moves on.
"The multitude of maniacal Egyptians is only gradually turning into a crowd of zombies."