All this aggressive warfare is presented as beneficial because it freed Christians from false belief and brought the true religion. For this reason religiously motivated warfare - jihad - is glorified.
How might such teaching at a tender age bend a growing young Qatari mind? Towards respect of the Other? Or towards contempt for the Other? Towards humility, tolerance and shared values? Or not? Would any educators in New Zealand ever think of glamorising aggressive warfare to advance one religion over another?
In the West we are constantly assured that Islam only permits fighting as a last resort and in self-defence, however the educators of Qatar seem entirely unaware of this. If I were to say that Islam's spread through the Middle East, North Africa and Europe came through jihad some might call me an Islamophobe. Yet here are highly educated Muslims saying exactly that.
This is a short three minute video clip from the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). They post many illuminating videos from the Muslim world, translated into English, so that all can see what is being said.