There is a song from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific called You’ve got to be taught. The song says people don’t learn to hate when they are adults, it is something that is drummed in our heads as children. The Islamic Fascists who run the PA are great at teaching their kids to hate. While other cultures are teaching their children how to live a long healthy life. The PA teaches their kids to hate Jews and that they should one day blow themselves up in the name of Allah, murdering for honor and martyrdom. Be it through their monstrous version of Mickey Mouse, having their children behead infidels etc. I don’t care what you call it or what it entails…it is simply “state” sponsored child abuse. This report from Palestinian media watch shows it all:
Palestinian promotion of child martyrdom Part 1- Hamas TV continues promotion of Shahada (martyrdom) for children Part 2- Overview of the history of promotion of children’s Shahada – Martyrdom by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook – May 28, 2007
Hamas TV continues active promotion of Shahada (martyrdom) directed at children. The new video clip, broadcast Sunday, follows the growth of a young Palestinian boy from a child into a Hamas Shahid – Martyr for Allah. The video shows the young child going to the mosque, praying and reading from the Quran, and then holding an automatic rifle together with the Quran as he envisions future participation in violent acts. Click to view video on YouTube or PMW website
[See part 2 below for an overview of the history of this phenomenon including links to numerous videos encouraging children to be Shahid – Martyrs]
This video directs Palestinian children to aspire to Shahada, reiterating a recurring music video theme of seven years that Shahada is expected of children. “Honor and glory” and “Shahada is sweet” are some of these messages specifically packaged for children on Hamas TV and Fatah controlled PA TV.
PA schoolbooks likewise promote Shahada death among children. One example:
“O heroes… Do not talk yourselves into flight. Your enemies seek life while you seek death. These drops of blood that gush from your bodies will be transformed tomorrow into blazing red meteors that will fall down upon the heads of your enemies.” [Reading and Texts Part II, Grade 8 (2002), p. 16]
The following is an excerpt from the new clip on Hamas TV:
“We have come!
Machine-gun and Quran in our hands,
[visual: see child holding machine-gun and Quran]
We’ve grown and so has the right,
In the eyes of the wronged,
[visual: see child turn into adult and attack Israel] …
We swore to retrieve the land,
The pure blood will produce
Honor and glory.
[visual: see him (child now turned adult) shot dead as Shahid – Martyr]
[Al-Aqsa TV, May 27, 2007] Click to view video on YouTube or PMW website Part 2: Overview of the history of promotion of children’s Shahada – Martyrdom
Shahada for children is a recurring message on both Fatah-controlled PA TV and Hamas-controlled Al Aqsa TV.
1. Hamas TV has been broadcasting regularly from March to May 2007 a video dramatization of the four-year-old daughter of female suicide bomber Reem Riyashi singing to her dead mother and vowing to follow in her footsteps. The video clip ends as the little girl picks up explosives from her mother’s drawer. Click to view video on YouTube or PMW website 2. Another Hamas video encouraging the participation of children in terrorism focuses on Ahmed Yassin, the Hamas founder and religious leader killed by Israel. The video portrays young children as the continuation of Yassin’s legacy. Children are shown in uniforms, holding rifles and participating in military training. The lyrics stress the children’s connection to Yassin: “Even though they killed our [Ahmad] Yassin, the land will grow a thousand Ahmad.” Click to view video on YouTube or PMW website 3. In another video, which was broadcast on Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority TV hundreds of times from 2001 to 2004, a young boy leaves a farewell letter to his parents and goes off to seek Shahada, describing the death he aspires as “sweet.” This PA clip is designed to offset a child’s natural fear of death, by depicting Shahada as heroic and tranquil. Click to view video on YouTube or PMW website 4. From 2000 to 2003, PA TV broadcast a music video depicting the delightful Shahid paradise of Muhammad Al-Dura, who died in crossfire. The child actor is shown flying a kite, frolicking on the beach and even at an amusement park. The clip opens with an invitation to other children from Al-Dura to aspire to Shahada: “I am waving to you not in parting, but to say ‘follow me’.” This video directing children to follow Al Dura to paradise as Martyrs was suddenly broadcast again in June, 2006, after Israeli troops had gathered at the border of the Gaza Strip, following the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Click to view video on YouTube or PMW website 5. The result of such virulent propaganda is apparent, when listening to the interview on PA TV with two 11-year-old Palestinian girls talking about Shahada and describing it as a primary ideal and personal goal. They explain that “all Palestinian children” view Shahada as more worthwhile than living because of its promised grand Afterlife. Click to view video on YouTube or PMW website
You’ve got to be taught
To hate and fear,
You’ve got to be taught
From year to year,
It’s got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You’ve got to be carefully taught.
You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You’ve got to be carefully taught!