Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Religion of Peace III

PA Indoctrination of Children to Seek "Heroic " Death for Allah - Shahada
The indoctrination of arab palestinian children to seek death for Allah (Shahada) has been PA policy, the most prominent means being the indoctrination via music videos.

Al-Dura Calls Children to Follow him to Paradise - Clip
Through a child actor, this music video portrays the delightful Paradise of Muhammad Al-Dura, whose death in a crossfire was broadcast on TV. He is portrayed flying a kite, frolicking on the beach and even at an amusement park. The clip opens with the invitation to other children from Al-Dura: "I am waving to you not in parting, but to say 'follow me'."

Young Children Convinced of Death as a Shahid as Ideal
Two 11-year-old girls articulate their personal goal to become shahids [people who die for Allah], explaining that "all Palestinian children" see Shahada [death for Allah] - because of its promised grand Afterlife - as more worthwhile than living.

Farewell Letter Music Video
A young boy leaves a farewell letter to his parents and goes off to seek Shahada [death for Allah], describing the death he aspires as "sweet." This PA indoctrination clip is designed to offset a child's natural fear of death, by depicting Shahada as heroic and tranquil.[PA TV, hundreds of times 2001 - 2004]

Head of Palestinian children's org: "We Teach Children Shahada"
In English, PA leaders have denied that they encourage their children to aspire to Shahada [death for Allah]. However in Arabic, the PA continues to express pride in educating children to aspire to Shahada, portraying it as a national achievement. The Director of the Palestinian Children's Aid Association candidly reiterated this PA educational policy, on PA TV.

Yasser Arafat's Message to Children: "Be a Shahid"
Arafat explains that dead Palestinian children are "the greatest message to the world."

Palestinian Journalist to 7-year-olds: "Don't be afraid to die"
A Palestinian journalist asked a second grade child if he feared death. When the child hesitated, the journalist shook her head to signal that the correct answer was "no," even for 7-year-olds.

PA TV "Historical" series: Year 1956: 12-year-old boy reads essay he wrote
A fictional show on Palestinian Authority Television reinforced the message to children that violence is the best way to resolve conflict, and that Shahada [death for Allah] is a goal to be pursued.

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