Joel Mowbray ([email protected]) reports on the new video that aired yesterday on Hamas’s TV station. In the video a four-year-old girl sings about the glories of her mother, the suicide bomber. Joel writes:
As most of the Western world prepares to recognize the “new” Palestinian government and re-start foreign aid, Hamas’s Al Aqsa TV yesterday broadcast an eery music video, where a young girl sings to her mother, a suicide bomber. (Thanks to Palestinian Media Watch for finding and translating.)
The two and a half minute video is a tribute to Reem Riyashi, a woman who killed four Israelis and wounded seven at the Erez crossing between Gaza and Israel in 2004. It is told from the perspective of Riyashi’s young daughter, Duha, who at first wonders what her mother is doing.
After the mother leaves, her four-year-old daughter sings, “I can’t sleep without you, unless you tell me and Ubaydah (her brother) a bedtime story.” Apparently after learning that her mommy is not coming back, the little girl is quite sad.
Fret not, though, as little Duha learns to celebrate her mommy’s death:
Instead of me, you carried a bomb in your hands.
Only now, I know what was more precious than us.
May your steps be blessed, and may you be flawless for Jerusalem.
By the time the video has reached the two-minute mark, the motherless and once-traumatized four-year-old states her determination to wage Jihad herself: “I am following Mommy in her steps!”
In case there were any doubt about the true meaning of that lyric, the closing moments of the video show little Duha pulling out of her dead mother’s drawer what looks like a stick of dynamite.
What is most outrageous about this propaganda ploy is that it is completely accepted in Palestinian society. Though it was aired on Hamas’s TV station, Fatah’s broadcasts have contained even worse material. Certainly not all Palestinians support the cult of martyrdom, but evidence suggests that a strong majority does.
Welcome to Palestinian society, 2007.
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