The invaluable MEMRI clips the video below of Umm Muhammad Shamasneh. Shamasneh’s son Muhammad was killed while perpetrating a terror attack on a bus in Jerusalem on October 12. Appearing in her home via the Lebanese Al-Quds TV channel, she offered the interviewer candy to celebrate her son’s “martyrdom.” She said that she hoped her other sons would follow in his footsteps and pulled out a knife, threatening: “My deeds will speak louder than words.”
What an educational video. These people are twisted.
On Twitter Yair Rosenberg calls it “[t]hat awkward moment when you’re praising the mother of terrorist who stabbed Israelis & she pulls a knife on live TV.” Rosenberg adds this mordant footnote: “This is why all good TV hosts *always* ask during the pre-interview: ‘are you secretly carrying any deadly weapons?'”