Thursday, November 02, 2006

Preparing Children for Martyrdom

Imagine if the icons of our children's TV programing, like Barney or Big Bird, were used to teach children how wonderful it is to grow up to be a suicide martyr:

Rise and shine, kiddies!
Sing along with me:

Let’s get up and make the bed,
Get dressed and tie our shoes!
Eat our groats and brush our teeth
And then go kill the Jews!

Shahada time! Shahada time!
No greater goal have I!
I’ll blow myself to little bits
And make Crusaders die!

OK, the Barney graphic and the song is a satire, of Palestinian TV for children. But unfortunately, the reality of their TV isn't too far from this.

Baron Bodissey at the Gates of Vienna blog reviews the Google Video version of the documentary “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West”.

Here is an excerpt from his post, Death Cult Kids:

[...] One of the prominent themes the movie focuses on is the depraved indoctrination of children into the Palestinian death cult. There were numerous clips taken from Palestinian television in which small children — one is three years old — talk excitedly about killing the Jews and becoming martyrs for Allah. In one such example, the little girl shown at right is shouting about martyrdom in what looks like a classroom, under the encouragement of a teacher.

When the camera pulls back from her at the end of her recitation, you can see the grotesquely incongruous cartoon figures of Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck, among others, on a wall in the background.

I don’t know about you, but that really gives me the creeps — to take the familiar icons of the nurseries of the West and use them as a backdrop for the indoctrination of children into the Islamic suicide-murder cult: Can you think of anything fouler than that?

I assume that Porky and Curious George and the other apes and pigs of the cartoon world were not included in the little jihadists’ school pantheon. But it made me wonder who else may be on that wall…

(bold emphasis mine) There's more, it's shocking. In a society where this is normal, what kind of adults to you think it produces? Cartoon rioters? The whole article is worth reading.

Unfortunately this kind of teaching for kids is not just limited to Palestinian TV. In a future post, we'll have a look at Children's TV in the rest of the Islamic World. It explains a lot.

Related Links:

Kids' talking animal calls for massacre
Palestinian TV features chick who advocates killing with AK-47s

Children raised in a murder-suicide culture

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