“We will defend the land of divine guidance with our bodies, and we will sacrifice our souls without hesitation,” said the young child. “We will chop off their heads, and we will liberate the sorrowful and exalted Al-Aqsa Mosque. We will lead the army of Allah fulfilling His promise, and we will subject them to eternal torture.”
Those are the words of children in Philadelphia that were translated from a disturbing video posted online by the Muslim American Society (MAS) Islamic center. Originally, the video was posted by the group to celebrate it, however, it was later treated as a simple oversight. According to MAS, the person in charge of the program was ultimately “dismissed.”
This video and the brainwashing of these young children have many concerned – rightfully so – while major left-wing media outlets like CNN refuse to cover this story. Imagine the outrage and liberal news coverage that a similar story would get if it was Christian children singing about killing Muslims in the name of Jesus. Such is to be expected however, considering that Muslim congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Talib, who recently received support from MAS and its members, are darlings in the eyes of liberal media.
Watchdog group the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) alerted the media to the video and uploaded a copy of it to YouTube. In it, children at the Center sing songs and read radical statements about Palestine and Israel. The translations, verified by MAS, are truly troubling.
“These are not isolated incidents; they are happening in major centers of the country – including in Pennsylvania,” MEMRI said in a statement released to Fox News and other outlets.
The Muslim American Society released a statement on Friday, saying the group “rejects” the “statement” made in the incident, and blamed it first on a lack of vetting in a clear effort to backtrack after realizing the negative backlash that this video would bring to them.
“While we celebrate the coming together of different cultures and languages, not all songs were properly vetted,” read Friday’s statement from the Muslim American Society. “This was an unintended mistake and an oversight in which the center and the students are remorseful. MAS will conduct an internal investigation to ensure this does not occur again.”
That statement was itself later revised, and now reads in part, “our investigation revealed that the school that organized the event on April 17, 2019 is a separate entity renting space from MAS Philadelphia,” and said that “the video from the school was uploaded to the chapter’s Facebook page without verifying the content of the video for appropriateness.”
The Philadelphia chapter of the Anti-Defamation League released their own statement, calling the video “extremely disturbing” on Saturday. “Children should not be indoctrinated to hate,” it said. “These young people should never have been asked to make speeches and dance and lip-sync to songs that glorify violence against Jews and the State of Israel. The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is deeply complex and painful on all sides, and the only chance for a peaceful future is to teach our children to pursue peace.”
While the MAS has made many statements regarding the video, it is evident from the joy and passion in the children’s faces that this was not a one-off event. It is clear this is something they are being taught – a dangerous and scary thought that this can be happening in the heart of our country.
This news comes just before Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired more than 600 rockets into southern Israel in less than 24 hours. President Trump reacted swiftly, condemning these terrorist attacks, while Rep. Rashida Talib took to twitter to defend the Palestinian terrorists.