LGF recently pointed out this item from IMRA: Arafat tells kids to die on Int'l Children's Day. Excerpt: "Arafat devoted his remarks to encouraging the children to be 'shahid' (die for the cause), noting that one shahid who dies for the sake of Jerusalem has the power equal to 40 of the enemy dying."
LGF also noted this Palestinian Media Watch documentary: The Indoctrination of Palestinian Children to Seek Death for Allah-Shahada. Their summary: "'Ask for death' is the message that the Palestinian Authority [PA] has been conveying to its children since the start of violence in October 2000. In June 2002, two articulate 11-year-old girls were interviewed in the studio of official Palestinian Authority TV. Among other topics, they spoke of their personal yearning to achieve death through Shahada -- Death for Allah -- and of a similar desire they said exists in 'every Palestinian child.' It is striking that their desire for death was expressed as a personal goal, not related to the conflict with Israel. Having been convinced that dying for Allah is preferable to life, their goal in living is not to experience a good life, but to achieve the proper death -- Shahada."
As LFG's Charles Johnson put it: Tell me again about the "roadmap to peace."
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Posted by Forkum at June 5, 2003 08:19 AM