Philadelphia Muslim American Society responds to viral video outrage over children vowing to “chop off … heads”
Says was oversight to include such language: “We Will Chop Off Their Heads, And We Will Liberate The Sorrowful And Exalted Al-Aqsa Mosque”
Like many Americans, I was horrified by the infamous video of little schoolchildren singing the Obama “mmm mmm mmm” song. And I would be, like many Americans, equally horrified to learn of a similar group of school children singing “mmm mmm mmm” songs about President Trump.
This type of thing just rubs most Americans the wrong way. The indoctrination of schoolchildren to a particular ideological belief goes beyond—even as it includes—our national unease with the historical echo of the Third Reich and other communist / totalitarian regimes that trot out little children to sing songs of adulation to a “Dear Leader.”
The outrage over and the backlash against this video were rooted in the very real sense that there is something deeply, disturbingly out-of-sync with the American psyche about teaching our children to sing songs of praise for a human being, let alone for a mere public servant, or for a specific ideology.
Likewise, when video surfaced of schoolchildren reciting Islamist ideology—of leading armies for Allah and chopping off heads—Americans are horrified not only by the radicalization of these children and by the content of their message but in their use as propaganda tools of jihadis . . . right here in America. In 2019.
Here’s the video (with subtitles):
We have numerous reports here at LI of Islamists using children as shields, of children being used as suicide bombers, of children celebrating—even participating in—the slaughter of Jews and other non-Muslims, of children being taught from their cradle to loathe Israel and the Jewish people, and we are deeply disturbed.
But we also have this idea that this only happens in cultures still clinging to an ancient, uncivilized past, a past left in the dust by centuries of modernization across first and second world nations. “That can’t happen here,” we confidently assert.
However, it is happening here. MEMRI alerted Fox News, this viral video is not an isolated incident in 2019 America.
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a watchdog group, alerted Fox News to the video.
“These are not isolated incidents; they are happening in major centers of the country – including in Pennsylvania,” MEMRI said in a statement.
In the video, translated by MEMRI, kids can be heard singing: “The land of the Prophet Muhammad’s Night Journey is calling us. Our Palestine must return to us.”
. . . . “We will defend the land of divine guidance with our bodies, and we will sacrifice our souls without hesitation,” a second girl says. “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.”
MAS Philly belongs to the Muslim American Society (MAS), which has 42 chapters in the United States and one in the United Kingdom.
Meanwhile, the Muslim American Society is reportedly investigating the “unintended mistake and an oversight” that resulted in this video’s release.
A national Muslim group says it will conduct an investigation into an event at a Philadelphia Islamic center last month during which a group of youngsters sang songs it said were not “properly vetted,” calling that “an unintended mistake and an oversight.”
. . . . “While we celebrate the coming together of different cultures and languages, not all songs were properly vetted,” the Muslim American Society, based in Washington, said in a statement issued Friday. “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.”
. . . . “As a faith-based organization dedicated to moving people to strive for God-consciousness and a just and virtuous society, we affirm our long-standing position on our shared values of humanity. We stand resolutely in our condemnation of hate, bigotry, Islamophobia, xenophobia, racism, anti-Semitism and all the illnesses of hate that plague our society,” MAS said in its statement.
As Professor Jacobson astutely notes:
Narrator: They only called it an oversight when they were caught https://t.co/xirPrHCQlu
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) May 5, 2019
Unsurprisingly, the call to lop off the heads of American infidels doesn’t interest CNN nearly as much as the #FakeNews regarding Covington high school students did.
CNN wrote 23 articles on Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann
CNN has *not* reported on the kids in Philadelphia who were allegedly singing about chopping people’s heads off. pic.twitter.com/Jdeuz1ImKh
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 5, 2019
CNN covered the January controversy surrounding Nick Sandmann and his fellow Covington Catholic School students 23 times, yet thus far hasn’t covered footage of children at a Philadelphia Islamic center reading poetry about chopping off heads.
Video from last month of kids at the Philadelphia Muslim American Society (MAS) Islamic Center showed them reading about chopping off heads and subjecting the enemies of Allah to “eternal torture.”
The ADL in Philly, however, found the video “extremely disturbing.”
The Anti-Defamation League in Philadelphia called the incident “extremely disturbing.”
“Children should not be indoctrinated to hate. 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,” the statement read.
Children, I think most of us agree, should not be indoctrinated to hate, but the reality appears to be that they are. Right here in America. Today. What now?
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I think most reporters at CNN agree with the song and Muslim bigotry.
Ever since 9/11 liberals have been fearful that some right wing nut job (just about anyone except the enlightened elite) might speak harshly to a Muslim, thereby causing discomfort.
Get used to it, America. When these little kids grow up they’ll teach their kids the exact same thing. Islam is a “religion” of conquest. They will settle for nothing else.
Their parents will be so proud when they suicide bomb a Sbarro’s.
They will be bragging about Muhammad being a butcher when their spam kills someone, and how proud they are.
The oversight was that you kafirs found out what the Muslims were singing/saying.
The school has a new rule: No cameras when we are singing about killing the Jews.
Doubt that ADL found this anywhere near as disturbing as Trump, his supporters, repubs, or joe blow whitey in general.
You can be a faithful Muslim. Or you can be an American. Read the Koran.
The real tragedy will be when Muslims murder hundreds or thousands more and innocent Muslims will be discriminated against or even hear bigotry.
We need to remember the real victims in all this are the innocent Muslims maliciously profiled by us law enforcement and the media.
What are a few thousand or even million American lives compared to the emotional hurt of real bigotry?
If Muslims don’t want to be treated as murdering scum then they should reject their evil religion.
The song will be the basis of a critically-acclaimed Broadway play protesting the inhumane treatment of noble Palestinians by the evil Jews of Israel.
Oranges and lemons,
Say the bells of St. Clement’s.
You owe me five farthings,
Say the bells of St. Martin’s.
When will you pay me?
Say the bells at Old Bailey.
When I grow rich,
Say the bells at Shoreditch.
When will that be?
Say the bells of Stepney.
I do not know,
Says the great bell at Bow.
Here comes a candle to light you to bed,
And here comes a chopper to chop off your head!
Chip chop chip chop the last man is dead
Hat tip to George Orwell for the Nineteen Eighty Four old British reference.
can muslims sing this song?
Their just waiting for the 2nd to be rolled back
The reaction to this video shows just how much the PC culture has corrupted this nation. The problem iss not teaching this philosophy to children. It is that this is the basic philosophy of a major world religion.
Mohammad was the only founder/teacher of a major world religion who engaged in violent conquest to spread that religion. All other religious founders taught peace and understanding through love, not violent conquest. Christianity went through a period of forceful conversion, when the dominant church was attempting to establish itself as a secular power. But, that was contrary to the basic teachings of Christ and was abandoned by the adherents to the faith. Such is not the case with Islam. And, it is the major reason why Islam will never get beyond a Dark Ages mentality.
You can gauge the aims of a religion by what it preaches. It iss long past time for the American people to listen to what Islam preaches.
The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is deeply complex and painful on all sides,
Not really that complicated. Israel is the Jews’ ancestral homeland where they have lived for thousands of years, and in 1948 they officially re-claimed it as their own. If they had been say, American Indians, or native Mexicans, and they had fought and successfully re-claimed parts of the U.S., or aborigines who had fought and successfully re-claimed part of Australia, the left would be wildly cheering them on. They would say that the lands had always belonged to the native peoples, and that they had every right to re-claim their land from the later arrivals who had “stolen” it from them.
The left believes that a land’s original settlers have the right to claim that land as their own — unless the original settlers are Jews. Their attitude is not “deeply complex and painful” it’s just outright bigoted against Jews.
Deemed not viable. It’s a progressive thing. Off with their heads, limbs, and profitable parts.
Not precise enough, fuel air device is better for surgically removing infestation.