Last week video emerged of Muslim children singing and chanting about beheading, jihad, Jew hatred at an Islamic school in Philly. And instead of American Muslim leadership implementing a program to root out these authentic Islamic texts and teachings from mosques and schools, they did what they always do in the wake of jihad slaughter and Islamic terror. They play the victim. And every time, the mainstream media promotes and proselytizes for these Muslim supremacists.
This article is from the number one newspaper in Philly — it reads like an ISIS propaganda press release. In the article writer Kristen Holmes attacks MEMRI for posting it but the video was uploaded to the Islamic center’s Facebook page on April 22, one of several videos uploaded in celebration of “Ummah Day.” (The word “ummah” refers to the worldwide Muslim community.) The center uploaded several other videos to its Facebook page. However, the one now appears to have been deleted. When I first reported on it, I linked to the Facebook post.
Area mosques report receiving threats after video shows Muslim children reciting violent poems, songs
By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Philadelphia Daily News, May 7, 2019:
Several local Muslim leaders say their mosques have received threatening phone calls after a video was posted Friday of children reciting violent poems and songs in Arabic during a program at a North Philadelphia Islamic center.
I don’t believe it.
That prompted the Philadelphia branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to issue an advisory Monday to all Islamic institutions to increase security precautions throughout the month.
Terror group springs into actions.
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The CAIR office in Center City was itself threatened by a caller who, referring to the “sick video,” told a staff member that “we will deal with you” if violence erupts, said Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu, the outreach and education director. The caller also said that “America won’t put up with that” and “We’re from here, you’re not” and ”Bring it,” according to Tekelioglu.
Where’s the recording of this so called “threat’? First off, it is a sick video. “We will deal with you” is not a threat. There needs to be an investigation.
Amir Qasim Rashad of the United Muslim Masjid in South Philadelphia said he planned to meet Tuesday with police following two calls to his mosque threatening physical harm.
Now that’s rich.
“Places of worship used to be sacred, but now they are the target,” Rashad said. “And it doesn’t make a difference whether it’s a mosque or synagogue or church.”
The CAIR alert comes four days after the video of youngsters participating in an April 17 “Ummah Day” program at the Philadelphia branch of the Muslim American Society was posted by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a Middle East monitoring group. (Ummah is Arabic for “community.”)
This is wrong. It was the Islamic center that first posted the video.
The local branch of the Muslim American Society is also known as Masjid Al-Hidayah within the Islamic community, Tekelioglu said.
In the recording, youngsters recite and sing violent statements, including one about chopping off heads to “liberate the sorrowful and exalted Al-Aqsa Mosque” in Jerusalem, a holy site for Muslims and Jews.
The video includes an English translation of the Arabic, which The Inquirer has independently confirmed. MEMRI describes itself as a nonpartisan nonprofit, but critics say it selectively translates “Arab/Muslim/Iranian press purportedly demonstrating hostility against Israel/Jews.”
The national Muslim American Society (MAS) called the program “an unintended mistake and an oversight in which the center and the students are remorseful” in a statement released Saturday. The organization has launched an investigation into the program.
This is not merely an oversight. Think about it. This is a presentation to the parents and the community. A great deal of thought, planning and people went into it. Not to mention the children practicing at home in front of their parents. These genocidal songs and poems is met with enthusiastic applause.
MAS, which has more than 50 chapters throughout the United States, owns the property where the program was presented, and says it leases it to a school operator. The program’s supervisor has been dismissed and the organization in charge plans to develop sensitivity training and improved oversight procedures. “We stand resolutely in our condemnation of hate, bigotry, Islamophobia, xenophobia, racism, anti-Semitism, and all the illnesses of hate that plague our society,” the MAS statement read.
The writer omits that MAS was a Muslim Brothehrood group who was named an un-indicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist funding trial in American history.
The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) said it is investigating the incident and working with interfaith groups to improve cooperation and understanding, said Rue Landau, the commission’s executive director.
Who wants to “understand” beheadings and holy war?
Calling the incident “extremely disturbing,” the Anti-Defamation League in Philadelphia said that children “should not be indoctrinated to hate, and should not have been asked to make speeches and dance and lip-sync to songs that glorify violence against Jews and the State of Israel.”
The Philadelphia and Pennsylvania branches of the Council on American-Islamic Relations reaffirmed their condemnation of any and all manifestations of anti-Semitism, in a statement on CAIR-Philadelphia’s website.
“Islamic tradition categorically rejects either speech or actions that harm in any way our Jewish brothers and sisters,” said Iftekhar Hussain, chair of CAIR-Pennsylvania.
The writer scrubbed their statement. The CAIR-Pennsylvania statement did not condemn the MAS Philly video. Instead, it used the opportunity to criticize Israel: “We should be careful, however, not to conflate criticism of Israeli policy towards the Palestinians with anti-Semitism.”
CAIR announced Tuesday that the organization will host a series of free diversity training sessions at area religious institutions in collaboration with government, religious and interfaith groups.
More proselytizing for Islam.
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