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Battle of the Catchy Palestinian Children’s Extremist Indoctrination Songs

Egyptian pop heartthrob Amr Diab has many hits throughout the  Arab world, such as “Nour al Ain” and “Habibi.” The one I’ve watched most on YouTube, however, is “Al Quds De Ardina,” which translates to “Jerusalem is Our Land.” There aren’t any subtitles, but the title and music video make the point pretty clear. See if you can count how many times he says shaheed, and enjoy:

The tune is pretty catchy and the kids are cute, so “Al Quds De Ardina” had a special place in my heart for years as my favorite jihadist radical Islam indoctrination song. Then this happened:

Move over, Amr Diab! These kids beat his kids in cuteness, the tune is way more catchy and, though I don’t know what Amr’s song means, I can’t imagine that it’s more malicious and extremist than this new hit from the Birds of Palestine. The technical aspects of their video may not have been as advanced as those of Amr’s, but there’s nothing more adorable than kids dancing around on stage and using (what I hope are) fake weapons to simulate an insurgency. So, in short, if there were an awards show for this thing, the Birds of Palestine would get the Golden Kalishnikov.

In all seriousness, this is messed up. If we keep indoctrinating kids to kill people, they’ll keep killing people. This is one of the most disturbing media to come out of the conflict recently, and this trend is something we need to combat right now.

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5 Older Responses to “Battle of the Catchy Palestinian Children’s Extremist Indoctrination Songs”

  1. Elke Weiss
    June 23, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    This is just so horrible, it’s painful to even listen to.

    Can’t they sing stuff like this in Arabic and Hebrew?

  2. Elke Weiss
    June 23, 2010 at 6:35 pm #

    Sorry, eat up a video I linked to!

  3. Adam
    June 24, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

    Here’s Al Quds De Ardina with some subtitles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u48Iq-xxLw

  4. Robin Margolis
    July 1, 2010 at 9:49 pm #

    Some Israeli Jews produce similar media efforts to turn their children and teens against the Palestinians. Have a look at this popular Israeli Jewish cartoon series, “Ahmed and Selim,” about two young Palestinian children who are suicide bombers.

    It is subtitled in Hebrew and English, so Diaspora Jews like ourselves, living all over the world, can read the racist and degrading comments about the Palestinians easily:

    http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=170735

    Of course, the Israeli Jews depicted in the cartoon series are all benevolent, responsible figures, while the Palestinians are uniformlly depicted as bloodthirsty, stupid and incompetent murderers.

    So, how does an Israeli Jewish propaganda cartoon series — a very amusing one, by the way — stack up against the two Arab videos above? You be the judge!

    And Israeli Jewish propaganda does affect young Israeli Jewish children and teens. A recent Jerusalem Post article, March 2010, describes how a poll of young Israeli Jews shows that 50% of them believe that Arab Israelis should not have the same legal rights as Israeli Jews, and 56% believe that Arab Israeli citizens of Israel should not be allowed to elect members to the Knesset.

    And that’s just their views of Israel’s Palestinian Arab citizens — hate to think what they believe about the Palestinians on the West Bank and Gaza.

    Have a look at the Jerusalem Post article:

    http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=170735

  5. Robin Margolis
    July 3, 2010 at 4:00 am #

    Here is the link to the Israeli “Ahmed and Selim” Israeli video cartoon. In my previous post, a link to a Jerusalem Post article was accidentally printed twice. My apologies.

    Here is the correct link to the Israeli cartoon video depicting all Palestinians as stupid, incompetent, and mass murderers:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXMIQDVOs98

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