Video published from an Islamic center in Pennsylvania shows children saying they’d sacrifice themselves and kill for the “army of Allah.”
The Muslim American Society Islamic Center in Philadelphia posted the video on its Facebook page showing the children singing and reading poetry for its ‘Ummah Day’ celebration.
Watchdog group the Middle East Media Research Institute brought attention to the clip, noting that “these are not isolated incidents” and “are happening in major centers of the country.”
Children in Philadelphia Muslim Society: We Will Sacrifice Ourselves for Al-Aqsa; Will Chop off Their Heads, Subject Them to Eternal Torture pic.twitter.com/6ySfz0Ylel— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) May 3, 2019
On April 22, 2019, the Muslim American Society Islamic Center in Philadelphia (MAS Philly) uploaded a video of an "Ummah Day" celebration to its Facebook page in which young children wearing Palestinian scarves sang: "Glorious steeds call us and lead us [to] the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The blood of martyrs protects us... Take us, oh ships... until we reach our shores and crush the treacherous ones... Flow, oh rivers of martyrs!" A young girl read a poem praising martyrs who sacrificed their lives for Palestine, and she asked: "Will [Jerusalem] be a hotbed for cowards?" Another young girl read: "We will defend [Palestine] with our bodies... We will chop off their heads, and we will liberate the sorrowful and exalted Al-Aqsa Mosque... We will subject them to eternal torture." (MEMRI)
According to MEMRI, MAS Philly is part of the Muslim American Society, which has more than 40 chapters in the United States and one in the UK.
MAS’s mission is to "move people to strive for God-consciousness, liberty and justice, and to convey Islam with utmost clarity,” its website states, adding that its vision is “a virtuous and just American society.”
Not surprisingly, Rep. Ilhan Omar seems to have no comment about this despite the fact that she was quick to condemn the Covington Catholic students.
I reached out to anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) office about this video since she smeared the Covington Catholic students.— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 3, 2019
I asked @IlhanMN's office if Omar condemns these kids singing about chopping people's heads off.
They are not responding. https://t.co/ZmsJRo4sbw
We warn the West from what we fled from in the Middle East, but the West doesn’t want to listen. This is your next generation: https://t.co/3zeU2PFSfa— Imam Mohamad Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) May 3, 2019
Update: The Muslim American Society said in a statement Friday that "Not all songs were properly vetted. 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."