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Sermon on PA TV glorifies Palestinian mothers for making ululations over their children's Martyrdom
Official PA TV, broadcast of Friday sermon by PA Ministry of Religious Affairs official Sheikh Ibrahim Mudayris PA Ministry of Religious Affairs official Sheikh Ibrahim Mudayris: “This faith is what made Al-Khansa (an Arab female poet who converted to Islam in the early period of the religion and...”
Jun 13, 2003
Mother wished son Martyrdom to marry "Maidens of Paradise"
Mother of Martyr: "He would always dream of Shahada (Martyrdom). It was his first and last goal in life. I told him: 'Dear, we all want to become Shahids (Martyrs).' He said: 'In this entire world, I can't think of anyone to marry. I want to marry the Dark-Eyed (Maidens of Paradise).' I said: 'If..."
Jan 21, 2003
Mother prayed for son's Shahada death
Um Al-Ajrami, mother of suicide terrorist: "Before I went on my pilgrimage [to Mecca], [my son] Naji put his hand on my head, and said: 'Mother, pray for me to become a Shahid (Martyr), or it will be your sin, and I won't forgive you until Judgment Day.' During [the ceremonies] in Mecca and Medina,..."
Dec 5, 2002
Child Aspiring to Death for Allah
Children’s page in PA daily: "Poem by Omar Ali Amda (6th grade): I have responded to my country’s call, my honor shall not fall. My Shahada (dying for Allah) is in my hands. I shall redeem my country with my soul... I am not troubled by the breaking of my bones..."
Nov 13, 2002
Mother willing to give 7 kids as Shahids
Mother of Martyr: "Praise to Allah! I hold my head high. The honor is mine I have a son who is a Shahid (Martyr), and my Shahid is not my only son, all the Shahids are my children. Praise Allah, the honor and pride are mine Im willing to offer all my seven children to redeem Jerusalem, to redeem..."
Sep 24, 2002
PA children play the Shahid (Martyr) game and argue who gets to die as Martyr
Palestinian children: "In spirit and blood, we'll redeem you, oh Martyr! Allah Akbar!" PA TV narrator: "That's the Shahid (Martyr) Game." Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, December 26, 2001: "A seven year old girl says to her friends: 'Let's play the Shahid (Martyr) Game!' The children...argue..."
Jul 1, 2002
Palestinian children: Martyrdom for Allah is preferable to life, suicide terror is natural
Host: "You described Shahada (Martydrdom) as something beautiful. Do you think it is beautiful?" Walla, age 11: "Shahada (Martyrdom) is a very, very beautiful thing. Everyone yearns for Shahada. What could be sweeter than going to paradise?" Host: "What is better, peace and full rights for the..."
Jun 9, 2002