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Mother of Martyr: "Every mother should sacrifice her child for Palestine"
PA TV news report: Mother upon news of son's death in an IDF airstrike: "We had always hoped for his [my son's] Martyrdom (Shahada), knowing he wanted to die as a Martyr (Shahid). Every time he went out, we would say to him, 'May Allah be with you.' We knew that he wanted to die as a Martyr. Praise..."
Feb 11, 2010
Hamas TV sermon: Martyrs get six rewards
“Oh Allah, grant us Shahada (Martyrdom) for Your sake, Oh Master of the world! Join us with the Shahids (Martyrs)! … The Prophet said: ‘The Shahid has six privileges.’ … ‘He is forgiven [his sins] with the first gush of his pure blood.’ … ‘He sees his place in Paradise.’ … ‘The Shahid is shielded...”
Jan 1, 2010
PA TV: Fatah, PLO to accompany Shahids "to their wedding"
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades [Fatah] took responsibility for killing Israeli Rabbi Meir Avshalom Hai in a drive-by shooting. Israel killed three of the terrorists involved. The response of the PA has been unequivocal support and glorification of the killers as Palestinian heroes and Shahids. A
Dec 27, 2009
PA Schoolbook: Shahada death is a wedding
“Oh my Homeland, I won’t cry during this wedding [i.e. funeral of Martyr], as our Arabness does not want us to cry over the Shahids (Martyrs)." [From poem by Al-Mutawakil Taha, Head of the Palestinian Writers' Union, former PA deputy minister] This schoolbook was published in 2007 and is still in...”"
Jan 1, 2009
Murderer of 8 glorified by PA daily as "groom" on way to "wedding"
Murderer of eight high school students called a "groom" : “The Shahid (Martyr for Allah) 'Alaa Abu-Dheim [murderer of eight high school students] is gone [buried] without [any] participation in his wedding procession… the groom was buried in the morning without a celebration and without a wedding...”
Mar 14, 2008
Cleric on PA TV: Suicide bombers get double the reward from Allah
Sheikh Imad Hamato, Professor of Quranic Studies and PA cleric, during his weekly PA TV show teaching Islam: "A good friend of the Prophet Muhammad was preparing a bow and arrow when his own sword struck him and killed him. It's like the conflict today! One who exploded with a bomb - people talk..."
Nov 3, 2006
Suicide terrorist asks parents to escort him to 72 Virgins
Farewell video before suicide attack "Angels of mercy, escort our souls to Heaven after we fulfill this duty of crushing the descendents of monkeys and pigs. Dear father and mother, blessings of honor and respect to you, while you escort me to the Maidens of Paradise as a Shahid (Martyr)." [Bassem...
Feb 15, 2006
Hamas suicide terrorist in farewell video anticipates wedding to Maidens of Paradise
Mu'min Rajab Abu Hafs, Hamas suicide terrorist: "I dedicate this wedding (i.e. death for Allah) to all of the who have chosen Allah as their goal, the Quran as their constitution and the Prophet [Muhammed] as their role model. Jihad is the only way to liberate Palestine - all of Palestine - from..."
Feb 1, 2006
Hamas suicide farewell video: Jews apes and pigs; Maidens reward for killing Jews
Bassem Al-Takrouri, Hamas suicide terrorist: "Angels of mercy, escort our souls to Heaven after we fulfill this duty of crushing the descendants of apes and pigs. Dear father and mother, blessings of honor and respect to you while you escort me to the Maidens of Paradise as a Martyr." Click to view...
Feb 1, 2006
PA official: Mothers teach daughters that Martyrdom is wedding
Sana Aida, Official of PA Ministry of Social Affairs: "Any woman who is told: 'Your son was run over and died,' is shocked, grieves, cries, gets sick, and has a nervous breakdown. But if we tell her: 'Your son became a Shahid (Martyr),' she makes sounds of joy, [meaning:] 'Don't comfort me, bless..."
Dec 15, 2004
Suicide terrorist tells mother to be happy on "wedding day"
Farewell video before suicide attack: "In the name of Allah, we will destroy you, blow you up, take revenge against you, purify the land of you [Jews], pigs that have defiled our country... I dedicate this wedding [his coming Shahada death] to all of those who have chosen Allah... My dear mother,..."
Dec 7, 2004
Mothers celebrate sons' Martyrdom as "wedding"
PA TV interview with Um Al-Ajrami, mother of 2 suicide terrorists: PA TV host: "They [Israelis] accuse the Palestinian mother of hating her sons and encouraging them to die." Um Al-Ajrami, mother of terrorist: "We don’t encourage our sons to die. We encourage them to Shahada (Martyrdom) for the..."
Nov 17, 2004
Female Martyrs will be one of 72 Maidens of Paradise
Interview with female terrorist arrested before her suicide terror mission: PA TV host: “Had you succeeded in [a suicide] mission, what would your reward have been?” Female terrorist: “The reward was from Allah, in Paradise. The female Martyrdom-seeker becomes one of the Dark-Eyed [Maidens], and...”
Oct 1, 2004
Palestinian female terrorist who was caught before mission: I would have become one of the 72 virgins in Paradise
Rania Diab, female terrorist captured before her suicide mission: Host: “Had you succeeded in [your suicide] mission, what would have been your reward?” Rania: “The reward is from Allah, in Paradise. The female Martyrdom-seeker becomes one of the Dark-Eyed Virgins, and she marries one of the...”
Oct 1, 2004
Mother of Suicide Terrorist: He said "72 Dark-Eyed Maidens of Paradise are waiting for me"
Mother of suicide bomber: "When notified [of my son's death] I restrained myself, and said: 'Praise Allah.' I kissed him everywhere, and said: 'Praise Allah.' I cried out in joy and said: 'Praise Allah, he is a Shahid (Martyr) Shahid, Shahid. He asked for Martyrdom.' Once he joked with me: 'Mother,..."
Jul 11, 2004
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
PA cleric: Shahid reward includes 72 virgins
Dr. Ismail Radwan, Professor of Hadith, Islamic University: “When the Shahid (Martyr for Allah) meets the Lord, all his sins are forgiven from the first gush of blood, and he is exempted from the torments of the grave. He sees his place in Paradise. He is shielded from the Great Shock and marries...”
Aug 17, 2001