Girl recites poem on PA TV: "Our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail"
PA TV host: "What are you going to recite?'
Girl: "The poem 'Visa'..."
(The poem 'Visa' by Hesham El-Gakh)
“When I was young I was taught that Arabness is my honor...
and that our lands extend from one end to the other,
and that our wars were for the Al-Aqsa Mosque,
and that our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail
and that our nation's armies are outstanding."
PA TV host: "Thank you very much. I really like this poem."
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The full poem describes what children have been taught by Arab leaders, opening with "When I was young I was taught," but criticizes them for not acting according to their own teachings. "My enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail" was one such teaching. The poem criticizes the Arab world for its lack of unity, which prevents it from fulfilling its nationalistic goals.
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