Saturday, June 2, 2007

You've got to be taught to hate....: Palestinian kindergarten children get their lessons

MEMRI has just posted a chilling segment from Al-Aqsa [Palestinian Authority] TV. It shows a clip from a kindergarten graduation. The woman annoncer describes it as scenes from the "Palestinian childhood.... a celebration."

First one sees adorable little girls in white dresses dancing while one of them, dressed as a butterfly, flits among them.

Then we get to see a group of boys dressed in camouflag uniforms marching complete with toy machine guns and flak jackets, crawling under obstancles as if they were part of an ambush, advancing on an enemy, jumping over one another, and then, as two cross swords and one holds what I presume to be a Koran aloft, the children chant in response to an adult's [teacher's?] cries:
Allah Akbar. Praise be to Allah."
"Who is your role model? The Prophet."
"What is your path? Jihad."
"What is your most lofty aspiration? Death for the sake of Allah."
If these children are chanting this stuff now imagine what they will be doing a few years from now.

Years ago Rogers and Hammerstein said it best in South Pacific:
You've got to be taught to hate and fear
You've got to be taught from year to year
It's got to be drummed in your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught

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