In Pennsylvania, kids are psyched to help out Allah. A really good way of helping: head removal.
That’s right: According to Fox News, “The Muslim American Society (MAS) Islamic Center in Philadelphia posted the video to its Facebook page celebrating ‘Ummah Day’ in which young children wearing Palestinian scarves sang and read poetry about killing for Allah and the mosque in Jerusalem.”
It was a veritable panoply of pious and provocative promises:
One girl talks about martyrs sacrificing their lives without hesitation to conquer Jerusalem. … “We will defend the land of divine guidance with our bodies, and we will sacrifice our souls without hesitation,” another girl says.
And to…uhhh…top it off:
“We will chop off their heads, and we will liberate the sorrowful and exalted Al-Aqsa Mosque. We will lead the army of Allah fulfilling His promise, and we will subject them to eternal torture.”
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
That seems a bit harsh.
Watchdog group Middle East Media Research Institute told Fox there’s more where that came from:
“These are not isolated incidents; they are happening in major centers of the country – including in Pennsylvania.”
Oddly, the Muslim American Society recently condemned the killings at San Diego’s Chabad of Poway synagogue (here, here, and here) and Christian churches in Sri Lanka (see the statements at the bottom of this article).
That’s good…but what in the world??
Imam Mohamad Tawhidi had something to say about the youngsters ready to commit murder via divine decapitation.
First, a bit about IMT, from his book The Tragedy of Islam: Admissions of a Muslim Imam:
Imam Tawhidi ended his relationship with the Iranian regime and continued his studies in the Holy Cities in Iraq. In 2014, ISIS conquered large parts of Iraq’s territory and murdered members of Tawhidi’s family. In 2015, Imam Tawhidi began to gradually call for reform within Muslim societies. His views have been broadcast on international media and have been met with both criticism and praise.
In this book, Tawhidi takes you on a unique journey detailing the highlights of his life that prompted his transition from an extremist into a reformist. He then emphasizes the theological, jurisprudential and historical difficulties of Islamic thought and Islamic governance, including insights that have never been published before.
Celebrated as the Imam of Peace, Tawhidi’s international activism against Islamic extremism has earned him a nomination for the 2019 Australian of the Year Awards.
Here’s Tawhidi’s cautionary — and disturbing — reaction to the Pennsylvania Punishers:
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
The drive to exterminate a group of people may seem an impossible contagion to take hold in a land founded upon life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But one need only look to Germany — less than 100 years ago — to be reminded that hate may be the faster-spreading cancer compared to love.
Of course, genocide isn’t really about hate. Nor is religious killing. It’s about something much worse: dehumanization. The death of empathy and feeling. And that is most certainly a disease from which we appear to be suffering already — just see here, here, and here.
We need more people like Imam Mohamad Tawhidi to stand up. And we need Muslims in political positions of power to join in. Where are they with this? Will they condemn it with the fervor of the Left’s nonsensical portrayal of Trump and the Right as murderous psychos (here, here, here, here, and here)? Because I don’t think those kids in the video are simply using figures of speech.
And all of them are set to become powerful adults who hold to the beliefs of their youth.