Feb 21 2010
MOTHERS OF MARTYRS CLUB – Palestinian mothers celebrate the martyrdom of their sons.
PALWATCHPalestinian Authority TV news recently chose to feature a Palestinian mother promoting her son’s death as a positive goal. “By Allah, we welcome every Martyr.” “We give out sweets to celebrate.”
“I would have preferred that another son would have martyred himself because he was the love of my life.”
Categorizing these dead terrorists as Shahids grants them the highest honor a Muslim can achieve, and is therefore cause for a mother to celebrate, according to this PA teaching.
Palestinian society sees martyrs as grooms based on Islamic tradition, as promoted by the PA and Hamas.
Palestinian Media Watch has documented that these two ideas — that death is a higher value than life and that Martyrdom death leads to a wedding between the Martyr and the virgins of Paradise — have been promoted actively by both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas for years.
PA policy has been to honor terrorists as Shahids (Martyrs for Allah), and to teach Palestinian mothers to celebrate when their children die as terrorist Shahids.
Mother upon news of son’s death after he killed 5 Israeli teens: “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 to Allah, he sought Martyrdom, and he achieved it. My message to every mother is to sacrifice her child for Palestine.
Your father committed suicide to kill Jews and I creid tears of joy.” There have been 5 martyrs in the family, I am very proud.”