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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Here's another one from Palestinian Media Watch. (In full - not yet on web):

PA Child: "Daddy bought me a machine gun and a rifle"
By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook

Promoting violence and terror among children through video clips and other children's programming has long been a prominent component of Palestinian Authority Television. This week a young girl was asked to recite a poem on PA TV. The poem is the recounting of a present received from daddy; "a machine gun and rifle."

The text of the poem:

"Daddy brought me a present
A machine gun and a rifle
When I am big I will join the liberation army
The liberation army has taught us
How to liberate our homeland"
[PA TV, February 26, 2006]

Related videos from PMW archives

In a previous PA TV children's program, preschoolers were taught the recommended response if a "little boy" were to cut down a tree - to "bring AK-47s and ... commit a massacre."

When three 15-year-olds were killed on a suicide mission PA honored them and their desire to be killed as shahids - martyrs for Allah. Click here to see this clip.

To see more previous broadcasts of terror and Shahada promotion on PA TV on the PMW website, click here and here.

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» On Negotiating With Fantasists at the blog Daniel in Brookline

UPDATE: Am I exaggerating? I don't think I am... and I suspect my buddy Sol would agree. Have a look at his recent post: "Daddy gave me a present, a machine gun and a rifle" That's what passes in the Palestinian Authority for inspiring children... Read More



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Well except for the obvious choices of targets, I bought my little girl a rifle when she was about 9-ish.

Reminds me of the Sandinista school book that taught children to count by counting hand grenades, showed young boys and girls marching with toy rifles, and so on.
Meanwhile the Sandinista government was getting praised no end by pacifists.

"Syme: It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words. You wouldn't have seen the [Newspeak] Dictionary 10th edition, would you Smith? It's that thick. [illustrates thickness with fingers] The 11th Edition will be that [narrows fingers] thick. Winston Smith: So, The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect? Syme: The secret is to move from translation, to direct thought, to automatic response. No need for self-discipline. Language coming from here [the larynx], not from here [the brain]" -1984 (film)


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