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Children from Philadelphia Islamic Center Issue Threat in Video, 'We Will Chop Off Their Heads'

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A video from an event at an Islamic center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, shows Muslim children saying they are willing to sacrifice themselves and chop off the heads of the enemies of Islam.

The Muslim American Society Islamic Center in Philadelphia posted the video on its Facebook of the children participating in the center’s “Ummah Day” celebration on April 17, 2019.

The Middle East Media Research Institute posted the video on YouTube, as well as a translation of the children’s statements on its website. The Western Journal has not independently verified MEMRI’s translation.

“Those who reject oppression are the ones who assert their existence, and they eliminate the injustice from the land of the Arabs,” one child said, according to MEMRI’s translation.

The children then sing, “Rebels! Rebels! Rebels! Glorious steeds call us and lead us onto paths leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The blood of martyrs protects us. Paradise needs real men!”

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“The land of the Prophet Muhammad’s Night Journey is calling us. Our Palestine must return to us. Oh Saladdin, your men are among us — shame will be washed away!”

The song continues, “Take us, oh ships, until we liberate our lands – until we reach our shores and crush the treacherous ones! Blow, oh winds of Paradise — flow, oh rivers of martyrs! My Islam is calling, who is going to heeds its call? Rise, oh righteous ones!”



One young girl then reads a passage about martyrdom and violence.

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“Our martyrs sacrificed their lives without hesitation. They attained Paradise, and the scent of musk emanates from their bodies. They compete with one another to reach Paradise. Will Jerusalem be their capital city, or will it be a hotbed for cowards?” she read.

“We will defend the land of divine guidance with our bodies, and we will sacrifice our souls without hesitation. 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,” she read, according to the translation.

The video drew a response from Imam Mohamad Tawhidi, known as the Imam of Peace.

“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,” he tweeted.

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“These are not isolated incidents; they are happening in major centers of the country — including in Pennsylvania,” MEMRI said in a statement to Fox News.

The video was not the only one from the Philadelphia center in which children sang songs with disturbing messages.

The Muslim American Society, which has 42 chapters in the United States, did not respond to a request to comment, Fox News reported.

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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