American Muslim children at one Pennsylvania school celebrated “Ummah Day” (Earth Day) with aspirations of jihad, and it was all caught on video.
The video features students at the Muslim American Society (MAS) Islamic Center in North Philadelphia during a performance on April 17 in which they called out nonbelievers and vowed to chop off their heads for Allah.
A young girl said, “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.”
Take a look below:
The video showed the children wearing Palestinian scarves and singing, “The land of the Prophet Muhammad’s Night Journey is calling us. Our Palestine must return to us.”
Another young girl says, “We will defend the land of divine guidance with our bodies, and we will sacrifice our souls without hesitation.”
One child focused on the message of defeating Jerusalem at a moment’s notice by martyrs willing to sacrifice their lives.
“These are not isolated incidents; they are happening in major centers of the country – including in Pennsylvania,” MEMRI said in a statement.
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MAS Philly is one of 42 MAS chapters in the U.S.
The MAS claims their mission is to “move people to strive for God-consciousness, liberty and justice, and to convey Islam with utmost clarity,” and that it strives for “a virtuous and just American society.”
They also condemned the recent synagogue shooting in California.
On Saturday, the MAS released a statement stating that the person responsible for the performance has been “dismissed” and the organization “will form a local commission to aid in sensitivity training and proper oversight for future programs.”
In a statement, Ayman Hammous, executive director of MAS said, “Hate has no place in our society. In an era where we’ve seen an increase in hate crimes, including rising Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, we must stand tall together in solidarity. These acts of terror in places of worship and against humanity cannot become the norm.”
The Anti-Defamation League in Philadelphia issued a statement, saying, “Children should not be indoctrinated to hate. These young people should never have been asked to make speeches and dance and lip-sync to songs that glorify violence against Jews and the State of Israel. The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is deeply complex and painful on all sides, and the only chance for a peaceful future is to teach our children to pursue peace.”