Palestinian children`s choir being used by jihadists: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 16:26

Jerusalem: An Arabic children`s choir has
been racking up views all over the world with the new hit
"when we die as martyrs, we will go to heaven," being widely
used by Jihadists for youth indoctrination.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism, one of the
world`s most comprehensive data centers on radical terror
groups, said the song is a hit on Arabic and worldwide
websites, and the children`s choir performing it fast is
becoming one of the most popular children`s groups in the Arab
world.

The song, also posted on Youtube, was apparently
recorded by the Jordanian owned production company and
television channel "Birds of Paradise."

In the video clip, a young brown eyed girl sings in
front of what seems to be a group of children in pre-school
the lyrics "Without Palestine, what does childhood mean?"

YouTube has already received dozens of spinoffs and
remakes of the video, some of which depict Arabic children
mimicking the lyrics while others show Jihadists using it as
background music.

As per Saudi newspaper Al-Jazirah "Birds of Paradise
is one of the most widely distributed children`s song groups
in the Arab world, and it seems to have crossed the ocean to
Canada and Britain."

The group represents a new wave in Jihadist youth
indoctrination, as it is child?friendly, as opposed to
previous Jihadist programmes, it said.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 16:26

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