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‘Suicide Bomber’ DVD For Kids Out In UK

From the UK’s Yorkshire Post:

An earlier incarnation of this uplifting video.

‘Suicide bomber’ DVD for sale to children

By Simon McGee and Kate O’Hara

A DISTURBING “sing-along” DVD for children which appears to glorify suicide bombing was last night under police investigation after being found on sale in Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire Post has obtained a disc of music videos – part of an Egyptian-made series – in which a young girl sings about following in the footsteps of her suicide bomber mother. A group of self-proclaimed orphans also rail against the West over the plight of the Palestinian people.

The children’s DVD was purchased in Bradford and full details of the Leeds-based UK distributors are contained on the back of the cover.

The Yorkshire Post has handed over the material to the West Yorkshire Police specialist counter terrorism unit, and officers have confirmed that they are investigating the contents.

All three of the DVD’s tracks are sung by children in Arabic with English subtitles.

The first song is about two children who lose their mother when she becomes a suicide bomber. It believed to be a reference to Reem al-Reyashi, a 22-year-old Palestinian mother-of- two who blew herself up on January 14, 2004, at a crossing, in the Gaza Strip, killing four Israelis.

The video begins with an Arab woman playing with her two children, then leaving her home with dynamite tucked in her dress, blowing herself up after being challenged by uniformed soldiers, and her children and husband finding out about her death on TV.

The elder of her two clearly upset children, a girl, asks why their mother would leave them and says of her toddler brother: “He doesn’t eat except in your arms. Everything for him is you (sic).”

But there is a disturbing change of tone towards the end of the track.

Rummaging around her mother’s wardrobe, the girl finds a stick of dynamite hidden in a drawer and, turning to look at the camera, concludes with a steely gaze and the chilling words: “My love will not be by words. I will follow my mother’s steps.”

It makes a great stocking stuffer.

(You can view the latest version of this inspiring video in its splendid entirety here.)

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, December 18th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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