On Saturday, a research organization released video of Muslim children calling for beheading, torture and martyrdom at a school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The video, including translation, shows Muslim children at the Muslim American Society Islamic Center singing and reading incendiary poetry at an event on April 22, 2019, MEMRI reports:
On April 22, 2019, the Muslim American Society Islamic Center in Philadelphia (MAS Philly) uploaded a video of an "Ummah Day" celebration to its Facebook page in which young children wearing Palestinian scarves sang: "Glorious steeds call us and lead us [to] the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The blood of martyrs protects us… Take us, oh ships, until we liberate our lands… until we reach our shores and crush the treacherous ones… Flow, oh rivers of martyrs!"
The video also shows a young girl reciting a poem advocating decapitation and torture:
“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."
On Sunday, the Muslim American Society issued a statement disavowing both the video and the content of the school’s event:
Our investigation revealed that the school that organized the event on April 17, 2019 is a separate entity renting space from MAS Philadelphia. The school board has informed us that it has taken immediate actions and dismissed the person in charge of the program. In addition, they will form a local commission to aid in sensitivity training and proper supervision for future programs.