Become a suicide bomber – it’s FUN!

This from the terrorist group Jimmy Carter thinks can be reasoned with:

The Palestinian Authority’s ruling Hamas terror group has launched a web site for children, preaching the moral desirability of being a suicide terrorist via cartoons and children’s stories.

The Hamas-run glorifies shahada, martyrdom, and presents the deaths of terrorists attacking Israelis as a time of celebration, according to a report by Palestinian Media Watch.

One of the stories on the site quotes a mother saying that when she heard her son had become a shahid, a martyr, she bought dates, candies and coffee to give out. An entire section of the site is called “Stories of the Shahids,” and the most recently posted story honors Hamas terrorist Naseem Ja’abari, who murdered 16 people when he blew himself up on a bus in Be’er Sheva on August 31, 2004.

The page is egalitarian in its encouragement of martyrdom, with a prominently featured drawing of a religiously garbed girl participating in violent attacks (pictured above) on both the homepage and on a second page. The drawing is accompanied by a poem glorifying Jihad, Islamic conquest, and Shahada.

Hamas won the Palestinian Authority’s parliamentary elections in January by a large majority, and has since been subject to requests and demands that it at least verbally recognize Israel. On the web site, though, according to PMW, “Israel is repeatedly referred to as ‘thief’ and ‘invader,’ and its defeat in battle is both desired and anticipated.”

Though the site shares its name with Yasser Arafat’s rival terror group, Al-Fateh, the name means “The Conqueror” and is run by Hamas.

If you visit the Palestinian Media Watch site, you’ll note more of these types of attempts to appeal to children – with cartoon characters and without. It’s nothing new, but goes to show as another example of just why people like Jimmy Carter should not be listened to nor trusted to show good judgement regarding any plea to negotiate with Hamas. To refresh the memory of anyone else out there who might think that Carter is on to something in his call for the US to do what they can to ‘work with’ Hamas, here’s a sampling of what’s included in their charter:

“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.”


“The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up.”


“There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.”

’nuff said.

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