August 17, 2007

Hamas TV's Child Star Says She's Ready for Martyrdom

Monkey see, monkey do. And all along I thought Muslims said Jews were apes and pigs. From Hamas TV's Child Star Says She's Ready for Martyrdom:

Inside the bustling new Hamas television headquarters, Saraa Barhoum, 11, the young star of Hamas television's best-known children's show, said she wants to be a doctor. If she can't, she'd be proud to become a martyr. ''Of course,'' Saraa said. ''It's something to be proud of. Every Palestinian citizen hopes to be a martyr.'' Saraa offers a jarring mix of innocent charm and militant rhetoric as the sweet face of ''Tomorrow's Pioneers,'' a weekly, hour-long Hamas television children's show best known for bringing the world a militant Mickey Mouse look-alike and then having him killed off by an Israeli interrogator. During the show, Saraa fields calls from Palestinian children who warble songs about Islam, liberating Jerusalem and finding answers in the barrel of a machine gun.
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