Friday, May 19, 2017

New PBS Kids Series “Dying To Be A Martyr” Explores The Struggle Of Being A Terrorist

The following article appeared on on April 17th. Videos are available at this link to the original article. Incredibly, provides a host of charming little interviews with would-be suicide bombers. These sub-humans may soon be committing murder, yet PBS can’t wait to collect their views on Islam and the war against the infidel! PBS deems the videos “Media Resources” for eager young minds waiting to be indoctrinated in the spiritual elegance of the religion of peace.

Remember…this is a PBS Kids series.  KIDS!

Unfrigginbelievable.   Ed.

PBS has a lesson plan which seems to attempt to humanize suicide bombers to school children with a set of creepy videos…

PBS, via PBS Learning Media for Kids, released a lesson plan titled Dying to be a Martyr. In this lesson plan, which PBS says is okay for students grades 9-12, they have three videos about the ‘struggle’ of Palestinian terrorists. This type of material may be a perfect example of why public broadcasters are having to grovel at Trump’s feet so he doesn’t slash all of their funding. PBS has an in depth classroom assignment for students to go along with the videos and it requires that the teacher confirm that the student basically understands and identifies with the struggle of Palestinian terrorists. The lesson goes on to imply that the root cause of Islamic terrorism against Israel is due to Israel being a Jewish state. 
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In a series of unique, powerful, and revealing interviews from inside Israeli prisons, this film examines the minds of Palestinian suicide bombers. Three failed suicide bombers, one recruiter, and one bomb builder captured by Israeli security forces speak openly of their training, motivation, operational methodology, and profound belief in the idea of entering paradise by becoming a shahid, a martyr killed in the cause of Islam. They talk of their hatred of Jews and Israel, their determination to die and personal motivations that have influenced them — including a failed love, a sense of personal revenge, the frustration of living under Israeli occupation, and envy for the prosperous Israeli style of life.

The first video, called Israel and Palestine, is about two Palestinian terrorists or ‘liberators’ if you’re PBS.

The history of the conflict in the Middle East can be traced back to the Balfour Declaration of 1917 in which the British government stated its support for a Jewish state on the land of Palestine. Unrest soon followed and the conflict continues to this day. In this video segment from Wide Angle, two young Palestinians explain their belief in the liberation of their homeland.

The conflict in the Middle East often makes headlines and is a complex issue that has confounded the world community. This video segment from Wide Angle goes beyond the headlines and into the mind of a would-be martyr as he explains some of the external and internal struggles of life in Palestine.

Provide your students with a focus for media interaction by asking them to identify how Mohanned views his life and how he feels it differs from the lives of Israelis (Jews). Play the Martyrdom QuickTime Video for the class. Check for understanding by asking students to respond to the focus question. (Mohanned feels he would rather die and by a martyr than live his life, sees his life as hollow — in contrast he sees Israelis as happy, going out, having fun, traveling.) Ask your students why Mohanned may feel that way (Answers may include: Palestinians have less land, fewer privileges, cannot come and go as they please.)

The aftermath of a suicide bombing leaves many unanswered questions, such as what could have stopped this person from taking his life and the lives of others. In this video segment from Wide Angle, Mohanned Abu Tayyoun takes viewers through the events of the day of his planned operation and explains what prevented him from carrying out a suicide bombing.

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