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May 28, 2017
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Children Singing in Philadelphia Muslim Society: We Will Be Martyred on Palestine's Soil as Fedayeen (Archival)

#7201 | 01:52
Source: The Internet - "MAS Philly on Facebook"

The Muslim American Society Islamic Center in Philadelphia (MAS Philly) uploaded a video to its Facebook page on May 28, 2017, in which three girls performed a song in what appears to have been a song contest or a graduation ceremony. The first girl sang: "I am daughter of the revolution... With my blood, I crossed the border to Palestine of the free... The shield of the revolution shines from my chest." The second girl sang: "I raise the banner of your rebels on every battlefield… Your perseverance, defiance, and determination will turn us into fedayeen. We will be martyred on your soil and you will cover us with a laurel crown." The third girl sang: "I am a stone in a rebel's sling – I am a revolution that shakes the occupier... I will not be humiliated."

MAS Philly's Facebook page was shut down on May 5, 2019 in the wake of media backlash surrounding an "Ummah Day" celebration (see MEMRI TV Clip No. 7194) in which MAS Philly children sang that they will cut off the heads of enemies.

Following are excerpts:

 

Girl 1: I am the daughter of the revolution, born between exile and burning ashes. With my blood, I crossed the border to Palestine of the free. I am the daughter of the revolution, born between exile and burning ashes. With my blood, I crossed the border to Palestine of the free. I am a cannon shell. The shield of the revolution shines from my chest. I emerge from the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. I am a spike in the fence of my home.

 

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Girl 2: I raise the banner of your rebels on every battlefield. My eyes are awaiting the sun of your day, and I will draw it on every forehead. I raise the banner of your rebels on every battlefield. My eyes are awaiting the sun of your day, and I will draw it on every forehead. Your perseverance, defiance, and determination will turn us into fedayeen. We will be martyred on your soil and you will cover us with a laurel crown.

 

[…]

 

Girl 3: I am a stone in a rebel's sling – I am a revolution that shakes the occupier. I am a wave on the calm sea. I hold my head high, and I will not be humiliated. I am a stone in a rebel's sling – I am a revolution that shakes the occupier. I am a wave on the calm sea. I hold my head high, and I will not be humiliated.

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