|BBC decries Hamas animal abuse, ignores child abuse|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Wednesday, 15 August 2007 16:15|
Sorry there have been few updates today. I was back to work today after two days off sick, so I have been quite busy. It's 20 minutes to midnight, and I thought I'd try and squeeze one news story in before I go to bed. I was at an Israel meeting tonight, convened by a Christian holiday company for those interested in taking a tour of the Holy Land next year God willing. I may plan to go again if I enjoy my trip to Israel this October. It was a good meeting, but it focused more on the prophecy aspect of things rather than the places of interest and preparations for the trip. My friend Martin Wensley was there with his wife. Martin Wensley is a believing Jew. The meeting was also taken by a Jewish believer. Unfortunately he was speaking from a post-tribulationist viewpoint tonight, and although he is entitled to his opinions, I didn't really enjoy the meeting as much as I could have. There was no "Blessed Hope" there. Martin Wensley tackled the speaker on the Rapture of the Church after the meeting. I was laughing inside as he was doing it, he had more courage than I did. I missed my own prophecy meeting tonight to go to the Israel meeting. The topic tonight was to be the Rise of the Antichrist. I should have an audio of the meeting on the site tomorrow or Friday night.
Anyway, back to the topic. Many of you may have heard of the programme, Tomorrow's Pioneers. It is run by the Hamas terrorist organization, and is broadcast on al-Aqsa television to children living in Gaza. The programme previously hosted a cartoon mouse in the name of Farfour, who routinely urged Muslim children to kill Jews. When Farfour tried to cheat in his exams at school, he claimed he couldn't study because his school books had been buried underneath the rubble of his house, which had been demolished by Jews. Farfour later died a "martyr's death" when he was killed by a Jew after he refused to sell him his property. As I commented before, Hamas was under pressure from PA President Abbas to cut the programme, but by having him die a martyr's death at the hands of a Jew, Hamas scored a massive propaganda victory. But that wasn't the end of the Hamas "death cult" programming. Farfour was soon replaced by a "killer bee" named Nahoul, that is just as bent on genocide as dear old Farfour was. Children look to Farfour and Nahoul as heroes, but perhaps more worryingly, to an eleven year-old girl as a role model, who openly desires to die a martyr's death (i.e. in the process of murdering Jews)...
Quote: ""A lot of people in Palestine have died as martyrs, and lots of Palestinians hope to be martyrs," Saraa said of Farfour's demise. "This is one of the ends." Asked if she hoped one day to be a martyr, Saraa instinctively nodded her head. "Of course," Saraa said. "It's something to be proud of. Every Palestinian citizen hopes to be a martyr." Saraa helps deliver similar messages to Palestinian children from a Hamas TV set filled with colourful numbers and pictures of kittens. During the show, Saraa fields calls from Palestinian children who warble songs about Islam, taking control of Jerusalem and finding answers in the barrel of a machine gun.
Both these news articles were published on the same day. I wasn't planning to commenting on the above article until I read the BBC one this evening. I don't normally paste whole news articles into my website, I just copy the paragraphs that are relevant to my thoughts. But in this case I have decided to past the whole news article, for I just can't believe what I am reading - or to be more precise, what I am not reading. Has the BBC criticized Tomorrow's Pioneers for its blatant child abuse, by encouraging children to commit murder, inciting them to racial and religious hatred and brainwashing them into believing death is good? No. The BBC are more concerned that the show's cast are harming animals. I couldn't believe it until I read it. Not a single mention is made of this militant brand of Islamic propaganda in the whole article. At one time this blatant omission would have prompted me to write a letter of complaint to the BBC. But I have sadly grown accustomed to the BBC's callousness.
Quote: "A US-based animal rights group says it will protest to a Hamas-run TV channel over a programme, showing animals being abused at a zoo in the Gaza Strip. The group, Peta, criticised al-Aqsa TV for the children's show in which an actor was swinging cats around by their tails and throwing stones at lions. The show's host said afterwards that children should not behave like this. The show was criticised in June for featuring a character in a Mickey Mouse suit, denouncing Israel and the US. The character was later shown being beaten to death by an actor who played an Israeli agent. 'Sickening' The episode about the Gaza zoo featured in the al-Aqsa TV children's programme - Tomorrow's Pioneers - last week. In it, an actor dressed as a bee was swinging cats around by their tails and also throwing stones at lions in their cages. The episode was reportedly aimed at teaching children not to abuse animals. But it drew strong criticism from Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) after it was posted on YouTube video-sharing website by Palestinian Media Watch group. "It's shocking and sickening," Peta's Martin Mersereau told Reuters news agency. "Any lessons meant to be contained in this segment are almost certainly lost on most children, who are more likely to imitate people they see treating animals cruelly rather than understand this behaviour is wrong," he said. So far there have been no comments from al-Aqsa TV officials.