Mahmoud Abbas’s official Palestinian Authority daily newspaper has honored the killer of the eight high school students gunned down this week with the status of Shahid – Holy Islamic Martyr. In so doing, the PA is sending its people a straightforward message of support for the terror murders and the murderer. According to the PA interpretation of Islam, there is no higher status that a human being can achieve today than that of Shahid.
The official PA daily Al Hayat Al Jadida prominently placed a picture of the killer on the front page, with the caption, “The Shahid Alaa Abu D’heim.” In a Page One article on the terror killings, his act is again defined as a “Shahada achieving” action.
[See below – a review of religious teachings regarding the supreme status of the Shahid by Palestinian religious leaders on PA (Fatah) television and radio.]
This honoring of terror and terrorists by the PA has significant financial ramifications, particularly at this time. Last week the US Administration sent a request to Congress to allocate $150 million to the Palestinian Authority. In response to earlier PMW reports on the widespread Palestinian honoring of terror, Congress made it illegal for the US to give money to entities that “advocate” terror, as follows:
“[The US] shall terminate assistance to any individual, entity… which she has determined to be involved in or advocating terrorist activity.” Congress further legislated that “none of the [US] … assistance under the West Bank and Gaza Program may be made available for the purpose of recognizing or otherwise honoring individuals who commit, or have committed acts of terrorism.”
-2008 Foreign Operations Bill Sec. 657.B – C.1
Since a society’s honoring of terrorists is one of the greatest terror promotions, and as the budget for the PA newspaper comes from the PA’s general budget, the incessant honoring of this and all recent terrorists by Abbas’s PA as Holy Islamic Shahids should render the Palestinian Authority ineligible to receive any American money under the terms of US law.
The following are examples from five different Palestinian religious leaders, all teaching of the supreme status of the Shahids, from 2001 – 2006:
Sheikh Yusu Abu Sneina, Al Aqsa Mosque
“Shahada [Islamic Martyrdom] is an honor, only those who Allah desires, attain the privilege.” -Friday Sermon, Palestinian Authority Radio, Dee. 28, 2001
Dr. Isma’il al-Raduan:
“When the Shahid meets his Maker, all his sins are forgiven from the first gush of blood, and he is exempted from the torments of the grave. He sees his place in Paradise. He is shielded from the Great Shock and marries 72 dark eyed [maidens]. He is a heavenly advocate for 70 members of his family. On his head is placed a crown of honor, one stone of which is worth more than all there is in this world.” -Friday Sermon, PATV, Aug 17, 2001
Sheikh Ahmad Abdul Razak:
“The believer was created to know his Lord to fulfill Islam… to be a Shahid [Islamic Martyr] or intend to be a Shahid. If the believer does not hope for Shahada he will die as in the Jahiliya [pre-Islam]… We must yearn for Shahada and request it from Allah. If we truthfully request it from Allah, he will grant us its rewards even if we die in bed.” -PA TV Friday Sermon, March 22, 2002
Sheikh Ibrahim Mudyris:
“We are not like you, because we do not desire life. If you threaten to kill President Arafat, we will pray to Allah: ‘Grant the President Shahada [Islamic Martyrdom] for you.”‘ Yes, we do not pray – like other preachers pray – for longevity for the rulers; here in Palestine we pray: “Lord, grant the President Shahada for you.” -PA TV Friday Sermon, April 30, 2004
Sheikh Imad Hamato:
“When a man sees one of his brothers being killed for Allah, a person with no head, no legs, his body completely burned. Intestines outside, fingers are gone… The most difficult thing which we fear is what the Shahids [Islamic Martyrs] wish for most of all. They ask Allah: ‘Oh God, bring us back [to earth] to be killed by the Apache, so the planes will blow us up, that our heads will be cut off…’
We shouldn’t forget that Allah, praise him, in blessing the blood of the Shahid, He forgives him from the first gush of blood. And he sees his place in Paradise. He is shielded from the Great Shock and marries 72 Dark-Eyed Maidens (virgins).” -PATV religious program, Nov. 3, 2006
The palestinian culture is pathologically and socially depraved. Abd the US is its enabler. From Palestinian Media Watch: