Two bloodcurdling stories of strange and terrible note:
From MEMRI, we receive news of an "Ummah Day" children's musical celebration. How nice! Except that it's an "Ummah Day" children's musical celebration of jihad terror by a troupe of putatively American kids, as uploaded to the to the Facebook page of the Muslim American Society Islamic Center in Philadelphia. That's Philadelphia, PA, USA, not Ramallah or Beirut.
Sing-along with Muhammed includes such hits as "Glorious steeds call us and lead us [to] the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The blood of martyrs protects us... Take us, oh ships... until we reach our shores and crush the treacherous ones... Flow, oh rivers of martyrs!" and the like. One girl read a poem praising martyrs who sacrificed their lives for Palestine, and she asked: "Will [Jerusalem] be a hotbed for cowards?" Another read: "We will defend [Palestine] with our bodies... We will chop off their heads, and we will liberate the sorrowful and exalted Al-Aqsa Mosque... We will subject them to eternal torture."
I especially liked the bit about how after detonation ("Our martyrs sacrificed their lives without hesitation"), "the scent of musk emanates from their bodies."
Watch here and send to your US representative along with a thank-you note -- "Thank you for doing nothing to stop Islamic immigration and thus save the United States from Islamization."
Next up is a story out the The Daily Mail in the United Kingdom, which remains somewhat ahead of the USA in terms of both Islamization and general moral and cultural suicide.
The National Trust is researching its historic houses’ links to slavery and ‘British imperialism’ to ensure it can give visitors an ‘honest picture’ of its properties.
As part of the work, staff will be mentored by young people, mainly from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, to prevent the colonial legacy from being glossed over.
The Trust is the latest in a string of organisations to address the impact of empire. Last week, Cambridge University announced an inquiry into its historic links with the slave trade, and a similar exercise to ‘decolonise’ Glasgow University is under way.
The National Trust’s project, called Colonial Countryside, will see up to 100 children aged ten and 11 form ‘advisory boards’ for historic houses. The pupils are mostly from African, Caribbean and South Asian backgrounds.
The pupils will visit the houses, learn their history and advise staff on how to present the information to children in guidebooks and on tours.
Subjects under discussion include slave-owners’ illegitimate colonial children, treasures ‘looted’ from the British Empire, how mahogany furniture was produced by enslaved Africans and the shipping of live turtles from Jamaica to make soup for aristocrats.
A spokesman said: ‘This is a good way of bridging the generations and also giving the children lessons in giving constructive feedback.’
...It also said it hoped to get ethnic minority children interested in history, as they are under-represented on university courses in the subject.
But some critics have described the approach as ‘self-flagellation’.
Chris McGovern, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, and a National Trust member, said colonial history was taught in many schools and claimed ‘kids get nothing but a non-stop diet of slavery and deprivation’. He added: ‘The story that the National Trust needs to tell about slavery should be balanced.’
Balanced? Yes, no doubt the "black and ethnic" National Trust kiddie-bots will be well briefed on the role of their Muslim and African forbears in the slave trade, the massive white slave trade (the word foes come from "slav," after all), and the steady stream of medicines, hygiene, law, roads, eyeglasses, and literacy that "colonialism" brought with it to "darkest Africa" and beyond.
Can't wait to revisit Brideshead and all that.