Middle East

When we die as martyrs

An Arabic children’s choir has been racking up views all over the world with the new YouTube hit “when we die as martyrs, we will go to heaven.” The song was apparently recorded by the Jordanian owned production company and television channel “birds of Paradise.” According to The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), one of the world’s most comprehensive data centers on radical Islamic terrorist groups, the song is a hit on Arabic and worldwide websites and the children’s choir performing it fast is becoming one of the most popular children’s groups in the Arab world. Journalist Fawzia Nasir al-Naeem wrote in the Saudi Arabian newspaper Al-Jazirah that “[Birds of Paradise] is one of the most widely distributed children’s song groups in the Arab world, and it seems to have crossed the ocean to Canada and Britain.” She added that the group represents a new wave in Jihadist youth indoctrination, as it is child–friendly, as opposed to previous Jihadist programs.

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