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Thursday, September 04, 2003

Islamist doctrine: heavenly rewards await all who die for Allah

via Cal Thomas: "The war that never ends"
Two days prior to the August suicide bombings at a grocery store in Rosh Haayin near Tel Aviv, and at a bus stop in the West Bank, killing two Israelis, official Palestinian TV broadcast a music video that reinforced the doctrine that heavenly rewards await all who die for Allah.

The video begins with scenes depicting a romance cut short when Israeli soldiers shoot the woman in the back. She immediately goes to heaven, where she joins other young women dressed in identical long white gowns --- the "Maidens of Paradise." The maidens are dancing in water, a clear depiction of the afterlife in Islamic tradition. Later in the video, the man attempts to visit the woman's grave and soldiers also shoot him in the back. He is transported to heaven where he is reunited with the woman.

Watch the video.