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A troubling video from the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) began making the rounds on Friday.
The video showed children atet the Muslim American Society (MAS) Islamic Center in Philadelphia singing and recite poetry about chopping off people’s heads and torturing those who defy Allah.
The MAS Islamic Center has since confirmed that the video was real by posting it on their Facebook page and commenting on it, although it’s no longer there now.
Their position on it all? It was an “oversight.”
Here’s what they said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
They blame “poor vetting” of the material.
“While we celebrate the coming together of different cultures and languages, not all songs were properly vetted,” the Muslim American Society, based in Washington, said in a statement issued Friday. “This was an unintended mistake and an oversight in which the center and the students are remorseful. MAS will conduct an internal investigation to ensure this does not occur again.”
According to MEMRI, the youths read: “We will defend the land of divine guidance with our bodies, and we will sacrifice our souls without hesitation.” They also said: “We will lead the army of Allah fulfilling His promise, and we will subject them to eternal torture.”
In other videos, students sing songs about the “blood of martyrs” and “Rebels, rebels, rebels.” The videos were posted on the center’s Facebook page, the media monitoring group said, but the videos included in the MEMRI report appear to have been taken down from the center’s page.