On Embracing the Identity of ‘Terrorist’

This morning Jerry Coyne posted to his blog about YouTube videos containing content allegedly from Hamas TV (Hamas is either the elected government of the chunk of Palestine called Gaza or a terrorist organization, depending on who you ask) of children’s programming. Though this children’s programming resembles the sort of thing found on Western television, the nature of the content is disturbing in that, assuming the translations displayed are accurate, the fluffy, cuddly characters on the screen appear intent upon convincing small children to hate Israel and its Jewish population. (I’m heavily qualifying here because I have no means of verifying the accuracy of the subtitling.)

After reading Jerry’s post I attempted a bit of Twitter-based cross-pollenization and got the attention of Rania Khalek, who tweeted:

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