You may have heard there's a video going 'round, courtesy of MEMRI, where a bunch of kids are dancing while singing about the wonders of lopping off infidel heads.
Per the local paper:
Youngsters at the Muslim American Society Islamic Center in North Philadelphia are shown in video footage speaking in Arabic during a celebration of “Ummah Day,” said the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a Middle East monitoring organization. One girl says "we will chop off their heads” to “liberate the sorrowful and exalted Al-Aqsa Mosque” in Jerusalem, according to the MEMRI.
The local paper notes, of course:
An English translation of the Arabic is included on the video. The Inquirer has not independently verified the translation.
It also tries to remind people that ummah has multiple meanings. That said, in case you're wondering if the video was mistranslated or taken out of context, the Muslim American Society had this to say:
“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.”
Not precisely a "completely misunderstood," by a long shot. Also, bullshit.
Seriously? "This was an unintended mistake and an oversight?"
The only oversight was letting the video leak.
You may recall an older post - "It's Just a Rogue (Whatever)". Yeah, right, people who speak arabic completely unintentionally and unknowingly picked a song about jihad and killing the unbeliever. Had no idea what it's about, at all.
"Not properly vetted"?
If it's like most school events, the teacher likely chose it. And helped them rehearse it. Even if the teacher did not, the person choosing that song, even if it was one of the children, did so knowing that the kids, and the adults, would go along with it.
It was far from unintentional, and again, the only mistake was in getting found out by us infidels.