Music Video depicting Shahid (Martyr) Greeted by Maidens
This music video, depicting a Shahid joining beautiful maidens in heaven, has been
broadcast hundreds of times over the past three years on PA TV. The clip begins with
scenes depicting a romance that is cut short when soldiers shoot a woman in the back. The
woman goes immediately to heaven, where she joyously joins other young woman all dressed
in identical long white gowns - the "Maidens of Paradise."
The maidens are dancing in water, a clear depiction of the Islamic tradition of the
Afterlife, which the Koran repeatedly says has "flowing streams". Later in the
video, the man visits the woman's grave and the soldiers shoot him in the back as well.
At the moment he falls to the ground, he immediately goes up to heaven and joins
To view the "Maidens of
Paradise" music video click here.
This promise of "72 Dark Eyed" Virgins as taught on PA TV by PA religious
[Dr. Ismail al-Radouan, PATV August 17, 2001]
- "When the Shahid meets his Maker, all his sins are forgiven from the first
gush of blood. He is exempted from the torments of the grave (Judgment); he sees his place
in paradise, he is shielded from the great shock, and marries 72 Dark Eyed [the Virgins or
Maidens of Paradise]. He is an heavenly advocate for 70 members of his family, on
his head is placed a crown of honor, one stone of which, is worth more than all there is
in this world.î
To view the religious leader explaining the "72 dark-eyed virgins" reward of
the Shahid click here:
Mother: My son aspired to Shahada in order to marry the maidens of Paradise.
- "Mother of Abdallah on PA TV:
- "He would always dream of Shahada, it was his first and last goal in life... I told
him: 'Dear, we all want to be Shahids...'
- He said: "In this entire world I can't think of anyone to marry... I want to marry
the Dark Eyed (Virgins or Maidens of Paradise). I said: If these are his thoughts I wish
for him Shahada." [PATV, Jan. 21, 2003]
- to view interview click
Bomb Boy Nightmare (New York Post 3/25/04)
This teenage Palestinian homicide bomber, wearing an 18 pound
explosive belt -- was discovered in the nick of time as he tried to cross a West Bank
Abdo told investigators he was given the explosive belt by adults
who said his "sexual difficulties" would be solved by the 72 virgins he would
meet in paradise after he became a Muslim martyr...
The boy, who later said he had been told to detonate the bomb
as soon as he reached an Israeli flag at the checkpoint, had second thoughts about death.
"Please! I want to live," he cried, "Get me out of
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