For the past twenty years or so, American Indians and others claim that the names of sports teams like the Braves and Redskins are offensive to them and demand the teams change their names and mascots. But if you think these names are offensive, then take a look at the teams that American taxpayer dollars might be used for.
The physical education department at Al-Quds University, a Palestinian institution, has launched a program for the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports for their male and female scouts. The program is taking place at the Martyr Salah Khalaf Center. Khalaf was a Palestinian leader and founder of the terrorist group Black September. The Palestinian Authority honored him as a national hero by naming the stadium after him.
The Palestinian scouts were divided into four teams or groups, each group named after a martyred terrorist. The groups are:
The Martyr Izz a-Din Al-Qassam group: Al-Qassam was a Muslim cleric who led attacks against the French and British in the 1920s and 1930s.
The Martyr Abd Al-Rahim Mahmoud group: Mahmoud was a Muslim poet who not only penned the Song of the Martyr, but he also took part in raids and attacks against British and Jewish forces in Palestine and Iraq.
The Martyr Bajes Abu Atwan group: Atwan was a Muslim militant who died in the 1970s while fighting against Israel.
The Martyr Dalal Mughrabi group: Mughrabi is the worst of the four honorees. She led a group of terrorists who hi-jacked an Israeli bus in 1978. They killed all 37 civilians on board the bus including 12 children.
Can you imagine your kids playing for a sports team named after a wanton murderer of women and children?
Now consider the fact that President Obama recently released $147 million to the Palestinian Authority. The funds are supposed to be used for infrastructure and building up the communities. That means that some of our money could well be used to honor Palestinian terrorists and support children who are being taught to idolize them.
So when you reflect back on American sports teams like the Braves and Redskins, and think about the alternatives like those of the Palestinians, they may not seem so bad after all, do they?