A video shows Canadian children singing a song which celebrates Muhammad’s arrival in Medina after he forced Christians to convert to Islam under threat of death.
The video clip was posted on YouTube one day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne personally welcomed 163 Syrian refugees into the country. It has over 11,000 ‘thumbs up’ and more than 1.2 million views, although comments were disabled, presumably to censor criticism.
“The video titled “Welcome to Canada Syrian Refugees” shows the choir singing one of the oldest songs in the Islamic culture called “Tala‘ al-Badru ‘Alayna” which is sung to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad upon his arrival in Medina after completing the Battle of Tabouk,” reports Speisa.
In reality, the composition is an original work by Ottawa-based composer and musician Laura Hawley, but it is indeed influenced by “Tala‘ al-Badru ‘Alayna” and the Ottawa Citizen reports “that the piece concludes with a section influenced by the traditional Muslim call to prayer blended with Tala’ al-Badru ‘Alayna.”
Hawley also denied that the theme was a “welcome to refugees,” but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted his approval of the song.
The ‘Battle of Tabouk’ was a military expedition or a “jihad” to present-day northwestern Saudi Arabia led by Muhammad with the intention of fighting the Byzantine army, which was not present when Muhammad arrived with his 30,000 strong force.
The Koran refers to the battle by calling on Muslims to fight and kill non-believers until they “pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” The Jizya is a crippling tax on non-Muslims which is currently imposed on Christians in the Middle East by ISIS under threat of execution and taking their wives as sex slaves.
After Muhammad and his army arrived in Tabouk, “Jewish and Christian tribes in the area where Muhammad was converted to Islam,” while Muhammad also sent a letter to the Christian Prince of Ayla/Aliah threatening him to convert to Islam, pay the Jizya, or be killed.
In summary; the children are basically singing a song that celebrates the subjugation and “submission” of Christians to Islam after thousands of Muslims migrated and took over a large portion of territory.
Given this history, perhaps it would have been less provocative simply to have the children chant “Allahu Akbar” instead.
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