New PBS Kids Series “Dying To Be A Martyr” Explores The Struggle Of Being A Terrorist

PBS has a lesson plan which seems to attempt to humanize suicide bombers to school children with a set of creepy videos…

PBS, via PBS Learning Media for Kids, released a lesson plan titled Dying to be a Martyr. In this lesson plan, which PBS says is okay for students grades 9-12, they have three videos about the ‘struggle’ of Palestinian terrorists. This type of material may be a perfect example of why public broadcasters are having to grovel at Trump’s feet so he doesn’t slash all of their funding. PBS has an in depth classroom assignment for students to go along with the videos and it requires that the teacher confirm that the student basically understands and identifies with the struggle of Palestinian terrorists. The lesson goes on to imply that the root cause of Islamic terrorism against Israel is due to Israel being a Jewish state.

This is how PBS describes the videos:

In a series of unique, powerful, and revealing interviews from inside Israeli prisons, this film examines the minds of Palestinian suicide bombers. Three failed suicide bombers, one recruiter, and one bomb builder captured by Israeli security forces speak openly of their training, motivation, operational methodology, and profound belief in the idea of entering paradise by becoming a shahid, a martyr killed in the cause of Islam. They talk of their hatred of Jews and Israel, their determination to die and personal motivations that have influenced them — including a failed love, a sense of personal revenge, the frustration of living under Israeli occupation, and envy for the prosperous Israeli style of life.

The first video, called Israel and Palestine, is about two Palestinian terrorists or ‘liberators’ if you’re PBS…

The history of the conflict in the Middle East can be traced back to the Balfour Declaration of 1917 in which the British government stated its support for a Jewish state on the land of Palestine. Unrest soon followed and the conflict continues to this day. In this video segment from Wide Angle, two young Palestinians explain their belief in the liberation of their homeland.

This Palestinian calls Israel a Nazi state…

One failed terrorist, or ‘would-be martyr’ if you’re PBS, talked about how bad Palestinians have it and how much better of Jews are…

The conflict in the Middle East often makes headlines and is a complex issue that has confounded the world community. This video segment from Wide Angle goes beyond the headlines and into the mind of a would-be martyr as he explains some of the external and internal struggles of life in Palestine.

Here is the video of PBS talking to a Palestinian terrorist about how bad he has it and how jealous he is of Jewish people…

PBS suggested this activity following the video of the Palestinian terrorist complaining about how much better the Jews have it than they do….

Provide your students with a focus for media interaction by asking them to identify how Mohanned views his life and how he feels it differs from the lives of Israelis (Jews). Play the Martyrdom QuickTime Video for the class. Check for understanding by asking students to respond to the focus question. (Mohanned feels he would rather die and by a martyr than live his life, sees his life as hollow — in contrast he sees Israelis as happy, going out, having fun, traveling.) Ask your students why Mohanned may feel that way (Answers may include: Palestinians have less land, fewer privileges, cannot come and go as they please.)

This last extremely eerie video is about a suicide bomber who thankfully got cold feet because perhaps all Jewish people aren’t bad.

The aftermath of a suicide bombing leaves many unanswered questions, such as what could have stopped this person from taking his life and the lives of others. In this video segment from Wide Angle, Mohanned Abu Tayyoun takes viewers through the events of the day of his planned operation and explains what prevented him from carrying out a suicide bombing.

Here is the extraordinarily creepy video of a failed suicide bomber…

Suicide Bombing
Israel and Palestine



  1. sleeper48

    April 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    This needs to get ix-nayed!!!

  2. AverageJoe1987

    April 13, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Once again the left displays their love for terrorists

    • allbuss84

      April 13, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      They are just misunderstood! They just want to be our friends! Just like in Mars Attacks…That movie was really about Islamic Terrorists.

      • CassandraBird

        April 14, 2017 at 5:48 pm


  3. LiveFreeOrDie

    April 13, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Defund all of this bs. To the depths with PBS, NPR, and the rest.

    • AverageJoe1987

      April 13, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Now the left is using tax dollars to spread pro-terrorist propaganda.

      It’s pathetic.

  4. Our Bloody Mary Hospital

    April 13, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    STRUGGLE???? WTF??????

  5. David

    April 13, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I swear if kermit comes out and sings “its not easy serving allah” I am done

    • allbuss84

      April 13, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      Kermit is banging a pig, it’s pretty safe to say he isn’t going to meet Allah any time soon.

      • Gabi Debreczeni

        April 14, 2017 at 3:02 am

        Actually Kermit broke up with the pig … — inspired by Allah ?!

        … or not wanting to offend his murderous majesty …

  6. Justin Haskins

    April 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    This is a great story. Too bad Milo didn’t come up with it. I published this story yesterday. No mention of me anywhere in this article. Pathetic.

    • SinStrall

      April 13, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      And where is your article? I clicked your website and searched around and found nothing.

      • PunJabber

        April 13, 2017 at 4:24 pm

        Justin published in The Blaze, and his article got referenced all over. Milo may well have been watching PBS activity also, but it was careless to miss Justin’s story, or else ungraceful not to mention it.

        • Justin Haskins

          April 13, 2017 at 5:49 pm

          Thanks! Appreciate the honesty. Also, the lesson plan has been around for a long time, so it’s literally impossible Milo saw it in the “activity.” There was no activity. I stumbled on it while doing research for another project.

      • Justin Haskins

        April 13, 2017 at 5:48 pm

        I tried to post a link, but the site won’t let me. Just Google my name and “Dying to be a Martyr” and you’ll see.

    • PunJabber

      April 13, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      I wouldn’t go so far as “pathetic”. Milo may well have been watching PBS activity also, but it was careless to miss your Blaze story, or else ungraceful not to mention it.

      • Justin Haskins

        April 13, 2017 at 5:47 pm

        Wrong. The lesson plan has been around for a very, very long time. No one noticed until I published a story about it yesterday. Milo stole it. Let’s just call it like it is. I’m not saying it’s the worst crime in the world or anything, but he clearly did it.

        • PunJabber

          April 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm

          Okay, if it’s not new, then not only did you break the story, but “independent discovery” is beyond the bounds of coincidence. Milo stole it. Imitation is the sincerest form of plagiarism.

          Milo, you* should apologize. Even if you had seen it independently, you must have encountered Justin’s story when you were researching it, so professionalism would have dictated that you credit him as a source.

          *Your butt is in the editor’s chair. The buck stops here.

    • Winning

      April 13, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      Well of course your personal glory is a much bigger story.. bravo.. bravo..

      • PunJabber

        April 13, 2017 at 4:48 pm

        Journalists are entitled to credit. That’s part of “winning” for grown-ups.

        EDIT: They’re also entitled to feedback when they are sloppy, so they can improve their habits.

      • Justin Haskins

        April 13, 2017 at 5:46 pm

        It’s not about “glory.” It’s standard journalistic practice. You don’t take a story and run it as your own when someone else put in all the effort.

    • PunJabber

      April 13, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      UPDATE: Your Disqus profile “home page” [The New Revere Review] doesn’t mention your Blaze article, even in the Blaze Outtakes section; and it doesn’t show up on the Blaze front page timeline roll, although Google finds it in Blaze Channels. “Links — rekt –” as Sgt. Schultz would say …

      • Justin Haskins

        April 13, 2017 at 5:46 pm

        Just google it.

        • Gabi Debreczeni

          April 14, 2017 at 3:07 am

          So you don’t have a problem strolling in here making claims of ownership & theft , but when someone asks you for proof, he gets “Google it” ?!
          Are you sure you’re a professional ?

      • Justin Haskins

        April 13, 2017 at 5:51 pm

        I never said I published it on my personal website. I published it with The Heartland Institute and on The Blaze (yesterday). Milo posted this today, and the lesson plan has been around for a long time. It’s obvious he stole it. As I said elsewhere, it’s not that big of a deal, but he should at least own up to it.

        • PunJabber

          April 13, 2017 at 7:40 pm

          I was just suggesting that you link in your credits on the home page you publish. If the lesson plan is not new, then you pretty clearly broke the story, and congratulations to you. Illegitimis non carborundum (don’t let the bastard silly cons grind you down)

    • AverageJoe1987

      April 13, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      Oh boo hoo, don’t you guys at the Blaze have some more women to fire?

      • PunJabber

        April 13, 2017 at 7:34 pm

        Small minds are easily amused. In what population are you “Average”, Joe?

    • George Al-Amir

      April 13, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      maybe if u werent a nobody ud get attention lol

    • John Green

      April 14, 2017 at 9:35 am

      No disrespect but how did he steal it? So if one news paper or station mentions trump and Russia connection and rest follow is that stealing the story?

    • Unlucky#

      April 14, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      It could be possible that Milo simply tuned into the same story. I read your article, and quite frankly, it didn’t seem to resemble the one here.

  7. Mike Manci

    April 13, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    PBS has pushed my buttons before, but this? With this, they have made an enemy.

  8. Jerome Gemine

    April 14, 2017 at 6:05 am

    The Book of Revelations explains in great detail the false prophets and the threat of worshipping a false god in order to bring about chaos, killings, rapings, and slavery.

    “Fallen is Babylon the great”

    This is a prelude to the religion of Islam.

    And God (the real God), will make His wrath known to these people. He has been very patient, but things are now going way out of hand. The final days are upon us.

  9. Lenny Jelinek

    April 14, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    It’s time PBS is shut down (NPR as well). They are the most liberal (and sadistic) media outlets. They expect taxpayer funding and personal donations so they can air garbage like this? This is absurd. To some weak-minded person, this suggests glorifying killing. Martyrs?? These demented carriers of death and destruction need to be exterminated before their ‘glory’ is realized. And I don’t care what age, gender or religion they are.

  10. Carole Sayer

    April 14, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    That’s right, Defund all this BS!

  11. Shaz Weber

    April 15, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Oh… boo hoo. The struggle of living in

    the only democracy in the entire Middle East. The only Arabs in Islamic loserdom that actually look at FREEDOM OF RELIGION, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION & SEXUAL EQUALITY as a NEGATIVE thing!!!

    All of the billionaires in Dubai and Saudi Arabia who don’t give 1 penny to these imaginary “oppressed” people or offer them a place to live. Why? Do they not have any more space? I know that Israel is much larger than all of the other Arab & African Muslim countries combined….. Oh wait…

    I saw a PBS show on the “Palestinian” kiddies before 9/11 ~ when they were still looked upon as not nice people. An 8 year old boy was drawing a pictographs himself as a martyr, saying that when he “grows up, he wants to be a suicide bomber.” GROWS UP??? A little girl, about 4, was burning an American flag. After I saw the Palestinian kids, like these 2, celebrating after 9/11, SO ELATED WITH GLEE SEEING AMERICAN DEAD & MASS DESTRUCTION, I (mistakenly) thought that I FINALLY saw THE END to the Christian WORLD supporting these INSANE, INHUMANE, BARBARIC, UNFEELING & OBVIOUSLY AMERICAN-HATING PEOPLE. Little could I have imagined that the support would GROW with their vile HATRED of America, Christians and all non-Muslim countries! All it took was BLATANTLY OBVIOUS lies that even the other Arab countries don’t believe, Jordan’s flag

  12. rainsoul

    April 15, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    what the hell!? how dare they title this crap “Dying to be a Martyr” only christians are the real dying martyrs! this an insult to the true martyrs! just recently ISIS blowed up a church in Egypt! those christians are the real martyrs. Those that live in hostile anti-christian countries and still choose to be christians and die as one no matter the way they are killed.

  13. Teddy

    April 16, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    subliminal propaganda at its finest

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