“Teach Your Children” is a song written by Graham Nash and released by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in 1970. Its lyrics include:
“Can you hear and do you care
And can’t you see
We must be free
To teach your children
What you believe in,
Make a world that we can live in?”
In the 1970s, I worked at Bell Labs in New Jersey. I became friendly with an intelligent highly-educated co-worker who was born and raised in Idaho. He said his parents taught him, as all his friends’ parents taught all their children, that Jews have actual physical horns on their heads. He said he was surprised to find out otherwise, when he moved to New Jersey and met Jews.
In 1988, Palestinian Muslims officially decided to teach their children to kill all Jews: ”The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.” [“The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement” of August 18, 1988, a/k/a “Hamas Covenant 1988”]
In 2018, “The Fox Hunt” was published. It is a book written by Mohammed Al Samawi. In 2019, the author spoke about his book to an audience in Florida. He said his book tells his true life story. He was born and raised in the Muslim nation of Yemen. His parents taught him to hate Christians and Jews, as all parents in Yemen taught all their children. His hatred was visceral. Upon leaving Yemen, he learned to love Christians and Jews. He works to share his love with others. His parents remain in Yemen, refusing to share his love.
Ilhan Omar was born and raised in the Muslim nation of Somalia. At ten years of age, she came to America. Upon being elected to Congress in 2018, she repeatedly incites anti-Semitism. May the teachings of her parents wan. May she come to share the love of Mohammed Al Samawi.
Stephen B. Benisch, July 14, 2019 (Edited July 24, 2019)