My Son Jihad: Glorifying Evil in France
Nonetheless, the jihad-loving duo had their defenders. Josette Pessemesse of the Front de Gauche party called on the court trying the Bagours to protect the “right to humor.”
The court could be forgiven, however, for not finding the shirt, and the boy’s name, all that funny. After all, Bouchra Bagour would hardly be the first Muslim mother to glorify death and murder in the name of Islam, and to work to instill that love in her children. A Muslim child preacher in 2012 taunted those he has been taught to hate most: “Oh Zionists, we love death for the sake of Allah, just as much as you love life for the sake of Satan.” His words echoed the Qur’an: “Say (O Muhammad): O ye who are Jews! If ye claim that ye are favoured of Allah apart from (all) mankind, then long for death if ye are truthful” (62:6).
This young man’s mother was probably much like Boucha Bagour, as well as the notorious Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of Boston Marathon jihad murderers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The Tsarnaev brothers were a vivid illustration of the old axiom that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree: when it was revealed that Tamerlan had been listed in the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE), the government’s primary terrorist database, it came out that his mother was listed as well.
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva is evidently a committed jihadist. Russian authorities in 2011 caught her discussing jihad with Tamerlan, advising him to go to “Palestine” to wage his jihad there. Instead, Tamerlan ultimately decided to wage his jihad in Boston, whereupon after his death his mother ranted about his surviving brother:
If they are going to kill him. I don’t care. My oldest son is killed, so I don’t care. I don’t care if my youngest son is going to be killed today. I want the world to hear this. And, I don’t care if I am going to get killed too. And I will say Allahu Akbar!
Then there was the quintessential mother from hell, Mariam Farhat, or Umm Nidal (mother of Nidal), a Palestinian parliamentarian who died in March 2013. Umm Nidal’s sons Muhammad, Nidal and Rawad were all killed waging jihad against Israel; when she heard of Muhammad’s death, Umm Nidal cried out “Allahu Akbar” and “prepared boxes of halva and chocolates, and handed them out to his friends.”