FromÂ Al Monitor:
Aisha Abu Shannab, or Om Hassan, a woman in her 50s from the Gaza Strip, was awarded the Mother of the Year prize on Feb. 28. Â Om Hassan is also theÂ widow of late Hamas leader Ismail Abu Shannab..
The “Perfect Mother,” as her title is named in Arabic, also was interviewed by theÂ Hamas “Palestine Times”where she says that an ideal mother should educate her sons on isÂ “love of jihad and martyrdom”. Â (EoZ)
Another “perfect” jihad Momma in France:
Bouchra Bagour says she doesn’t defend terrorism, but isÂ on trial in Southern France charged with “glorifying crime”Â after she sent her son named “Jihad” to nursery school with a T-shirt reading “I am a bomb” and “Born on 11 September.”
Zoulikha Aziri, Merah’s mother, said in the interview that her son was a good kid and denied reports that the family spoke of jihad during Merah’s upbringing.Â She also deniedÂ thatÂ MerahÂ had spent time in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Â Subsequent investigations revealed that Merah allegedly received training from al-Qaeda.