Hamas: Your Friendly, Homicidal, Genocidal Terror Group
In my many arguments with some of the more extreme members of the left-wing, pro-Palestinian factions of our society (and there are many) there seems to be a single constant….talk to Hamas. Talk to Hamas which will then lead to land swaps and then eventually peace. I’m not actually surprised that they consider this an option. They, and I, believe that there’s no harm in talking and talking can eventually lead to peace agreements and eventually everyone will be happy. An ideal scenario but also a naive one.
I would advocate talking to Fatah (and Israel does on a daily basis), I would advocate talking to Syria and I would advocate talking to whoever was willing to sit down and talk peacefully. Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Iran are not Syria or Fatah. These extremist groups do not want land. They do not care if they get 95% of the West Bank or 100% of the West Bank.They don’t want East Jerusalem and they don’t want Haifa, Ashdod or Sderot.
They don’t wants a Jewish State. It is their desire to see the State of Israel destroyed. They want to recover all of Palestine for the Palestinians. However it is not only the State of Israel that bears the brunt of their force.
They don’t want Jews.
Yes Hamas, Hezbollah and countless other ‘anti-Israel’ groups are also anti-Semitic groups.
For instance Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, is practically a book of quotes for anti-Semitism
If they (Jews) all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide. (Daily Star, Oct. 23, 2002)
If we searched the entire world for a person more cowardly, despicable, weak and feeble in psyche, mind, ideology and religion, we would not find anyone like the Jew. Notice, I do not say the Israeli. (New Yorker, Oct. 14, 2002)
So we have the anti-Semitic Hezbollah in the South of Lebanon who have routinely fired scores of rockets into Israeli territory (and have recently upgraded their arsenal to more than 40,000 rockets…some which can hit Israeli cities such as Jerusalem or Tel Aviv) and have in the past invaded Israel to kidnap and slaughter soldiers. They have also been involved in terror attacks throughout the world and their supporters are also seen at rallies in major cities.
But if we move down to the south of Israel and into the Gaza Strip, currently under sanctions by the State of Israel, we find that the group in charge, Hamas, are just as bad as their Hezbollah kin.
The pro-Hamas brigade (also known as the majority of university lecturers and students) view Hamas as a resistance group who are nobly fighting against a brutal Israeli occupation of Gaza. Is Hamas a resistance group? Yes. Quite simply it is. They were formed in 1987 in order to fight the Israelis in the First Intifada and since then have played a major role in Palestinian affairs. Their role in the Second Intifada was a lot bloodier. They were responsible for a large number of suicide bombings that slaughtered hundreds of Israeli civilians. They danced in the streets and handed out lollies every time that a Jew died.
The evolution of Hamas from an internationally shunned terror group into a ‘legitimate’ representative of the Palestinians did not come because of any change within the group itself but because of the West’s desire to see an expedited end to the conflict in the Middle East. This view is naive and paints an unrealistic image of this terror group in the eyes of an increasingly weary world. Hamas still preach the radical hatred that is espoused in their charter:
“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.” (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).
“The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Muslim generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. “
“There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.”
“After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their plan is embodied in the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”, and their present conduct is the best proof of what we are saying.”
This anti-Semitic, anti-Western, anti-Peace doctrine guides the group in their decision making and should always be referred to when anyone recommends talking to this group. Hamas have said constantly that any truce between Israel and Hamas would be for tactical reasons only whilst it would rearm for a further conflict with the State of Israel.
It is a tactic in conducting the struggle – It is normal for any resistance that operates in its people’s interest… to sometimes escalate, other times retreat a bit – Khaled Meshall. Leader of Hamas
Hamas openly admits that any peace agreement with the Jewish State would be moot the moment Hamas believes that they have acquired enough arms and soldiers to slaughter more and more Jews.
One could easily say that the current generation of leaders (on both sides) are too ingrained in their ways to sit down and talk. A nice idea; with many on either side tired of conflict then a new crop of leaders will be more receptive to negotiation….except maybe you should take a look at the Saturday morning Hamas cartoons:
This is but one snippet of Hamas television shows that are broadcast to young children. For more please go to Palestinian Media Watch.
So we have a young generation brought up once again to hate Jews and to continue the struggle against the ‘occupiers’. But what could a future Hamas state look like? Well Gaza, under the control of Hamas for the last several years, is a good indicator.
Good luck being a single woman, gay or having a your own opinions. Hamas, as an Islamo-fascist theocratic group, follows strict Sharia law. Male hairdressers won’t be allowed to cut women’s hair, Non-Government Organisations that are set up to help the Palestinians are banned, dancing is out of the question and homosexuals should get out quick!
So life under Hamas is not exactly the beacon of freedom and liberty that many on the left-leaning side of politics want it to be. The fact that pro-gay, feminist and pro-human rights organisations are siding with this group, against Israel who has enshrined in her basic laws the safety of minorities and who have a wonderful gay community, is simply disgusting and begs the question….why?
Hamas, and the multitude of Islamo-fascist groups like it, are the cause of extended conflict in the Middle East. The government of Israel may not be perfect but she has made scores of peace overtures (most recently in 2008) towards her enemies and awaits a prospective partner (who we may be seeing in Fatah and Mahmoud Abbas).
Yes we should free Gaza
Free Gaza from Hamas!