Hamas has once again declared its enmity toward the US — in the name of Jihad — in Arabic — to a Middle Eastern audience. It’s anybody’s guess what they will say next to soft-headed, gullible Americans in English.
Hamas and its hostility toward America go unrecognized to an extent which is surprising. In the words of Brigitte Gabriel:
Did any of you Rotary Club and Lions Club members know you are mentioned in the charter of Hamas, the largest terrorist Islamic group in the United States, and that you are considered the enemy to be destroyed?
— Because they Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America, By Brigitte Gabriel 2006
Bet you didn’t know that. Here’s a translation of the material.
… With their money they [the evil enemies, i.e. Jews] formed secret societies, such as Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, the Lions and others in different parts of the world for the purpose of sabotaging societies …
One would imagine that such outrageous, and bloodthirsty, weirdness would be more widely acknowledged. Especially insofar as there are Hamas cells sprinkled around the US. Convenient, one would imagine, to the local Rotary club.
In fairness however, most of the time Hamas representatives and agents in the US – c’mon, stop looking surprised – say politically correct, or at least politically fashionable things to ignorant and easily gulled American journalists, and to audiences of willfully self deceived people who are just waiting to get to the hand-holding and kumbayah part. It is usually when they are at home with their pals and speaking Arabic that they normally spell it all out in a way that even an Imagine Peace American might understand.
And it is for that sort of information that we turn to MEMRI. Don’t know about MEMRI? You should. MEMRI publicizes Middle Eastern TV, newspapers and more in translation. It’s the real raw data, uncontaminated by PC and slimy layers of wishful “analysis”. MEMRI has just brought us a speech by Ismail Haniya, Hamas’ Prime Minister in which he “Salutes ‘The Heroic Iraqi Resistance’“.
Here are some choice bits from his speech …
“[This gathering] is a message of defense of our Koran, the eternal constitution of Allah, in response to that lying sinner, that criminal insane pastor, who expresses an insane Western desire, which targets the Koran, Islam, the law of Allah, and the Islamic nation, in Palestine and elsewhere. Today, on their day of celebration, people gather in their thousands, to say: The Koran is our constitution, and we adhere to it. [...]
Notice the reference and the contrast that is being drawn here. There is no particular reason to believe that those words are chosen out of idiocy. On the contrary. He is well aware that the constitution is the document we live by (or are at least supposed to) and is asserting the Koran as a contrast and counter principle. The lying sinner to whom he refers is our Pastor Terry Jones (about whom I opine here).