It was once a love story for the ages. A fairy tale romance that proved that Sunni and Shiite Muslims could overcome their differences and unite over their common love of killing Jews.
Sadly the love story has ended in a tragic divorce.
Muslim Brotherhood spiritual guide Yusuf al-Qaradawi has said there is no more common ground between Sunnis and Shiites, and called on all Sunni Muslims to go to Syria and kill Shiites because the accused Shiites are now “more infidel than Christians and Jews”.
Considering how infidelious the Christians and Jews already are in the eyes of the Brotherhood, the Shiites are now even more infidelish. The only common ground that Sunnis and Shiites ever had was their mutual love of killing Christians and Jews, not to mention Hindus, Buddhists, Atheists and everyone else who isn’t a Muslim.
Now that the Brotherhood declared that Shiites are even more killworthy than Christians and Jews, there was no way that the romance between the Muslim Brotherhood’s Hamas and its Iranian backers could survive.
If there’s anyone in the terrorist Sunni-Shiite relationship who tried to make this work, it was the Shiites.
Iran reached out to Al Qaeda and got bombs in Baghdad mosques as thanks. It plowed a ton of money into Hamas, but now Hamas is helping lead the war against Shiites in Syria. Despite Hamas’ two-timing ways, Iran still continued to help it attack Israel during the recent fighting, but now Iran has officially thrown in the towel.
Hamas’s deputy foreign minister Ghazi Hamad told The Telegraph this week that relations with Iran are “bad.” “Diplomatically, I have to use other words.”
Regarding Iran’s funding to Hamas, he said: “I can say it is not like the past. I cannot give you the exact amount. For supporting the Syrian revolution, we lost very much.”
Khalil al-Haya, a senior Hamas official in Gaza, said: “The financial support Iran has given to Hamas was influenced at some points by their position regarding the crisis in Syria, yet even so, it never ceased.”
Al-Haya said the Hamas’ budget is not suffering a crisis as a result of the shortfall in Iranian funds, stressing that the Islamist movement has other supporters.
Yes. Qatar. But Qatar’s cash and used American weapons don’t quite match up to Iran’s heavier weapons stockpiles.