The word hamas made its first appearance in print in a book named in English (if not Hebrew) Genesis, 6:11: “Now the earth had become corrupt before God; and the earth had become filled with robbery.” (Artscroll translation)
Robbery, not theft, which implies physical aggression against a victim. At other times in the Jewish Bible, hamas has been be translated as “violence/unprovoked aggression.” Before the Great Flood, man was given to desiring something belonging to someone else and did not scruple to take it by force and even kill the other with no sense of guilt. The behavior of hamas before the Flood was the “last straw” for the Almighty, the worst sin of man that made God decide to scrap the experiment, immerse the world in a globe encircling cleansing ritual bath and start again.
In Hebrew, ham means hot, as in hot-headed. Ham was also the name of the Noah’s “problem child,” the world’ first sex criminal. (Genesis, 9:20-24)
Versus the word as used in Arabic, where it references the ultimate in religious passion that drives a man to want to murder lots of Jews and be killed in the act, which will launch him into Muslim paradise where he will spend eternity violently raping and deflowering virgins, seventy-two them, who miraculously afterwards reconstitute their hymens and return to the status of virgin to be raped repeatedly for all eternity, with the shahid/martyr drunk all the time because, unlike in this life where alcohol is forbidden to a Believer in the One True Faith, in Muslim paradise the streams flow not with water but wine.
Medieval Spanish Rabbi Avraham ben Meir ibn Ezra (1089-1167) said Arabic was a form of corrupt Hebrew spoken by illiterate nomads, and that was surely true for the first two thousand years of the Jewish nation living by hundreds of written laws in the nation’s constitution, the Five Books of Moses received at Mt. Sinai in the year 1313 BCE. For two millennia of Jewish life, the spawn of their half-brother Ishmael, expelled from the country — promised to his father and the nation that would come from his loins and the womb of his wife Sarah — remained an illiterate nomad who did not produce his first book, the Koran, until the seventh century, which is also blatantly a plagiarized version of the Bible, but still did not settle down and cultivate the land.
After his expulsion, he went to live in a desert, with a weapon (Genesis 21) whose livelihood was, according to Rashi, the greatest of Biblical exegetes in the 11th century, that of an armed robber who preyed upon defenseless, innocent travelers. Into the 20th century, nomadic Arab tribes also raided one another for booty without an ounce of guilt. Wealth for them is not created but stolen, as today the ahistorical “Palestinian” people claim to be the authentic, indigenous owners of Palestine the villainous Jews stole from them.
The Arabs are people of endless, bloody strife. In this writer’s lifetime alone, of now eight decades, the Moroccans and Algerians have fought over the western Sahara; Libya under Gaddafi bombed neighboring Tunis in an attempt to overthrow the government and annex the two countries; and since Gaddafi’s gruesome assassination in 2011, the two parts of the country have been at war.
Modern Egypt has since the colonels’ coup in 1952 had to constantly suppress the Muslim Brotherhood which is congenitally opposed to all secular governments that are experienced as imitative of infidel systems, a.k.a. nationalistic democracies. Islam demands that a Believer’s greatest allegiance not be to a geographical nation but to the Umma, the trans-national congregation of Believers.
In Yemen, one has lost track of the attempts over the last century to unite that only have led to civil wars; today’s Shiite Houthis backed by Iran fight are fighting the Sunnis.
Lebanon’s fratricidal war between 1975 and 1989 took the lives of 150,000 of its people, as in Algeria in the 1990s a rebellion led by the Muslims against the Marxian dictatorship of the FLN resulted in a civil war costing 200,000 dead. And in both countries, the dead were not soldiers in uniform who fell in combat on a battlefield but ordinary civilians murdered in sneak attacks, every death a terrorist homicide.
In 1958 in Lebanon, President Eisenhower sent in the U.S. Marines in fear of a hostile take-over of the regime. In 1963 in Syria, air force pilot Hafez-al-Assad led a coup and became a ruthless dictator. In 2000, he died and his son Bashar replaced him. In 2011, the country rose up against Bashar and the killing and destruction began so that today, half of the Syrians in the country in these dozen years of bloodbaths are homeless, their homes destroyed.
In Israel and the world this week, in response to news reports from the Gaza envelop communities in Israel, one of the most common expressions out of people’s mouths worldwide was, “They are not human.” Israel’s Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant to the media said the same.
On FOX-TV their man on the scene Trey Yingst said he had been in numerous wars but never saw scenes like what he saw in Kibbutz Kfar Aza. Grim and grisly massacres of families, of parents asleep in their beds butchered, likewise their children in theirs, when surprised by invading Hamas killers who machine-gunned them to death; Jewish children were burnt alive, score of babies were decapitated.
And the magnitude of the massacre on the Sabbath and festive holy day was such that four days later, all the bodies of the hundreds of victims and Hamas assassins had yet to be removed thus producing the worst smell known to man; that of a human corpse decomposing. The air in and over Kfar Aza stinks of death.
Also on FOX TV, their reporter in Washington Hillary Vaughan tailed and pestered Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib in order to get her reaction to the decapitation of babies, to which Tlaib refused to answer. And one can understand that. What her critics don’t get is that for her to express pity for Jews is apostasy for which she can be murdered. Jews are never to be pitied because they are greatest evildoers in the world. The Koran explicitly says the Jews are a Believer’s greatest enemy. (Sura 5:82)
In the Bible, Ishmael is described as a “wild ass of a man,” meaning he is biologically a man but with the soul/spirit of an undomesticated jackass ( and I would add one afflicted with rabies) physiologically human but one lacking human empathy.
Islam is a totalitarian ideology in a class with Nazism and Communism, all three of them rooted in delusional Jew-hatred. Tlaib’s soul sister Ilhan Omar has all said the Jews have “hypnotized” the world, which in her culture means the Jews had the power of wizards to get the world to believe there was a Holocaust—when there wasn’t – in order to make the world feel guilty and allow them to steal Palestine from the “Palestinians.”
In fact, the president of the so-called Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas was even given a PhD by the antisemitic Soviets for writing a book denying the Holocaust, that is, he wrote that the number of Jews exterminated was wildly exaggerated, and those that were killed during the war were targeted by Zionists collaborating with the Nazis who wanted to terrify Europe’s Jews into fleeing to Palestine to help them steal it from the “Palestinians.”
Even this week, Sky News interviewed Basem Naim, a former Hamas director of international relations who said reports of a massacre of hundreds is Israeli propaganda. “We didn’t kill any civilians.”
This is a common mental maneuver in among such primitive Muslim minds. They say all Israelis are or have been soldiers and therefore are legitimate targets. “We do not consider a settler in the occupied West Bank who carries a gun and burns the city of Huwara as a civilian.”
But what about those decapitated babies? Muslims like him reply, “They will grow up to be soldiers and kill Believers.”
In sum, these Muslims are so intellectually and psychologically primitive and so empty of human empathy for others, it is understandable that many people today say of the hundreds of Muslim Hamas murderers, “They are not human.”
Sha’i ben-Tekoa’s PHANTOM NATION: Inventing the “Palestinians” as the Obstacle to Peace is available at Amazon.com in hardcover or Kindle ebook. His podcasts of the same name can be heard on www.phantom-nation.com.