Thursday, January 26

The Charter of Hamas

The militant Islamic terror faction, Hamas, won a surprisingly decisive victory in yesterday’s Palestinian parliamentary elections. Preliminary results gave Hamas 76 of the 132 seats in the legislative chamber. Meanwhile, the ruling Fatah party was humiliated at the polls, winning just 43 seats. This landslide victory is a very sobering turn of events given the fact that the organization, which is officially called the Islamic Resistance Movement, is constitutionally committed to the destruction of Israel by any and every violent means.

This becomes immediately obvious for anyone who reads even a excerpted few lines of the organization's official charter. Indeed, the radical creed practically has ring of a modern day Mein Kampf:

The Islamic Resistance Movement strives to raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine... Therefore our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious...The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said: “The Day of Judgment will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, killing the Jews. When the Jews hide behind stones and trees, they will say ‘O Muslims, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him...’ Resisting and quelling the enemy is the individual duty of every Muslim, male or female. A woman can go out to fight the enemy without her husband's permission, and so does the slave: without his master's permission...”

Thus, there is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Ji’had. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors. The Palestinian people know better than to consent to having their future, rights and fate toyed with...

The Zionist invasion is a vicious invasion... It relies greatly in its infiltration and espionage operations on the secret organizations it gave rise to, such as the Freemasons, the Rotary, and Lions clubs, and other sabotage groups. All these organizations, whether secret or open, work in the interest of Zionism and according to its instructions...

Israel, Judaism and Jews challenge Islam and the Muslim people. May the cowards never sleep.


Very frightening. Very frightening, indeed.

11 comments:

James said...

You've probably seen this already, and if so I apologize, but if you have a little time on your hands to read something (such as this comment) that could have been said with 1/3 the verbiage,

http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110007760

is an interesting analysis.

George said...

Yes, Mark Steyn's editorial in the Wall Street Journal, “It's the Demography, Stupid” is a sobering analysis of why t he West really is in danger of extinction and why the “War on Terror” really is a “War Against Islam”

Stephen said...

But it's important not to paint all Muslims with the same brush. Just as I don't want to be grouped with Falwell or Robertson, although they identify themselves as evangelical Christians, all Muslims cannot be grouped together.

Dr. Knox said...

Yeah, you're right. There are lots and lots of sects within Islam. It's only the good, Koran-believing Muslims we need to fear.

Stephen said...

Or rather, the extremists who pick the verses from the Koran that support their actions and call it true Islam.

George said...

Stephen: Actually, it doesn't take a whole lot of picking and choosing--the idea of unmitigated, violent ji'had is everywhere throughout the Koran, the Hadith, and the entirety of Islamic history. So, it is hardly extreme for a Muslim to actually believe what the Koran clearly teaches and what Islamic cultures have always taught and practiced.

Stephen said...

So what do you think a Christian's response should be? There are plenty of verses in the Bible, especially O.T., that could be used to defend violence by Christians, even genocide.

Should a Christian decide that all Muslims should be killed, or should they help those who are trying to reframe Islam, emphasizing the peaceful and moral teachings in the Koran? How can we start a dialogue?

I'm not saying we have to support Islam, but how will Christians build relationships with Muslims if their public stance is that all Muslims should be killed? If you think they are on the wrong path, wouldn't you want to have a chance to tell (and show) them? Or does the Bible allow us to write off entire people groups?

Truth Seeker said...

It won't be long before we start hearing about Hamas "moderates" who want to be "partners in peace." Western media will always give the extremists the benefit of the doubt (Reuters official policy forbids using the term terrorist)while holding Israel's feet to the fire. To see what Hamas, and all the other Islamic radicals are really saying, check out memri.org. This outstanding organization translates Arabic language radicalism that is heard every day throughout the middle east.

covenantpromise said...

I have often been encouraged by President Bush's stand for rightousness within the sphere of government. In particular his "Culture of Life" he seeks to promote in the areas of abortion, partial birth abortion, stem cell research etc.. This respect and love for life I believe springs from his Christian worldview that all people are made in the image of God.
I was therefore shocked and dismayed when he proclaimed that the religion of Islam was a "Religion of peace". I found this to be a disingenuous political ploy. I have long maintained that Muslims have both the historic as well as the theological precedence for the blood they spill. Now that Hamas has won a landslide victory by way of a democratic vote the cat is out of the bag. No one can with any intellectual honesty assert that Hamas (and all of those who voted for Hamas) are on the fringe. These blood thirsty Muslims are the "Mainstream".
LET US PRAY!

Jason Parolini

George said...

Stephen: Actually, I know of absolutely no verses, or even verse fragments, that could be used to justify unilateral violence by Christians on non-Christians. That's just a misreading of the OT and the New. In addition, I know of no orthodox Christian perspective that has ever advocated "killing Muslims" qua "killing Muslims." So, that line of argumentation is really a straw man.

How should we act then? Very simply, we should act Christianly and Biblically. And that means exercising discernment as well as graciousness. Scriptural love is never ideological nor is it promiscuous. We need to kindly and mercifully work for the evangelization of every nation, tongue, and tribe. And we need to wisely and discreetly guard ourselves, our families, and our communities from the pernicious assaults of aggressive and malignant paganism--in whatever forms it may take.

George said...

The kind of Christian perspective on Islam I have always advocated is reflected in the comments of Luther and Calvin in the previous post--in other words, this is not just a modern American take on the threat faithful Muslims pose to peace and freedom in the world.