Western Standard

The Shotgun Blog

« Preston Manning? | Main | Conservative musical interlude »

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Who Said Hamas isn't Flexible?

According to this report, Hamas are more open than I had previously thought:

Zahar, a prominent Hamas leader sworn into the Palestinian Authority cabinet last week, told the Xinhua news agency that he is certain the goal will be realized, because "there is no place for Israel on this land."
According to the interview, Zahar maintained that Palestinians have no problem with the Jewish religion, only with the Israeli occupation, and said he does not rule out the possibility of Jews, Muslims and Christians living together in one Islamic state.

Now, admittedly, when you read that first paragraph, Hamas looks bad. You know, the whole, "no place for Israel on this land," thing. But then you see they are willing to entertain the possibility of Jews living in an Islamic state, and you realized we've rushed to an unfair conclusion. I mean, that's very big of them, to consider allowing Jews to live in an Islamic state. And I'm like, so certain that Jews -- and Christians -- living in an Islamic state would be treated really fairly. So really, why all the fuss? Let's encourage Ottawa to rethink its stand on Hamas.

Cross-posted at Wonkitties.

Posted by wonkitties on April 2, 2006 in International Politics | Permalink

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
https://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d834515b5d69e200d834b524b669e2

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Who Said Hamas isn't Flexible?:

Comments

Allowing Hamas to be in charge of Jews and Christains is like letting your pedophile step father take care of your ten year old daughter while you go shopping.

How did Hamas ever arrive with a name that contains the word 'ham'. I think they should change their name to something more Middle Easter, like Humous ... since they are a bunch of dips anyway.

Although keeping it as it is might imply that they are pigs ... either name would be accurate I guess. So forget I even mentioned it.

Posted by: Duke | 2006-04-02 2:57:24 PM


...oh an keep those canadian government development handouts coming...

Posted by: tomax | 2006-04-02 3:02:31 PM


Do these savage Islamic politicians think the UN & Liberal/Democrats typify all Westerners? While it's true that there are many dumbasses in Western countries who think all sorts of savages are just 'mid-understood', luckily for everyone in the world they don't quite have enough power yet to declare unconditional surrender to Islam.

Posted by: infidel | 2006-04-02 8:01:25 PM


Duke, good one about the Ham in Hamas.

In Hebrew, Chamas(Hamas)is the reason that G-d sent the Flood. Chamas is usually translated as crime/robbery/illicit behaviour.

Wonder where ET is on this one. She doesn't think that not wanting to live under sharia law as dhimmis has anything to do with the Arab/Israeli conflict.

Mr. Zahar seems to have picked up the LLL talking points - "oh I have nothing against Jews, its just those Zionist occupiers"

Posted by: ex-liberal | 2006-04-02 9:23:15 PM



The comments to this entry are closed.