Sunday, February 19, 2006

Fisking Hamas

Today Ministry of Offence looks at the charter of the organization now in control of Palestinian Autonomy, deemed to turn State, as decided by president of United States and prime-minister of Israel. The Hamas Charter. The Introduction has the most specific information as to the purpose of the document:

"This is the Charter of the Islamic Resistance (Hamas) which will reveal its face, unveil its identity, state its position, clarify its purpose, discuss its hopes, call for support to its cause and reinforcement, and for joining its ranks. For our struggle against the Jews is extremely wide-ranging and grave..."

Today we will be doing some revealing of our own:

"And if the People of the Scripture had believed, it had been better for them. Some of them are believers; but most of them are evil-doers."

First, the People of the Scripture (notice the capitalization, the Tora evidently commands respect) are Jews of course, not nerds. But maybe nerds need to be careful too. Who knows what the authors were thinking. The interesting thing here is however the "some but not all" sentiment. Does it means that in the eyes of the Allah one can be Jewish and not evil?

"They have incurred anger from their Lord, and wretchedness is laid upon them."

Maybe not. Ok, so sue us. But what's up with the "their" Lord? I thought Muslims are monotheistic? Or maybe they only worship one lord, but don't dispute their plurality? Isn't that polytheism?

"Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors."

There is only one problem. Eleminating predcessors? Never really happened. In fact, arabs pretty much lost every single war they fought. Ever. Does it has anything to do with the fact that...

"The Islamic Resistance Movement draws its guidelines from Islam; derives from it its thinking, interpretations and views about existence, life and humanity; refers back to it for its conduct; and is inspired by it in whatever step it takes."

Maybe building extrimist religion based on the "Art Of War" would be more productive? If they weren't so numerouse, it could mean trouble...

"The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the wings of the Muslim Brothers in Palestine."

Apperently, Hamas is not a regional organization, but a branch of international network!

"I have created Man and Devil for the purpose of their worship"

What about the women? Was it Jewish god who created them? Or, maybe they mean to say that Woman is the Devil? This is getting interesting...

"The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine has been an Islamic Waqf throughout the generations and until the Day of Resurrection, no one can renounce it or part of it, or abandon it or part of it. .... This is the status [of the land] in Islamic Sharia, and it is similar to all lands conquered by Islam by force, and made thereby Waqf lands upon their conquest, for all generations of Muslims until the Day of Resurrection."

And so, any land ever touched by Muslim army belongs to Islam forever. What's that you said about peace... ?

"[Peace] initiatives, the so-called peaceful solutions, and the international conferences to resolve the Palestinian problem, are all contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement. For renouncing any part of Palestine means renouncing part of the religion"



Irina Tsukerman said...

And how many people do you think are going to read that Charter and care about it? You think Europeans will? Do you think your average American will? And even people who matter and who are informed about it, won't take it into their consideration any more than they already did.

Yury Puzis said...

That's true, the Average Joe is not among my readers. Neither are European leaders. In fact, even if I had 1000 visitors a day, it still would't matter, because most wouldn't care, or wouldn't understand, or would know those things before, or would forget them the next day, or wouldn't go to vote the next elections, or would still vote for the wrong guy... Is this post, this blog, or this subject are an exercise in futility? Should I stop writing about politics?

Irina Tsukerman said...

No. Aren't you writing for yourself primarily?

Yury Puzis said...

True. But there are less strange subjects to write to yourself about then Hamas Charter.

Yury Puzis said...

(for yourself)

Irina Tsukerman said...

Well, then for some random stranger who may accidentally stumble on your page after accidentally visiting my blog and accidentally sticking around long enough to accidentally check out my blogroll and then accidentally decide that hey, maybe you're right dude.

Yury Puzis said...

that dude is the man, lol :)