Thursday, April 12, 2007


'We Are a Nation That Drinks Blood'

In a report by Ezra HaLevi today, a Hamas spokesman is reported to have delivered a sermon in which he called for genocide of the Jews. The sermon, by Dr. Ismail Radwan, was broadcast on Palestinian Authority-controlled television.

As Ezra wrote, Radwan's call is indeed classic Hamas ideology. But they claim to be religious Muslims, so their spokespeople and their founding covenant, which includes the same genocidal exhortation as Radwan's latest speech, base themselves on Islamic religious sources.

And so, we find in the passed down oral traditions (Hadith) of the statements and deeds of Islam's founder, Mohammad, the following:
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews. -- Hadith compilation named "Muslim," Book 041, Number 6985.

This quotation is promoted incessantly in PA mosques, media and schools.

Much like Radwan's spiel in March 2007, every so often, PA television carries a sermon in which an Islamic cleric or leader preaches, "The Prophet said: The Resurrection will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Muslims kill them. Rejoice in Allah's Victory... Everything wants vengeance on the Jews... these pigs on the face of the earth. And the day of our victory, Allah willing, will come." This last quote is from Sheikh Ibrahim Mudayris, a Fatah-appointed cleric of the PA Ministry of Endowments & Religious Affairs (PA TV, September 10, 2004).

In 1994, Sheikh Taissir Rajab Al-Tamimi, the Palestinian Authority’s Chief of Judges and chairman of its Islamic law high council at the time, said: "The Jews are destined to be persecuted, humiliated, and tortured forever, and it is a Muslim duty to see to it that they reap their due. No petty arguments must be allowed to divide us. Where Hitler failed, we must succeed."

By the way, the fact that the latter sheikhs in question were appointed by the PLO and Fatah, not Hamas, should surprise no one. The head of the PLO's political department, Farouk Kaddoumi, in a 2003 interview with the Nazareth-based weekly Kul Al-Arab, explained, "We were never different from Hamas. Strategically, there is no difference between us." (Jerusalem Post January 6, 2003)

You see, for most Islamic fundamentalists, the Jews form a true obsession. The full and formal name for the international Islamic terrorist organization known as Al-Qaeda, for instance, is "The World Islamic Front for Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders", with "Crusaders" referring to the generally Christian West.

Given that, it is no surprise that in one Hamas terrorist's farewell video, he declared: "We are a nation that drinks blood, and we know that there is no blood better than the blood of Jews. We will not leave you alone until we have quenched our thirst with your blood, and our children’s thirst with your blood."

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