On the upside 30/1/2006
Hamas murders mothers and babies, turns its own kids into suicide bombers and wants to commit genocide on inhabitants of a democratically elected state.
But hey, says the US presidency’s version of Gough Whitlam — its worst incumbent — Hamas ain’t all bad.
At least it’s not corrupt, says Jimmy Carter.
When asked by the media for his thoughts on the Hamas triumph in the Palestinian parliamentary elections, former President Jimmy Carter replied that while they have a terrorist past, at least they’re not corrupt.
Yep, and Ivan Milat paid his bills.
Although Hamas’ books may past muster, esteemed commentator Melanie Phillips has no doubts the leopard is not about to don stripes.
The organisation’s own words:
Hamas has been looking forward to implement Allah’s promise whatever time it might take. The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him…
In order to face the usurpation of Palestine by the Jews, we have no escape from raising the banner of Jihad.
These are going to be difficult times for the lazy western left who’ve sided with Islam militants on the grounds of “the enemy of my enemy . . .”
It’s going to be a tad uncomfortable in certain chardonnay salons to be a supporter of Israel’s annihilation.
But if Phillips is correct, and I’ll bow to her wisdom in these matters, that’s exactly what Hamas appeasers will stand for.
Not that it’s going to happen. Hamas wants to live in the 7th century? Israel will blow them back there.