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Democracy, Hamas Style

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Submitted by Patrick O'Brian (United States), Mar 5, 2006 at 12:07

The tendency to blame outsiders (especially Americans and Israeli's) for their own problems is hard-wired into some Muslim minds. How could they possibly blame themselves? They are so superior.

The problem with a koranic "democracy" comes from within because it starts from the principle "Muslims are superior". Intolerance is built-in. The road leads towards ethnic cleansing, first of non-Muslims. Afterwards, the notion of "superiority" can target Muslims who do not belong to the majority sect (Shia in Sunni-controlled areas and vice versa). Hamas is committed to these notions.

It is not Israelis who subjugated Palestinian Christians for the past 10 years. It started with Arafat. Now, with hamas, it will get worse for Palestinian Christians. It's not the USA that subjugates Coptic Christians in Egypt. It is Egypt's Muslims.

Israel is witholding funds from the Palestinians precisely because Israel understands that the election of Hamas was the true will of Palestinians. The Palestinians, by a large majority, have now publicly declared their view that the whole of Israel is "occupied" land and their dream is to cleanse it of its Jewish "occupiers". They never seriously envisioned a two-state solution and now it is fully out in the open,

Some palestinian leaders (and not just Hamas) state their ambition is unification with arab neighbors soon after they finish the job with Israel. This unified arab nation, living under Islamic law, is to energize the spread of Islam throughout the world. "Palestine" is just an intermediate step towards this larger vision. This is what palestinians have chosen for themselves.

Israel and the USA hear and understand this malicious vision. Some europeans are beginning to understand. Thwarting hamas is the correct foreign policy.

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