by Peter Fernandez
HAMAS is the Arabic acronym for Harakat Muqawama Islamiyya-the Islamic Resistance Movement. It means ‘zeal’ in Arabic and “violence” in Hebrew. In 1988, this terrorist network was founded to spill infidel blood, especially Jewish blood, in order to “Free Palestine from the river to the sea,” since Israel is, according to most pan-Arab-left-wing ideologues, “a colonial imposition upon the Muslim world.”
Here then are two of the primary directives of this terrorist organization that members of our Congress and countless Western college campuses are championing: THE COVENANT OF THE HAMAS – MAIN POINTS (fas.org):
- Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.’
- The land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf [Holy Possession] consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgment Day. No one can renounce it or any part, or abandon it or any part of it.’ (Article 11)
With their favorite war cry of “Allahu Akbar”, or “God is Great,” resounding repeatedly, the murder of 1400 Israelis and 31 Americans in the October 7 genocide was chronicled online by the proud killers. But such religious-extremist furor against Israel is nothing new, see the Hebron attacks, in 1929: The massacre of Jews in 1929 Hebron is a microcosm of the conflict – Middle East Monitor
Social media is accelerating the promotion of pro-Hamas propaganda, where active substance abuse, stupidity, and ADHD go to fornicate with ignorance, hate, and antisemitism. The almost erotic excitement of hate flows fluidly through the cute neatly packaged and innocuously marketed Red Chinese TikTok channel. TikTok, according to Business of Apps, “had 1.5 billion active users in 2023 and is expected to reach two billion by the end of 2024.”
Online mob rule is making life obscenely unsafe as many Jewish American homeowners are becoming gun owners. More US Jews buy guns as antisemitism rises after Hamas attacked Israel (msn.com) Recently a crowd of Hamas supporters in California was responsible for the death of a Jewish man.
The American public should know the main difference between Hamas and the PL0 because in 1988 the PLO recognized Israel’s right to exist. Hamas was created to defy this hope of peace. And as murderous as the PLO is, they have been outclassed by the observant religious killers belonging to bloody Hamas.
The PLO, Fatah, and the secular Palestinian Authority are one and the same under the “ineffective” secular leadership of Mahmoud Abbas. And since a two-state solution is considered a religious anathema to Hamas and Hezbollah, Mr. Abbas is in the cross-hairs of professional assassins. The octogenarian Abbas is not unlike a Roaring 20’s “Mustache Pete”, or an antiquated Mafia gangster being prepared for a permanent retirement by the more aggressive “young Turk” mobsters.
Again, Hamas is the problem and not Israel, and here’s more proof in the hummus: In March 2006, The London-based newspaper Asharq Al-Awat reported that Gazans felt “miserable and suffocated” under Hamas rule. The United States, European Union, and Canada suspended assistance to the enclave. With the goal of circumventing Hamas, Washington and Brussels eventually were able to, through alternate clandestine channels, deliver aid to needy Gazans.
At the time of the 2021 Gaza war, Matthias Schmale, director of operations in Gaza for the UNRWA, or the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestinian Refugees, told Israel’s Channel 12 that Israeli army operations during the war were carried with ‘sophistication’ and ‘precision.’” Imagine the surprise of that reporter when the Botswana-born Schmale, known not to be fond of the Jewish state, also noted also that “during the 11 days of war, we did not run out of…medical supplies, food or water.” He also admitted that UNRWA “cannot work in a place like Gaza without coordinating with the local authorities (Hamas); that’s true for any autocratic regime of this nature.” After learning of his remarks, Hamas designated Schmale as ‘persona non grata.”-Palestine News Network June 5, 20221. The infidel was lucky not to lose his head.
According to Jonathan Schanzer, author of Gaza Conflict 2021, “On June 4, the same agency issued a statement asserting that the Israeli air force had conducted airstrikes on a UNRWA school in Gaza between May 13 and 15. While noting that nobody was killed or injured, the agency admonished Israel for attacking a UN installation.” Later, at the site, UNRWA investigators “discovered the existence of a possible tunnel in the context of the investigation of the fired missile.”
After years of Israel attempting to persuade the UNRWA of Hamas placing munitions and murderers in schools, mosques, hospitals, and Red Crescent ambulances, they finally admitted that “one” of their schools was being used as “a human shield for Hamas military tunnels.” www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-said-to-block-un-team-from-inspecting-school-where-tunnel-was-found.
According to Schanzer’s book, “In March 2007 alone, there were 46 reported kidnappings of civilians in the Gaza Strip and more than 25 killings.” Hamas now has upwards of 200 non-Arab hostages. This is the same terrorist organization cheered in the streets by multitudes of malevolent minions who belong to too many online Marvel superhero clubs. These high hipsters are all laboring beneath the counterfeit belief that Hamas members are rad, cool, righteous dudes and freedom fighters on the left side of resisting the occupation building bridges of progressive globalism and world peace upon homegrown unicorns.
And then there are Washington’s misleading political flamethrowers, who betray congressional integrity by instigating anti-Israel hatred including Hamas apologists Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Unfortunately, here in Bernie’s Green, umm, Blue Mountains, The Barre Times, the Burlington Free Press, Vermont Digger, and 7 Days will not print narratives that contradict their stellar editorial needs.
The author is a children’s book author and Vermont resident.