Straight from the horses mouth

"According to the shari'a, a Palestinian who is prepared to sacrifice his life deters the enemy, in the way [sanctioned by the Koran]: 'Make ready against them your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah knows.'"

"This Palestinian is therefore [called] a terrorist, but he does not care that he is called a terrorist, since the Koran calls him so! We must realize that all religions forbid the killing of Muslim citizens. But anything related to countering occupation - is not a crime or [an act of] violence, but rather jihad or 'terrorism' in the sense of deterring and scaring [the enemy], and this is emphasized by the language and by shari'a!"

The above quote is from an Egyptian member of parliament from that fun and lighthearted party, the Muslim Brotherhood, also renowned for their offspring Hamas, Hizb-ut-Tahreer and countless other lobby and charity groups fronting for the islamists. The MP in question goes by the name of Ragab Hilal Hamida and he conveyed this cheerful message in an interview with Egyptian weekly Roz Al-Yusouf.

He has other equally fun and endearing things to say:

"From my point of view, bin Laden, Al-Zawahiri and Al-Zarqawi are not terrorists in the sense accepted by some. I support all their activities, since they are a thorn in the side of the Americans and the Zionists... [On the other hand,] he who kills Muslim citizens is neither a jihad fighter nor a terrorist, but a criminal and a murderer. We must call things by their proper names!"

So, killing muslims, BAAAD. Everyone else is fair game and you'll immediately be the object of Hamida's affections. And he's an MP no less! I think that if Hamadi's thinking is anything to go by, the rosy-glassed crowd will see their hopes of a moderated-because-they-are-in-power Hamas dramatically shattered.

Read the whole thing over at MEMRI. If your new to this, reading it will prove to be quite an education.


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