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    • Chafeeka
    • 20.07.10 | 11:38 (IDT)

    You can proceed to Gaza if, once you get there, you demand that Hamas cease the persecution of women, institute freedom of religion, halt the continuing rocketing of Israel, release an Israeli hostage, ban torture and rescind an official charter that could have made soothing bedtime reading for Adolf Hitler. This may take some time. In fact, these demands would never be met. Gaza is a mean and brutal place with a totalitarian government steeped in a cult of violence and death. This hardly means that the government does not have a measure of popular support and did not, as some of the activists naively point out, come to power by democratic means. So did the Nazis. Still, Israel is Thomas Jefferson's idea of heaven compared to Gaza, which could serve as a seaside Club Med for Jew-haters. One country is consonant with the Enlightenment; the other is a dark place of religious intolerance where the firmest principles of anti-Semitism — not anti-Zionism or pro-Palestinianism — are embedded in the Hamas charter. Hamas is apparently forgiven for its treatment of women, its anti-Semitism, its hostility to all other religions, its fervid embrace of a dark (non-Muslim) medievalism and its absolute insistence that Israel has no right to exist.

    from the article: Strenger than Fiction / Thinking outside of the box about Hamas
    First published 11:31 16.07.10 | Last updated 11:31 16.07.10
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