Not long ago, I heard a senior European diplomat describe Hamas as a relatively moderate organization in the context of the Middle East. Moreover, while perhaps not characterizing Hamas as “moderate” overall, American politicians such as John Kerry and Jimmy Carter and Europeans such as Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi and Britain’s Tony Blair have spoken of “engaging with moderates” within Hamas.
It is vitally important for Americans to understand that Hamas is the antithesis of a moderate organization, and that to belong to this Islamofascist outfit is to be “immoderate.”
David Horowitz has thus provided a great service by producing this five-minute flash video called “Hamas: The Terror Elite.” The video explains that Hamas, heavily funded by Iran and Syria, grew out of the violent Islamist movement calling itself the Muslim Brotherhood, which is also the godfather organization to al Qaeda. Unlike the Palestine Liberation Organization, whose members it has hunted down since coming to power in Gaza, Hamas does not even pretend that it values nationhood for Palestinians over the total annihilation of Israel and its Jewish citizens.
The video also shows that Hamas hates Christians, Bahais and secular Muslim almost as ferociously as it hates Jews. Its “vice squads” murder unmarried people meeting together and torture homosexuals. Posturing as an organization providing social services, Hamas has brutally imposed its rule over the residents of Gaza by controlling the food supply.
Watch the whole thing.
UPDATE: Horowitz has also launched a new blog called Newsreal that’s devoted to policing cable news such as Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown” and Chris Matthews’ “Hardball.” It’s brutal work, but I’m glad someone is doing it.
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