Sunday, October 22, 2006

Hamas Speaks

It really is a marvel to see the moderating effect that coming to power has had on Hamas. Once we knew them to be homicidal terrorists but now, why, they are so much more "moderate" now that they are in office and they, you know, have to deal with real world problems.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar of Hamas told demonstrators in Gaza on Friday that Israel is an abomination in the Middle East that will some day disappear.

"We will never recognize Israel, and the end the [fate of] Zionists will be like that of the Crusaders, the Persians and the English, who left. We want all of Palestine, every centimeter, from the river to the sea, from Rosh Hanikra to Rafah. If we can form a state within the 1967 borders we will do so, but this doesn't mean that we will relinquish our right to every centimeter of Palestine's land," he said.

In his speech, Zahar also addressed the Palestinian prisoners in Israel and promised them that Hamas will do all that it can to secure their release, including kidnapping more Israeli soldiers.

Just imagine what they would be like if they hadn't mellowed so.

Hamas keeps speaking like this- is anyone actually listening?

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