Thursday, February 01, 2007

Talking With Terrorists

Can we arrest them right now?

A group of British MPs held a private meeting with senior members of the Hamas-controlled Palestinian government in defiance of Britain’s ban on contact with the militant Islamic movement.

British ministers and officials are banned from meeting members of the Palestinian cabinet because London categorises Hamas as an international terrorist group.

One of the group, Richard Burden, the Labour MP for Birmingham Northfield, defended the meeting on the grounds that opening dialogue with Hamas was the best way to make progress in the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

No, really- can we have them arrested and charged immediately?

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