|The not-so-soft-spoken minister of Waqf in the PA,|
see the evidence here in English) - against Hamas-style violence and incitement... just as most reasonable people would expect of a man with spiritual inclinations and responsibilities.
Most reasonable people would be wrong.
Here's the man of religion and faith-based tolerance in action. The language of course is Arabic this time, but there are helpful captions in English, courtesy of Palestinian Media Watch:
In the new Fatah/PLO/Hamas government announced yesterday and due to be sworn in as we write these words, Al-Habbash was replaced in the religious affairs portfolio by Yousuf Idees. Those who want to believe the new man's management of the religious affairs function will be based on open-mindedness, the urgency of finding a path to peace and commitment to the values of religious tolerance are welcome to their views. For us, we will keep watching the Arabic-language media and stay on guard.