|BBC's Bowen [Image Source]|
Just three jaw-dropping - and unchallenged - quotes from the text version of "Hamas leader Meshaal warns of Israeli 'extremism' after elections" [BBC World, today] (we assume a longer video version will eventually emerge):
- In an interview with BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen in Qatar, Mr Meshaal said attacks on Israel would continue "as long as there is occupation, aggression, war and killing". But he stressed that Hamas was "careful to respect international humanitarian law and to target only military targets".
- "...Israel killed the peace process," he added, blaming Mr Netanyahu's outgoing government, along with "extremist forces" in Israel, for the collapse of the US-brokered direct negotiations last year.
- Hamas... was "an active resistance with a just cause, battling the occupier." "Others practice violence under the name of jihad, which we condemn. And this is not Islam. Islam encourages its followers to fight those who occupy their land and their sacred places. But Islam does not allow killing innocent people, civilians, or killing based on identity, belief and different views, political or religious."
|Our murdered daughter, Malki|
Assuming Meshaal's claims that the terror-addicted thugs of Hamas "condemn" jihad and are "careful to respect international humanitarian law" are not just pathetic April Fool jokes, and in light of Meshaal's conviction that "Islam does not allow killing innocent people", why does Hamas prefer to give a woman called Tamimi (scandalously and literally the "success model" of the Arab world's most important school of journalism, Jordan Media Institute) a platform the likes of which no other confessed, convicted, unrepentant mass murderer has ever had -- her own self-promoting and highly self-justifying weekly television program aired throughout the global Arabic-speaking world every Friday night to an audience of millions -- instead of, say, flinging her from a high-rise rooftop or dragging her through the streets behind a speeding motor bike as Hamas acolytes have done when confronted with viewpoints with which they differ?