Everyone knows that Hamas uses children and other innocent civilians as human shields – trying to put them into harm’s way so any attempt by Israel to stop attacks against THEIR civilians also kills innocent Palestinian civilians. All the posters around schools and holy sites in Palestine are blood-curdling…praising “martyrdom”. They’ve even gone so far as to take pictures of Israelis who have been killed by Palestinians and release them to the press and claim they are Palestinians who have been killed by Israelis.
But, here is an article I think you should read. It is about a Muslim who is sick of Hamas and what it is doing to the Palestinian people.
Some great quotes: “To Hamas, a Palestinian life is worth more when “martyred,” a dead child more of a blessing than one living. “The children of the kindergarten are the shaheeds [martyrs] of tomorrow,” reads a sign displayed at a Hamas-run kindergarten. The martyrdom mantra is their anthem.”
“Coloring their fascism with Islam, Hamas claims religious legitimacy to openly seek destruction of the Jewish state and eradication of the Jewish people. By grafting themselves onto Into Islamic ideals – the vertebral column of that which is most sacred to Muslims – they render Islam itself heinous, representing their true ruthlessness: theirs is a willingness to sacrifice anything –including Islam – to portray Israel as evil.”
“We must ask ourselves the difficult questions. Does Hamas, who prostitute their progeny in the service of terror, represent Islam? Is Hamas emulating our Prophet as they rain rockets on unarmed, civilian, non-combatants? Do their Fajr missiles, named after Muslim prayers no less, encompass the spirit of Islam as was revealed to its followers? Do Hamas’ stated goals – including elimination of Israel – represent coexistence with the People of the Book, who are cherished in the Quran as dear to God and their Messenger, Moses, particularly admired by our Maker for his courage in the face of fear?”
It’s easy to think, given the US press, that all of Islam supports the acts of the terrorists. But, it’s great to see articles like this one, the one by Turkish TV personality Ceylan Ozbudak, and the one by the Israeli Arab Boshra Khalaila. These are three courageous women who remind us that true Islam does not support terrorism, putting children into harm’s way, etc.