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... Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends,
it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,
and to institute new Government ...
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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Maybe Charles Freeman can champion this .."Hamas Must Amend Its Charter" ..good luck

Memri:
Palestinian Academic: Hamas Must Amend Its Charter

The London daily Al-Hayat published an article by Palestinian academic and journalist Dr. Khaled Al-Hroub, director of the CambridgeUniversity Arab Media Project, in which he calls on Hamas to amend its charter. Al-Hroub argues that the charter, which is replete with hostility towards the Jews, harms Hamas' image and the Palestinian cause as a whole.

The Hamas Charter Is Not Sacred - It Can Be Amended

"The Hamas charter must be amended, since it harms the Palestinians and Hamas [itself]. We must not accept it or continue to keep silent about it. The Hamas charter is not a sacred text, and the [Hamas] leaders, members and supporters must not be so touchy about [the idea of] amending it.

Sorry but they want the Quran and hide in its 'perfection'

The Charter Incorporates Concepts of European Antisemitism

"Why must we amend the Hamas charter, how should we amend it, and how will it benefit the Hamas and the Palestinians to do so?

"The charter must be amended because it does not [accurately] reflect the essence of the Palestinian struggle against the Zionist entity, but conveys a message that Hamas [actually] abandoned a long time ago. The charter focuses on the Jews as followers of a different faith, and expresses hostility towards them as such, and not as aggressors. [Moreover,] the charter endorses all the European antisemitic claims, importing them and spreading [the notion of] the 'global Jewish conspiracy.'

"It says, [for example,] that the Jews have 'accumulated huge financial resources which they have used to realize their dream. By means of their money they have taken control of the world media and started revolutions around the world in order to serve their interests and to reap profits. They were behind the French Revolution, and the Communist Revolution, and most other revolutions of which we have heard.'

"It is truly appalling that such a text should remain in a charter of a Palestinian organization that calls to end the Zionist occupation..."

The Charter Cites The Protocols of the Elders of Zion - A Forged and Stupid Document

"The [true] message of Hamas is far removed from [what is conveyed by] the charter and has nothing to do with it.

Actually, every time I hear them, they reiterate the values of the charter. And if anyone strikes a more peaceful note on a cease fire (no one ever mentions peace ..unless it's Islamic Peace) they are quickly subsumed in an avalanche of correct attitude by the rest of the organization

All the Hamas leaders inside the Palestinian territories, from [late Hamas leaders] Sheikh Ahmad Yassin and 'Abd Al-'Aziz Al-Rantisi to Mahmoud Al-Zahar, as well as the Hamas leaders outside Palestine, such as [Hamas political bureau head] Khaled Mash'al, [his deputy] Moussa Abu Marzouq, and many others, have repeatedly stated that their war is against the Zionists and not against Judaism as a religion.

Yah sort of like them talking about a cease fire. That's' a dream

[In fact,] they take pride in the coexistence among Jews, Christians and Muslims that prevailed in Palestine and throughout the Arab world for many generations. In their discourse, they do not refer to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. This stupid document was forged by European antisemites in order to justify their crimes against the Jews of Europe, and then disseminated throughout the Arab world. Hamas got itself into trouble by presenting it [in its charter] as support [for its position].

"These passages in the charter constrain Hamas' ability to speak to the world. The enormous media apparatus of the Zionist and Israeli lobby has translated the charter into every conceivable language - even into Chinese - in order to expose the 'antisemitism' of Hamas and of the Palestinians and to prove that their goal is to exterminate the Jews..."

Sorry but that racism gels too well with too many Surahs and Hadiths, and THAT is the problem.

The Charter Does Not Reflect Hamas' Positions

"Hamas leaders who are in contact with the outside world know that their movement is paying a heavy price for adhering to this charter... They know that it was published hastily in August 1988, and that there was no real discussion about its content. It does not reflect Hamas' convictions in those days, let alone today... [On the other hand,] if the charter does in fact reflect the essence of Hamas' [beliefs], its leaders must declare this openly, so that [any] decision of whether to support or oppose Hamas - and whether to negotiate with it or boycott it - can be taken [in an informed manner] based on [the decider's] attitude towards the charter.

They reaffirm this EVERY DAY ..the Charter is about adherence to the Quran.

Racist Expressions Must Be Eliminated

"[Those who] oppose amending the charter naturally make excuses. [For example, they voice] a concern that Hamas would be accused of changing its ideology, of making concessions, or of emulating the PLO.
Can you change the Quran? The you can change the charter easily. Let me know how that works out
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The Right Time to Amend the Charter is Now

"Amending the charter can serve Hamas as an aggressive tactic, through which it can put an end to countless arguments that have been used by the world in the recent years in order to besiege the movement along with Palestine and the Palestinian people. This may be the best moment to initiate a change in the charter - since Israeli society has collectively slid to the right, while the U.S. administration is interested in openness towards the problems of the region and wants to speak with all the sides. [Furthermore,] Europe is realizing more and more that it must change its policy towards the Palestinians - a policy which [once] aligned itself too readily and shamelessly with the slanted policy of [former U.S. president] Bush.

Ahhhhhhhhhhh, yes, we get it. "Amending the charter can serve Hamas as an aggressive tactic"

So predictably transparent.


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4 Comments:

Blogger Always On Watch said...

Somebody believes that the Hamas Charter can be "amended"???

And what the hell is this?

The Charter Does Not Reflect Hamas' Positions

Hamas acts according to the charter. Is that a surprise? Is that "amendable"?

The insanity and idiocy grow by leaps and bounds on a daily basis.

But some people I know -- not usually idiotic but idiotic when it comes to Pseudostine -- will latch onto this crap and BELIEVE it. If it hasn't already happened, the "amending" of the Hamas Charter will appear as FACT in world history textbooks.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 12:26:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not see any reason for Hamas to change the charter, it is workng quite well for them at the moment..

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 2:40:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Why should the Hamas Charter be amended?

In their own words:

"The Hamas charter must be amended, since it harms the Palestinians and Hamas ..."

Enough said.

The only thing the guy said of any import was that he believes the Protocols to be a stupid and forged document.

Other than that, he did not renounce one single iota of the Hamas Charter.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 2:40:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

Even so, watch him have an accident, or have some friends come by

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 2:57:00 pm  

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