Sunday, January 29, 2006

The Birth of a Nation of Terror

Saturday, January 28, 2006
Mr. Abu Teir, who was No. 2 on the Hamas list of candidates for Wednesday's election, said introducing sharia -- a controversial moral and legal code based on the Koran -- would be the first act of the new Hamas-controlled Palestinian Legislative Council.
"The No. 1 thing we will do is take sharia as a source for legislation. Sharia has a soul in it and is good for all occasions," Mr. Abu Teir said in an interview with The Globe and Mail over a lunch of traditional Palestinian dishes supplemented with Coca-Cola. The table was set under photographs of Sheik Ahmed Yassin and Abdel Aziz Rantisi, past Hamas leaders who were assassinated in Israeli air strikes.
Sheik Mohammed Abu Teir also said Hamas would not go to foreign donors on bended knee if they withdrew aid to the Palestinian Authority.
The armed struggle against Israel will continue as long as Israel continues its occupation of Palestinian lands,

Hamas leader says ready to form army against aggression
Hamas Politburo leader Khaled Meshaal said in Damascus on Saturday that the Islamic group is ready to form an army to defend the Palestinian people against aggression.
Meshaal told the reporters that Hamas was ready to merge armed factions including its military wing to form an army "like any country" to defend the Palestinian people.
Meshaal, living in exile in Syria, makes decisions about Hamas policy in consultation with West Bank and Gaza leaders as well as others in Damascus.
He stressed that the future government will also be formed under the wills of the Palestinian people, not the wills of the U. S. government.

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