Hamas’ recent crackdown on Gaza jihadists is meant as a gesture to warm up to Egypt, a top jihadi in the Strip claimed to Breitbart Jerusalem.
Anass also blamed Hamas leaders for evading the mediation efforts of Islamic clerics regarding their differences with Salafi jihadists.
“Hamas ignored these efforts and are instead focused on spreading democracy at the expense of the rule of Allah and his Sharia,” he said.
He said Hamas adopted the Muslim Brotherhood’s “fake Islam” which “distorts the Islamic model that seeks to impose Sharia, and are determined to drive people away from it.”
Anass further said Salafi jihadists aren’t after the perks of government. “We sacrifice ourselves for the benefit of Allah and his rule, and all we want is to save Muslims from the grip of democracy.”
By going after Salafi jihadists, he said, “Hamas seeks to bolster its ties with nonbelieving and anti-Islamic regimes,” for which it will pay a price.
“The liberation of Palestine will be complete only after America and the other infidels supporting Israel are attacked,” he said, and further accused Hamas of merchandizing religion.
“We are part of the global mujahedeen movement that fights against tyrannical regimes with a view to destroy them, as part of the campaign to liberate Palestine. We belong to global jihad, to the mujahedeen who from the first minute didn’t hesitate to impose the divine Sharia without making any compromise whatsoever,” he added.
Jihad will continue, Abu Anass vowed. “We pave our way through the rocks. We ask permission of no one and we will not compromise on the divine decrees. To this end, we will continue to bite our lip despite all we have to go through.”