Doctrine plays a role. The Charter for a group called the Islamic Resistance Movement, otherwise known as the HAMAS will play a significant role in the conflict. The question before Israel and indeed the free world is whether or not the HAMAS actually believes in the “constitution” they constructed in 1988. It is possible that many people worked at compiling the exact words of the Covenant and many, many people gave their lives for those words, but neither the framers nor the fighters really believe all that nonsense about killing Jews, dying as martyrs or obliterating Israel from the river to the sea.
In the realm of all possible worlds, that could be one. But in this world, the facts argue to the contrary, that these jihadis are really jihadis and really believe in what they have written. But, if this is true don’t we all really have a problem? If the HAMAS really wants to kill Jews and obliterate Israel couldn’t that make for an uncomfortable cocktail hour after the first day of peace talks organized by the clueless UN or the Obama administration?
If the HAMAS really believes in their written Covenant, how can there ever be peace with a “partner” they view as an eternal enemy? If the HAMAS really believe in their doctrine, how can they ever divide a city that they must believe is theirs and if they divide it, they spend eternity in hell? If the HAMAS really believe in all this stuff then there really is no way that there can ever be peace and that doesn’t make sense because all reasonable people want peace, or so we in the West believe.
So, is there any way out of this conundrum wrapped in a Qassam rocket? Listen to Mr. Bill Langfan in this short interview as he indeed has some “on point” answers that can help the West get it right this time and avoid the obliteration of another sixty million people. If Bill is not persuasive then take a look at just a couple of the planks of the HAMAS political platform. Warning, after you stop laughing, remember, there is a guy around the corner who will slice your throat because you laughed at his religion. Can you imagine what he will do to people who “occupy his land?”
Article One: Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it” (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).
Of course the Obama Administration does not have any Muslim Brotherhood operatives in strategic positions, because we know that the Muslim Brotherhood is an exaggerated figment of the Islamophobe industry.
Article Two: The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the wings of Moslem Brotherhood in Palestine. Moslem Brotherhood Movement is a universal organization which constitutes the largest Islamic movement in modern times. It is characterised by its deep understanding, accurate comprehension and its complete embrace of all Islamic concepts of all aspects of life, culture, creed, politics, economics, education, society, justice and judgement, the spreading of Islam, education, art, information, science of the occult and conversion to Islam.
Article Eight: Allah is its target, the Prophet is its model, the Koran its constitution: Jihad is its path and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes.
Why is it their land when the Jews were here 2000 years before them?
Article Eleven: The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. Neither a single Arab country nor all Arab countries, neither any king or president, nor all the kings and presidents, neither any organization nor all of them, be they Palestinian or Arab, possess the right to do that. Palestine is an Islamic Waqf land consecrated for Moslem generations until Judgement Day. This being so, who could claim to have the right to represent Moslem generations till Judgement Day?
Read the complete Covenant: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/