“Hamas Interior Minister”: Â “the whistling of bullets” and “the sound of bombs and missiles exploding for the sake of Allah” as “music to our ears.”
The outgoing Hamas interior minister in Gaza delivered a fiery farewell speech in which he invited Fatah members to join in the “jihad” against Israel and described “the whistling of bullets” and “the sound of bombs and missiles exploding for the sake of Allah” as “music to our ears.”
The speech by outgoing Interior Minister Fathi Hammad was rife with violent imagery, suggesting that the militant Islamist group is unwilling to renounce violence, despite its backing for a newPalestinian unity government sworn in last weekÂ with which the Obama administration said it is willing to work.
Hamas’ outgoing interior minister called the sound of bombs exploding on Israel “music to our ears.” (Image source: MEMRI)
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) found the video of the speech that was broadcast on Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV on June 2 andÂ posted translated excerpts.
“This is no time to back down. This is a time to be real men, a time for determination, a time for Jihad, a time for resolution, a time to make sacrifices for the sake of Allah,” Hammad said. (More from the Blaze)
Obama Spokestart Psaki:
President Abbas strongly condemned these actions Â (rocket attacks into Israel) but nothing to worry about……State Department says rocket attacks aren’t bad enough yet
Â Just stand tall, Australia:
As the rest of the world seemed to be losing its moral compass, the Aussies were keeping themselves on course, pointing out the unique nature of the territorial conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. TheÂ Jerusalem PostÂ wrote yesterday.
One more time:
Czech president MiloÅ¡ Zeman, whose under-reported outstanding speech on Israel’s Independence Day, in the wake of the recent Brussels atrocity, regarding Islamic antisemitism and violence prompted an angry reaction from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
‘There was a hideous assassination in the flower of Europe in the heart of European Union in a Jewish museum in Brussels.Â I will not let myself being calmed down by the declaration that there are only tiny fringe groups behind it.Â On the contrary,Â I am convinced that this xenophobia, and let’s call it racism or antisemitism, emerges from the very essence of the ideology these groups subscribe to.
So let me quote one of their sacred texts to support this statement: “A tree says, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. A stone says, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.” I would criticize those calling for the killing of Arabs, but I do not know of any movement calling for mass murdering of Arabs. However, I know of one anti-civilisation movement calling for the mass murder of Jews.
After all, one of the paragraphs of the statutes of Hamas says: “Kill every Jew you see.” Do we really want to pretend that this is an extreme viewpoint?Â Do we really want to be politically correct and say that everyone is nice and only a small group of extremists and fundamentalists is committing such crimes?’
The OIC demanded an apology. But the courageous MiloÅ¡ Zeman is standing his ground. To quote his spokesperson JiÅ™Ã OvÄÃ¡Äek:
“President Zeman definitely does not intend to apologise. For the president would consider it blasphemy to apologise for the quotation of a sacred Islamic text.”
All praise for a European head of state who puts most of the rest of them to shame!