Saturday, January 03, 2009

Blind to Hamas's genocidal Jew-hatred

David Littman

Israeli leaders have for years been blind to the genocidal Jew-hatred embodied by Hamas. Yet the historian David Littman has conducted a personal campaign to draw the world's attention to Hamas's poisonous ideology for the last 20 years, Andrew Bostom writes in The American Thinker:

"As my colleague Robert Spencer observed, Israeli President Shimon Peres appeared flummoxed by Hamas' intransigence in comments made to Haaretz, reported December 30, 2008. "This shooting has no point, no logic, and no chance," Peres told Haaretz after Hamas' open renunciation of the ceasefire agreement (not to mention its prior extensive violations throughout the course of the so-called "tahdiah"), and brazen resumption of missile and mortar attacks into southern Israel-which has triggered a dramatic, aggressive Israeli military response. Worse still, the elder statesman remains dangerously ignorant of Hamas' intimately related motivations-the genocidal destruction of Israel's Jews, as a prelude to regional, then global jihad conquest. "Nobody in this world understands what are Hamas'goals and why it continues to fire missiles," Peres asserted.

"Mr. Peres is tragically emblematic of Israeli leaders and policymaking elites who for generations have ignored how the living institution of jihad war -- conjoined in Israel's unique case to Islamic Jew-hatred -- was always, past and present, the primary motivation for those masses in the Arab and non-Arab Muslim world seeking the Jewish State's destruction.

"Indeed, what was billed as the first discussion of global jihadism by the Israeli security cabinet even in the current world (not to mention local Israeli) environment was only just held at the end of this past July, 2008. The open jihad against Israel waged continuously for two decades by Hamas, since the jihad terror organization's founding in 1988, combined with the astonishing ignorance and/or denial of this phenomenon by Peres (and the lost legions who share his mindset), represents the apotheosis of this alarming trend.

"Contra Shimon Peres et al, and underscoring their corrosive folly, historian David Littman has waged an heroic personal campaign -- in public, at the United Nations Human Rights Commission, since January, 1989 -- to elucidate key aspects of Hamas' genocidal ideology, demonstrating unapologetically how this annihilationist hatred is sanctioned by Islam's foundational texts. Littman reminded us why it is so critical to focus on Hamas' odious foundational covenant as a binding documentary record of the organization's specific beliefs and goals.(...)

"Israel's ongoing Operation Cast Lead is an eminently just and reasonable response to the unconscionable menace posed by a Hamas the rest of the world, ignores, appeases, or abets."

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