Tag Archives: Hamas

A Primavera da Irmandade Muçulmana (2)

Juro que só soube disto após de ter feito o post anterior.

Tunisian Islamist party Ennahda invited Houda Naïm, a Hamas member of the Palestinian Legislative Council based in Gaza, to speak at a rally in Sousse, a coastal Tunisian city, this past Sunday. (…) Naïm praised the victory of the Tunisian people in establishing democracy (*), and stated her hope that the “liberation” of Tunisia would lead to the liberation of Palestine.

The event also saw a speech from Ennahda’s general secretary Hammadi Jebali, recently proposed by the party to be the new Prime Minister of Tunisia. Jebali declared that the occasion was “a divine moment in a new state, and in, hopefully, a 6th caliphate,” referring to the historical system of Islamic monarchies.

The tone of this last comment is in sharp contrast to many of the party’s public statements, where it has denied any intention of instituting Sharia or Islamic law in the nascent democracy. The general secretary also echoed Naïm’s words, stating, “The liberation of Tunisia will, God willing, bring about the liberation of Jerusalem

(*) Como é sabido, o Hamas (e mesmo a OLP) usam um conceito “alternativo” de democracia.

Não digam que eu não sou vosso amigo

Um glossário extremamente útil para descodificar as notícias sobre o Médio Oriente, o mundo árabe, o Islão e Israel no Fontpage Magazine. Duas entradas aleatoriamente escolhidas;

Arab Street: Enraged mobs chanting and screaming their hatred, determined to annihilate Israel and the Jews. They can often be seen burning American and Israeli flags, passing out candies and firing guns into the air in response to successful murders of Westerners (closely related to):

Arab Humiliation: The pervasive feeling on the Arab street generated by their failure to annihilate Israel and the Jews in several wars. Many opinion-makers, Middle East experts and op-ed writers argue that Arab humiliation is at the root of the Middle East conflict; i.e., “If only the Jews would let themselves be destroyed, the Arab street would feel better about themselves, and then there would be peace.”

Estranha forma de jornalismo (2)

Os jornais portugueses escolheram apenas notíciar a retaliação israelitas sobre o Hamas. Certamente não noticiaram os ataques de mísseis que a antecederam por os considerarem irrelevantes.

Gilad Shalit is free

É interessante conhecer o calibre de alguns dos terroristas trocados por Shallit.

E a liberdade de comércio?

Vejam aqui as dificuldades que o bloqueio israelita a Gaza causa às relações comerciais entre o Irão e o Hamas.

‘bora lá dialogar com eles

In a recorded speech for a conference of the Gaza Hamas government’s Ministry of Religious Endowments, Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi called on the Arab and Muslim ummah to mobilize for the Palestinians. Al-Qaradhawi said that they must not be silent as long as there remains “a single inch of the land of Islam in the hands of infidels and occupiers.” (…) In his speech, Al-Qaradhawi demanded that weapons be maintained for the sake of achieving freedom, and to “irrigate the tree of freedom with our blood.”