Saturday, January 20, 2007

Sometimes You Just Gotta Love Your Enemies

You gotta love your enemies, when they tell the truth. Muslims are so in love with their sick, stupid philosophy that they will say the darndest things.

Here, the leader of Hamas says, if he is given a state, he'll grant a ten-year truce:

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Saturday that his Hamas group would be willing to accept a temporary Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem in exchange for a 10-year truce with Israel.

His comments, reiterating Hamas policy, came as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was to meet exiled Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in Syria to discuss ways to form a coalition government and end international sanctions on the Palestinians.

Haniyeh’s proposal has previously been rejected by Israel and the international community, which demand that Hamas recognize Israel’s right to exist and renounce violence.

“We are with liberating any inch of Palestine,” he said in a televised address. “But we will not close the door for the next generation, because the weak don’t always stay weak, and the strong won’t stay strong.”

Charles at Little Green Footballs comments:

We need to understand that they’re still going to wipe out the Jews. He figures it will take about 10 years.

In that last quote, Haniyeh is referring to the Islamic concept of a temporary truce to rest and regain strength, as exemplified by Mohammed’s treaty of Al-Hudaybiyya, an agreement made with the Meccan tribe of Quraish—which Mohammed broke as soon as his armies were strong enough to attack and conquer the Quraish.

Yes, the Arabic word for "truce" is hudna. The idea is that the Jihad never ceases, because it is inevitable that eventually the whole world will be Islamic territory. However, Muslims are allowed to grant a hudna, or temporary halt to the Jihad in order to regather themselves and gain strength.

Hamas is telling us everything we need to know here. We are fools if we go on with this media-inspired idea that we can negotiate peace with the Palestinians. It isn't going to happen.

If they were actually ready to negotiate peace, the first thing they would need to do is renounce their charter which calls for death to the Jews.