"We are a nation that drinks blood, and we know that there is no blood better than the blood of the Jews."
- a video statement on Hamas' website.
And yet, the EU falls over themselves to grant aid to the Palestinians. The home of the Holocaust has grown tired of shedding crocodile tears for its slaughter of millions of Jews, so now it has turned to financing a group that promises to finish the job for them.
Humanitarian aid, you say, for the average Palestinian? Sorry, no guilt here - they voted for Hamas, they must live (or die) with the results of their actions. Did we send hundreds of millions in economic aid to Germany after they voted in the Nazis?
But by providing humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people, Europe not only frees Hamas to use its limited resources for its primary goal of a second generation Holocaust; it is essentially an act of suicide as well...from Mort Zuckerman in today's New York Daily News:
...the lust to kill Jews is only part of it. Hamas, like Osama Bin Laden and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has ambitions that threaten us all. Khaled Mashal, Hamas' top leader, spelled them out: "The nation of Islam will sit at the throne of the world ... Muhammed is gaining victory in Palestine [and] in Iraq. ... The Arab and Islamic nation is rising and awakening... Tomorrow we will lead the world." Not to be outdone is the Hamas leader in Gaza, Mahmoud al-Zahar: "We are part of the great world plan whose name is the world Islamic movement."
...Just a few days before the Palestinian election, Ahmadinejad met Mashal and Hamas' other leader-in-exile, Musa Abu Marzuk, in Damascus, along with the leaders of nine other Syria-based terrorist groups. The Palestinian conflict, they concluded, will become a "focal point of the final war" between Islam and the West.
Hezbollah has already moved its operational headquarters from Beirut to Gaza; Al Qaeda elements are already there. These are omens of an evil confluence, the formation of a Tehran-Damascus-Hezbollah-Gaza axis in which Iran will fund and arm a new front of terrorism with its head in Iran, its body in Iraq and Lebanon, and its feet in Gaza and the West Bank.
Hamas is joining with Iran, Syria, al-Qaeda and Hezbollah to form an axis of terror and death that will soon threaten the world. And yet Europe, in an amazing case of moral blindness, becomes the sixth side of this hexagon of hate by providing funding for the people who voted these monsters in.
The Islamists will most likely make their next move against the West in Europe - it is a softer target than the United States, with weak leadership and a population that is interspaced with pockets of Islamist allies. What the leadership of the EU is thinking is beyond me - is it appeasement again, hoping that by throwing those Jews to the wolves they can buy more time for themselves? Or is it an ideological zeal, one which states that "now that Hamas is in power, they have to reform", even thought Hamas has stated clearly and often that its goal of warfare against Israel and the West will never be usurped?
Either way, it becomes critical policy for the United States to distance itself from the European moves in the Middle East - let us not associate ourselves with their weakness of character, lack of strength, and their desire to commit cultural suicide...