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January 10, 2003
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Islamic leader of Palestinian Hamas calls for "Suicide Army"

The Middle East Media Research Institute (www.memri.org) translates articles from the Arab Muslim world. In its latest article, Memri.org has translated an article from the spokesman of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic terrorist group responsible for the deliberate murder of hundreds of women and children:

An article titled "Iraq Will Triumph, by Allah's Will" by Hamas spokesman Dr. Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi, was posted on the Hamas movement's website.[1] In the article, Al-Rantisi called on Iraq to establish a suicide army that would accept all Jihad warriors, so as to halt the impending attack on the country. The following are excerpts from the article: [...]

"I still maintain that in spite of the tremendous [military] Crusader buildup in the Gulf, the war on Iraq is not the most likely scenario, and that in the shadow of the venom of the blind Crusader hatred disseminated by Bush, all options are [still] open. But if war is at the gates, is the triumph of this Crusader oppressing aggression certain? I don't think so. I think that the West's arrogance will lead it to its sure end if it is determined to act with aggression and terror against the Islamic nation, and that its first defeat will be in Iraq." [...]

"Another quality of strength is that the Iraqis will have an army of martyrs. The enemies of Allah and the enemies of this people are cowards. They crave life, while the Muslims crave martyrdom. The martyrdom operations that shock can ensure that horror is sowed in the [enemies'] hearts, and horror is one of the causes of defeat. There is no other way than to establish thousands of squads of martyrs, in a secret apparatus, who, from now, have at their disposal the capability, as well as thousands of sophisticated explosive belts, with powerful explosive [capacity] to cause great damage."

"In order to defend the homeland from the terrorist Crusader attack, there is a need for people who yearn for Paradise, and the shortest way to Paradise is death for [the sake of] Allah. Some of us should see the joyful and satisfied faces of the mothers in Iraq when they part from the fruit of their loins, who go off to the realms of honor, the realms of martyrdom. This is so that the enemy of the nation knows that safeguarding honor and the homeland is dearer than life, and that our mothers in Iraq, like our mothers in Palestine, [are willing] to sacrifice the fruit of their loins – but not their honor."

For a full list of homicide bombings executed by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas since Arafat rejected peace in October 2000, click here.

There's a lot more crazy-fanatic-intolerant-racist Islamic nonsense in the article - I copy the rest below.

Hamas Spokesman: Iraq Must Establish a Suicide Army
Memri.org. Special Dispatch Series - No. 457, January 9, 2003
http://www.memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?
Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP45703

An article titled "Iraq Will Triumph, by Allah's Will" by Hamas spokesman Dr. Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi, was posted on the Hamas movement's website.[1] In the article, Al-Rantisi called on Iraq to establish a suicide army that would accept all Jihad warriors, so as to halt the impending attack on the country.
The following are excerpts from the article:

The Western Crusaders Will Meet Their End Against the Islamic Nation

"I still maintain that in spite of the tremendous [military] Crusader buildup in the Gulf, the war on Iraq is not the most likely scenario, and that in the shadow of the venom of the blind Crusader hatred disseminated by Bush, all options are [still] open. But if war is at the gates, is the triumph of this Crusader oppressing aggression certain? I don't think so. I think that the West's arrogance will lead it to its sure end if it is determined to act with aggression and terror against the Islamic nation, and that its first defeat will be in Iraq."

"This defeat has several levels, the lowest of which is the failure to achieve the goals of the aggression, and the highest of which is the military defeat on the battlefield. In order for Iraq to achieve the great, longed-for victory, it must prepare all the strength it can for this battle. The most important qualities of strength are: being helped by Allah, and truly and faithfully relying on Him."

"Iraq does not need the Arabs' help. The Arabs are helpless right now, and they think that the smartest thing for them to do is surrender. They cannot help themselves. How, then, will they help Iraq? 'Those whom you call besides Him have no power to help you, nor can they help themselves' [Koran 7:197]."

"Iraq Must Not Pin Its Hopes on Russia, France, and China"

"Iraq must not pin its hopes on Russia, France, and China. These countries, in addition to those that cannot help Iraq, prefer their national interests to Iraq's interest. Had it not been in their interests that Iraq not be attacked, they would not [even] make the embarrassing moves [that they have]. We know that the aggression against Iraq is aggression against the interests of these countries. But they cannot save Iraq, and therefore Iraq must be helped by Allah."

"If [Iraq] does this, no force on earth can defeat it, whatever its strength. 'If Allah helps you, none shall prevail against you' [Koran 3:160]. Know, our brothers in Iraq, that if you are not helped by Allah, you will be helped by no one. 'If He forsaketh you, then who is it that can help you beside Him? It is in Allah that the believers should put their trust' [Koran 3:160]. Oh our people in Iraq, be proud of Allah, believe in his triumph, and trust in him. 'Allah is sufficient for him who puts his trust in Allah' [Koran 65:3]."

The Enemies of Iraq Crave Life, While Muslims Crave Martyrdom

"Another quality of strength is will, free of all weakness or hesitation, and this is one of the qualities of our brothers in Iraq… If the Crusaders fail to break the will of the resistance of the Iraqi people – and fail they will, by Allah's will – the only thing they will gain from their aggression is tears… Ultimately, the battle is a battle of wills. We must be convinced that we must win it. The first stage of defeat is disappointment, despair, and pessimism. I maintain that Allah has freed the Iraqi people of these dangerous ills."

"Another quality of strength is that the Iraqis will have an army of martyrs. The enemies of Allah and the enemies of this people are cowards. They crave life, while the Muslims crave martyrdom. The martyrdom operations that shock can ensure that horror is sowed in the [enemies'] hearts, and horror is one of the causes of defeat. There is no other way than to establish thousands of squads of martyrs, in a secret apparatus, who, from now, have at their disposal the capability, as well as thousands of sophisticated explosive belts, with powerful explosive [capacity] to cause great damage."

"In order to defend the homeland from the terrorist Crusader attack, there is a need for people who yearn for Paradise, and the shortest way to Paradise is death for [the sake of] Allah. Some of us should see the joyful and satisfied faces of the mothers in Iraq when they part from the fruit of their loins, who go off to the realms of honor, the realms of martyrdom. This is so that the enemy of the nation knows that safeguarding honor and the homeland is dearer than life, and that our mothers in Iraq, like our mothers in Palestine, [are willing] to sacrifice the fruit of their loins – but not their honor."

Iraq Must Train Martyrs

"Iraq must train convoys of martyrs in belief, and this will be possible only by [studying] the Koran. The Koran is the most energizing [book] for heroism and honor, and there is no room in it for weakness and laxness. 'Fight them; Allah will punish them at your hands, and will humiliate them, and will heal the hearts of the believers' [Koran 9:14]. Those knowledgeable in the Koran can, by Allah's will, as is happening in Palestine, shock the foundations of the enemy, whatever its strength. They can, with Allah's help, defeat it, however cruel it is. How great is the difference between those who seek martyrdom and those who seek [the life of] this world!"

"Another quality of strength is that our people in Iraq [should] be united despite their various traits. All of you are in the target's bull's-eye. The bombs and the fire [that will be dropped on you] will not differentiate between you. Be one hand and one heart, as the hand of Allah is with the collective. 'Allah loves those who fight in His cause arrayed in serried ranks, as though they were a strong wall…' [Koran 61:4]. Your enemies are gambling on sowing divisiveness among you so that it will be able [to exploit it] and conquer your homeland without it costing them anything. There will be among you those who will give the enemy help and will prefer their interests to the interests of the homeland. These people are not part of you; they are part of them [the enemy] 'Whoso from amongst you takes them as helpers will indeed be one of them' [Koran 5:51]. The enemy's gamble of [relying] on them will undoubtedly be defeated."

Jihad Warriors Everywhere Must Advance to Defend Iraq

"Another quality of strength is that you [should] open your gates to the Jihad warriors, the sons of this Islamic nation, so that you will be able to carry out your mission by defending the land of the Muslims. The defeat of the Crusaders in Iraq will stop their advance towards the rest of the Muslim lands. They aspire to cross the borders of Iraq and Palestine, and are not satisfied with controlling the land and natural resources. Even if this is one of their goals, after the conquest of the land and the plundering of its natural resources they will target the faith of this nation. 'They will not stop fighting you until they turn you back from your faith, if they can' [Koran 2:217]. Give the Jihad warriors a chance to stop this oppressive aggression. The Jihad warriors must advance from everywhere to defend the land of Iraq. Had we not been in battle against the [Israelis] in Palestine, our people in Palestine would be the first to come to the aid of our people in Iraq."

"The battle in Iraq, like the battle in Palestine, is the battle of the [Islamic] nation. The nation must carry out its mission and utilize its capabilities to help Iraq. And I say to anyone subdued by reality: 'Iraq will win, by Allah's will.'"

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[1] The article was posted on the Hamas website, http://www.palestine-info.info/arabic/palestoday/readers/articles/rantese/30-12-02.htm, December 30, 2002; and on the website of the Egyptian opposition newspaper Al-Sha'ab, http://alarabnews.com/alshaab/GIF/03-01-2003/Rantisi.htm, January 3, 2003; as well as on the website www.amin.org, at http://www.amin.org/views/abdulaziz_rantisi/2002/dec30.html, December 30, 2002

Posted by David Melle at January 10, 2003 12:51 AM
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Kol Hakavod on the great website. The likeness and connections between Islamic terror leaders and Hamas etc should be told to the world.

Michael
www.kicisrael.blogspot.com

Posted by: Michael on December 19, 2005 01:36 PM
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