Latest News

Hamas reveals its jihadi face in its Arabic Twitter account (video)

By Mason White 11:27 AM September 12, 2014
 

By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) Hamas reveals its true jihadi nature in its Arabic Twitter account, the IDF Blog reported.

Though Hamas denies being linked to Islamic fundamentalism when it speaks to a western audience, it uses different language on its official Twitter account in Arabic.

The Twitter account shows how Hamas draws its ideology from the same sources as ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

On its English twitter account, Hamas’ Islamist character is played down. The terrorist organization publishes more reserved statements such as: “The Palestinian people are committed to their right to their land, to defend themselves and to lift the siege imposed on Gaza.”

However, on its Arabic twitter account, Hamas reveals its Jihadist nature by issuing far more virulent statements, such as: “We will not rest until Palestine is free. We are not tired or weary, and we’ll continue on the path of Jihad with the help of God.”

These fundamentalist Jihadist statements are the bread and butter of Hamas. This has been the terrorist group’s position since its founding in 1987, as seen in its charter affirmed in 1988.

In the past, Hamas leaders have made numerous statements in which they asserted that Hamas members love death as much as Israelis love life. This doctrine was recently advocated in a speech from the commander of Hamas’ military wing, Muhammad Dief, and previously by Hamas’ leader Ismail Haniyeh.

“We, the ones who have pledged allegiance to Muhammad, Will engage in Jihad as long as we live,” Hamas wrote on Twitter.

In article twenty-three of its charter, Hamas makes clear its position vis-a-vis other Islamic movements.

“All the fighters of Jihad have their reward. Hamas regards those movements as its stockholders and asks Allah for guidance and integrity of conduct for all.”

Hamas should be viewed like all other jihadi groups that have earned the scorn of the world for their fundamentalism and brutality.