Majority Supports Terrorists
Should we be shocked?
Through out the mainstream media, there is complete shock that Muslims, if given the chance, would vote for a terrorist organization but that’s exactly what has happened with the Hamas victory. We've been inundated with the lie that “it’s only a few” who support terror and “Islam means peace.” The kind of peace they have in mind is outlined by Robert Spencer and reduces to: we Muslims rule—others surrender and submit. It's four years after 9/11, and people are still ignorant about Islam. That’s the real shock!
Politicians of all stripes are suggesting that members of Hamas can act contrary to their identity. It is as if their thoughts, feelings, tradition, religion, disposition and habits can just be jettisoned. President Bush asks for a change in Hamas' rhetoric on the issue of
Culture, like character, has to be cultivated over an extended period of time. Just as a person cannot be someone different tomorrow, so too a society cannot suddenly change the identity of its distinctive manner of viewing the world and behaving accordingly. One can, at times, act out of character but to do so on a sustained basis cannot be expected within reason. Redemption and transformation take years for an individual and generations for a culture.
During Arafat’s rule, PA-controlled areas were turned into terrorist training camps where children were groomed for jihad. The level of barbarity and savagery is now part of the character of the Palestinian culture. It’s a fact that one can’t wish away regardless of the reasons for its existence. It is what it is. The idea that
“Those who harbor terrorists …” were the words of resolution that put the terrorist supporters on notice. Or at least we thought. Has the world changed? Sadly, no. The election is a logical consequence of decades of Western appeasement. The fact that Arafat, “the father of modern terrorism,” was rewarded with control of a territory and billions of dollars sent a clear message: terrorism works. After 9/11, despite the rhetoric of resolution, one of the first acts of our President was to unilaterally change our policy and endorse a state for Palestinians on the
The American government now has to choose: continue to fund the terrorists in the