26 years later, Hamas stays true to its fundamentalist roots

26 years after it’s founding in 1987, the terrorist group that now controls the Gaza strip, Hamas, an acronym for the Islamic Resistance Movement (In Arabic: Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya) is labeled as a terrorist group by the US, the EU, the UK, Australia and Canada, and has been behind thousands of murders since it’s founding.

In 1988, Hamas issued its infamous charter: an ugly admission of their racism and fundamentalism. Today, the grotesque values defined in Hamas’ charter continue to be the broken moral compass of the terror group.

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On a 2004 edition of the Hamas Charter, the insides of the front and back covers are images of terrorists.The top left is Suicide bomber Sa’id Hutri, who blew himself up at the Dolphinarium Club in Tel Aviv, killing 21 teenagers

Hamas’ Roots

It is suggested that the entire charter (especially articles 8, 9,13 & 32) be read. However, a few articles of the charter will suffice to represent its malevolence.

Article 6: An example of Religious fundamentalism

The Islamic Resistance Unit is a unique Palestinian movement. It owes it’s loyalty to Allah, derives from Islam its way of life, and strives to raise the Banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine.

Article 7: An example of Islamic anti-Semitism

The Islamic resistance movement has been looking forward to fulfilling the promise of Allah [IE the destruction of the Jews], no matter how long that might take.

[The article continues with this Quranic quote] “The Last Hour would not come until the Muslims fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them, and until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim or Servant of Allah there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree of the Gharwad would not say it, for it is the tree of the Jews.”

A Living Charter

Hamas anti-Semitism

Hamas anti-Semitism comes in at least two forms. Sometimes it is reminiscent of European anti-Semitic stereotypes. Such as this video about big-nosed scheming Jews supposedly secretly destroying the al-Aqsa Mosque.


Other times, Hamas anti-Semitism is clearly of an extremist Islamic origin.  In this music video, which was released by Hamas’ military wing the Qassam Brigades, the line  “killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah” (0:34) is written on the wall behind a terrorist brandishing his weapon.

Teaching hatred:

The terror organization has gone to great lengths to indoctrinate the youth of Gaza.

This process begins with young children, through Sesame Street like shows. Much has already been written about Hamas’ own version of mickey mouse, farfour, who was martyred by Israeli soldiers.  

As recent as November 29, 2013 , Hamas has been using children’s characters to spread a message of intolerance and hatred. This time, a giant Bee named Nahoul, who can’t imagine praying next to a Jew, gets a lesson about the meaning of negotiations.

the anti-semetic bee

 (Here you can watch Nahoul call for child martyrs and torture cats.)

When Gazan children enter high school, their indoctrination continues through a thoroughly crafted education. This includes textbooks with such fabricated history as, “the Jews and the Zionist movement are not related to Israel because the sons of Israel are a nation which has been annihilated,” and mandatory military training class with terrorist members the Qassam Brigades.

Hamas military training (3)Hamas military training (2)military training (1)(Here you can view a school demonstration on how to blow up and Israeli outpost.)

When school is out for the summer, the indoctrination continues in Hamas summer camps.

The words of Hamas’ leaders

Hamas’ leaders have consistently repeated the dogmatic, volatile speech characteristic of their charter.

Ismail Haniyeh is the prime minister of Hamas and leader within the Gaza Strip. He loves to give firebrand speeches in which he declares repeatedly how he will never recognize Israel. Such as at this large rally in Gaza in 2010; or this speech in the al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, in March, 2012.

Again in 2013, as peace negotiations were being rejuvenated between Israelis and Palestinians, Haniyeh felt responsible to repeat once again that Israel should never be recognized. Perhaps he has taken lessons with Nahoul the bee.

hamas infographic HaniyehKhaled Mashaal, head of the Hamas political bureau, is equally given to firebrand speeches. Nearly a year ago, he made his first appearance in Gaza in his lifetime. At a large rally attended by tens of thousands supports, with a massive replica of the “made in Gaza” m-75 rocket in the background (also available as a perfume), Mashaal proclaimed:

“Palestine is ours from the river to the sea and from the south to the north. There will be no concession on any inch of the land.” (See again article 6 of the charter.)