Terror Incorporated Goes Legit

Terror Incorporated Goes Legit
Vol: 54 Issue: 31 Friday, March 31, 2006

The tenth session of the Palestinian Parliament opened with the parliament granting the new leadership (Hamas) a vote of confidence.

The Legislative Council’s opening session was televised on al Jazeera TV and broadcast throughout the Arab world.

The Middle East Research Institute published a transcript of the session translated into English.

The session opened with remarks by the Speaker of Parliament, Aziz Dweik: “The tenth Palestinian government, headed by the Palestinian prime minister, brother Ismai’l Haniya, has gained the absolute majority of the votes of the Legislative Council members.”

This was followed by a vote of confidence among the members. This is their legislative mission statement, as broadcast throughout the Middle East and translated by MEMRI:

Hamas MP: Allah Akbar, Allah be praised.

Other MPs: Allah Akbar, Allah be praised.

MP: Allah is our goal.

Other MPs: Allah is our goal.

MP: The Koran is our constitution.

Other MPs: The Koran is our constitution.

MP: The Prophet Muhammad is our model.

Other MPs: The Prophet Muhammad is our model.

MP: Jihad is our path.

Other MPs: Jihad is our path.

MP: Death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty aspiration.

Other MPs: Death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty aspiration.

MP: Allah Akbar, Allah be praised.

Other MPs: Allah Akbar, Allah be praised.

Assessment:

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed his disappointment as Western governments began cutting off aid to the Palestinians.

The latest offering from the other side of the looking-glass, the Islamic world, is that the Palestinians are being ‘punished’ for ‘choosing democracy.’

al Jazeera carried both stories; Hamas’ rededicating the Palestinian ‘government’ to jihad and Mahmoud Abbas claiming the Palestinians are being punished for choosing ‘democracy’.

That is what I mean by the ‘other side of the looking glass’. Abbas complained to the Arab world, “There is no logic in the United States and some Western countries cutting off and stopping funding to the Palestinian people.”

No logic? The Palestinians have, by their expressed vote, chosen the path of Islamic terrorism.

Under the Bush Doctrine governing the global war on terrorism, the Palestinian electorate’s vote was a declaration of war. Bush summed up the doctrine in a single sentence; “Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.”

In the case of the Palestinians, it is even more cut-and-dried than that; they voted FOR the terrorists in, as the PA Speaker noted, ‘an absolute majority.’

It is as cut-and-dried as if Switzerland had voted in an absolute majority of Nazis during World War II and then complained about losing its ‘neutral state’ status.

By its vote, the Palestinian PEOPLE, and not just its government, joined the other side. Where is the logic in funding an openly-belligerent government that enjoys an absolute democratic majority of openly-belligerent people officially dedicated to the war on terror? Remember the vote of confidence for the new government of the Palestinian people:

“MP: Jihad is our path.

Other MPs: Jihad is our path.

MP: Death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty aspiration.

Other MPs: Death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty aspiration.”

As long as the West keeps up the funding, that is.

Oh the Blue Water . . .

There is no sensation I enjoy more than that of passing the old Civil War Fort Macon as one heads out of the Beaufort Inlet toward the open sea.

It was a beautiful, crisp morning, calms seas and warm Carolina spring sunshine.

The east wind usually means the fish aren’t biting, but that’s because not everybody is Captain Rick.

We had the ocean to ourselves and Rick knows where the fish live that don’t know about the east wind.

(We filled two coolers with fat sea bass and four very nice flounders in about three hours of fishing spread over several spots in the Atlantic that Rick can find as if there were a big ‘X’ marked on the water’s surface.)

As we fished, I thought of you all, and wished that you could share those few hours when earthquakes, famines, wars, pestilences, al-Qaeda, Hamas and Iran faded to insignificance in comparison to whether or not I was smarter than a fish.

Thank you all for the day off. It was wonderfully refreshing. – Jack

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About Pete Garcia

Christian, father, husband, veteran, pilot, and sinner saved by grace. I am a firm believer in, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am Pre-Trib, Dispensational, and Non-Denominational (but I lean Southern Baptist).

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