• Hamas

    The Finsbury Park Mosque and Hamas – A Cracking Joke

    I didn’t know the Finsbury Park Mosque was good at humour. Oh my, it is, and how. The Times has reported that one of the mosque’s trustees, Mohammed Sawalha, is a ruling member of Hamas. ITIC has much more. Oh, say it ain’t so. Voila! From The Independent: Asked how Mr Sawalha’s position in Hamas squared with Finsbury Park Mosque’s values, a spokesperson said: “We were not aware about this news till recently made public in [The Times]. “We are looking at the situation and the mosque will be issuing a statement in the next couple of days. “We would like to confirm that the mosque has no relationship with…

  • Hamas,  Labour Party

    Jeremy Corbyn Praising Viva Palestina

    Here’s another scene from Jeremy Corbyn’s political career. Filmed in March 2010, he sings the praises of Viva Palestina. Viva Palestina was George Galloway’s Hamas support operation in those years. He could not have made the purpose of the Viva Palestina “aid” convoys more explicit, from the very first one in March 2009. This was recorded at the end of that convoy, a year before the clip above, and widely reported at the time. Hamas Syria welcomes a Viva Palestina convoy There’s more, as ever with Corbyn. Here he backs Viva Palestina at an obnoxious demonstration in London at the end of 2009. At this point, Galloway was spoiling for…

  • Hamas,  Labour Party

    Corbyn rallied with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh

    If peace between Israelis and Palestinians is a cause dear to your heart, would you join an angry anti-Israel rally where one of the speakers is Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh? Jeremy “Peace Process” Corbyn did just that in London in June 2007. When he addressed the rally, he offered no words of compromise, no coaxing sympathy for both sides, and no call to end the terrorist violence. Instead it was a typical tirade. Israel is like apartheid South Africa. Its settlement products have no place in our shops. Palestinian prisoners must be freed. Building the wall that keeps out suicide bombers is wrong. Israel must be denied the arms it…

  • Hamas,  Israel

    Herzog asks why IDF isn’t bombing Hamas tunnels

    I’ve been wondering the same thing. The Times of Israel reports: The Israeli army should bomb tunnels apparently being dug by Hamas terrorists into Israeli territory, the head of the political opposition said Sunday, attacking the lack of action from the government on the threat. Zionist Union head Isaac Herzog made the comments as Israel Defense Forces officials and southern residents have raised fears that Hamas is rebuilding a series of subterranean passages, used for attacking Israel, which were destroyed during the 2014 war between Israel and Gazan fighters. “Hamas brags, and we are idle,” Herzog told regional council heads. The government was guilty of “zero activity” in the wake…

  • antisemitism,  Hamas,  Interpal,  Labour Party

    Stephen Timms and Labour’s Pit

    You might think being stabbed by an Islamist extremist would make you very aware of the gravity of the threats the UK is facing. But you would be wrong in the case of Labour MP Stephen Timms, for he is no such man. In the same week that his fellow Labour MP Gerald Kaufman was spewing raw ancient hatred language, Mr Timms was doing his own digging in Labour’s pit by hosting Interpal in Parliament. Here he is (second from right) with Ibrahim Hewitt (right), Interpal’s chairman. Interpal is at the heart of the Hamas UK network and its chairman Ibrahim Hewitt is a nasty fundamentalist. So nasty that even…

  • Hamas,  Labour Party

    Corbyn and the “progressive elements” of Hamas

    This has to be the most breathtakingly ignorant tweet of the day– from a “[j]ournalist, activist and fanatical supporter” of Jeremy Corbyn, Charley Allan. @CanYouFlyBobby @jakegoretzki hamas, like most liberation movements, has many currents and wings. JC supports the most progressive elements — Charley Allan (@charleyallan) July 4, 2015 The thing is, Corbyn apparently agrees that there are “progressive elements” in Hamas worthy of support. Please assure me he has no chance of becoming Labour party leader.

  • Hamas,  Israel

    YAB: Israel is now worse than Hamas

    With one stupid and offensive article in The Independent, Yasmin Alibhai Brown has single-handedly wiped out whatever good she has done by calling out Islamist extremism. First, there’s the headline, for which she may or may not be responsible: The bravery of those many Jews who fight for a fairer Israel But when you read the article, you find that she is not referring to Jews who are fighting for a fairer Israel (who indeed deserve respect). She is referring to the likes of Miriam Margolyes, Moshe Machover, Deborah Fink and Mike Marqusee. They all, to one degree or another, detest Israel, blame it alone for the problems of the…

  • Britain Today,  Hamas

    MEND, Zahir Mahmood and Hamas

    Zahir Mahmood is another Islamist preacher on the circuit of MEND, the Islamist political agitation group. Like Yasir Qadhi and Abu Eesa Niamatullah, Mahmood is an excellent match for MEND. Consider Mahmood’s enthusiastic backing for Hamas. He was a leader of Viva Palestina, George Galloway’s Hamas support operation. Here he is, very excited, at a Viva Palestina rally. And the other thing is that we cannot allow the perverted narrative to remain the norm. Hamas are not terrorists. They’re freedom fighters, they’re defending their country. … Alhamdulillah, Ismail Haniyeh [the Hamas leader in Gaza], the prime minister of Palestine, has given all those who went on the convoy Palestinian passports.…

  • Hamas

    #AskHamas

    Following on the great PR success that was #AskGalloway on Twitter, Falastin News reports: Hamas media coordinator Taher al-Nunu announced the launch of a weeklong interactive campaign starting Friday on social media outlets under the hashtag #AskHamas. The campaign aims at answering any questions that might be raised by European communities with the approach of the time limit, on March 18, of the EU appeal of an earlier court ruling calling for the removal of Hamas from EU’s terrorism list. Nunu said, in a speech during a media workshop on Thursday, that the campaign would primarily target western audiences, especially in the EU. “It will send messages reflecting Hamas’s opinions…

  • Gaza,  Hamas,  Israel/Palestine

    Hamas blocks visit to Israel by Gaza children

    For all the atrocities and needless death and suffering caused by Hamas, this strikes me as one of the most unforgivable things they have done. Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip prevented on Sunday a group of Palestinian children who lost parents in the July-August war with Israel from making a rare goodwill visit to the Jewish state, organizers of the trip said. Gaza’s Hamas-controlled Interior Ministry, citing the children’s “suspicious” itinerary, confirmed they were barred from crossing the border. Israeli peace activists said they had secured permission from the military to admit the 37 children and five accompanying adults for a week-long tour of Israel and the occupied West…