Noa, the Hasbara Queen and Islamphobe prepares for Battle!

Posted: 02/28/2009 by editormary in Hasbara Deconstruction Site, Music, Poetry, Events, Newswire, Palestine, Religion, War, Zionism
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When the war gets tough, Israel brings out that magic word that they seem to have a unique understanding of: “peace / Shalom”. That word which to any normal person means harmony, tolerance, end of violence and condemnation of destructive acts that cause suffering doesn’t mean the same thing to the average Israeli, who is basically a hardcore warmonger in sheep’s clothing. “Peace” to a normal person means good things, things we see our children paint, like blue skies, rainbows and people who are in harmony with man and the environment. To an Israeli, it means something entirely different. And that is why, in a moment when Israel has driven the million and a half human beings into a hell of suffering and starvation, then decided to bomb the living daylights out of them and destroy their lives and possessions, they bring out their weapons of mass persuasion, their Hasbara pros who are able to sing and talk about love and peace, while on the other side of the mouth they are spouting words of intolerance and accusations. Noa is called to the front lines each time there is a nasty bit of reality that involves her country, and this time, she’s been a busy little bee and getting busier.

Years ago, I used to be a fan of Noa. I saw her on the Festival of San Remo, and found her performance original and thought she had a special talent. I didn’t really care that she was Israeli, she seemed somewhat a-political. (Nowadays she sounds like a warbly Celine Dion, but this is the market, and she is part of it). But, times change and if someone is Israeli, given what Israel is, they have two choices, it seems: to embrace that Israeliness until the bitter end or to cast it off. Israel can’t leave anyone indifferent, given that it’s involved in occupation and war, and their performers, writers and “intellectuals” know they are showcasing the political agenda of their country. Noa never fails to come up with the goods, and I will explain some of her recent exploits, after a brief introduction.

For quite a long time, Israel has been dishing out one atrocity after another. It almost defies the imagination of where to begin in a timeline, there is simply too much that disgusts anyone with a conscience. Yet, let’s get close to home, very close to home, and go back only as far as the 2006 war against Lebanon. If there was a cruel and evil war, that was surely it. From Cluster bombs to bombing milk factories and power plants, roads, bridges and hospitals, not to leave out dropping bombs on convoys of families who were told to flee lest they be bombed within their homes, Israel left no stone unturned in their horrifying range of violence. Funnily enough, Noa appeared on TV in Italy a few times that month, once in a “fashion show” where she sang “Shalom” while images of the “poor settlers leaving Gaza in tears” were projected behind her. Yes, it was a shock, that this was the message: Israelis suffer. Then she and Gil Dor did a song on the evening TV news, she made a few more appearances just to bring the point home.

It kind of reminded me of something that happened this January. As Europeans know, 27 January is Shoah Memorial Day week month year. Yes, it starts some time on the eve of the 26th of January and then it ends on the eve of the 27th of January a year later. It is this way each year. And, when there is a bloodbath Israel is making happen, the celebrations are not only for about an hour a day, but from dawn till dawn. I must mention a memorable moment. I was on the phone with a friend in the West Bank and we were trying to get information about a mutual friend of ours, who we knew lived near the police station that was destroyed in the first bloody day of Israeli air raids. No one had been able to reach him and it won’t be hard to imagine the fear we had. Of course, any civilians suffering in a war is bad, but there is a difference when you know your loved ones are in the middle of it. It is a nightmare. In the other room, my husband was offering coffee to his colleagues who are rescue volunteers like he is. They turned on the news and during the height of the destruction in Gaza, all that could be reported was one Shoah item after another. It was pretty striking, the way reality was so different from what the mass media was proposing. I heard one of the ambulance drivers, someone who has no interest in politics at all, say, (and it really only works best in Italian…) “più porcate si fanno, più giorni della memoria ci mettono”, which roughly translates to: the more horrible things Israelis do, the more Holocaust Memorial Days they give us.” Yes, someone who doesn’t follow these things was able to understand the connection, there’s really no other excuse for the massive bombardment of Jewish victimhood and Israeli flags that we see especially in moments of horror against Arab peoples. Reality and Hasbara are two worlds that can never cross the divide.

So, where did Noa enter into all of this? She came to hasbara rescue in a major way: through internet in her “letter to the Palestinians” where she told them that the war was necessary in order to get rid of the bad guys (Hamas). Many people were utterly disgusted by this total lack of comprehension that this war was as dirty and filthy as it gets, that she can no longer pretend to be about peace when she is justifying the slaughter of innocents, which was precisely what she was doing. In fact, Juliano Mer Khamis and others initiated a petition to have her NOT sing a charity gig for Gazan children (published here https://wewritewhatwelike.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/noa-thumb21.jpg2009/01/21/ban-achinoam-nini-noa-from-participating-at-gaza-charity-event/) and she pulled out, but then, she was called to sing her peace song and talk about how wonderfully peaceful she was on the worst television talk show in Italy, that of Fabio Fazio, who is sure to have one Israeli a week during wartime, people like Grossman, (sometimes appearing twice in one war  month!) Well, right now, Noa is going to be the Israeli entry to the Eurovision song contest, Yawn. Which is of course OF COURSE having her sing a song about the theme Israelis are the world experts on, Peace. How much ya wanna bet she becomes the victim-darling-peace advocate… yes, reality and hasbara are worlds apart.

If you’d like to see Noa’s current vision of peace, check out her site this week where she talks about the Israeli elections. Sure, they didn’t go the way she (a leftist, she tells us) would have preferred but still : LEIBERMAN AIN’T HAMAS!  And how bad is Hamas? Seeing that Noa moans about Israel being condemned by “Jew-haters” and “anti-Semites”, calling people who do this spreading INCREDIBLE propaganda (she spreads Hasbara…. different stuff, you don’t question hasbara, folks, unless you want to be insulted, bombed or occupied). Reminds me of when I saw Magdi Allam, a nutbar pro-Israel journalist. He said that those responsible for the war in Iraq were the “peace movement people who gave Saddam the hope that there was a way out of the war, and thus made him confident”. Yes, that kind of thinking is what Noa engages in: the “right” won because there was just so much nasty PROPAGANDA by Jew-haters going on. IT’S OUR FAULT! (OH, I’m getting into her style of shouting out things in all caps… sorry!)

Read it to believe it: the voice of peace. This post requires no commentary. Her hatred and Islamophobia speaks for itself. Hell, it could have been written by the ADL itself or anyone in The Israel Project, the MFA or any propaganda organ for Israel at all. It has a little something for everybody! http://www.noasmusic.com/index.asp

Hello all.

A few words about the Israeli elections and where things stand now, from my point of view:

Though i voted left, as always, I am not surprised by the results of the Israeli elections.

I am proud to live in a democratic country which has given voice to the people, even when i am unhappy with the result. I am proud to say that the ONLY party that was ever deemed illegal in Israel was KACH, lead by Kahana, the fanatic Jewish right wing party. Raam and Tal , two Arab parties who support Iran and refuse to recognize Israel as a homeland for the Jews, who don’t even make their party’s declaration of principles available in Hebrew, are kept in the Knesset. They are PROTECTED by the Israeli supreme court.

The Israeli election results, however saddening, were obvious, amongst other things, in the face of the INCREDIBLE propaganda spread around the world by the ENORMOUS amount of Anti-Semites and Jew- haters who are bent on destroying Israel. When the Israeli population sees the lies spread around, the hypocrisy of the world who sees Israel as the aggressor rather than a country acting in self defence, a world whose eyes are blind to the killing and the massacres by the MUSLIM fanatics of the Palestinian people, of Fatah, of women who dare to raise their head, of ANYONE who does not agree with them, when the Israeli people who number 7 million, 1.5 million of them Arabs, see around them 1.5 BILLION Arabs, with hardly ONE voice raised in peace, compared to the ENDLESS Israeli and Jewish voices raised in peace, then it is clear that the elections will go right.

A challenge for you:

Try Googling ’peace organizations’, see the endless, endless peace organizations based in Israel, Arabs and Jews together, and Jews everywhere in the world (the only one in Lebanon is in Lebanon, MICHIGAN!).

Then Google “Jewish terror´and see what you find….

Now, Google “Arab peace organizations…”, ?????????????

and Google “Arab/Muslim terror”……!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By the way, Meretz, a very sane and liberal left wing organization who supports 2 states for 2 people, has supported both of Israel’s operations, in Lebanon and Gaza. Of course they have, because Meretz know very well that Israel was acting in self defence against fanatic, cruel, Nazi-like organizations, the Hamas and Hezbollah, who are holding innocent people captive, Arabs and Jews as one, and using them as human shields in their death-loving Jihad.

Why don’t you spend some time looking at THIS?

and THIS?

and THIS?

and for a thorough report, THIS:

and the list goes on and on.

I would like to say again:

both sides have failed to make peace, and now both sides have become more extreme, especially the Muslim side. Fortunately, Lieberman and his friends, which i care nothing for, can never compete with the death loving fanatics on the other side.

Now it is up to both sides to state their intentions for peace, recognition, co-existence and compromise.

I would like to raise my voice in support of peace, equal rights for all Arab citizens in Israel, equal rights for all Jewish people in all Arab countries, co-existence between Jews and Arabs in Israel and everywhere, Palestine alongside Israel in peace, prosperity and freedom.

Who will join?

And finally: The international community would do well to stop pointing fingers in such an unintelligent, not to say hateful, anti-Semitic and down-right stupid way, and start getting both sides to the table to start working out a deal.

All the best

Noa

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3679680,00.html
hear the songs here:: one of them “YOU and ME still ALIVE”
part of the lyrics.. sure, she can sing that, not those who she approved the slaughter of! How ironic, not to say sickening.

In “There must be another way” we hear this: And I cry I cry for both of us… (after you’ve said that there was a Cancer to Get Rid of, how DARE you, Noa, you hypocrite).
Faith in the Light is the most traditional Noa-esque song, and it offers this bit, “Where can we go from here, sister, it’s been one long night. Tell me that we’re here to stay and that we can set things right….” sick. You are here to stay Noa, but thousands, including babies too small to speak, are no longer here to stay, thanks to support from you!
“Second Chance” has these beads of wisdom: “Every second is a second chance.”
All of this restores my belief that the only good thing to ever have come out of Eurovision was Abba… At least they were sincere.

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Comments
  1. Gilad says:

    Mary, tx for this one.
    It is shocking to watch once again the Israeli trying to spread his/her symbolic crap. Apparently the entire Jewish ‘left’ activism is stuck in the realm of symbolism. We’ve Nini telling us about the symbolic ‘Israeli Democracy’ and acting in the symbolic name of ‘peace’ while justifying a genocide. We have all those Jews Against Zionism who protest in the name of their ‘symbolic’ name & symbolic ‘left’. They simply do not mean what they say, they are just committed ‘symbolically’ to words they manage to utter. This is why Palestinians do not buy the notion of the symbolic ‘Good Israeli’ anymore , this is why the solidarity movement is tired of the magnificent symbolic ‘good Jew’.

    Seemingly people who are solely concerned with symbolism are detached from ethics. This is the exact story of Jewish nationalism left, right and centre.

    If Jews want to act ethically, they must first operate as ordinary human beings!

  2. mikaela says:

    Thank you Marry, as an italian living overseas I am very disgusted the way the politicians and the Italian TV kept the italian people misinformed. The only way I get my information is thru the internet and thanks to Paolo Barnard finally many people know the truth. Even though I was in Syria and Jordan in the 80´s, I never knew the real truth about the Isreal and Palestine conflict. As Barnard said, when the people know the truth they will try to stop the war. Thanks again for your post and I hope the italian will boycott anything that comes from Isreal even if its presented beautifully because we already know it is a huge lie.

  3. Mary Rizzo says:

    You know what I propose… using her own words from her site and her contributions on IPeace, why not compile the words of her peace song?

    It might sound something like this:
    Of course the sane, liberal left supported both of Israel’s operations
    because the sane Israelis know very well that Israel was acting in self defence
    the others are fanatic, cruel, Nazi-like organizations,
    Yes, the Hamas and Hezbollah are holding innocent people captive.
    using them as human shields in their death-loving Jihad.

    there’s so much INCREDIBLE propaganda spread around the world
    spread by the ENORMOUS amount of Anti-Semites and Jew- haters
    who are bent on destroying Israel.

    When the Israeli population sees the lies spread around,
    the hypocrisy of the world who sees Israel as the aggressor
    but it’s not! It’s a country acting in self defence,
    the rest of the world whose eyes are blind to the killing and the massacres
    by the MUSLIM fanatics of the Palestinian people

    But we had to GET RID OF THE CANCER
    stop pointing fingers in such an unintelligent,
    not to say hateful, anti-Semitic and down-right stupid way
    I am proud to live in a democratic country which has given voice to the people

    1.5 BILLION Arabs, with hardly ONE voice raised in peace,
    compared to the ENDLESS Israeli and Jewish voices raised in peace
    see the endless, endless peace organizations based in Israel

    …. this could become very interesting… does that look peaceful to YOU?

  4. To: “All the best Noa”
    What could a best come out of such an Islamophobic Noa”?!
    When I hear the Hebrew word “Shalom” that is supposed to read peace in English, pax in French and Salam in Arabic or other synonyms in other languages, repeat hearing a Zionist or their colonialist allies saying “shalom” out of long experience I have to understand it meaning the Arabic word “shoaom” (evil omen) “Nakbah” that is catastrophe, because any time Zionists say this world expect massacres, carpet bombing, targeted assassinations, putting back countries as threatened by this regime of invaders to put back the threatened Arab of Islamic state back twenty or forty years back…
    Why, because Zionists whether they call themselves leftists or rightists for them Shalom is shalom is a monopoly for the Zionist entity, and full stop. Nobody has the right to defend himself against the above mentioned never ending Zionist crimes.
    In October 2004, the BMJ The BMJ’s Medical Publication of the year) published a personal view by Derek Summerfield in which he expressed his concern at what he saw as systematic violations of the fourth Geneva Convention by the Israeli army in Gaza. The following are extracts of an E-mail sent by a Zionist to Kamran Abbasi. Would anybody find much of a difference in it and Noa’s sort of the so-called “leftist Zionism” trend of thinking, please ask him or her to underline it, we quote here below:
    “The IDF, unlike the Arabs, has NEVER killed innocent civilians.”
    “It is known that the Israeli army is one of the most moral armies of the world, and is not allowed to shoot to kill children—unless they are a direct threat to Israeli soldiers.”
    “The great extent to which Israel goes to avoid unnecessary civilian enemy casualties is truly remarkable . . . a tribute to the Jewish people’s long history of serving as a beacon to the world on ethical behavior.”
    “No non-combatant child who was clearly that has ever, ever been deliberately targeted and killed or maimed by any Israeli soldier. … As a Chartered Accountant I am by nature and training not given to making sweeping statements without caveat but on this there is no doubt whatsoever.”
    A far off country
    “Remember, prior to 1967 there was no mention of a ‘Palestinian State.’ The Countries of Egypt and Jordan were where most of these Arabs lived.”
    “I might also add that the land, including the parts which had to be bought from the Palestinians by the Jews, was nothing but barren and diseased land. It was the Jews who made it flourish, and developed it into a first-world country. It is by no means Israel’s fault that the Palestinians couldn’t be bothered to do the same.”
    “If Israel did kill every one of the Arab Muslims there most Americans would not miss a beat. We hate Islam—we hate Arafat and you just don’t get it. America hates you evil bastards—you support evil—you live evil and you will die evil.”
    “The problem is they procreate like rabbits and someday they will come to kill you.”
    Personal attack
    “Your journal, having an editor with your clearly, mid-eastern name, the spewing of such published garbage seems inevitable.”
    “You miserable animal . . . I’m glad Honest Reporting is on to your filthy hate and lies. You can spew your lies and garbage until you breathe your last breath, and then it’s the fiery furnace for you, and that will be for all eternity.”
    “I am a physician in the USA for 30 years. You are a moslem terrorist sympathizer who hates Israel and the Jewish nation. You have hijacked the BMJ to publish anti Israeli garbage propaganda. Please don’t show your filthy shit covered hands in this country. May you rot in hell you bastard son of a bitch.”
    “You believe that killing chilren in self defence is moraly wrong? Give me your address, and I will pay a few kids to stone you to death. Believe me, 3-4 kids, 14-15 years old will kill you in a matter of minutes. Please give me your address. They can also kill your daughter for free. If you will not give me your address, then it means that you don’t really believe that when Israely soldiers kill a kid there is anything wrong with it. Waiting for your reply. By they way, if you really piss me off, I will hunt you down myself, and kill you with rock (10-15 times hit you over the head until your brain will show up). Hey, that is ok right? as long as I don’t have weapon in my arms.”‘
    Remember, never forget Zionist shalom means “shoaom” (evil omen) “Nakbah” whether it is coming from Zionist left or right, no difference what so ever, all war crimes… even if comming from Meritz>>> They all don’t belong to Palestine.

  5. Mirroh says:

    Self defense ?!
    You mean that if I know that my neighbour is stoning my house, I go and kill his children !
    Behind every clandestine organization, there is a cause. But here we are talking about a sovereign army and a sovereign state killing civilians including women and children using phosphorous bombs dear.
    Just feel and Imagine that thing burning on your skin !! That is not comparable to those cheap rockets from the activists since we are talking about a sovereign army here.
    If you have to remove the wart, don’t kill the patient , his parents and kids!
    I think there would need to be an international enquiry as this invasion would appear to be have been a “fast-track HOLOCAUST” Just look at those damning pictures !
    Peace?! Now tell me how to prevent those orphaned children from not becoming Avengers someday ! Try Telling them to raise their voice for peace ! while the invaders with the army’s blessing are grabing land by hectares and causing APARTEID ! and they call themselves educated and civilised .
    The shame is that a supposedly democratic, mostly educated nation is using such pityful acts of aggression, mass killing and invasion, in response to obsolete low-casualty rockets attacks from obscur groups..
    That would equal to Britain causing the same to IRA in Ireland, France to Corsica.. Unimaginable for such developed nations isn’t it !
    Well.. speaking of Britain, the principal causer of this whole dispute since the Balfour Declaration.. ! Forcing recent neighbours in becoming master invaders with a criminal army.

    Lets be Human .

  6. Mary Rizzo says:

    Well, check this out: from the EV site
    Israel have selected their entry for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest this evening during a special Kdam Eurovision show this evening. Noa & Mira Awad will go to Moscow with the song Einaiych (There Must Be Another Way).

    Back in January, Israeli broadcaster IBA announced the selection of world renowned Israeli singer Noa (Achinoam Nini), together with the Arab/Israeli artist Mira Awad as the duo who would represent Israel in this years contest in Moscow.

    This evening in Jerusalem, Noa & Mira Awad performed four songs in a live televised national selection called Kdam Eurovision 2009 hosted by Eden Harel. The show began by an introduction to the juries.In the week prior to the national selection, the public have been allowed to vote by SMS and internet for their favourite song. In this evenings show, the voting was mixed between SMS, Internet and jury votes.

    The songs were presented as follows :-

    Kol Shniya – (Second Chance) 32 points

    Na’amin Bachalom – (Faith in The Light) 72 points

    Bo’i Lirkod Iti – (Will You Dance With Me) 84 points

    Einaiych – (There Must Be Another Way) 112 points

    After the performances, Israeli president Shimon Peres addressed the viewers by saying that he appreciated the work that Noa and Mira Awad are doing for the people and for peace. He also paid tribute to Noa as being “The Voice of Israel”.

    The public televoters preferred the song Bo’i Lirkod Ti as their favourite, but the jury preferred Einaiych and the combination of SMS, internet and jury votes are highlighted above.

    Israel finished in ninth place last in last years contest with Boaz Mauda and his song The Fire In Your Eyes. Noa and Mira Awad will participate in the First Semi-Final of this years Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday May 12th in Moscow.

    Israel have won Europe’s favourite TV show on no fewer than three occasions. Firstly Izhar Cohen and Alphabeta won in Paris in 1978 with the song A Ba Ni Bi. Israel then retained the title on home soil in Jerusalem in 1979 when Milk & Honey triumphed with Hallelujah. Almost two decades later, Dana International won the 1998 contest in Birmingham in a thrillingly close finish ahead of the United Kingdom and Malta with the song Diva.

    and… further info – I had posted there, received by a slew of racist, abusive comments by Yonisrael. (told me that there was no culture in Palestine, that we were jealous of them, that I should get the fuck out, get a life, that other countries sucked and so on and so forth…) My comments have been eliminated.. Yoni is still hanging around.
    EUROVISION SUCKS!!!

  7. Mary Rizzo says:

    “I can only wish for you that Israel will do the job we all know needs to be done, and finally RID YOU of this cancer, this virus, this monster called fanaticism, today, called Hamas.”

    also sprach Noa… how peaceful is that?

  8. unfortunately I didn’t notice that Noa is accompanied by an Arab girl, who lives in Tel Aviv, for I would have given her on the head to be representing the Zionist entity more than attacking a Zionist Jew.
    I was telling a friend that what hurts me bad is that a Palestinian traitor rented our house in Nazareth,his name is Seif Edine Azoubi. He used to receive all Zionist war criminals in it, and he was taking pride of doing so. My friend asked me would you have prefared that a Zionist Jew would have lived in your house rather than this traitor, I replied of course… a traitor is a worse enemy than the known enemy. So is this Arab girl that raises the head of our enemy state.

  9. amos zukerman says:

    hi guys this Nini the Pipi business, we are looking at it from the wrong perspective. we should be grinning with satisfaction at how far divorced from reality zionist israeli jews are. personally, I always thought she is way on the wrong side of schmaltz. this should be a lesson to you all, never trust a zionist, if one is jewish and or Israeli, and one is not an active anti zionist, then that person must be BOYCOTTED. and ridiculed.

  10. Mary Rizzo says:

    You are right, Amos, boycotted and ridiculed. Yet, one thing that is important to mention is that she is passed off as the “spokesperson for peace”. She is HUGELY popular here, especially in the progressive area, who think she is really the way forward. We’ve been active in Italy (and this paper will be in German this week too) translating her statements. She was recently in a Spanish newspaper calling those who would boycott an “artist” “pathetic”. I think she doesn’t know the meaning of the word. She has no words of criticism against violence, and this is what is so sickening — that she gets promoted as a PEACE ADVOCATE!

    Adib, you are right, the woman who sings with her is a Christian who is trying to make the career move. We have one of them in Italy too, who is a journalist who helps with the “morning news roundup”. She constantly reminds people she is “really” Israeli and “really” a Christian. It is very disgusting to watch the way she lets the sticky words of hasbara drop from her mouth. Yes, I would rather watch one of the thousands of hardcore zionists saying it than someone who obviously is doing it for her reasons of personal gain.

    But as they say, truth hits everyone, and someday she will never be able to cancel out the videos of her collaboration with the oppressor of her people.

  11. Mary Rizzo says:

    http://www.jewishblogging.com/blog.php?bid=178112

    this is a good paper by Richard Silverman, who for some reason doesn’t let my comments through on his blog…

  12. Kathleen Jamaa says:

    I agree Mary – the most disturbing aspect in all of this – is how Noa is presented as a Peace Advocate. – and more worrying – how many are taken in by this!

    Why wasn’t she singing ‘there must be another way’ – to her own government and fellow Israelis when they first imposed the siege on Gaza? – when they continued to violate International Law? – when they continued to occupy, oppress and murder Palestinians? – when they were slaughtering Palestinians in Gaza??

    No – instead she advised the Palestinians ‘I can only wish for you that Israel will do the job that needs to be done..’

    She may have a clarity of voice – but it is without soul.

    As is her politics.

  13. Israeli says:

    the terms and conditions for submitting the comments says that ‘please treat others with respect’.
    if you see the comments submitted by Noa does not fulfill this condition as she’d insulted the muslims. anyway i am not agree with these comments. i strongly believe that all the material against Israle is not propaganda rather TRUE FACTS. they killed children in Gaza. The Cowards!

  14. Dear Friends
    I may accept from a Zionist calling Palestinian or generalizing that Palestinians to be Moslems, because they want to turn the conflict or actually the struggle to be a religious one rather then Arab counter Zionist which is the actual case. This is because Zionists wants to stress on the Jewishness of the Zionist entity, that is why they are concentrating their assaults on Christian Arab Palestinians to empty Palestine out of them then turn to Moslem Arab Palestinians. The struggle is Arab Zionist.
    I would not accept to consider all Palestinians as all Moslems which serves Zionism.
    Palestinians whatever their religious afilations consider Zionism as their prime enemy.

  15. Mary Rizzo says:

    You are very correct here, Adib. If you saw the interview with Peres that I have up here (video) he goes on and on that it’s a RELIGIOUS matter. This is meant to keep everyone divided between Jews and “others”.

    I was telling Miguel a few weeks ago about a struggle I was having with the local priest here. I had been sending my daughter to catechism, and the priest seemed to be ok. So, I brought to him the letter writing campaign for children with the children of Gaza, (from last year) and asked if he’d have the catechism kids write to kids their age in Gaza to show friendship. My daughter had been doing it before the war and even though there was the language difference, kids show their feelings with other means. It’s a solidarity act that children can do for other children.

    He said something of the sort that “as Catholics, there is more affinity with the Jews”… and I had to remind him that while there were NO Jewish Christians, there were MANY Palestinian Christians, and he should be in solidarity with them as well as with anyone who is suffering, as Jesus taught to do, or so they teach. There is such work of propaganda going on that people are blind to the facts… and I say this: what does it MATTER what religion a Palestinian is who is being oppressed by Zionism? Those who accept to be part of the Zionist battle are blinded as well.

    Noa is an idiot, a racist Islamophobe and supremacist, but there is little excuse for Mira Awad except for stupidity or greed.

  16. bozhidar bob balkas says:

    as i see it, fighting for a century or so for a tiny piece of impoverished territory means that such a volk or voelken had been utterly led astray.
    even getting all of palestine + parts or ?all of jordan, lebanon, syria, the state wld remain a total dependency on other lands.
    the region has oil but not much anything else.
    thus, israel must import raw or refined minerals, munition, tanks, jets, money, artillery, helis, etc., in order that the voelken do not drown in red, dead, or med seas.

    lands do, or ought to, strive for interdependency. i suppose so do israelis. they are not doing that well as moneys, arms they receive from judeo-christian bloc testifies.

    and the three major cults, islam, christianity, and judaism cannot at their present development of shamanism, ever get along let alone gladhand one another.
    this bodes unwell for israel and judaism. thnx

  17. amos zukerman says:

    @Mary Rizzo -Well, SHALOM again Mary. I am well aware of nini the peepee’s career, as to Italian pop culture, the less said, the better. I want to believe that the world changed just a little bit after the zionist resent crime in Gaza, and that ignorant ranting like noa’s will not be accepted in civilized society any more. It should be easy to expose her for what she is, like all zionist she is power mad, being so absolutely certain of her position she will expose her ignorance, her self imposed ignorance, all the facts about the zionist assault on Palestine are well documented. If she read this and contact this site, I am sure she can be provided with an ample reading list, she can start with THE IRON WALL by AVI SHLAIM. as to Mira Awad, her palestinian fig leaf, who is much better, by the way, well lets not judge her too harshly. the lot of the arabs of 48, as most palestinians with israeli “citizenship” prefer to be called, is very sad and complicated. they have been the prime victims of the zionist web of deception, just trying to live a normal life can be construed as collaborating.

  18. Mary Rizzo says:

    Hi Amos, don’t be so harsh on Italian pop culture… there are a lot of hidden gems.

    What really does sicken me though is the tendency to just paint Noa with this pacifist brush, as if it were true! Could you IMAGINE what kind of reaction someone would get if they said, “Palestine, you have to eliminate the CANCER in your midst. The world is blind to the JEWISH fanatics who are killing Palestinians. Kadima and Labour and Likud are cruel, fanatic, Nazi-like organisations, death-loving fanatics and Hamas has to do the job to finish them off”.

    People would condemn those words, or at least, they wouldn’t go calling them words of peace.

    Hey, I did have a bit of an encounter with Noa… I was a member (will write about it soon) of two boards moderated by Israelis. One was MePeace the other IPeace (personal pronouns a go go) and got banned from both of them, but the reason for the banning was that I responded to the blog post by Noa and condemned her letter. Obviously, they talk about dialogue, but the moment you say something they don’t want to hear, you get cut off. I can’t even go there to read the board, but friends of mine are going to report the goings on and more pearls of Noa wisdom I am sure will come forth by the time she is ready to sing in Moscow.

    As to Mira Awad… so she’s talented? I heard the really lousy version of We can work it out… yuck. I wasn’t impressed. But anyway… so she has her reasons to be so happy with the claims that Noa is making… so she’s a coward. A lot of people make sacrifices for a cause. Apparently, she thinks her career is more important.

  19. amos zukerman says:

    @Mary Rizzo – Hi Mary. I love all things italian, but you must agree Italy have a problem when it comes to mass entertainment, going back to the COLISEUM. Mira Awad is the sad sad story of the palestinians who stayed “TZUMUOD” – attached, to the land in 1948. They have endured life under martial law till 64, they are subjected to institutional discrimination, they are disconnected from the arab world, and worst of all they are seeing the world going along with the zionist narrative since U.N resolution 191. not every person is build to take a radical stand, poor Mira singed up for this before the Gaza atrocity, she is trapped in this mafistial position, ya, she should have known better, but ……

  20. Mary Rizzo says:

    Amos: “I love all things italian, but you must agree Italy have a problem when it comes to mass entertainment, going back to the COLISEUM.”

    That has GOT to be the best line I’ve heard all week! That is brilliant!!!
    But on the other hand… take Battisti, De Andrè, Mina, Paolo Conte, the Futurists, Fellini, Vittorio Gassman, Sordi, Pasolini…. I mean… I think that there is so much greatness in some Italian mass entertainment…. If I weren’t Italian, I’d be jealous of them! Our politicians suck, but you can’t say there isn’t a popular culture genius there on many levels. For all the greats of culture… I think when I hear something like “I Giardini di Marzo” by Battisti, I have had a sublime experience, and this was a hit parade song.. the arrangement, the complexity of the sentiments expressed… it gives me shivers
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DVwlFUERBs check out this video (Walter Chiari seems like Gilad here!)

    Your comments on Mira Awad are very interesting, thanks for that.

  21. Mary Rizzo says:

    take a look at an average comment from a Haaretz reader on a post. on the left side of the mouth, oh civilian suffering is terrible, then the rest comes out… this is how Noa thinks, and she is not any different from the average israel, i would imagine.

    Spare me. Our image is ruined? Like the European media hasn`t trashed us for years?

    The media was already bashing us during the first week of the war – when only the air force was active.

    Europe is a bunch of hypocrites.

    Of course it is terrible to see any civilian suffer in Gaza. It may be easier to see if via the media, rather than in person but….it is awful. There is no other way to describe it.

    And the Palestinians deserve it. All of it. Have they not attended Hamas rallies in the tens of thousands?

    Did they not vote in Hamas?

    Did they not shoot rockets at us for 8 years?

    C`mon. let`s be adults. They provoked & provoked. We held back….for a long time.

    And when we finally react…well…war sucks.

    And we need to win.

    Sorry. Next time…..maybe they won`t do the same stupid things.

  22. arab_eurovision_ fan says:

    Miraw awad did not sign up for this before Gaza.It was suppose to be somoneone called Harel Skaat but he turned them down so their were then picked well after Gaza.Awad is half Bulgarian anwayway so maybe she is not so loyal to Palestine

  23. Our dear friends,
    For heaven’s sake hear the following Zionist racial criminal mentality:
    “And the Palestinians deserve it. All of it. Have they not attended Hamas rallies in the tens of thousands?
    “Did they not vote in Hamas?
    “Did they not shoot rockets at us for 8 years?
    “C`mon. let`s be adults. They provoked & provoked. We held back….for a long time.
    “And when we finally react…well…war sucks.
    “And we need to win.
    “Sorry. Next time…..maybe they won`t do the same stupid things.
    “And the Palestinians deserve it. All of it. Have they not attended Hamas rallies in the tens of thousands?
    “Did they not vote in Hamas?
    “Did they not shoot rockets at us for 8 years?
    “C`mon. let`s be adults. They provoked & provoked. We held back….for a long time.
    “And when we finally react…well…war sucks.
    “And we need to win.
    “”Sorry. Next time…..maybe they won`t do the same stupid things.” :
    Do they really believe the rubbish of the “chosen people” and the so-called divine “promised land”?! What a god they created and stuffed his mouth with racism!? There is supposed to be one God for all his creation who deserve Him, a God of love tolerance. A God who wouldn’t allow any of his creation to invade other people’s land, and send them there and sanction massacres, a real God shall send Zionists to hell whether it is during or after life.
    A Good God is a God who gives his creation, and among them Palestinian Arabs bravery to defend themselves, that is resist invaders and assassins, and put them back in place that is where they came from.
    A good Arab is not a “dead Arab” as many of Zionist leaders keeps repeating and their blind audiences echo after them, a good Arab is the alive Arab, the resister, the Arab who elects the brave and the resisters.
    Zionists should know that from now on its not poppet Arab governments who shall stop them in place and they shall prove “”And when we finally react…well…war sucks” which had already started and shall never ever stop, there shall never be a roundabout turn, even with the deadly Zionist and colonialist war machine theyhave in their hands.
    Palestinian resisters deserves all the good whether rallies are lead by Hamas or any other resisters, and not by those who bow to aggressors
    Even the young teen ager stone throwers at occupation forces are adult enough, they taught us bravery and dedication to fight Zionism and colonialism, boys like Audi and many other brought Palestinian and other Arab resistance to maturity… that Zionist had already started to realize. Audi should teach Mira Awad… and her likes that there is a sacrifice for a just cause, and money is not everything in life.

  24. Mary Rizzo says:

    That’s right Adib!
    but when they realise money isn’t everything, it will be too late. However if someone is able to REPENT and change, then things are different. As long as she has the same manager who has them sing together as if they are true sisters, it will be a charade and part of the hasbara scandal. I don’t care if things for her might be difficult, all artists struggle, and she could put her talent to a proper, ethical cause. Until the day she does that, i see her like you do, a puppet.

    A few weeks ago, in the height of the bombing, that journalist I was mentioning was calling the Israeli bombing “retaliation”. A Palestinian friend was here watching and he shouted “wash your mouth out!!” I can see how they are not only a figleaf, they are harming their own people. But when these words come out so naturally, when they are so “balanced”, it is a given that they have been indoctrinated totally.

    read here some comments i left on Haitham’s blog back in 2006 (they aren’t related, but she’s from Nazareth, Adib…) http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2008/03/02/gaza-holocaust-free-media/

  25. amos zukerman says:

    @Mary Rizzo – verdi, toscanini, pavaroti, LA SCALA, I thought we were discussing pop culture. anyway VIVA ITALIA

  26. Mary Rizzo says:

    Amos, La Scala is highbrow, (or for politicians) real pop culture has an interesting history in Italy, and it’s very interesting because it totally blows out of the water the “typical” stereotypes of Italians, and presents them how they are for real…. pretty pessimistic, troubled, self-critical to the point of self-hatred, neurotic. If you understand Italian, the song I linked for you is so ambiguous but I think most Italians can relate to what’s being expressed. I find it pretty intense every time.

    Ah, Viva l’Italia, that’s a great song by Francesco de Gregori: a long list of the immense contradictions. And… you will never find an Italian claiming to be “great” or to feel like an ancestor of some great past, it’s like there was a total tabula rasa… I love to think about it sometimes. Land of contradictions.

    And … back to the topic, Noa is very famous here… she even did a disc of Neapolitan songs…

  27. Mary: I wasn’t aware of any ban on you at my site. Could you write to me and tell me what happens when you try to comment. I’ll try to fix whatever the problem is.

    I was wondering if you have a specific link for her horrific comments above as I’m writing a blog post about them.

  28. […] she modified her remarks and apologized for their harshness.  But Mary Rizzo brings word that Noa’s apology was neither sincere nor lasting.  She’s back on the warpath and […]

  29. Mary Rizzo says:

    @Richard Silverstein
    hi Richard,
    during the Gaza war, I enjoyed reading your perspective and wanted to leave some comments. I tried on two different posts but they were “awaiting modertion” and then never appeared.

    So, I just assumed you had been blocking me. I don’t remember the threads now, much less the comments, but they were supporting your approach to the commenters on the site.

    I have the link to her comments in this post, you have to go to http://www.noasmusic.com and then go to “spotlight”. Since I have been banned from I Peace for pointing out the hypocrisy of her warmongering statements and then her appearance at a charity benefit for Gazan Children, I can’t see the comments she still leaves there, but I am sure there are some interesting ones. I think you are a member there and can see her “blog” post and the comments that derive from it. People are afraid to tell someone who supports war that they can’t consider themselves suitable to even SPEAK about peace, much less be the “peace advocate”. But we see Peres is in the same boat and complimented her on her “success”. Birds of a feather….

    I’m going to check out your post on this now! keep up the good work!

  30. rl22 says:

    You people call yourselves peace activists? You’re disgusting haters. There’s NOTHING offensive at all in Noa’s latest and you should all be ashamed of yourselves for ranting against such a lovely human being. You people can sure dish out the venom and vitriol against Israel, but when you see any harsh criticism of Hamas, you immediately pull out the “Islamophobe” card to stifle debate. You people are WORSE than those you accuse on the other side of calling any criticism of Israel “antisemitism”. When is the last time ANY of you called out haters who only demonize and defame Israel? What a bunch of flaming hypocrites.

  31. amos zukerman says:

    @rl22 – I should not be wasting my time with you, but, hey, nobody can accuse us of war crimes, or have you blocked the slide “show” at the top of this page, have some respect for the dead, or is that something you reserve for your visits to Auscwitz,
    what debate is stifled? have you a valid point of view? can you contribute anything? of course not. you belong to the rapidly diminishing crowd of ignorant who think that the zionist narrative has any credibility at all. enjoy basking in the worm heat of the imaginary anti-Semitism you see all around you, and if you respond , at least have the decency to write under you name.

  32. […] Mary Rizzo and Richard Silverstein have already outlined the racism of Awad’s partner in whitewashing, Noa.   « Simon Shaheen at Town Hall |   […]

  33. ZuZZu says:

    I’m moroccan born in Spain and I have to say that Mira awad is a traitor,I don’t know but I feel she’s christian,isn’t she?

  34. Greetings from Sweden, you galant people on Electronic Intifada

    Noa should call Jaffa Jarkoni and let her explain the true meaning of peace and courage. Remember what happened when Jaffa Jarkoni criticized Operation Defence Shield?

  35. ZuZZu on May 11th, 2009 at 15:19:

    I’m moroccan born in Spain and I have to say that Mira awad is a traitor,I don’t know but I feel she’s christian,isn’t she?

    Reply – Quote

    Dear ZuZZu
    Please let me explain a simple fact that you our brothers from “Al-Maghreb Al-Arabi” which includes Morocco, being all Arabs belonging to the Moslem faith, are unfortunately not aware of the facts that not all Arabs are Moslems and not all Moslems are Arabs, And as European Colonialists besides some Jews are Christians, and as a Christian too I have no relation with them except those of them who are real humanbeings, the colonized me and you on the same level and we two equally suffered the same on their hands. I am a Christian arab over and above being an Arab nationalist who had been fighting for Arab unity all my long engh life, and there is no difference between you and me as both of us are Arab citizens. There are patriots as well as traitors in all nationalities and religious sects, believers and non believers. For your information a good number of the founders of Arab Nationalist movements are Christian Arabs like George Habash, Wadie Haddad, Michel Aflak, Naief Hawatmeh and many others including me.
    Mary Rizzo said that Mira Awad is from Nazareth my home town, but being a traitor keeps us apart at a distance like that between the earth and the furthest away star in the universe.
    Adib S. Kawar the Nazarene Arab

  36. gil says:

    Hamas Covenant 1988
    The Covenant
    of the
    Islamic Resistance Movement

    18 August 1988

    In The Name Of The Most Merciful Allah

    “Ye are the best nation that hath been raised up unto mankind: ye command that which is just, and ye forbid that which is unjust, and ye believe in Allah. And if they who have received the scriptures had believed, it had surely been the better for them: there are believers among them, but the greater part of them are transgressors. They shall not hurt you, unless with a slight hurt; and if they fight against you, they shall turn their backs to you, and they shall not be helped. They are smitten with vileness wheresoever they are found; unless they obtain security by entering into a treaty with Allah, and a treaty with men; and they draw on themselves indignation from Allah, and they are afflicted with poverty. This they suffer, because they disbelieved the signs of Allah, and slew the prophets unjustly; this, because they were rebellious, and transgressed.” (Al-Imran – verses 109-111).

    Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it” (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).

    “The Islamic world is on fire. Each of us should pour some water, no matter how little, to extinguish whatever one can without waiting for the others.” (Sheikh Amjad al-Zahawi, of blessed memory).

    In The Name Of The Most Merciful Allah

    Introduction
    Praise be unto Allah, to whom we resort for help, and whose forgiveness, guidance and support we seek; Allah bless the Prophet and grant him salvation, his companions and supporters, and to those who carried out his message and adopted his laws – everlasting prayers and salvation as long as the earth and heaven will last. Hereafter:

    O People:
    Out of the midst of troubles and the sea of suffering, out of the palpitations of faithful hearts and cleansed arms; out of the sense of duty, and in response to Allah’s command, the call has gone out rallying people together and making them follow the ways of Allah, leading them to have determined will in order to fulfill their role in life, to overcome all obstacles, and surmount the difficulties on the way. Constant preparation has continued and so has the readiness to sacrifice life and all that is precious for the sake of Allah.

    Thus it was that the nucleus (of the movement) was formed and started to pave its way through the tempestuous sea of hopes and expectations, of wishes and yearnings, of troubles and obstacles, of pain and challenges, both inside and outside.

    When the idea was ripe, the seed grew and the plant struck root in the soil of reality, away from passing emotions, and hateful haste. The Islamic Resistance Movement emerged to carry out its role through striving for the sake of its Creator, its arms intertwined with those of all the fighters for the liberation of Palestine. The spirits of its fighters meet with the spirits of all the fighters who have sacrificed their lives on the soil of Palestine, ever since it was conquered by the companions of the Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, and until this day.

    This Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS), clarifies its picture, reveals its identity, outlines its stand, explains its aims, speaks about its hopes, and calls for its support, adoption and joining its ranks. Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious. It needs all sincere efforts. It is a step that inevitably should be followed by other steps. The Movement is but one squadron that should be supported by more and more squadrons from this vast Arab and Islamic world, until the enemy is vanquished and Allah’s victory is realised.

    Thus we see them coming on the horizon “and you shall learn about it hereafter” “Allah hath written, Verily I will prevail, and my apostles: for Allah is strong and mighty.” (The Dispute – verse 21).

    “Say to them, This is my way: I invite you to Allah, by an evident demonstration; both I and he who followeth me; and, praise be unto Allah! I am not an idolator.” (Joseph – verse 107).

    Hamas (means) strength and bravery -(according to) Al-Mua’jam al-Wasit: c1.

    Definition of the Movement

    Ideological Starting-Points

    Article One:

    The Islamic Resistance Movement: The Movement’s programme is Islam. From it, it draws its ideas, ways of thinking and understanding of the universe, life and man. It resorts to it for judgement in all its conduct, and it is inspired by it for guidance of its steps.

    The Islamic Resistance Movement’s Relation With the Moslem Brotherhood Group:

    Article Two:

    The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the wings of Moslem Brotherhood in Palestine. Moslem Brotherhood Movement is a universal organization which constitutes the largest Islamic movement in modern times. It is characterised by its deep understanding, accurate comprehension and its complete embrace of all Islamic concepts of all aspects of life, culture, creed, politics, economics, education, society, justice and judgement, the spreading of Islam, education, art, information, science of the occult and conversion to Islam.

    Structure and Formation

    Article Three:

    The basic structure of the Islamic Resistance Movement consists of Moslems who have given their allegiance to Allah whom they truly worship, – “I have created the jinn and humans only for the purpose of worshipping” – who know their duty towards themselves, their families and country. In all that, they fear Allah and raise the banner of Jihad in the face of the oppressors, so that they would rid the land and the people of their uncleanliness, vileness and evils.

    “But we will oppose truth to vanity, and it shall confound the same; and behold, it shall vanish away.” (Prophets – verse 18).
    Article Four:

    The Islamic Resistance Movement welcomes every Moslem who embraces its faith, ideology, follows its programme, keeps its secrets, and wants to belong to its ranks and carry out the duty. Allah will certainly reward such one.

    Time and Place Extent of the Islamic Resistance Movement:

    Article Five:

    Time extent of the Islamic Resistance Movement: By adopting Islam as its way of life, the Movement goes back to the time of the birth of the Islamic message, of the righteous ancestor, for Allah is its target, the Prophet is its example and the Koran is its constitution. Its extent in place is anywhere that there are Moslems who embrace Islam as their way of life everywhere in the globe. This being so, it extends to the depth of the earth and reaches out to the heaven.

    “Dost thou not see how Allah putteth forth a parable; representing a good word, as a good tree, whose root is firmly fixed in the earth, and whose branches reach unto heaven; which bringeth forth its fruit in all seasons, by the will of its Lord? Allah propoundeth parables unto men, that they may be instructed.” (Abraham – verses 24-25).
    Characteristics and Independence:

    Article Six:

    The Islamic Resistance Movement is a distinguished Palestinian movement, whose allegiance is to Allah, and whose way of life is Islam. It strives to raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine, for under the wing of Islam followers of all religions can coexist in security and safety where their lives, possessions and rights are concerned. In the absence of Islam, strife will be rife, oppression spreads, evil prevails and schisms and wars will break out.

    How excellent was the Moslem poet, Mohamed Ikbal, when he wrote:

    “If faith is lost, there is no security and there is no life for him who does not adhere to religion. He who accepts life without religion, has taken annihilation as his companion for life.”
    The Universality of the Islamic Resistance Movement:

    Article Seven:

    As a result of the fact that those Moslems who adhere to the ways of the Islamic Resistance Movement spread all over the world, rally support for it and its stands, strive towards enhancing its struggle, the Movement is a universal one. It is well-equipped for that because of the clarity of its ideology, the nobility of its aim and the loftiness of its objectives.

    On this basis, the Movement should be viewed and evaluated, and its role be recognised. He who denies its right, evades supporting it and turns a blind eye to facts, whether intentionally or unintentionally, would awaken to see that events have overtaken him and with no logic to justify his attitude. One should certainly learn from past examples.

    The injustice of next-of-kin is harder to bear than the smite of the Indian sword.

    “We have also sent down unto thee the book of the Koran with truth, confirming that scripture which was revealed before it; and preserving the same safe from corruption. Judge therefore between them according to that which Allah hath revealed; and follow not their desires, by swerving from the truth which hath come unto thee. Unto every of you have we given a law, and an open path; and if Allah had pleased, he had surely made you one people; but he hath thought it fit to give you different laws, that he might try you in that which he hath given you respectively. Therefore strive to excel each other in good works; unto Allah shall ye all return, and then will he declare unto you that concerning which ye have disagreed.” (The Table, verse 48).
    The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the links in the chain of the struggle against the Zionist invaders. It goes back to 1939, to the emergence of the martyr Izz al-Din al Kissam and his brethren the fighters, members of Moslem Brotherhood. It goes on to reach out and become one with another chain that includes the struggle of the Palestinians and Moslem Brotherhood in the 1948 war and the Jihad operations of the Moslem Brotherhood in 1968 and after.

    Moreover, if the links have been distant from each other and if obstacles, placed by those who are the lackeys of Zionism in the way of the fighters obstructed the continuation of the struggle, the Islamic Resistance Movement aspires to the realisation of Allah’s promise, no matter how long that should take. The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said:

    “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews.” (related by al-Bukhari and Moslem).
    The Slogan of the Islamic Resistance Movement:

    Article Eight:

    Allah is its target, the Prophet is its model, the Koran its constitution: Jihad is its path and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes.

    Objectives

    Incentives and Objectives:

    Article Nine:

    The Islamic Resistance Movement found itself at a time when Islam has disappeared from life. Thus rules shook, concepts were upset, values changed and evil people took control, oppression and darkness prevailed, cowards became like tigers: homelands were usurped, people were scattered and were caused to wander all over the world, the state of justice disappeared and the state of falsehood replaced it. Nothing remained in its right place. Thus, when Islam is absent from the arena, everything changes. From this state of affairs the incentives are drawn.

    As for the objectives: They are the fighting against the false, defeating it and vanquishing it so that justice could prevail, homelands be retrieved and from its mosques would the voice of the mu’azen emerge declaring the establishment of the state of Islam, so that people and things would return each to their right places and Allah is our helper.

    “…and if Allah had not prevented men, the one by the other, verily the earth had been corrupted: but Allah is beneficient towards his creatures.” (The Cow – verse 251).
    Article Ten:

    As the Islamic Resistance Movement paves its way, it will back the oppressed and support the wronged with all its might. It will spare no effort to bring about justice and defeat injustice, in word and deed, in this place and everywhere it can reach and have influence therein.

    Strategies and Methods

    Strategies of the Islamic Resistance Movement: Palestine Is Islamic aqf:

    Article Eleven:

    The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. Neither a single Arab country nor all Arab countries, neither any king or president, nor all the kings and presidents, neither any organization nor all of them, be they Palestinian or Arab, possess the right to do that. Palestine is an Islamic Waqf land consecrated for Moslem generations until Judgement Day. This being so, who could claim to have the right to represent Moslem generations till Judgement Day?

    This is the law governing the land of Palestine in the Islamic Sharia (law) and the same goes for any land the Moslems have conquered by force, because during the times of (Islamic) conquests, the Moslems consecrated these lands to Moslem generations till the Day of Judgement.

    It happened like this: When the leaders of the Islamic armies conquered Syria and Iraq, they sent to the Caliph of the Moslems, Umar bin-el-Khatab, asking for his advice concerning the conquered land – whether they should divide it among the soldiers, or leave it for its owners, or what? After consultations and discussions between the Caliph of the Moslems, Omar bin-el-Khatab and companions of the Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, it was decided that the land should be left with its owners who could benefit by its fruit. As for the real ownership of the land and the land itself, it should be consecrated for Moslem generations till Judgement Day. Those who are on the land, are there only to benefit from its fruit. This Waqf remains as long as earth and heaven remain. Any procedure in contradiction to Islamic Sharia, where Palestine is concerned, is null and void.

    “Verily, this is a certain truth. Wherefore praise the name of thy Lord, the great Allah.” (The Inevitable – verse 95).
    Homeland and Nationalism from the Point of View of the Islamic Resistance Movement in Palestine:

    Article Twelve:

    Nationalism, from the point of view of the Islamic Resistance Movement, is part of the religious creed. Nothing in nationalism is more significant or deeper than in the case when an enemy should tread Moslem land. Resisting and quelling the enemy become the individual duty of every Moslem, male or female. A woman can go out to fight the enemy without her husband’s permission, and so does the slave: without his master’s permission.

    Nothing of the sort is to be found in any other regime. This is an undisputed fact. If other nationalist movements are connected with materialistic, human or regional causes, nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement has all these elements as well as the more important elements that give it soul and life. It is connected to the source of spirit and the granter of life, hoisting in the sky of the homeland the heavenly banner that joins earth and heaven with a strong bond.

    If Moses comes and throws his staff, both witch and magic are annulled.

    “Now is the right direction manifestly distinguished from deceit: whoever therefore shall deny Tagut, and believe in Allah, he shall surely take hold with a strong handle, which shall not be broken; Allah is he who heareth and seeth.” (The Cow – Verse 256).
    Peaceful Solutions, Initiatives and International Conferences:

    Article Thirteen:

    Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Abusing any part of Palestine is abuse directed against part of religion. Nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its religion. Its members have been fed on that. For the sake of hoisting the banner of Allah over their homeland they fight. “Allah will be prominent, but most people do not know.”

    Now and then the call goes out for the convening of an international conference to look for ways of solving the (Palestinian) question. Some accept, others reject the idea, for this or other reason, with one stipulation or more for consent to convening the conference and participating in it. Knowing the parties constituting the conference, their past and present attitudes towards Moslem problems, the Islamic Resistance Movement does not consider these conferences capable of realising the demands, restoring the rights or doing justice to the oppressed. These conferences are only ways of setting the infidels in the land of the Moslems as arbitraters. When did the infidels do justice to the believers?

    “But the Jews will not be pleased with thee, neither the Christians, until thou follow their religion; say, The direction of Allah is the true direction. And verily if thou follow their desires, after the knowledge which hath been given thee, thou shalt find no patron or protector against Allah.” (The Cow – verse 120).
    There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors. The Palestinian people know better than to consent to having their future, rights and fate toyed with. As in said in the honourable Hadith:

    “The people of Syria are Allah’s lash in His land. He wreaks His vengeance through them against whomsoever He wishes among His slaves It is unthinkable that those who are double-faced among them should prosper over the faithful. They will certainly die out of grief and desperation.”
    The Three Circles:

    Article Fourteen:

    The question of the liberation of Palestine is bound to three circles: the Palestinian circle, the Arab circle and the Islamic circle. Each of these circles has its role in the struggle against Zionism. Each has its duties, and it is a horrible mistake and a sign of deep ignorance to overlook any of these circles. Palestine is an Islamic land which has the first of the two kiblahs (direction to which Moslems turn in praying), the third of the holy (Islamic) sanctuaries, and the point of departure for Mohamed’s midnight journey to the seven heavens (i.e. Jerusalem).

    “Praise be unto him who transported his servant by night, from the sacred temple of Mecca to the farther temple of Jerusalem, the circuit of which we have blessed, that we might show him some of our signs; for Allah is he who heareth, and seeth.” (The Night-Journey – verse 1).
    Since this is the case, liberation of Palestine is then an individual duty for very Moslem wherever he may be. On this basis, the problem should be viewed. This should be realised by every Moslem.

    The day the problem is dealt with on this basis, when the three circles mobilize their capabilities, the present state of affairs will change and the day of liberation will come nearer.

    “Verily ye are stronger than they, by reason of the terror cast into their breasts from Allah. This, because they are not people of prudence.” (The Emigration – verse 13).
    The Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine is an Individual Duty:

    Article Fifteen:

    The day that enemies usurp part of Moslem land, Jihad becomes the individual duty of every Moslem. In face of the Jews’ usurpation of Palestine, it is compulsory that the banner of Jihad be raised. To do this requires the diffusion of Islamic consciousness among the masses, both on the regional, Arab and Islamic levels. It is necessary to instill the spirit of Jihad in the heart of the nation so that they would confront the enemies and join the ranks of the fighters.

    It is necessary that scientists, educators and teachers, information and media people, as well as the educated masses, especially the youth and sheikhs of the Islamic movements, should take part in the operation of awakening (the masses). It is important that basic changes be made in the school curriculum, to cleanse it of the traces of ideological invasion that affected it as a result of the orientalists and missionaries who infiltrated the region following the defeat of the Crusaders at the hands of Salah el-Din (Saladin). The Crusaders realised that it was impossible to defeat the Moslems without first having ideological invasion pave the way by upsetting their thoughts, disfiguring their heritage and violating their ideals. Only then could they invade with soldiers. This, in its turn, paved the way for the imperialistic invasion that made Allenby declare on entering Jerusalem: “Only now have the Crusades ended.” General Guru stood at Salah el-Din’s grave and said: “We have returned, O Salah el-Din.” Imperialism has helped towards the strengthening of ideological invasion, deepening, and still does, its roots. All this has paved the way towards the loss of Palestine.

    It is necessary to instill in the minds of the Moslem generations that the Palestinian problem is a religious problem, and should be dealt with on this basis. Palestine contains Islamic holy sites. In it there is al- Aqsa Mosque which is bound to the great Mosque in Mecca in an inseparable bond as long as heaven and earth speak of Isra` (Mohammed’s midnight journey to the seven heavens) and Mi’raj (Mohammed’s ascension to the seven heavens from Jerusalem).

    “The bond of one day for the sake of Allah is better than the world and whatever there is on it. The place of one’s whip in Paradise is far better than the world and whatever there is on it. A worshipper’s going and coming in the service of Allah is better than the world and whatever there is on it.” (As related by al-Bukhari, Moslem, al-Tarmdhi and Ibn Maja).
    “I swear by the holder of Mohammed’s soul that I would like to invade and be killed for the sake of Allah, then invade and be killed, and then invade again and be killed.” (As related by al-Bukhari and Moslem).
    The Education of the Generations:

    Article Sixteen:

    It is necessary to follow Islamic orientation in educating the Islamic generations in our region by teaching the religious duties, comprehensive study of the Koran, the study of the Prophet’s Sunna (his sayings and doings), and learning about Islamic history and heritage from their authentic sources. This should be done by specialised and learned people, using a curriculum that would healthily form the thoughts and faith of the Moslem student. Side by side with this, a comprehensive study of the enemy, his human and financial capabilities, learning about his points of weakness and strength, and getting to know the forces supporting and helping him, should also be included. Also, it is important to be acquainted with the current events, to follow what is new and to study the analysis and commentaries made of these events. Planning for the present and future, studying every trend appearing, is a must so that the fighting Moslem would live knowing his aim, objective and his way in the midst of what is going on around him.

    “O my son, verily every matter, whether good or bad, though it be the weight of a grain of mustard-seed, and be hidden in a rock, or in the heavens, or in the earth, Allah will bring the same to light; for Allah is clear-sighted and knowing. O my son, be constant at prayer, and command that which is just, and forbid that which is evil: and be patient under the afflictions which shall befall thee; for this is a duty absolutely incumbent on all men. Distort not thy face out of contempt to men, neither walk in the earth with insolence; for Allah loveth no arrogant, vain-glorious person.” (Lokman – verses 16-18).
    The Role of the Moslem Woman:

    Article Seventeen:

    The Moslem woman has a role no less important than that of the moslem man in the battle of liberation. She is the maker of men. Her role in guiding and educating the new generations is great. The enemies have realised the importance of her role. They consider that if they are able to direct and bring her up they way they wish, far from Islam, they would have won the battle. That is why you find them giving these attempts constant attention through information campaigns, films, and the school curriculum, using for that purpose their lackeys who are infiltrated through Zionist organizations under various names and shapes, such as Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, espionage groups and others, which are all nothing more than cells of subversion and saboteurs. These organizations have ample resources that enable them to play their role in societies for the purpose of achieving the Zionist targets and to deepen the concepts that would serve the enemy. These organizations operate in the absence of Islam and its estrangement among its people. The Islamic peoples should perform their role in confronting the conspiracies of these saboteurs. The day Islam is in control of guiding the affairs of life, these organizations, hostile to humanity and Islam, will be obliterated.

    Article Eighteen:

    Woman in the home of the fighting family, whether she is a mother or a sister, plays the most important role in looking after the family, rearing the children and embuing them with moral values and thoughts derived from Islam. She has to teach them to perform the religious duties in preparation for the role of fighting awaiting them. That is why it is necessary to pay great attention to schools and the curriculum followed in educating Moslem girls, so that they would grow up to be good mothers, aware of their role in the battle of liberation.

    She has to be of sufficient knowledge and understanding where the performance of housekeeping matters are concerned, because economy and avoidance of waste of the family budget, is one of the requirements for the ability to continue moving forward in the difficult conditions surrounding us. She should put before her eyes the fact that the money available to her is just like blood which should never flow except through the veins so that both children and grown-ups could continue to live.

    “Verily, the Moslems of either sex, and the true believers of either sex, and the devout men, and the devout women, and the men of veracity, and the women of veracity, and the patient men, and the patient women, and the humble men, and the humble women, and the alms-givers of either sex who remember Allah frequently; for them hath Allah prepared forgiveness and a great reward.” (The Confederates – verse 25).
    The Role of Islamic Art in the Battle of Liberation:

    Article Nineteen:

    Art has regulations and measures by which it can be determined whether it is Islamic or pre-Islamic (Jahili) art. The issues of Islamic liberation are in need of Islamic art that would take the spirit high, without raising one side of human nature above the other, but rather raise all of them harmoniously an in equilibrium.

    Man is a unique and wonderful creature, made out of a handful of clay and a breath from Allah. Islamic art addresses man on this basis, while pre-Islamic art addresses the body giving preference to the clay component in it.

    The book, the article, the bulletin, the sermon, the thesis, the popular poem, the poetic ode, the song, the play and others, contain the characteristics of Islamic art, then these are among the requirements of ideological mobilization, renewed food for the journey and recreation for the soul. The road is long and suffering is plenty. The soul will be bored, but Islamic art renews the energies, resurrects the movement, arousing in them lofty meanings and proper conduct. “Nothing can improve the self if it is in retreat except shifting from one mood to another.”

    All this is utterly serious and no jest, for those who are fighters do not jest.

    Social Mutual Responsibility:

    Article Twenty:

    Moslem society is a mutually responsible society. The Prophet, prayers and greetings be unto him, said: “Blessed are the generous, whether they were in town or on a journey, who have collected all that they had and shared it equally among themselves.”

    The Islamic spirit is what should prevail in every Moslem society. The society that confronts a vicious enemy which acts in a way similar to Nazism, making no differentiation between man and woman, between children and old people – such a society is entitled to this Islamic spirit. Our enemy relies on the methods of collective punishment. He has deprived people of their homeland and properties, pursued them in their places of exile and gathering, breaking bones, shooting at women, children and old people, with or without a reason. The enemy has opened detention camps where thousands and thousands of people are thrown and kept under sub-human conditions. Added to this, are the demolition of houses, rendering children orphans, meting cruel sentences against thousands of young people, and causing them to spend the best years of their lives in the dungeons of prisons.

    In their Nazi treatment, the Jews made no exception for women or children. Their policy of striking fear in the heart is meant for all. They attack people where their breadwinning is concerned, extorting their money and threatening their honour. They deal with people as if they were the worst war criminals. Deportation from the homeland is a kind of murder.

    To counter these deeds, it is necessary that social mutual responsibility should prevail among the people. The enemy should be faced by the people as a single body which if one member of it should complain, the rest of the body would respond by feeling the same pains.

    Article Twenty-One:

    Mutual social responsibility means extending assistance, financial or moral, to all those who are in need and joining in the execution of some of the work. Members of the Islamic Resistance Movement should consider the interests of the masses as their own personal interests. They must spare no effort in achieving and preserving them. They must prevent any foul play with the future of the upcoming generations and anything that could cause loss to society. The masses are part of them and they are part of the masses. Their strength is theirs, and their future is theirs. Members of the Islamic Resistance Movement should share the people’s joy and grief, adopt the demands of the public and whatever means by which they could be realised. The day that such a spirit prevails, brotherliness would deepen, cooperation, sympathy and unity will be enhanced and the ranks will be solidified to confront the enemies.

    Supportive Forces Behind the Enemy:

    Article Twenty-Two:

    For a long time, the enemies have been planning, skillfully and with precision, for the achievement of what they have attained. They took into consideration the causes affecting the current of events. They strived to amass great and substantive material wealth which they devoted to the realisation of their dream. With their money, they took control of the world media, news agencies, the press, publishing houses, broadcasting stations, and others. With their money they stirred revolutions in various parts of the world with the purpose of achieving their interests and reaping the fruit therein. They were behind the French Revolution, the Communist revolution and most of the revolutions we heard and hear about, here and there. With their money they formed secret societies, such as Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, the Lions and others in different parts of the world for the purpose of sabotaging societies and achieving Zionist interests. With their money they were able to control imperialistic countries and instigate them to colonize many countries in order to enable them to exploit their resources and spread corruption there.

    You may speak as much as you want about regional and world wars. They were behind World War I, when they were able to destroy the Islamic Caliphate, making financial gains and controlling resources. They obtained the Balfour Declaration, formed the League of Nations through which they could rule the world. They were behind World War II, through which they made huge financial gains by trading in armaments, and paved the way for the establishment of their state. It was they who instigated the replacement of the League of Nations with the United Nations and the Security Council to enable them to rule the world through them. There is no war going on anywhere, without having their finger in it.

    “So often as they shall kindle a fire for war, Allah shall extinguish it; and they shall set their minds to act corruptly in the earth, but Allah loveth not the corrupt doers.” (The Table – verse 64).
    The imperialistic forces in the Capitalist West and Communist East, support the enemy with all their might, in money and in men. These forces take turns in doing that. The day Islam appears, the forces of infidelity would unite to challenge it, for the infidels are of one nation.

    “O true believers, contract not an intimate friendship with any besides yourselves: they will not fail to corrupt you. They wish for that which may cause you to perish: their hatred hath already appeared from out of their mouths; but what their breasts conceal is yet more inveterate. We have already shown you signs of their ill will towards you, if ye understand.” (The Family of Imran – verse 118).
    It is not in vain that the verse is ended with Allah’s words “if ye understand.”

    Our Attitudes Towards:

    A. Islamic Movements:

    Article Twenty-Three:

    The Islamic Resistance Movement views other Islamic movements with respect and appreciation. If it were at variance with them on one point or opinion, it is in agreement with them on other points and understandings. It considers these movements, if they reveal good intentions and dedication to Allah, that they fall into the category of those who are trying hard since they act within the Islamic circle. Each active person has his share.

    The Islamic Resistance Movement considers all these movements as a fund for itself. It prays to Allah for guidance and directions for all and it spares no effort to keep the banner of unity raised, ever striving for its realisation in accordance with the Koran and the Prophet’s directives.

    “And cleave all of you unto the covenant of Allah, and depart not from it, and remember the favour of Allah towards you: since ye were enemies, and he reconciled your hearts, and ye became companions and brethren by his favour: and ye were on the brink of a pit of fire, and he delivered you thence. Allah declareth unto you his signs, that ye may be directed.” (The Family of Imran – Verse 102).
    Article Twenty-Four:

    The Islamic Resistance Movement does not allow slandering or speaking ill of individuals or groups, for the believer does not indulge in such malpractices. It is necessary to differentiate between this behaviour and the stands taken by certain individuals and groups. Whenever those stands are erroneous, the Islamic Resistance Movement preserves the right to expound the error and to warn against it. It will strive to show the right path and to judge the case in question with objectivity. Wise conduct is indeed the target of the believer who follows it wherever he discerns it.

    “Allah loveth not the speaking ill of anyone in public, unless he who is injured call for assistance; and Allah heareth and knoweth: whether ye publish a good action, or conceal it, or forgive evil, verily Allah is gracious and powerful.” (Women – verses 147-148).
    B. Nationalist Movements in the Palestinian Arena:

    Article Twenty-Five:

    The Islamic Resistance Movement respects these movements and appreciates their circumstances and the conditions surrounding and affecting them. It encourages them as long as they do not give their allegiance to the Communist East or the Crusading West. It confirms to all those who are integrated in it, or sympathetic towards it, that the Islamic Resistance Movement is a fighting movement that has a moral and enlightened look of life and the way it should cooperate with the other (movements). It detests opportunism and desires only the good of people, individuals and groups alike. It does not seek material gains, personal fame, nor does it look for a reward from others. It works with its own resources and whatever is at its disposal “and prepare for them whatever force you can”, for the fulfilment of the duty, and the earning of Allah’s favour. It has no other desire than that.

    The Movement assures all the nationalist trends operating in the Palestinian arena for the liberation of Palestine, that it is there for their support and assistance. It will never be more than that, both in words and deeds, now and in the future. It is there to bring together and not to divide, to preserve and not to squander, to unify and not to throw asunder. It evaluates every good word, sincere effort and good offices. It closes the door in the face of side disagreements and does not lend an ear to rumours and slanders, while at the same time fully realising the right for self-defence.

    Anything contrary or contradictory to these trends, is a lie disseminated by enemies or their lackeys for the purpose of sowing confusion, disrupting the ranks and occupy them with side issues.

    “O true believers, if a wicked man come unto you with a tale, inquire strictly into the truth thereof; lest ye hurt people through ignorance, and afterwards repent of what ye have done.” (The Inner Apartments – verse 6).
    Article Twenty-Six:

    In viewing the Palestinian nationalist movements that give allegiance neither to the East nor the West, in this positive way, the Islamic Resistance Movement does not refrain from discussing new situations on the regional or international levels where the Palestinian question is concerned. It does that in such an objective manner revealing the extent of how much it is in harmony or contradiction with the national interests in the light of the Islamic point of view.

    C. The Palestinian Liberation Organization:

    Article Twenty-Seven:

    The Palestinian Liberation Organization is the closest to the heart of the Islamic Resistance Movement. It contains the father and the brother, the next of kin and the friend. The Moslem does not estrange himself from his father, brother, next of kin or friend. Our homeland is one, our situation is one, our fate is one and the enemy is a joint enemy to all of us.

    Because of the situations surrounding the formation of the Organization, of the ideological confusion prevailing in the Arab world as a result of the ideological invasion under whose influence the Arab world has fallen since the defeat of the Crusaders and which was, and still is, intensified through orientalists, missionaries and imperialists, the Organization adopted the idea of the secular state. And that it how we view it.

    Secularism completely contradicts religious ideology. Attitudes, conduct and decisions stem from ideologies.

    That is why, with all our appreciation for The Palestinian Liberation Organization – and what it can develop into – and without belittling its role in the Arab-Israeli conflict, we are unable to exchange the present or future Islamic Palestine with the secular idea. The Islamic nature of Palestine is part of our religion and whoever takes his religion lightly is a loser.

    “Who will be adverse to the religion of Abraham, but he whose mind is infatuated? (The Cow – verse 130).
    The day The Palestinian Liberation Organization adopts Islam as its way of life, we will become its soldiers, and fuel for its fire that will burn the enemies.

    Until such a day, and we pray to Allah that it will be soon, the Islamic Resistance Movement’s stand towards the PLO is that of the son towards his father, the brother towards his brother, and the relative to relative, suffers his pain and supports him in confronting the enemies, wishing him to be wise and well-guided.

    “Stand by your brother, for he who is brotherless is like the fighter who goes to battle without arms. One’s cousin is the wing one flies with – could the bird fly without wings?”
    D. Arab and Islamic Countries:

    Article Twenty-Eight:

    The Zionist invasion is a vicious invasion. It does not refrain from resorting to all methods, using all evil and contemptible ways to achieve its end. It relies greatly in its infiltration and espionage operations on the secret organizations it gave rise to, such as the Freemasons, The Rotary and Lions clubs, and other sabotage groups. All these organizations, whether secret or open, work in the interest of Zionism and according to its instructions. They aim at undermining societies, destroying values, corrupting consciences, deteriorating character and annihilating Islam. It is behind the drug trade and alcoholism in all its kinds so as to facilitate its control and expansion.

    Arab countries surrounding Israel are asked to open their borders before the fighters from among the Arab and Islamic nations so that they could consolidate their efforts with those of their Moslem brethren in Palestine.

    As for the other Arab and Islamic countries, they are asked to facilitate the movement of the fighters from and to it, and this is the least thing they could do.

    We should not forget to remind every Moslem that when the Jews conquered the Holy City in 1967, they stood on the threshold of the Aqsa Mosque and proclaimed that “Mohammed is dead, and his descendants are all women.”

    Israel, Judaism and Jews challenge Islam and the Moslem people. “May the cowards never sleep.”

    E. Nationalist and Religious Groupings, Institutions, Intellectuals, The Arab and Islamic World:

    The Islamic Resistance Movement hopes that all these groupings will side with it in all spheres, would support it, adopt its stand and solidify its activities and moves, work towards rallying support for it so that the Islamic people will be a base and a stay for it, supplying it with strategic depth an all human material and informative spheres, in time and in place. This should be done through the convening of solidarity conferences, the issuing of explanatory bulletins, favourable articles and booklets, enlightening the masses regarding the Palestinian issue, clarifying what confronts it and the conspiracies woven around it. They should mobilize the Islamic nations, ideologically, educationally and culturally, so that these peoples would be equipped to perform their role in the decisive battle of liberation, just as they did when they vanquished the Crusaders and the Tatars and saved human civilization. Indeed, that is not difficult for Allah.

    “Allah hath written, Verily I will prevail, and my apostles: for Allah is strong and mighty.” (The Dispute – verse 21).
    Article Thirty:

    Writers, intellectuals, media people, orators, educaters and teachers, and all the various sectors in the Arab and Islamic world – all of them are called upon to perform their role, and to fulfill their duty, because of the ferocity of the Zionist offensive and the Zionist influence in many countries exercised through financial and media control, as well as the consequences that all this lead to in the greater part of the world.

    Jihad is not confined to the carrying of arms and the confrontation of the enemy. The effective word, the good article, the useful book, support and solidarity – together with the presence of sincere purpose for the hoisting of Allah’s banner higher and higher – all these are elements of the Jihad for Allah’s sake.

    “Whosoever mobilises a fighter for the sake of Allah is himself a fighter. Whosoever supports the relatives of a fighter, he himself is a fighter.” (related by al-Bukhari, Moslem, Abu-Dawood and al-Tarmadhi).
    F. Followers of Other Religions: The Islamic Resistance Movement Is A Humanistic Movement:

    Article Thirty-One:

    The Islamic Resistance Movement is a humanistic movement. It takes care of human rights and is guided by Islamic tolerance when dealing with the followers of other religions. It does not antagonize anyone of them except if it is antagonized by it or stands in its way to hamper its moves and waste its efforts.

    Under the wing of Islam, it is possible for the followers of the three religions – Islam, Christianity and Judaism – to coexist in peace and quiet with each other. Peace and quiet would not be possible except under the wing of Islam. Past and present history are the best witness to that.

    It is the duty of the followers of other religions to stop disputing the sovereignty of Islam in this region, because the day these followers should take over there will be nothing but carnage, displacement and terror. Everyone of them is at variance with his fellow-religionists, not to speak about followers of other religionists. Past and present history are full of examples to prove this fact.

    “They will not fight against you in a body, except in fenced towns, or from behind walls. Their strength in war among themselves is great: thou thinkest them to be united; but their hearts are divided. This, because they are people who do not understand.” (The Emigration – verse 14).
    Islam confers upon everyone his legitimate rights. Islam prevents the incursion on other people’s rights. The Zionist Nazi activities against our people will not last for long. “For the state of injustice lasts but one day, while the state of justice lasts till Doomsday.”

    “As to those who have not borne arms against you on account of religion, nor turned you out of your dwellings, Allah forbiddeth you not to deal kindly with them, and to behave justly towards them; for Allah loveth those who act justly.” (The Tried – verse 8).
    The Attempt to Isolate the Palestinian People:

    Article Thirty-Two:

    World Zionism, together with imperialistic powers, try through a studied plan and an intelligent strategy to remove one Arab state after another from the circle of struggle against Zionism, in order to have it finally face the Palestinian people only. Egypt was, to a great extent, removed from the circle of the struggle, through the treacherous Camp David Agreement. They are trying to draw other Arab countries into similar agreements and to bring them outside the circle of struggle.

    The Islamic Resistance Movement calls on Arab and Islamic nations to take up the line of serious and persevering action to prevent the success of this horrendous plan, to warn the people of the danger eminating from leaving the circle of struggle against Zionism. Today it is Palestine, tomorrow it will be one country or another. The Zionist plan is limitless. After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their plan is embodied in the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”, and their present conduct is the best proof of what we are saying.

    Leaving the circle of struggle with Zionism is high treason, and cursed be he who does that. “for whoso shall turn his back unto them on that day, unless he turneth aside to fight, or retreateth to another party of the faithful, shall draw on himself the indignation of Allah, and his abode shall be hell; an ill journey shall it be thither.” (The Spoils – verse 16). There is no way out except by concentrating all powers and energies to face this Nazi, vicious Tatar invasion. The alternative is loss of one’s country, the dispersion of citizens, the spread of vice on earth and the destruction of religious values. Let every person know that he is responsible before Allah, for “the doer of the slightest good deed is rewarded in like, and the does of the slightest evil deed is also rewarded in like.”

    The Islamic Resistance Movement consider itself to be the spearhead of the circle of struggle with world Zionism and a step on the road. The Movement adds its efforts to the efforts of all those who are active in the Palestinian arena. Arab and Islamic Peoples should augment by further steps on their part; Islamic groupings all over the Arab world should also do the same, since all of these are the best-equipped for the future role in the fight with the warmongering Jews.

    “..and we have put enmity and hatred between them, until the day of resurrection. So often as they shall kindle a fire of war, Allah shall extinguish it; and they shall set their minds to act corruptly in the earth, but Allah loveth not the corrupt doers.” (The Table – verse 64).
    Article Thirty-Three:

    The Islamic Resistance Movement, being based on the common coordinated and interdependent conceptions of the laws of the universe, and flowing in the stream of destiny in confronting and fighting the enemies in defence of the Moslems and Islamic civilization and sacred sites, the first among which is the Aqsa Mosque, urges the Arab and Islamic peoples, their governments, popular and official groupings, to fear Allah where their view of the Islamic Resistance Movement and their dealings with it are concerned. They should back and support it, as Allah wants them to, extending to it more and more funds till Allah’s purpose is achieved when ranks will close up, fighters join other fighters and masses everywhere in the Islamic world will come forward in response to the call of duty while loudly proclaiming: Hail to Jihad. Their cry will reach the heavens and will go on being resounded until liberation is achieved, the invaders vanquished and Allah’s victory comes about.

    “And Allah will certainly assist him who shall be on his side: for Allah is strong and mighty.” (The Pilgrimage – verse 40).
    The Testimony of History

    Across History in Confronting the Invaders:

    Article Thirty-Four:

    Palestine is the navel of the globe and the crossroad of the continents. Since the dawn of history, it has been the target of expansionists. The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, had himself pointed to this fact in the noble Hadith in which he called on his honourable companion, Ma’adh ben-Jabal, saying: O Ma’ath, Allah throw open before you, when I am gone, Syria, from Al-Arish to the Euphrates. Its men, women and slaves will stay firmly there till the Day of Judgement. Whoever of you should choose one of the Syrian shores, or the Holy Land, he will be in constant struggle till the Day of Judgement.”

    Expansionists have more than once put their eye on Palestine which they attacked with their armies to fulfill their designs on it. Thus it was that the Crusaders came with their armies, bringing with them their creed and carrying their Cross. They were able to defeat the Moslems for a while, but the Moslems were able to retrieve the land only when they stood under the wing of their religious banner, united their word, hallowed the name of Allah and surged out fighting under the leadership of Salah ed-Din al-Ayyubi. They fought for almost twenty years and at the end the Crusaders were defeated and Palestine was liberated.

    “Say unto those who believe not, Ye shall be overcome, and thrown together into hell; an unhappy couch it shall be.” (The Family of Imran – verse 12).
    This is the only way to liberate Palestine. There is no doubt about the testimony of history. It is one of the laws of the universe and one of the rules of existence. Nothing can overcome iron except iron. Their false futile creed can only be defeated by the righteous Islamic creed. A creed could not be fought except by a creed, and in the last analysis, victory is for the just, for justice is certainly victorious.

    “Our word hath formerly been given unto our servants the apostles; that they should certainly be assisted against the infidels, and that our armies should surely be the conquerors.” (Those Who Rank Themselves – verses 171-172).
    Article Thirty-Five:

    The Islamic Resistance Movement views seriously the defeat of the Crusaders at the hands of Salah ed-Din al-Ayyubi and the rescuing of Palestine from their hands, as well as the defeat of the Tatars at Ein Galot, breaking their power at the hands of Qataz and Al-Dhaher Bivers and saving the Arab world from the Tatar onslaught which aimed at the destruction of every meaning of human civilization. The Movement draws lessons and examples from all this. The present Zionist onslaught has also been preceded by Crusading raids from the West and other Tatar raids from the East. Just as the Moslems faced those raids and planned fighting and defeating them, they should be able to confront the Zionist invasion and defeat it. This is indeed no problem for the Almighty Allah, provided that the intentions are pure, the determination is true and that Moslems have benefited from past experiences, rid themselves of the effects of ideological invasion and followed the customs of their ancestors.

    The Islamic Resistance Movement is Composed of Soldiers:

    Article Thirty-Six:

    While paving its way, the Islamic Resistance Movement, emphasizes time and again to all the sons of our people, to the Arab and Islamic nations, that it does not seek personal fame, material gain, or social prominence. It does not aim to compete against any one from among our people, or take his place. Nothing of the sort at all. It will not act against any of the sons of Moslems or those who are peaceful towards it from among non-Moslems, be they here or anywhere else. It will only serve as a support for all groupings and organizations operating against the Zionist enemy and its lackeys.

    The Islamic Resistance Movement adopts Islam as its way of life. Islam is its creed and religion. Whoever takes Islam as his way of life, be it an organization, a grouping, a country or any other body, the Islamic Resistance Movement considers itself as their soldiers and nothing more.

    We ask Allah to show us the right course, to make us an example to others and to judge between us and our people with truth. “O Lord, do thou judge between us and our nation with truth; for thou art the best judge.” (Al Araf – Verse 89).
    The last of our prayers will be praise to Allah, the Master of the Universe.

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  42. Soundation says:

    :-) Peace organizations normaly appear at the side of the victumiser … isn‘t it opvious through out history !!