Wow, that $183,000 makeover is working. Now Hamas is claiming to be “misunderstood.” It brings to mind these Animals lyrics:
I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood
So here’s what they have to say:
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) – The exiled political leader of Hamas said Friday the world has the wrong image of the Islamic militant group and he urged the international community to stop viewing it through the eyes of Israel.
“We believe that most of the leaders in Europe, in the West, have … a wrong image about Hamas, because this image doesn’t reflect us. It reflects how some people, especially Israel, see Hamas,” Khaled Mashaal told The Associated Press, surrounded by bodyguards on a commercial flight from Ankara to Istanbul.
“We want the world, and especially the countries in the West, to understand us, to understand Hamas well, to understand the will of the Palestinian people, the national goals of Hamas and the Palestinian people.”
They’re misunderstood. Exactly. Well, just a few days ago, Hamas presented the farewell videos of the terrorists who killed an Israeli soldier in December of 2004. Here’s what they had to say:
Each terrorist had a separate message for Jews. This first said,
“My message to the loathed Jews is that there is no god but Allah, we will chase you everywhere! We are a nation that drinks blood, and we know that there is no blood better than the blood of Jews. We will not leave you alone until we have quenched our thirst with your blood, and our children’s thirst with your blood. We will not leave until you leave the Muslim countries.”
The second terrorist said the following:
“In the name of Allah, we will destroy you, blow you up, take revenge against you, [and] purify the land of you, pigs that have defiled our country… This operation is revenge against the sons of monkeys and pigs.”
You know, I don’t think they’re being misunderstood in the least. But then, I’m not mouthing the words a PR flack gave me to parrot in front of the media. On the other hand, I’m betting these videos didn’t make the international news at all.