Hamas Covenent 1988 (T A M M U Z please explain/defend this)

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As an American who believes in Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion and in short Freedom of existence I would like the wise and all knowing T A M M U Z to explain this charter to me, the last paragraph please!

look i got this off Yale's law website, so most likely you will say this is tainted western intellectual crap, but seriously dude, who happens to love other dudes and has lots of critical views about a country that allows dudes to marry other dudes in about 19 states right now (USA)...i would like you to defend this on the behalf of the Palestinians....defend the women and children, please.

I played cards last Christmas with some Palestinians..hell there may have even been a Jew present while we were playing cards, actually I'm pretty sure we were all at the same was Christmas - God bless America! I say this an atheist who finds all that irrelevant like Forest Gump.

this is what us dumbass ignorant of the world Americans do - we get along with everybody and allow you to make your point on Archinect without getting shot and made invisible..and boycotted!

You can't boycott people who allow you to make statements like "boycott the people that allow me to make statements"!  oxymoron.

Tammuz, i bet right now you could order pizza and look up porn on the internet without getting arrested...but hey, you keep hammering away at those people that give you those liberties and ignore the real assholes....



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

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).

Jul 20, 14 9:24 pm
chatter of clouds

firstly, i thought you were interested in architectural solution? apparently, you only raise your objection when that racist state of Israel is being attacked on here.

secondly ask yourself why you bring this up? Is it indeed to treat the subject, as it deserves to be treated, as an integral subject that has its raison d'etre, its context and indeed its historical evolution? or is it in order to try and obfuscate by bringing up very relevant concerns (I myself have serious concerns with Hamas's religious zealotry and further to their belonging to the overarching Muslim Brotherhood organization, one that is - at least partially to blame for many of the ultra-fanatical religious movements in the region) only to somehow justify Israel's consistently generalizing racist policy against Palestinians? From your tone and from the fact that you synchronize this post of yours with my call for a boycott, I think it is clear that your aim is merely to obfuscate and misdirect attention away from the real culprit. You will find that in my posts I have supported the self-defense of Palestinians against Israel, whether they have a religious background or not. This is totally seperate from the content of their religiosity and is driven by the very real conditions of suffering and despair the Palestinians have been thrown in, as a mass, irrespective of religious convictions and backgrounds. 

Are you saying that Palestinians deserve what is happening because of Hamas regressive stance regarding jews? Furthermore, are you expecting that I find myself in a contradiction by supporting Hamas and all other palestinian factions  in the defense of the Palestinian people and finding anti-judaism on the part of anyone, including Hamas, to be as unacceptable? Excuse me but you must have someone else in mind. I have previously stated that I have grave concerns with Hamas. But I totally support their right to be defend their homeland. 

thirdly, you would not understand your head from your feet when it comes to their rhetoric or context- be it translated into english. there is a long history and, in fact, evolution. we can delve into it as a matter of interest but that is obviously not your concern here. unfortunately, it seems a common trait of all religions to vilify other religions and Hamas are bringing forth one of those elements...which is seen to be very relevant when the colonial power taking your lands sees itself as the apotheosis and the contemporary emblemization of Judaism wanting to throw the Palestinians out. In other words, Hamas anti-judaism (not anti-semitism, after all Palestinians are semites) is fed, encouraged and - in their eyes- justified by the heinous pillaging and oppression at the hand of their mythical-made-real enemy.

Fourthly, you choose the 1989 charter without also mentioning that Hamas have radically departed from it over the years (although cynics might point to this as simply owing to pragmatism rather than a fundamental alteration of beliefs . .however, as we say in arabic, you can't judge someone from their intentions, you judge them from their actions)...

Here is what Hamas party chief has to say:  


ften times, Israel and Western governments point to Hamas’s charter as evidence of the group’s hatred and rejection of any Jewish state in the region. While the Hamas charter undoubtedly contains anti-Semitic elements, the group’s recent political posture demonstrates that the charter, which was established in 1988, does not reflect Hamas’s current policies toward Israel.

In an interview with the New York TimesMeshaal urged outside observers to “ignore” the Hamas charter, saying that “we are shaped by our experiences.” To demonstrate how historical documents bear little relevance to current policies, Meshaal recalled with derision the “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” which he described as reflecting some of the most racist and bigoted views toward Jews and which was allegedly published by  member of the Russian Secret Police in the late 1800s.


While it is true that Meshaal has stated he does not recognize the Jewish state, he understands Israel is a reality. In a recent conversation, he asserted that he is not against Jews because of their faith, but rather that he opposes policies of the Israeli state that suppress the basic rights of the Palestinian people."

Jul 20, 14 10:14 pm
chatter of clouds

To sum the point of post: Criticize Hamas' anti-jewry all you want wherever it presents itself - and count me in as a critic. Same goes for any element of any religion - and all religions are rife with edicts that could be racist, inciting violence...(I am no scholarly expert, but to clarify something,  the edicts of Islam, especially derived from a non-koranic source must be read with the author in mind (al -bukhari in this case) given a certain context that the hadith or koranic verse and I, for myself, don't have the knowledge or desire to defend that quoted section nor do i care to).

 But don't use that to alleviate the responsibility of the racist colonial  entity of Israel in its slow genocide of Palestinians, don't use it to detract from the urgency of protecting the victims that are being killed in their hundreds as we speak, and don't use it for taking action, peaceful action, against Israel through the boycott  practiced by all "people of consciousness" (borrowing the term from the US campaign for the academic and cultural boycott of Israel) around the world. 

Jul 20, 14 10:26 pm

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