The reasons are simple why a racist and genocidal movement like the Hamas should not be allowed to form as a political party, and participate in political elections. In reference to Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s public statements about the Jewish Holocaust and Israel’s destruction, Hamas leader Khaled Mashal stated Monday that:
“These are excellent statements,” and “Today Iran has a brave leader, whose words may not be approved by the world’s governments, but are supported by the people of the globe,” and that “everybody should have the courage to voice this truth.”
The US has already condemned Hamas’s participation in Palestinian politics, saying that their participation is counterproductive to both democracy and the peace process. The Klu Klux Klan was denied the right to form as a political party and participate in American politics, and rightly so. Intollerance, racism and the threat to violence are not the qualities one should expect from a political party, that respects civil rights and the principles of a liberal and free democracy.