TEHRAN, Iran — Hamas’ top political leader thanked Iran Monday for its support during Israel’s Gaza offensive, calling his movement’s most powerful ally a “partner in victory.” Khaled Mashaal received a hero’s welcome from hundreds of Iranians at Tehran University, where a crowd chanted: “Hail to the soldier of holy war.” On Sunday, he met the country’s two top leaders, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Mashaal, who heads the Hamas leadership-in-exile in Syria, said Iran played a “big role” in helping Hamas with money and moral support during Israel’s assault. “God made us victorious in Gaza, and we, the Hamas movement, came to say thank you to Iran, which stood with us,” he said in a speech at Tehran University. “You are our partners in the victory in Gaza,” he added, addressing the Iranian people. He the specifically thanked Ahmadinejad and Khamenei. “Thank you for all the financial, political and popular support which you have given to us. The Palestinian people will not forget.”
Of course Recep Erdogan is a lying turd, but that’s part of the Islamic fundamentalists agenda to lie and obfuscate the truth, done with the hope of keeping the West off guard. Though the methods differ, Islamic fundamentalists like Turkey’s PM, Recep Erdogan, the OIC’s Ekemeleddin Ihsanoglu and Hamas’ Khaled Mashaal, all represent similar ideologies that contain similar objectives. The promotion and spread of Islam and ensuring it obtains a protected status above all other religions and ideologies throughout the world, is something that all three of these Islamic fundamentalists share in common. KGS