Hamas leaders can’t help but to speak their minds.Glad that they cleared that one up for all of the fence sitters and people with short memories. Hamas is to Israel what Al-Qaida is for the US. KGS
Hamas condemns killing of “holy warrior” bin Laden
By Dan Williams, Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi | Reuters – 1 hour 17 minutes ago
GAZA (Reuters) – The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on Monday condemned the killing by U.S. forces of Osama bin Laden and mourned him as an “Arab holy warrior.”
“We regard this as a continuation of the American policy based on oppression and the shedding of Muslim and Arab blood,” Ismail Haniyeh, head of the Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip, told reporters.
Though he noted doctrinal differences between bin Laden’s al Qaeda and Hamas, Haniyeh said: “We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior. We ask God to offer him mercy with the true believers and the martyrs.”
(Writing by Dan Williams, Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi)
ELSEWHERE: Saudi Arabia
On the streets of Saudi Arabia, bin Laden’s native land which stripped him of his citizenship after September 11, there was a mood of disbelief and sorrow among many.
“I feel that it is a lie,” said one Saudi in Riyadh. He did not want to be named. “I don’t trust the U.S. government or the media. They just want to be done with his story. It would be a sad thing if he really did die. I love him and in my eyes he is a hero and a jihadist.”