And the Leftists still want to interact with it if given the chance, as well as to force Israel to do business with it if it could.
What Hisham says about Islam, is in fact partially true, there are many interpretations of Islamic texts, what emphasis is placed upon what and what else is entirely ignored. The fact remains however, that there are four schools of Islamic jurisprudence which lay down the law on what is acceptable and what is not. Any imam or cleric leading any Islamic society or group, has graduated from these Islamic ‘learning’ centers that adhere to these four schools, Hanafiyya Malikiyya, Shafiyya and Hanbaliyya.
Hisham’s observations of Israel, Gaza, Hamas, sharia and democracy, as well as the international media, is of greater interest to me than what he thinks Islam is or isn’t. The Arabs of Israel prove to him that if the Arabs really want peace, it’ll happen. Hamas are thugs, Gaza is a prison as long as thuggish Islamonazis are in control, and that sharia is totally incompatible with democracy.
That is exactly what the TT and others within the anti-Islamization movement have saying for years, and have earned the title of bigots and Islamofauxbes as a result, but it’s a fact. Political Islam is intertwined with the lesser important religious part because that’s the crux of the movement, the imposition of Islamic will upon believer and non-believer alike.
NOTE: Hisham makes the same observation that former Soviet dissident, Natan Sharansky made long ago, That as long as the Palestinians are a danger to themselves, they will always constitute an existential threat to Israel.
Read the entire interview here.
Muslims Against Hamas
Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Hisham, the founder ofMuslims Against Hamas. He is a Palestinian born in Jabaliya, in the Gaza Strip. He is protecting his full name for obvious reasons. Visit his “Muslims Against Hamas” page on Facebook here.
FP: Hello Hisham, thank you for joining Frontpage Interview.
FP: Why do you think the mainstream media and international community ignores the crimes and viciousness of Hamas?
Hisham: Honestly, I have no idea. And this is what scares me the most. I do not want to think that there are persecutors more important and more terrible than others. Maybe some people think that being silent in front of Hamas crimes may help the Palestinians to gain independence. There is nothing more wrong than this. Independence will begin only with the collapse of Hamas.
FP: When you say you wish for a “democratic government,” do you therefore oppose an Islamic state/Shariah law for Palestinians? Or do you think that democracy and Shariah are compatible and that HAMAS has just implemented it in a bad way?
Hisham: I’m not a naive person. Sharia and democracy are two opposite concepts. Sharia law should not be the law of the state, simply because it is not democratic and it does not guarantee equality to citizens. There are many reasons why no one should be forced to follow Islamic law. One of these is that, as I said before, there are various interpretations of the ancient texts. Therefore, there can be no Islamic law that fits with all the different traditions. A democratic law would ensure respect for the opinions and peaceful coexistence.
FP: Do you support a Palestinian state that also accepts Israel’s right to exist and that does not engage in terror against it for the goal of exterminating it?
Hisham: At this point we all should have realized that there can be only one solution: peace. I cannot deny the merit of Israel that guarantees the rights of the Arabs inside the country. This shows that coexistence is possible.
Nevertheless this is a futuristic topic. My idea is that the internal Palestinian issues must be resolved as a matter of urgency as they are the direct cause of all the others.
FP: Thank you Hisham, for joining Frontpage Interview.