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I will urge my last three sons to be martyrs, vows newly elected delegate
Telegraph ^ | 1-28-06 | Harry de Quetteville

Posted on 01/28/2006 5:21:24 PM PST by SJackson

She has encouraged three of her sons to die attacking Israel, and would be proud if the other three followed suit. She appeared in a video with her youngest boy, Mohammed, 17, telling him not to return alive from a suicide mission. Now she is a democratically elected Hamas member of the Palestinian Legislative Council.

On the electoral rolls, she is listed as Maryam Farahat. To Palestinians she is known as "the mother of the struggle".

To Israelis, however, she is the mother only of a deadly, terrorist brood - and a political travesty.

Her home in Gaza has become a shrine to her dead sons. In front of traditional "martyrdom" posters in which her dead children - one little more than a boy - tote high-powered rifles, she explains the "holy duty" of suicide missions.

"Encouraging my sons to be martyrs is serving Islam," she said through her fourth son, Wesam, 33, who says that, like his fellow "Mujahideen", he considers "martyrdom the way to liberation".

Now she has a different "duty", and one about which she admits she knows little: politics. After a shock win this week, she was hurriedly reading up on Hamas literature to ensure she does not break the party line.

"It is two parts of the same duty," she said. "Politics and martyrdom. My sons gave their lives for their people. Politics is my way to give."

The first of her "sacrifices" came in 2002, when she appeared in a video message with her son, Mohammed, before he launched a gun and grenade attack on an Israeli settlement in the Gaza strip. "I always longed to be the mother of a martyr," she said afterwards. At his side on the film, she instructed the boy not to come back alive. He didn't.

Neither did 18-year-old Ariel Zana, an Israeli who was attending a lecture in the settlement of Atzmona when Mohammed Farahat burst into the hall. In all, Mohammed killed five Israeli youths before he himself was brought down.

"I feel weak, I have lost most of my strength. I am bleeding," Avi Zana, Ariel's father, told the Sunday Telegraph. "The mother of the one who killed my son and that encouraged him to do so will be in parliament now. It doesn't make sense. It's so dangerous. This is a red line that has been crossed."

In Gaza, when the news filtered back to Maryam Farahat that Mohammed had followed her instructions, she received guests with coffee and sweets, bathing in what she described as a new-found "strength and honour".

For Hamas, that glowing reputation among Palestinians was too good not to exploit for last week's legislative poll. On the campaign trail she was a hot ticket at rallies, drawing thousands of attentive listeners as she described the "duty to liberate the [Palestinian] homeland".

Wesam is one of three surviving sons of Mrs Farahat. After Mohammed was killed in Atzmona, his brother, Nidal, was killed in an Israeli assassination. Known as a master engineer, he had refined the home-made Qassam mortars with which Hamas militants have peppered Israeli settlements and towns. In 2003, he was working on a new bomb-carrying drone when booby-trapped parts exploded, killing him and five others.

Mrs Farahat said she was "dignified and honoured" by his death, and took comfort from the Israeli fatalities he had helped inflict. After Nidal's death, Hamas continued to use his Qassam rockets.

Farwad Farahat was heading to a launch site in 2005 when his car was hit by an Israeli missile.

In the dust and sand of her Gaza home, all three of Mrs Farahat's dead sons are celebrated in print. But now her own election campaign posters cover the walls too.

Hamas' rise to power, and hers with it, has done little to dispel speculation that this week's poll will only worsen the cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Speaking calmly, in a soft voice, she has repeatedly said she would be delighted for "all my sons [to] be martyrs".

Like many Israelis, Avi Zana is not in a mood to tolerate more attacks. "Today, I am more hateful than I was," said Mr Zana. "We should have been tougher, we forget too fast here that thousands of Israelis have been killed. I used to forgive, but not today. Today I feel more in the mood for vengeance."


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: hamas; paelection; suicidebombers
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1 posted on 01/28/2006 5:21:26 PM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson; Salem

Gads. Such evil.


2 posted on 01/28/2006 5:24:43 PM PST by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: SJackson

This SCUM does not want peace! I say wall the suckers off/no border crossing!


3 posted on 01/28/2006 5:27:17 PM PST by southernerwithanattitude (new and improved redneck)
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To: Michael Goldsberry

These people are too evil to take up space on this earth -


4 posted on 01/28/2006 5:27:46 PM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: SJackson

5 posted on 01/28/2006 5:28:08 PM PST by sono (Ted Kennedy's naming his dog Splash is like Jack Abramoff naming his dog Bribe.)
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To: SJackson

The free world better get a handle on this crew real fast or we won't be free for long.


6 posted on 01/28/2006 5:28:17 PM PST by mware (The keeper of the I's once again.)
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To: SJackson
"It is two parts of the same duty," she said. "Politics and martyrdom. My sons gave their lives for their people. Politics is my way to give."

Awfully big of her, isn't it?

7 posted on 01/28/2006 5:29:05 PM PST by Ronin (When the fox gnaws.... SMILE!!!)
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To: SJackson

8 posted on 01/28/2006 5:29:47 PM PST by Leisler ("For English, please press two.")
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To: SJackson

Any of you folks still believe the "road map to Peace" can have a route other than over the chared remains of these lunatics?

If so - you're delusional...

Semper Fi


9 posted on 01/28/2006 5:29:54 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: SJackson

The Cindy Sheehan of Palestine.


10 posted on 01/28/2006 5:30:31 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: SJackson

How do you deal with people(I use the term lightly) like this? You don't. They're a different species.


11 posted on 01/28/2006 5:31:34 PM PST by Hildy (The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth)
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To: SJackson

Nothing like an Islamic mother's love for her children.


12 posted on 01/28/2006 5:31:52 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: SJackson

I note mom has no desire to be a martyr herself.


13 posted on 01/28/2006 5:32:20 PM PST by From many - one.
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To: SJackson
You only have one son, and you want him to BlowUp right... right???
So use JIHADD brand Semtex Explosive to show you really care!!!

Money back guarantee if not completely satisfied... or if he lives.

14 posted on 01/28/2006 5:34:01 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: SJackson

What a scumbag. A REAL mother would strap explosives to her own ass rather than demand her sons blow themselves up. This scumbag is definitely going to burn in hell someday.


15 posted on 01/28/2006 5:35:30 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: river rat
Any of you folks still believe the "road map to Peace" can have a route other than over the chared remains of these lunatics?

Better ask W that. He and his Religion of Peace.

16 posted on 01/28/2006 5:38:06 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: Chode

We will make you a deal, you want to die for Allah, we want to kill you. What do you say? It's a win win.

Signed,
US Army


17 posted on 01/28/2006 5:38:38 PM PST by TXBSAFH (Proud Dad of Twins, What Does Not Kill You Makes You Stronger!!!!!!)
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To: mtbopfuyn

Looks like they're gonna need killin...


18 posted on 01/28/2006 5:39:24 PM PST by Wristpin ("The Yankees announce plan to buy every player in Baseball....")
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To: FlingWingFlyer
She will burn in hell, but only after a Hellfire missile cracks and empties the contents of her skull onto the ground.
19 posted on 01/28/2006 5:39:27 PM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: SJackson

Let her go be one>


20 posted on 01/28/2006 5:39:45 PM PST by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: SJackson
God Almighty, we to cut off financial aid to these animals now. They're nothing but vermin.


21 posted on 01/28/2006 5:41:28 PM PST by Viking2002 (Allah FUBAR!)
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To: SJackson

So now they have an "elected" gov't. does that mean that when they commit terrorist attacks against Israel it will be construed as acts of war? If that is the case can the Israelis carpet bomb them???


22 posted on 01/28/2006 5:44:32 PM PST by stumpy
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To: SJackson

May the fleas of a thousand camels infest her rotten crotch.


23 posted on 01/28/2006 5:44:32 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: sono

Thanks a lot! I just finished a late supper and saw that picture. I'll be cleaning my chicken dinner off of the monitor and keyboard the rest of the evening.


24 posted on 01/28/2006 5:45:18 PM PST by appleharvey
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To: SJackson

These are vicious things, not people.


25 posted on 01/28/2006 5:45:29 PM PST by spunkets
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To: SJackson

Sad.


26 posted on 01/28/2006 5:51:46 PM PST by Dallas59 ((“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party))
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To: SJackson

Israel should turn the entire Palestinian population into a pile of dust.They would be doing a great service to the world and the Palestinians,by making them all martyrs.The only good Palestinian is a dead Palestinian.


27 posted on 01/28/2006 5:53:02 PM PST by rdcorso (There Is No Such Thing As A Neutral Person During A War With Radical Islam.)
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To: stumpy
So now they have an "elected" gov't. does that mean that when they commit terrorist attacks against Israel it will be construed as acts of war?

No, they're not a state. They've had an elected government since 1996, they just skipped an election or two.

28 posted on 01/28/2006 5:53:15 PM PST by SJackson (elected members of Hamas: businesspeople, professionals, not terrorists. Scott McClellan)
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To: SJackson
Do we have a good home address on this lady?

Street name and number would do but coordinates would be even better.

29 posted on 01/28/2006 5:53:38 PM PST by LK44-40
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To: SJackson

A little accident should put this slug and ITS entire family out of action.


30 posted on 01/28/2006 5:55:39 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (“Don't approach a Bull from the front, a Horse from the back, or a Fool from any side.”)
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To: SJackson

My, kids blow up so fast these days, don't they?

-- Joe


31 posted on 01/28/2006 5:55:42 PM PST by Joe Republc
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To: SJackson

"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.
He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."

George Patton

SHHHHHH, don't tell her!


32 posted on 01/28/2006 5:55:46 PM PST by Shooter1001
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To: From many - one.

She may just dislike males, because it would be very easy for her to be a bomber.


33 posted on 01/28/2006 5:58:10 PM PST by ansel12
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To: SJackson

These are the kind of people Steven Spielberg says should be "Humanized."


34 posted on 01/28/2006 5:59:37 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (The Democratic Party-Jackass symbol, jackass leaders, jackass supporters.)
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To: SJackson

35 posted on 01/28/2006 6:04:36 PM PST by Dallas59 ((“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party))
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To: SJackson

at least they are starting to be consistant now.


36 posted on 01/28/2006 6:08:35 PM PST by conservative physics
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To: SJackson

It worked for Saddam


37 posted on 01/28/2006 6:09:33 PM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: SJackson
I hope that I can never understand this woman.
38 posted on 01/28/2006 6:14:46 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: SJackson
"Wesam is one of three surviving sons of Mrs Farahat. After Mohammed was killed in Atzmona, his brother, Nidal, was killed in an Israeli assassination."

Sounds like those Israelis know a thing or two about pre-emptive action!

Also sounds like now would be a good time to take out ol' "Wesam" and his two scumbag brothers, before they can kill anyone.

39 posted on 01/28/2006 6:22:20 PM PST by Redbob
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To: FlingWingFlyer
What a scumbag. A REAL mother would strap explosives to her own ass rather than demand her sons blow themselves up. This scumbag is definitely going to burn in hell someday.

Rather like sending children in as fiery sacrifices to Babylonian gods of old.

40 posted on 01/28/2006 6:22:54 PM PST by madison10
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To: SJackson
"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."

General George Patton Jr

Bring it, on!
41 posted on 01/28/2006 6:23:27 PM PST by John Lenin
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To: SJackson
She appeared in a video with her youngest boy, Mohammed, 17, telling him not to return alive from a suicide mission.

There must be someplace worse than hell for this piece of garbage.

42 posted on 01/28/2006 6:27:13 PM PST by Casloy
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To: SJackson

Oh great...a Palestinian Cindy Sheehan.


43 posted on 01/28/2006 6:49:10 PM PST by Arpege92 ("When the wise is pointing to the moon, the frog looks at the finger.")
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To: SJackson

Mother Who Sent Sons on Suicide Missions Becomes Candidate

Arab mother Um Nidal sent three children on anti-Israel death missions. Now she is the first female candidate on the Hamas list in the upcoming Palestinian Authority parliamentary elections.

In the film that made Nidal famous, she advised her son on combat techniques before he murdered five Jewish students in 2002. The five students were taking part in a Torah lecture when Nidal's son entered the lecture hall, spraying gunfire and throwing grenades at the unarmed students. In addition to the five killed, 24 others were wounded.

In an interview filmed after the terrorist attack, Nidal said her only regret was that so few Jews were killed. "I prayed that dozens would die," said Nidal. "But even the elimination of a single Jew is an event to be celebrated."

Nidal's other sons weren't as successful in their bids for martyrdom. Nidhal was killed by the Israeli Army while preparing for an attack. Rawad was in a vehicle laden with Kassam rockets when an Israel Air Force helicopter blew it up with a missile. Um Nidal has three more sons she hopes will carry on the family tradition of murdering Jews. "They are too lazy to get jobs," said Nidal. "So far as I can see, suicide attacks are their best career option."

Nidal said she takes comfort in knowing that Muslims outnumber Jews by 100:1 worldwide. "If it takes fewer than 100 Muslim deaths to kill one Jew, we are coming out ahead," Nidal said.

In terms of the upcoming Palestinian elections, Nidal is considered a "moderate."

http://www.azconservative.org/Semmens28.htm


44 posted on 01/28/2006 7:11:05 PM PST by John Semmens
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To: Shooter1001
"The Nazi (muslim, liberal, other)is THE ENEMY!
WADE INTO THEM,
SPILL THEIR BLOOD!
SHOOT THEM IN THE BELLY!"

"When you put your hand into a bunch of goo, that a few minutes before. . was your best friend's face. . .you'll know what to do."

45 posted on 01/28/2006 7:15:09 PM PST by McBuff
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To: SJackson

Goebbels sacrificed his children for the Third Reich, also. These people are sick beyond all human decency. They are the people Israel is supposed to negotiate with.


46 posted on 01/28/2006 7:49:26 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: SJackson
..."In 2003, he was working on a new bomb-carrying drone when booby-trapped parts exploded, killing him and five others"...


Now there's part of the answer in the form of "booby-trapped parts".
Wonder how they found out they were booby-trapped or are they so liberal they just have to blame it on someone or something else?
47 posted on 01/28/2006 7:51:41 PM PST by mcshot (Rusty but trusty or vice versa.)
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To: mcshot

And we thought the Indians were Barbarians.

This is simply a dangerous position we find ourselves in 2006.


10,000 years ago the king of China recalled all his ships and burned them at the docks and built the great wall to keep the world out because he knew then what a screwed up world it was.

It is time to come home, close our borders, let the world figure out who they want to win and we will then talk with the winner.


48 posted on 01/28/2006 7:56:32 PM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: SJackson

Why doesn't the bitch do it herself and spare her children?


49 posted on 01/28/2006 7:59:25 PM PST by vpintheak (Liberal = The antithesis of Freedom and Patriotism)
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To: ansel12

Come to think of it, where's dad?


50 posted on 01/28/2006 8:03:43 PM PST by From many - one.
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