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Arab Knesset Merger Calls For Islamic Rule, Praises Hamas
Arutz Sheva ^ | 2-15-06

Posted on 02/15/2006 5:05:42 PM PST by SJackson

Two Israeli Arab parties have merged ahead of Knesset elections, launching their campaign by calling for Islamic rule in Israel and praising the Hamas terror group.

"Rule on earth, at least in Arab and Muslim land, should be by the Caliph [Islamic ruler and heir to Muhammad's authority –ed.]," chairman of the new merger between the United Arab List and the Ta'al Party Ibrahim Sarsour said Wednesday. "We believe in Islam and in the Caliphate and not in separation between state and religion."
Sarsour at a conference in Ramallah in 2004

Sarsour made the statement during a joint press conference with Arab MK Ahmed Tibi to announce the joint list's platform and party list.

The chairman took the opportunity to blame Zionists and the US government for a clash of civilizations being forced upon the Muslim world. "There is a hidden hand that acts in a bid to bring the world to a clash of civilizations," Sarsour said, referring to the cartoons of Islam's founder published recently in European newspapers. "I speak of that gang in the White House that tries to force one society's culture on another's. This is a part of a campaign against Islam, a campaign aimed at enlisting support in the West for military action against Iran."

Sarsour praised the Hamas terror group, which he said would lead the Arabs of the Palestinian Authority to "progress and achievements, not catastrophes [the Arabic word for catastrophe – Nakba – is how the Muslim world refers to the Arab defeat in the 1948 War of Independence –ed]."

The Arab politician said the overarching goal of the new merger of Arab parties is to prevent the "Israelization" and "Zionization" Arabs of Israel have had to combat. Specifically, Sarsour said the party would work to increase Arab immigration to the Jewish state and increase relations between Arabs with Israeli citizenship and the PA.

MK Ahmed Tibi said that the sentiments outlined by Sarsour represent the wishes of Israeli Arabs and said he did not think he was running against other Arab parties, but against "Zionist parties attempting to win Arab votes."

Fellow MK Taleb A-Sana promised that the party would support bills such as those that brought about the withdrawal from Gaza and northern Samaria and budgets that benefit the Arab public. He did not rule out sitting in a coalition government.

A-Sana, together with Balad Party MK Azmi Bishara were questioned earlier this week by Israel’s Police International Serious Crimes Unit in Petah Tikva regarding their recent trips to enemy states such as Syria and Lebanon, which were taken without receiving permission from the Interior Ministry. While in Syria, A-Sana met with Baath Party officials and members of the Syrian parliament. MK Tibi was investigated for similar infractions last June.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islam; israel; jihad; muslim; muslims; terror; terrorism
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1 posted on 02/15/2006 5:05:43 PM PST by SJackson
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In a nation where the laws against incitement bar a No Arabs, No Terror bumber sticker, I'd think this is bumbing up against what's allowable.

Al Gore will be speaking to them next week, if they can come up with the cash.

2 posted on 02/15/2006 5:08:33 PM PST by SJackson (There is but one language which can be held to these people, and this is terror, William Eaton)
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To: SJackson

Target rich environment.

3 posted on 02/15/2006 5:09:19 PM PST by samadams2000 (Remember our Founding Fathers were REAL men- Unlike today's Rinos)
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To: SJackson

These lunatic terrorists are in the Knesset????

4 posted on 02/15/2006 5:09:38 PM PST by Bahbah (An admitted Snow Flake and a member of Sam's Club)
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To: 1st-P-In-The-Pod; A Jovial Cad; A_Conservative_in_Cambridge; adam_az; af_vet_rr; agrace; ahayes; ...
These genocidal racist terrorists are allowed to run for Knesset but Kahane Chai is banned.

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5 posted on 02/15/2006 5:14:41 PM PST by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 83-87)
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To: SJackson

So Israel permits Arab terrorist traitors to serve in their parliament, and 1.5 million Arabs live in Israel without hassle. Meanwhile if a single Jew lives in Arab-controlled land, it is called "illegal" and it is open season to kill and maim women and children. This is the Clinton-Arafat-Bush-Rice-Putin-Rabin-Sharon-Olmert vision of "peace". Make sense?

6 posted on 02/15/2006 5:15:26 PM PST by montag813
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To: SJackson

The civil war of mankind is coming... and by the looks of things, soon.

7 posted on 02/15/2006 5:16:37 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: taxcontrol
suits me...

There is no hope of peace on earth as long as islam exists.

So once again, we must engage in "the animating contest of freedom" to determine our fate...

we will either live in a clean freedom or in opression in the 6th century dirt.

I am confident of the outcome..

we will prevail...for we have the most to lose.

8 posted on 02/15/2006 5:42:20 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Islam, liberalism and abortions are terminal..)
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To: taxcontrol

That unseen hand is Mohammed's coming to kill from the grave.

Until a reformation occurs withing Islam (don't hold your breath), the interpretation of what is Muslim land will make these people implacable. According to their teaching, every bit of dirt that has EVER been controlled by a Muslim, still rightfully belongs to Islam and it is Islamic society's duty to reclaim it from the Infidels. This bodes poorly for southern europe. A more radical interpretation is Islam should control anywhere a Muslim has ever trod!

Stop trying to appease these fools.

9 posted on 02/15/2006 5:44:38 PM PST by 308MBR (If fools were objective in their viewpoints, they wouldn't be fools.)
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To: SJackson

Deport, detain, or defenestrate the jihadists. Strip them of any Knesset status. No country is obligated to show any tolerance for those who would destroy it..

10 posted on 02/15/2006 5:51:35 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: SJackson

Is Kadima also joining the merger?

11 posted on 02/15/2006 6:04:48 PM PST by Ziva (Sometimes it takes SIX Grand Juries to indict a ham sandwich!)
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To: SJackson

and they are not a fifth column?

12 posted on 02/15/2006 6:21:13 PM PST by avile
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To: sheik yerbouty

Kill the bast@rds! Now!!

13 posted on 02/15/2006 6:27:41 PM PST by elcid1970
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To: sheik yerbouty
No country is obligated to show any tolerance for those who would destroy it..

Needs repeating.

14 posted on 02/15/2006 7:42:11 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe (I love my danish)
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To: SJackson; yonif; Simcha7; American in Israel; Slings and Arrows; judicial meanz; Taiwan Bocks; ...
Aaah, "democracy" in action, and the true saying, "Culture is religion externalized and made specific" modeled here as Islam—as is its true nature—finally exerts itself from the position granted it in Israeli "liberal democracy."

Well, now the subject has been breached in the center of the Israeli government, look for it to continue to grow as it feeds off the mediocrity and moral weakness of "modernity and secularism" and the only ideas which can fend off this flood of evil in their very midst beaten up and trampled on the streets of Amona.

Unless the Jews wake up and listen to the brave settler youth, the contemporary prophets that have been sent among them.

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15 posted on 02/15/2006 8:01:15 PM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: SJackson

" Two Israeli Arab parties have merged ahead of Knesset elections, launching their campaign by calling for Islamic rule in Israel and praising the Hamas terror group. "

Is this true????

16 posted on 02/15/2006 11:22:50 PM PST by Pepper777
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To: Salem; USF
Prof. Paul Eidelberg

During aristocratic ages, man’s moral center of gravity is the chest—the seat of “honor.‿ A gentleman’s honor was more than mere probity, and far more than prestige. As late as the 18th century, the lexicon defined “honor‿ as a quality that “supposes in a gentleman a stronger abhorrence of perfidy, falsehood, or cowardice, and a more elevated and delicate sense of virtue, than are usually found in [ordinary decent men].‿

A gentleman’s honor was therefore his most sacred possession. An insult to such a person, if unanswered, could result in his and his family’s ruin. The manly response to offended honor was the duel.

As mankind became less aristocratic and more commercial, dueling, as an affair of honor, was outlawed. The clash of steel was replaced by libel laws, the violation of which might entail monetary loss rather than loss of life.

In the present century, however, with the ascendancy of the consumer society, man’s center of gravity has descended from his chest to his abdomen. Laws against defamation of character have lost much of their efficacy, especially now with unrestrained freedom of speech and press, the pride of flatulent democracies.

Indeed, so sacred and secure are the print and electronic media in an era of unfettered freedom of expression, and so prohibitive is the cost of a libel suit, that certain well-placed individuals can engage in character assassination without risking their lives or their fortunes. Enter “men without chests.‿

Men without chests are the product of consumptive as opposed to deliberative democracy. Those who control the political institutions and communications media of an all-consuming democracy do not engage their opponents in honest democratic debate but rather seek to destroy them by verbal voodoo. i.e., by one-word slanders. And they do this while posing sanctimoniously as democrats. In fact, it is precisely in the name of “democracy‿ that one can now defame an individual without fear of retribution.

A recent and most notorious victim of this abuse is the late Rabbi Meir Kahane (himself a talented word-monger), who was constantly reviled as a “racist‿ and a “Nazi.‿ Any Lilliputian can resort to such vilification, and the media, especially in Israel, will gladly purvey the slander, free of all restraints—legal, political, or moral. Never has pusillanimity, now garbed in righteousness, enjoyed such protection by the laws and institutions of society. Honor is the first casualty of abdominal democracy.

More interesting than Kahane is the hysterical hatred he aroused among Israel’s political and intellectual Yahoos. It were as if this one man and his Kach Party constituted a serious threat to the power, prestige, and privileges of those who have long dominated Israel’s political, economic, military, educational, and cultural institutions! And so, when Rabbi Kahane was elected to the Knesset, these men without chests hastened up and down the country trying to indoctrinate high school students and soldiers with the fatuous slogans of “democracy‿ on the one hand, while slandering Kahane as a “racist‿ on the other. (The same sort of hysteria and defamation followed the tragic assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.)

I said that the first casualty of abdominal democracy is honor (so odiously displayed by those who clasped the bloodstained hands of Yasser Arafat). The second casualty is truth, which is why I referred to those who called Kahane a racist or a Nazi as “Yahoos.‿ For to use the language of Swift’s Houyhynhnms—who have no word for falsehood—Yahoos “say the thing which is not,‿ namely, the truth about the militant nature of Islam and the Arabs’ deeply ingrained hatred of Jews.

I am alluding to Israel’s anti-racist legislation, which makes it a criminal offense to tell the truth about Israel’s domestic enemies. Thus, suppose some fully-chested Jew were to recount the well-documented fact that Arab leaders can easily inflame Moslem masses, who add to a religious fanaticism, a latent hatred of Jews. And suppose he reminded people of how 62 percent of Israel’s Arab citizens openly supported Saddam Hussein during the Persian Gulf War despite his threat to incinerate Israel including themselves. Furthermore, suppose he uttered these truths because he believed—rightly or wrongly—that it would be in the best interest of democracy for the government of Israel not only to prohibit Arab parties that pursue Arab nationalist aims, but to disenfranchise any Arab who, by word or deed, denies Israel’s right to exist as a sovereign state. That Jew could be imprisoned for five years under the so-called anti-racist, but really anti-Jewish, legislation in question.

To be sure, a government that possessed, along with a modicum of honor, the courage to adopt the policy just mentioned, would surely be committed to making Israel an authentic Jewish State. This would have a profound affect on Israel’s Arab inhabitants. The more Israel became Jewish, the more Arabs would leave the country, though I dare say many would remain, secure in their personal , civic, economic, and religious rights.

On the other hand, given a government consisting of men without chests, Jews who advocate such a policy will be shamelessly slandered as “racists.‿ How strange, when one considers these words of a most famous political Zionist: “We shall try to spirit the penniless Arab population across the border by procuring employment for it in the transit countries while denying them any employment in our own country.‿

The author of this halachically questionable statement is none other than Theodor Herzl, the man whom Israel’s Declaration of Independence refers to as the “spiritual father of the Jewish State‿! Herzl, it seems, did not belong to the species of “men without chests.‿

17 posted on 02/15/2006 11:38:57 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Understand Islam. Read the Biography THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD. pdf link on My Page)
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To: elcid1970

Who am I to argue?

18 posted on 02/15/2006 11:42:19 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: SJackson; sheik yerbouty

There is no prophet but Muhammad and Allah is his sock puppet

19 posted on 02/16/2006 1:27:48 AM PST by dennisw ("What one man can do another can do" - The Edge)
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20 posted on 02/16/2006 5:01:04 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (The "religion of peace" is actually the religion of constant rage and riots.)
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