Friday, June 22, 2007


If you keep up with the news you know by now that Hamas is somewhat in control of Palestine. Under this leadership there will be a move to strict Sharia law, where women will be more oppressed than normal and all things Christian will be attacked. Another noteworthy thing with Hamas is their desire to use women as suicide bombers. While this is not exclusive to them it is unusual to hear the public glorification of it, which is exactly what happened during a recent interview with one of the members of Hamas who is also a Parliament member in Palestine. Yunis Al-Astal is his name and here are some quotes from an interview conducted last Sunday on Al-Rafidein TV:

"The most exalted form of jihad is fighting for the sake of Allah, which means sacrificing one's soul by fighting the enemies head-on, even if it leads to martyrdom. Martyrdom means life next to Allah.

"… When jihad becomes an individual duty, it applies to women too, because women do not differ from men when it comes to individual duties. …"

This intifada of ours has recorded more than 15 exemplary cases of girls who were martyred for the sake of Allah. But not before making the Jews – the brothers of apes and pigs – taste the bitterness of death, and not before avenging the blood of the martyrs, the wounded, the bereaved, the prisoners, the displaced, those whose homes were destroyed, those whose lands were bulldozed, and all those who were affected by the earthquake of the sons of Zion."

"Just like a woman does not have to ask for permission to pray, to fast during Ramadhan, or to give charity, she does not need to ask for permission when jihad becomes an individual duty. In my opinion, in places invaded by the enemy, jihad becomes an individual duty."

"The message of the female martyrdom-seekers to the enemies is that they should go back to where they came from, or else our jihad will continue until this land regains its holiness – from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River"

You will notice that Yunis Al-Astal does not offer himself up as a suicide bomber but has no problem encouraging women to do his dirty work. What does it say about the men of a culture that will send their women off to blow themselves up under the pretense of "jihad"? Certain words come to mind quickly, "coward" "weak" "abusive", etc etc etc..

What would a week of blogging be if there were not updates from the "religion of peace"? You know, the one that kills its women and children, while the leaders hide in their Mosques and caves! May God have mercy and bring them all to faith in Jesus Christ!

blog you later,
pastor tom