Monday, January 30, 2006

Hamas Raises Red Flag

Ever since Hamas won the Palestinian Authority elections last Wednesday, there have been some unsettling rumblings coming from the Islamic terrorist/social welfare organization. None more bizarre than this one from Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar:
Israel must remove the two blue stripes from its national flag. The stripes on the flag are symbols of occupation. They signify Israel's borders stretching from the River Euphrates to the River Nile.
Actually, the Israeli flag was designed "to resemble a Jewish prayer shawl which traditionally has stripes." However, if you're going to make something up about the stripes representing boundaries that are bodies of water, a much more logical choice would have been the Mediterranean Sea on one side and the River Jordan on the other. It would be no less inflammatory to Palestinians and it comes much closer to representing the truth.

Something makes me wonder if Hamas is interested in stirring up more than just Palestinian emotions...
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