The roots of CAIR’s family tree, Hamas, aren’t happy about bin Laden finally meeting shaytan. But Hamas is a group Obama has been receptive to in the post. via Hamas mourns a ‘holy warrior’ – Herald Scotland
HAMAS condemned the killing of Osama bin Laden as the assassination of an Arab holy warrior.
The Islamist group’s response contrasted sharply with that of the Palestinian Authority, their partner in a new unity deal, which described it as “good for the cause of peace”.
Instead, Ismail Haniyeh, head of the Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip, accused the US of pursuing a policy based on “oppression and the shedding of Arab and Muslim blood”.
He said: “We ask God to offer him mercy with the true believers and the martyrs. We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior.”
The response from Hamas was mirrored by some others in the Arab world who view bin Laden as the only Muslim leader to take the fight against Western dominance to the heart of the enemy with the September 11 attacks.
“Bin Laden defended the dignity of Muslims and now the US and the West will answer for their occupation,” said Egyptian Abdullah Ali, a Salafist taxi driver in his 60s.
Tareq al-Zumar of Egypt’s Islamist group al-Gama’a al-Islamiya, which took up arms against the state in the 1990s, said: “Bin Laden will become a symbol of resistance to occupation. The US killing of bin Laden will undoubtedly galvanise reaction and retaliation attempts.”
Some militants appeared to share that sentiment.
One al Qaeda idealogue who goes by the online name Assad al-Jihad2 said: “The battle between us and international tyranny is long and will not be stopped by the martyrdom of our beloved one, the lion of Islam. How many martyrdom seekers have been born today?”
All the more curious why Barrack Obama chose May Day to announce the killing of bin Laden, and prepared so well for an Islamic burial.
Update: A State Dept. official condemns Hamas for condemning waxing bin Laden, but didn’t have the courage to share his/her name:
Hamas’s reference to Osama bin Laden as a “holy warrior” is “outrageous,” a US State Department official said on Tuesday, slamming the group for mourning the death of the al-Qaida leader.
“Osama bin Laden was a murderer and terrorist who ordered the killings of thousands of innocent men, women, and children – many of them Muslim,” the official said. “He did not die a martyr, he died hiding in luxury place far away from the violence that was carried out in his name. “
Update 3: A ‘Palestinian’ imam: Obama will soon hang
An imam from the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem vowed to take revenge over “the western dogs” for killing Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on Sunday.
In a Youtube video uploaded by the imam he said: “The western dogs are rejoicing after killing one of our Islamic lions. From Al-Aqsa Mosque, where the future caliphate will originate with the help of God, we say to them – the dogs will not rejoice too much for killing the lions. The dogs will remain dogs and the lion, even if he is dead, will remain a lion.”
The imam then verbally attacked US President Barack Obama saying: “You personally instructed to kill Muslims. You should know that soon you’ll hang together with Bush Junior.”
“We are a nation of billions, a good nation. We’ll teach you about politics and military ways very soon, with god’s help,” he vowed.
Religion of Peace don’t forget.