UK wants 'normal relations' with Hamas
Published: 20.04.06, 12:46
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1. So, what else is new?
Sivan ,   Tel-Aviv, Israel   (04.20.06)
2. The last straw
michael ,   melbourne   (04.20.06)
Britain has never been an ally to Israel, and this idiot confirms that. He recently said that after iran disarms its nuclear ambitions, Israel will be next on the list. He should worry about the problems Britain faces with its huge moslem population who are becoming more and more extreme, while sponging off his govt..
3. What's up ...
gm ,   south africa   (04.20.06)
with Britain? Have they lost their backbone? They are fools, after a bombing, to change their tone, it now looks like the bombing has forced them to change their attitude for fear of terrorism. Hamas is a terrorist organisation. They don't deserve anyone's time of day, espcially since they don't believe that Israel shouldn't exist.
4. Must accept Israels existence as a FACT-isnt it a FACT?
Alan ,   SA   (04.20.06)
03/725-1222 Jack Straw is the new Chamberlain! The great appeaser!
6. Monitors to see money not used by terrorists!Who are Hamas?
Alan ,   SA   (04.20.06)
7. Well Done Jack
richard Hitchings ,   methil   (04.20.06)
Poor Jack was conned into bombing Basra for Bush.....But at last Jack wishes to be his own Strawman and have a chat with Hamas......The Legal representatives of the Palestinian People. Democracy at work.
8. Selling there soul to the devil!
Linda   (04.20.06)
9. Straw dogs
Simon ,   C-Town, South Africa   (04.20.06)
The British are back showing their true colours again ! Remember under the mandate how pally, pally they were with the arabs and how many Jews died. They must keep their noses out of Israeli affairs and attend to their own problems END.!
10. straw is a dunce
debra ,   usa   (04.20.06)
jack staw is wrong on every issue he opens his mouth about. is he the best england can do? what a dunce he is.
11. Straw should shut the f$%k up!
Roni   (04.20.06)
12. Possible reason
Anthony ,   London   (04.20.06)
I suspect that Olmert promised not to retaliate on condition that the West keep putting pressure on Hamas. But once Olmert had anounced he wouldnt attack, Jack Straw thought he could get away with sucking up to terrorists again (as long as they only target Israel)
13. Hey, look what happens if you call for more suicide bombs!
howard ,   pacific coast, usa   (04.20.06)
The UK backs you and sends you megabucks. That is, if your bombs only kill Jews.
14. To All of you
atmawi ,   Historic Palestine   (04.20.06)
Keep listening to your self, do not allow any one else ideas to screw you, then see what you get--- I am not surprised that you are so damn shocked by Straw words.
15. signals from Hamas...
jessie ,   norway   (04.20.06)
there must have come some signals from Hamas that they are willing to recognize Israel and stop terrorism. if not,i find it hard to belive that more and more nations are suddenly willing to recognize this terrorist regime. i have not seen anything in any newspaper or tv-stations. will there be enough with talk this time,or will there be responsible action ?
16. Slippy Jack rips again
Sammy ,   EUrabia   (04.20.06)
The holy warriors will be very, very amused, but not so very appeased by the UK buck. How about to create or re-relocate one more monarchy in ME?
17. Straw's declaration
Moussa SUWWAN ,   Paris/France   (04.20.06)
Mr. Straw talks logic. Hamas must choose pragmatism sooner or later, but sooner is better than later. I am almost certain that the grate majority of Palestinians believe in peace, and they opt for a two state solution. Suicide bombing will never help the palestinian cause but, starving people will push the hopeless to commit acts of violence. Israel, which has the most powerful army in the region, should change its methods of retaliation. Enclosure, distruction of property and starving people is not the right method to annihilate violence. As you know : violence brings violence, revenge calls for revenge and so on; what a vicious cieed.
18. The British never were a standard to measure by
raykie ,   tel aviv   (04.20.06)
They accept Mugabi's tyranny in Zimbabwe. Hamas has about the same moral standards.
19. Britain and Hamas
ger ,   Raanana, Israel   (04.20.06)
Is anyone actually surprised by this? The brits will sell Israel out lock, stock, and barrel. They always have, they always will.
20. re #10
JJ ,   Berlin   (04.20.06)
2 words for you, debra, usa: GEORGE BUSH
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (04.20.06)
The Hamas Charter of hate calls for the murder of all Jews. This is what Palestinian Authority society voted for. UK Jew-haters don't care that genocide breaks international law. From the Hamas Charter: Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish and of having a Jewish population, defies Islam and the Muslims. Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it. The Day of Judgment will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad.
22. Arabs and the terror charter
jessie ,   norway   (04.20.06)
i do belive it is VERY important that the Hamas charter are being changed. and the 3 Arab NO's MUST be changed to 3 YES. this is about the future. and it is also important to stay in touch with reallity regarding the terrorism.the word for terrorism is not violence. compromices are only useful when they are in touch with reallity. don't open a door that the future never will be able to close.!
23. South Africa's 'balancing' act
Chaya ,   Bat Yam   (04.20.06)
South Africa is equating the terrorist attack with our self=defence measures! Read about it on Call the So. African Embassy 525-2566
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (04.20.06)
The Palestinian Authority terrorist organization, along with Hamas and other terrorist organizations, work unceasingly towards the goal of Islamic global conquest. The following is an excerpt from sermon by Sheik Ibrahim Mudeiris, May 13 2005 on Palestinian Authority TV (transcribed by Memri TV monitor): "We have ruled the world before, and by Allah, the day will come when we will rule the entire world again. The day will come when we will rule America. The day will come when we will rule Britain and the entire world - except for the Jews. The Jews will not enjoy a life of tranquility under our rule...The day will come when everything will be relieved of the Jews. The stones and trees will want the Muslims to finish off every Jew." PA PEACE PARTNERS DECLARE THEY WILL FINISH OFF EVERY JEW. Even though the PA declared they plan to rule America and Britain (and the entire world) the U.S. Britain and EU kept on giving mega millions of U.S. and European TAX DOLLARS to their favorite terrorists who murder Jews.
25. Straw is right
Adam Keller ,   Holon, Israel   (04.20.06)
The Hamas was elected by the Palestinians, they are now the representatives and the world - and especially Israel -should talk with them. And if we let the Palestinians starve, we will suffer no less than they.
26. Jack Straw is utterly despicable
Larry ,   Eastbourne, UK   (04.20.06)
and is the latest in a long tradition of British foreign secretaries who have been enemies of Israel and the Jews. However, non-British readers of this message should be aware that Mr Straw has to appease, and please, his constituents in Muslim-occupied Blackburn.
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (04.20.06)
UK Jew-haters betray Israel, Europe and every non-Muslim on earth. THERE IS NO WAR ON TERROR. Hamas knows that words, not actions, was all that America and Europe required of PLO/Palestinian Authority terrorist organization, who broke ALL agreements. For many years, American and European tax dollars financed the war against the Jews. The military wing of Palestinian Authority Abbas's Fatah party, the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, is responsible for massive terrorist atrocities against Jewish innocents. U.S. EU, UN and Russia demand Israel give half of her tiny land to Islamofascists. The land in Gaza, Israel surrendered to the Islamo-Fascists has been transformed into Hamastan - terrorist training camps and a base for global terrorists. The U.S. EU, UN, and Russia with a political/religious agenda of forcibly removing the hated Infidel Jews from the Biblical heartland seek to duplicate in Judea and Samaria what Islamic terrorists were empowered to achieve in Gaza. The Hamas goal is conquest of Israel and Europe: HAMAS Targets Spain By Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld | January 2, 2006 It is not only Palestine that children in the West Bank and Gaza are asked to liberate; now they are asked to liberate Seville. The HAMAS children’s magazine, Al-Fateh, in a recent issue, (No. 66), tells the children about the city called Asbilia (Seville) and calls on them to free it, together with the whole country, from the infidels and to reinstate Muslim rule... Qaradawi, calls on Muslims to conquer Europe, saying: “Islam will return to Europe as a conqueror and a victor... Apparently encouraged by successful Jihad against Israel, HAMAS is now raising the ante, going international. Just as they have indoctrinated a generation of Palestinian children to commit suicide attacks against Israelis, they are now expanding their targets to include the rest of the Caliphate – beginning with Spain. It is only a matter of time, before today’s Palestinian children, and others exposed to HAMAS’ publications start offering themselves up for the next stage of Jihad in Spain.
28. Britain is Jew hating???
JJ ,   Berlin   (04.20.06)
So Britain is Jew and Israel hating? Have you people never been to Golders Green or Stamford Hill? Not to mention any of the other large Jewish settlement areas in the UK - I speak only of the ones where I grew up. I guess Larry of Eastbourne has not, because if he had, he would have seen how thriving these communities are. How well established. How much they contribute to the local community and how they are well respected citizens of the UK. I am proud to have grown up as a Catholic living in a predominantly Jewish area, with a sprinkling of other minorities, including Muslims and I have never, ever witnessed any kind of animosity between any of these groups. People just get on with each other! Isn't that the way it should be? Now Israelis and Palestinians need to get along - neither party is going to shift and move elsewhere. Those who protest about Jack Straw opening talks with Palestine may prefer the barbaric way of blowing people up, but I am much more comfortable with the negotiation route. I find it a complete conundrum how people who call themselves religious (from any religion) can defend, justify or condone violence in any way, shape or form. Here's to hoping that Jack Straw or any of the others concerned with peace may be able to broker some peace between Israel and the democratically elected Hamas.
29. #26 40%of BRITAIN'S Large MUSLIM Population WANT SHARIA LAW
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (04.20.06)
Results of a recent poll. Non-Muslims have NO human rights under sharia law. Also, under sharia law, non-Muslims must pay Muslims jizya, the blood ransom Koranic poll tax.
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (04.20.06)
In response to the European occupation of Europe by Europeans, is the EU planning to initiate a peace process and offer Muslims half of Europe? Will the EU, following the Palestinian Authority model; finance, arm and train Muslim terrorist organizations, declaring it is a necessary requirement for the internal security of European Muslim territories? Eurabian Nightmares By Andrew G. Bostom | March 13, 2006 While Europe Slept chronicles Bawer's personal encounter with Europe's ongoing Islamization since late 1998... France is already 12% Muslim and Switzerland 20%... Already, in most of Western Europe, 16 to 20 percent of children are Muslims...within a couple of generations many [Western European] countries will have Muslim majorities. ...a Danish Muslim leader, typical of many European imams, declared triumphally in 2000, “Muslims have a dream of living in an Islamic society…This dream will surely be fulfilled in Denmark…We will eventually be a majority”. And such demography is already destiny in Islamic satellite colonies interspersed throughout Western Europe where demands for sovereignty began well before the recent Muslim intifada in France this past fall, 2005. In France, a public official met with an imam at the edge of Roubaix's Muslim district out of respect for his declaration of the neighborhood as Islamic territory to which she had no right of access. In Britain, imams have pressed the government to officially designate certain areas of Bradford as being under Muslim, not British, law. In Denmark, Muslim leaders have sought the same kind of control over parts of Copenhagen. And in Belgium, Muslims living in the Brussels neighborhood of Sint-Jans-Molenbeek already view it not as part of Belgium but as an area under Islamic jurisdiction in which Belgians are not welcome. These burgeoning Muslim communities are also consuming disproportionate amounts of state sponsored welfare benefits. For example, Danish Muslims comprise 5% of the population, yet they receive 40% of the governmental outlays... ...the social workers themselves are often tyrannized by their Muslim clients. Bawer describes the chilling situation in Denmark: Some clients lay waste to social security offices and hit social workers... Bawer further documents how Norwegian (Oslo) imams preach brazenly that Muslims should expect such welfare benefits-and feel justified in supplementing them by stealing from stores-as a form of jizya* extracted from their infidel "host" societies-societies that have not yet accepted their requisite subservience to Islamic Law!
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