Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Is this what Hamas means by a ceasefire?

Sickening story in the Israeli press about Hamas' kidnapping and murder of an Israeli citizen. What's even worse than Hamas' engaging in such disgusting, inhuman and inhumane acts, is the member's tremendous sense of pride, and the fact that Palestinians have a culture that doesn't bemoan these as necessary acts of war (an attitude I could understand, even though disagreeing profoundly with the Palestinian position in the war), but instead celebrates them as high watermarks in Palestinian cultural development. You have to think long and hard about the validity of a culture that praises itself for being bathed in the blood of women, children, and the elderly, and that sees itself as strong for being able to torture and murder people who have been reduced to helplessness.

[The picture of Sasson Nuriel, the murder victim, as proudly displayed on Hamas' own website.]