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June 23, 2024

Greatest quote I've seen, if only for the phrase "the most flowery example of genocide since Rwanda." Nance Knows.

By Malcolm Nance — just putting this here so it’s in my file —

My favorite part of genocide scholarship is when the scholars ignore every Arab state or terrorist mass murder of the last half century, and somehow find a relatively small, but intense urban war by Jews is the most flowery example of genocide since Rwanda. Please do Russia versus Ukraine first. Then follow it up with Syria against its own people. And if you have time, please explain why HAMAS's 10-7 mass murdering every living soul wasn't a good attempt at genocide. I'll wait.

Malcolm Nance, an actual expert. Gaza is not a genocide.

June 23, 2024

This deserves to be an OP of its own some day. Thank you

🌺 Pardon me for swiping it whole, but I really want to save it in my file where I can find it again. 🌺

LeftInTX (26,337 posts)
66. You need to read
Reply to Buzz cook (Reply #55)
Sat Jun 22, 2024, 08:31 PM
Understanding Hamas’s Genocidal Ideology

How many Israelis, or Jews, or anyone else for that matter, have read the 1988 Hamas Covenant or the revised charter that was issued in 2017? With 36 articles of only a few paragraphs’ length each in the former, and 42 concise statements of general principles and objectives in the latter, both are considerably shorter and more digestible than the 782-page original German-language edition of Mein Kampf. Moreover, unlike Hitler’s seminal work, which was not published in English until March 1939, excellent English translations of both the original Hamas Covenant and its successor can easily be found on the internet.

Released on August 18, 1988, the original covenant spells out clearly Hamas’s genocidal intentions. Accordingly, what happened in Israel on Saturday is completely in keeping with Hamas’s explicit aims and stated objectives. It was, in fact, the inchoate realization of Hamas’s true ambitions.

The most relevant of the document’s 36 articles can be summarized as falling within four main themes:
1.The complete destruction of Israel as an essential condition for the liberation of Palestine and the establishment of a theocratic state based on Islamic law (Sharia),
2.The need for both unrestrained and unceasing holy war (jihad) to attain the above objective,
3.The deliberate disdain for, and dismissal of, any negotiated resolution or political settlement of Jewish and Muslim claims to the Holy Land, and
4.The reinforcement of historical anti-Semitic tropes and calumnies married to sinister conspiracy theories.

Israel’s Complete and Utter Destruction
The covenant opens with a message that precisely encapsulates Hamas’s master plan. Quoting Hassan al-Banna, the Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Hamas is a constituent member (Article 2), the document proclaims, “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.”


Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip – Human Rights Council 6th special session

The Hamas Government in Gaza: A Genocidal Charter and a Legacy of ‘Jihadist-Martyrdom’

1. As the WUPJ has stated since 1989, the HAMAS Charter of 18 August 1988 is racist, ‘politicidal’ and ‘genocidal’. The entire organization — both ‘political’ and ‘humanitarian’ — and its main leaders should be blacklisted by all Member States of the United Nation as an avowed criminal, terrorist group. Any State reluctant to do so should be reminded of the 1948 Genocide Convention, article III (c) which condemns: “direct and public incitement to commit genocide.” And article IV too.

2. HAMAS is against any peace process: “There is no solution to the Palestinian Question except by Jihad. All initiatives, proposals, and International Conferences are but a waste of time and futile.” (art. 13). The HAMAS slogan has since inspired countless jihadist martyrs worldwide: “Allah is its goal, The Prophet its model, the Qur'an its Constitution, Jihad its path, and death for the sake of Allah its most sublime belief.” (article 8). Its article 28 concludes with a strongly racist-religious menace, which has never been condemned: “Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish, and of having a Jewish population defies Islam and the Muslims. ‘Let the cowards never sleep.’ ”

3. HAMAS is committed to an eternal jihad against “the Jews”– until the victory of Allah is implemented. The Land of Palestine must be cleansed from their impurity and viciousness. Muslims are obligated to fight and kill the Jews wherever they find them. This global, genocidal call is justified by an oft-quoted hadith (‘saying’, attributed to Muhammad), that concludes article 7: “HAMAS aspires to implement Allah's promise, whatever time it may take. The Prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said:‘The Hour [Day of Judgment] will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: Oh Muslim! Oh Abdallah [Slave of Allah!], there is a Jew behind me, come on and kill him. This will not apply to the Gharqad tree, which is a Jewish tree.’”

4. This controversial hadith — yet related by the authoritative 9th century compilers, al-Bukhari and Muslim — has since become a commonplace belief among Islamists. On 12 April 2002, the PA-nominated Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi delivered a Friday sermon at Gaza City’s main Sheikh Ijlin Mosque, broadcast live on PA television. He quoted extensively from this hadith — including the odd reference to the "Jewish" Gharqad tree — in preaching genocide and a jihad-war: “We believe in this hadith. We are convinced also that this hadith heralds the spread of Islam and its rule over all the lands (…)‘from the ocean to the ocean ’.” Sheikh Madhi concluded: “Oh Allah, accept our martyrs in the highest heaven (…) Oh Allah, show the Jews a black day (…) Oh Allah, annihilate the Jews and their supporters (…) Oh Allah, raise the flag of Jihad across the land (…) Oh Allah, forgive our sins.”

Archival: The Hamas Charter – A Religious Antisemitic Document That Calls For Uncompromising Jihad Against The Jews

"Israel will exist, and will continue to exist, until Islam abolishes it, as it abolished that which was before it." [From the words of] The martyr, Imam Hasan al-Banna', Allah's mercy be upon him.[1]

The initiatives, the so-called peace solutions, and the international conferences for resolving the Palestinian problem stand in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement, for to neglect any part of Palestine is to neglect part of the Islamic faith. The nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its [Islamic] faith. It is in the light of this principle that its members are educated, and they wage jihad in order to raise the banner of Allah over the homeland.

June 21, 2024

A few years later (in '65 I was only 17) I made the decision to only have "replacements" i.e. 2 kids

Population was then “only” 3.5 billion, I think. The same people starving now were starving then, give or take a few wars and pandemics.

Funny you should mention climate change, though — I distinctly remember science-based discussions back then of environmental devastation to come, and the examples used were based on the animal world.

* Islands where introduced rabbits or deer breed themselves into starvation. They eat everything and the island is denuded and destroyed. This is not an experiment, it is a repeated observation where it has happened.

* Terraria (or jars) where bacteria or something similarly small multiply like crazy until they use up all the oxygen and then die, leaving toxic substances behind.

*Oh, and here’s my favorite: the rat model. Rats trapped like that go crazy even when provided with food and so forth. Severe overcrowding breaks their brains.

Speaking of the rat experiments: have you ever read Brunner’s future-fic “Stand on Zanzibar” ? Written in the same era as when I read “The Population Bomb, “ I always recommend it when this topic comes up. Brunner took all the info then available (as the best authors do) and posited a world where severe overcrowding was, well, making us crazy.

I’m glad I had the two, and only two. My son had a vasectomy, so he made the same decision as you.

But here’s where I was completely wrong: I thought we had more time to get it right, but it turns out that as a species we blew it. Just about the time I started to think I wanted to write a letter to my great-grandchildren deeply apologizing for the climate change they were going to have to live with, I realized: it’s here right now. The turning point has happened in my lifetime, and the 3 grandsons I have (and all that there ever will be) are going to be living it. I’m sorry, kids, I’m truly sorry.

This is just by way of a conversation — believe me, I respect your decision.

June 17, 2024

What is happening is that women and men are discovering that "abortion" is very complex...

20% of all pregnancies miscarry, and if it is not taken care of medically pretty quickly, women go septic and they die.

Allowing politicians to define what is medically necessary as a crime will cause your self or your daughter, sister, friend, or wife to bleed out or go septic — and die.

It is finally dawning on Americans that so-called pro-life fanatics and politicians are heartless idiots who have no business getting between women and their doctors.

Even before Alito leaked Dobbs (and by now I do believe it was he) I went from calling myself “pro-choice” to saying that hell yes I am pro-abortion, and no apologies, because I realized that these heartless idiots did not care one iota if women died from miscarriages or pregnancies gone wrong. My mother was born a full century ago, and what she and her generation called a D&C and knew was standard of care for miscarriages — these 21st century “pro-life” fanatic *holes are calling abortions and are conflating with infanticide.

It looks like this reality has dawned on a whole lot of other people.

May 21, 2024

Too old to leave this time around. More importantly, I think there's a historic worldwide shift going on...

I’ve felt it ever since Trump got into office — we are not the only democratic nation on the verge of voluntarily giving up our democracy by voting in an autocrat.

So take your pick of nations on the verge — frankly I think I will stick with this one, and if my bones lie here, well here is where I planned for them to lie anyway.

If you want a really apocalyptic point of view from Hekate: everywhere there are wars and rumors of wars, as the very old saying goes. Often they are ginned up as a distraction for some powerful group’s benefit. Distraction from what, this time? Catastrophic climate change — and it is here.

Sorry, DUers, I generally try to keep such thoughts to myself. It’s a beautiful day here, with the flowers blooming and a break in the May-gray of the Central Coast. Two miles from here my BIL & SIL are nurturing their garden and orchard — keeping their patch of the Earth fertile and beautiful. I think they are very wise.


May 21, 2024

The tipping point is Here and Now. And what are the nations doing? Sliding toward fascism worldwide...

….Fomenting wars to distract us.

I’d say “God forgive us,” but somehow I don’t think the Earth Goddess actually will.

May 20, 2024

Trump Trial/MSNBC: today was apparently the day the bat-signal went out for thugs to show up...

…wearing the blue suit & red tie Trump-supporter uniform. (My words regarding the bat-signal, but it was Nicolle and her panel who called these men thugs)

This was late on the first hour of Nicolle, in discussion with Danny Deutsch and Weismann. They gave a slew of names — and I missed them. Some guy who’s a Hell’s Angel.

Anybody else catch the names?

May 14, 2024

Live long enough, see enough elders in agony or just profoundly diminished by age, & you'll get it

My mom raised me with the mantra that suicide is the coward’s way out. Long before she herself aged into chronic searing pain I had figured out the flaws in that one-size-fits-all statement.

No, she didn’t kill herself. But in her last illness I think the Dark Angel came near and she leapt into his arms.

I admired Dylan Thomas’ poetry from a young age, can still recite some by heart. But I came to realize that “Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night” was written by a very young man, one who never grew old enough to understand in his own flesh that “rage, rage, against the dying of the light” was not necessarily a one-size-fits-all prescription.

May 11, 2024

🔥As Senator Katie Britt proposes a national data base of pregnant women, a historical reminder of Romania

… and the loathsome Nicolae Ceausescu.:

Sen. Katie Britt Introduces Bill to Create Federal Database of Pregnant People

Historical reminder: Romanian Decree 770, signed into law in 1967 by Nicolae Ceausescu

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