A quote from a recent article in the Hamas newspaper
“We find more than once condemnation and denunciation to the resistance operations and bombings[suicide attacks], carried out by Hamas and the Palestinian resistance branches. There is no other choice but to use restraint regarding the condemnation, the attaching of the label of terror [to “resistance”], and the assembling of conferences [for] condemnation [of the attacks]. [This] so that everyone will know, that we did this only because our lord commanded so, “I did it not of my own accord” [*] and so that people will know that the extermination of Jews is good for the inhabitants of the worlds on a land, to which Allah gave his blessing for the sake of the inhabitants of the worlds.”
[Al-Risalah, April 23, 2007]
What is particularly frightening here is how this resembles a passage from Mein Kampf where Hitler also says that the extermination of the Jews is a divine ordination.
“In this case the only salvation remaining was war. If the Jew with the help of his Marxist creed is victorious over the peoples of this world, then his crown will be the funeral wreath of humanity. Thus I believe today that I am
acting according to the will of the almighty creator: when I defend myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.”
*Thanks to Naomi Regan