Israeli president Shimon Peres gave this statement yesterday: "Nobody in this world understands what are Hamas' goals and why it continues to fire missiles," "This shooting has no point, no logic, and no chance."
I am angry with Shimon Peres. Was it so difficult to read Hamas' Charter, Article 13 "There is no solution to the Palestinian problem except by jihad." or Article 7 of the Hamas Charter which reads "O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!" and is taken from hadith Bukhari (Vol 4, Book 52, No. 177) and quotes Prophet Muhammad?
Do all these Middle East experts from Tony Blair to Martti Ahtisaari really believe that Hamas will "moderate" and go against what Muhammad ordered? Had they read one book by Ibn Warraq, Bat Ye'or, Ayaan Hirsi Ali or Robert Spencer they would have understood that one word explains it all - jihad. After all, the name of the parallel organization to Hamas says it explicitly - Islamic Jihad. The ten ton elephant is in the middle of the room, but they refuse to see it.
Why is it that we have to suffer because our political elites are in denial and refuse to read up on jihad and educate themselves? Enough is enough. How long is the civilization which created the Grad rocket used by the jihadists, created the laptops and software ( Google Earth) they are targeting us with, the integrated chips, microprocessors, flip-flops, half--adders, p-n junctions, down to the Schrödinger equation, how long will we who created all they are using to attack us with refuse to look at the vast information available at our fingertips about their motives?
Never in human history has the future of our civilization depended on the group so reluctant to look into quite easily accessible information.