Skip to comments.In Era After Arafat, Islamic Militants Are Edging Into Power
Posted on 12/17/2005 10:02:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Arafat... kept Hamas... in line and out of power... he rejected proposals that Hamas join the secular Palestine Liberation Organization with up to 40 percent of seats, and he refused to give Hamas a share of power in the Palestinian Authority... specifically excluding Hamas and the other Islamists, like Islamic Jihad. And he cracked down intermittently on them... Abbas... has refused to jettison the old guard or to crack down and provide law and order in the streets. The municipalities battle is only a forerunner to the battle for parliament in an election set for Jan. 25... Abbas believes that the politicization of Hamas is a great accomplishment, the only way to moderate the group, and... the only path to genuine national unity... Fatah itself is splitting... between those who were Arafat cronies and went into exile with him and those in their 40's who grew up at home after the 1967 war, under Israeli occupation, learning Hebrew in Israeli jails and feeling excluded from power. Led by Marwan Barghouti... the younger generation has its own slate in the January elections... On Saturday, negotiations were going on between representatives of Mr. Abbas and Mr. Barghouti about how to rally Fatah around a slate that gives the younger, indigenous generation more power and retires some of the old guard. Shaken by the Hamas surge, Fatah is finally seeing the value of unity. Despite the threat, polls still show Fatah with an edge. So what would define success for Hamas in January? Forty percent of the vote could be seen as a huge accomplishment, even if Palestinian and Israeli analysts are talking excitedly about a possible Hamas majority. In any case, Hamas will have a much broader influence on Palestinian politics.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
And this is new???
The worse vermin are winning.
Bangladesh MP sacked from party for militancy comment [Anti Islamic Militants]
Reuters | 25 Nov 2005
Posted on 11/24/2005 10:06:44 PM PST by ncountylee
Arab miniseries takes on militants
statesman | November 28, 2005 | Craig Nelson
Posted on 11/27/2005 8:16:06 PM PST by ncountylee
Tagline of the year!
Thanks for posting those other two I just linked. :')
And Condi / U.S. St. Dept. shares that rather naive belief. Unfortunately there's no way to "moderate" Hamas and their terrorist cousins. Killing them is the only solution.
Because God knows that under the moderating influence of camelface, Islamic militants were kept in their place, right?
Arafat was a bloody Terrorist
oh yeah, the good ole days of the PLO. these people are insane
The Times loves the pedophile murderer Arafat.
Because they are Israel-hating fags.
It's pretty apparent that muslims need ,(and deserve), a dictator, it's the only thing that seems to control them.
"Arafat... kept Hamas... in line and out of power... "
Is that why he got a "Peace Prize"? You're as phony as he was!
I didn't write it -- as noted above, it was an excerpt from the NYT source.
But thanks for the kind remarks.
I apologize. I'm sorry. I should learn to aim before i shoot.
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