My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, December 16, 2005

Get set for a hard-line terrorist Palestinian Authority...

Coming soon, a Hamas-run Palestinian Authority - dedicated to the destruction of Israel.
Hamas swept 73 percent of the vote in the West Bank's largest city, Nablus, one of three major towns and cities in which it won local elections, according to preliminary results released Friday.

The victory deals a harsh blow to the ruling Fatah party just six weeks ahead of the January 25 parliamentary poll.

"We didn't think for a moment that Hamas would win so many votes," said Issam Abu Bakher, Fatah's chief in the Nablus region. "The earth shook under our feet, and this will have an effect on the parliament (elections)."
Arafat's Fatah party has now split in two....and this will allow Hamas to easily win.

Of course, my personal view is that Hamas should NOT be allowed to run. The Oslo Accords prohibited any political party with ties to terrorism running in elections.


Blogger JasperPants said...

I am not so sure this is a bad thing in the long run...

Whith a radical terrorist organization running a democratic psuedo-state, it may not take long for voters to realize that Hama's approach is not working.

Perhaps in the long run, once the Palestinians realize their lot in life is not getting any better, even Hamas could be pushed to the negotiating table.


1:49 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I disagree.

I think the reason the "Palestinians" aren't supporting Fatah anymore is that Fatah made no inroads to weakening Israel. They're choosing the more ardent terrorists because their ultimate goal isn't statehood, rather the annihilation of Israel. It makes even more sense when you consider the close ties between Hamas and Iran.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous onegayjew said...

When i was in israel 20 odd years ago the palestinians i knew always liked the local organization that actually helped with school, social services, employment etc. Back then it was mostly UN and christo/muslim[ie: world vision/red cresent] organizations. But later hamas stepped in and starting doing all the stuff that the PA was to corrupt to accomplish. So of course hamas got huge support. They will probably have some serious in-fighting soon as the leadership will soon ealize that the political arena is far more productive thn the terror arena.
Most israeli apologists forget that the World Press back in 1946/7/8 deemed Menachim Begin et al as guerillas(i so miss that term).
Hamas and other 'terror' cells that wish to remain relevant will adopt the debate over the gun soon enough.
A Gay Jew

4:59 AM  

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