It is really unconscionable that your choice of articles about the war inflicted on Israel by Gaza features writers who have either little comprehension of what living under rocket fire that kills people, destroys homes and fields, kills wild and domestic animals and takes a huge toll on the mental health of civilians really means, or have no regard for the rights of Jews to their historic homeland and the legal entitlement that they have to live there. So which is it? Willful blindness and ignorance or antisemitism which masquerades as anti-Zionism or both?
Neither speaks well of Rick Salutin or Izzeldine Abulaish, nor of the overall editorial bias that the Toronto Star presents whenever it comes to defending Jewish lives and Israel’s rights. The major wars of this century were driven by false information and bigotry in the media; in WWII it was driven by a fascist agenda. There is absolutely no difference between that and Islamo-fascism which is driving the Hamas agenda, along with its affiliates such as Islamic Jihad, and if your writers have not read the charter of Hamas, let me provide a few excerpts for you and your readers which I urge that you publish, in whole or in part, and that you provide the link to this charter that reads as a death decree to Jews, to Israel and to the Western way of life. Are you really defending this in the Toronto Star, a Canadian newspaper in a democratic country?
"Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors."
For our struggle against the Jews is extremely wide-ranging and grave, so much so that it will need all the loyal efforts we can wield, to be followed by further steps and reinforced by successive battalions from the multifarious Arab and Islamic world, until the enemies are defeated and Allah's victory prevails.
The Islamic Resistance Movement (ie Hamas) is one of the wings of the Muslim Brothers in Palestine. The Muslim Brotherhood Movement is a world organization, the largest Islamic Movement in the modern era.
They have raised the banner of Jihad in the face of the oppressors in order to extricate the country and the people from the [oppressors'] desecration, filth and evil.
The Islamic Resistance Movement is a distinct Palestinian Movement which owes its loyalty to Allah, derives from Islam its way of life and strives to raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine. Only under the shadow of Islam could the members of all regions coexist in safety and security for their lives, properties and rights(11). In the absence of Islam, conflict arises, oppression reigns, corruption is rampant and struggles and wars prevail.
By virtue of the distribution of Muslims, who pursue the cause of the Hamas, all over the globe, and strive for its victory, for the reinforcement of its positions and for the encouragement of its Jihad, the Movement is a universal one.
We must imprint on the minds of generations of Muslims that the Palestinian problem is a religious one, to be dealt with on this premise.
I swear by that who holds in His Hands the Soul of Muhammed! I indeed wish to go to war for the sake of Allah! I will assault and kill,assault and kill, assault and kill (told by Bukhari and Muslim(44)).
The Nazism of the Jews does not skip women and children, it scares everyone. They make war against people's livelihood, plunder their moneys and threaten their honour.
This wealth [permitted them to (reference here to the Jews] take over control of the world media such as news agencies, the press,publication houses, broadcasting and the like. [They also used this]wealth to stir revolutions in various parts of the globe in order to fulfill their interests and pick the fruits. They stood behind the French and the Communist Revolutions and behind most of the revolutions we hear about here and there. They also used the money to establish clandestine organizations which are spreading around the world, in order to destroy societies and carry out Zionist interests. Such organizations are: the Free Masons, Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, B'nai B'rith and the like. All of them are destructive spying organizations. They also used the money to take over control of the Imperialist states and made them colonize many countries in order to exploit the wealth of those countries and spread their corruption therein.
So dear Editor, please note that Hamas intends to destroy Israel, and is recruiting Muslims to their cause all over the world. I urge you to read the entire document which is full of pious pleas and sanctimonious statements calling for the murder of Jews. You must read the full document which is a trove of Islamist supremacy, degrading of other people, calls to Allah to justify everything that Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood do, and hateful antisemitic tropes with no basis in history, facts, or current reality.
(The source of the above can be confirmed here: https://fas.org/irp/world/para/docs/880818.htm, the title page of which is shown below.
THE CHARTER OF ALLAH: THE PLATFORM OF THE
ISLAMIC RESISTANCE MOVEMENT (HAMAS)*
Translated and annotated by Raphael Israeli Harry Truman Research Institute
The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel )
Andria Spindel, Executive Director
Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation