December 1, 2023 | Foreign Podicy

What Hamas believes

December 1, 2023 Foreign Podicy

What Hamas believes



During its October 7 invasion, Hamas terrorists slaughtered more than one thousand civilians in Israel. Its horrific acts of terrorism on that day also included mass rape, pillaging, the desecration of corpses, hostage-taking, and other unspeakable atrocities.

Hamas has openly stated that it aims to repeat these atrocities and war crimes again and again and again until Israel is annihilated and Israelis exterminated. In a word: genocide.

As for a two-state solution, Hamas has consistently rejected such an idea. And if you think that’s just a bargaining ploy, you’re dead wrong.

Because Hamas has an ideology or, more accurately, a theology.

Edmund Husain is an expert on this as it pertains to Hamas. He joins host Cliff May to discuss what Islamic theology and history tell us about both Hamas and the future of Israel.

Edmund Husain

Ed is a British writer and political advisor who has worked with leaders and governments around the world. He was a senior advisor to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and he undertook his doctoral studies on Western philosophy and Islam under the direction of the English philosopher Sir Roger Scruton.

He has held senior fellowships at think tanks in London and New York. He’s currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

Among the books he has authored: The IslamistThe House of Islam: A Global History, and Among the Mosques.

A regular contributor to the Spectator magazine, he has appeared on the BBC and CNN and has written for the TelegraphThe Times of London, the New York TimesThe Guardian, and other publications.


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