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Shaktimaan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 08:58 PM
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4. He's right about one thing...
Being a terrorist is not a stigma forever.

Hamas is only a terrorist organization for as long as it continues committing terrorist acts. Case in point: Begin was deeply involved with Irgun. He went on to become Israel's PM and make peace with Sadat. Likewise Arafat was Israel's public enemy #1 terrorist for many, many years. Yet they were willing to work with him regarding potential peace arrangements.

Point being, Hamas does not always have to represent terrorism. It is within their power to change that designation at any time. Especially in the Middle East, every group does not have to be defined by its past actions.

That said, Hamas is currently a bunch of total fucking terrorists.
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  -Arab League chief: Hamas not a terror group oberliner  May-10-11 10:10 AM   #0 
  - It is at least as much as is the IDF.  damntexdem   May-10-11 10:56 AM   #1 
  - What do you mean by that?  oberliner   May-10-11 04:05 PM   #2 
  - Both launch rockets killing civilians to advance a political agenda  Recursion   May-11-11 09:24 AM   #5 
  - Another ridiculous statement nt  King_David   May-10-11 06:41 PM   #3 
  - He's right about one thing...  Shaktimaan   May-10-11 08:58 PM   #4 
     - What was the last act of terrorism committed by Hamas?  Recursion   May-11-11 09:26 AM   #6 
        - They claimed responsibility for a rocket that killed an Israeli teenager  azurnoir   May-11-11 09:49 AM   #7 
           - Hamas, not Al Qassam  Recursion   May-11-11 09:54 AM   #8 
              - I meant Hamas they did claim responsibility for that attack n/t  azurnoir   May-11-11 10:06 AM   #9 
                 - Everything I've read said Al Qassam  Recursion   May-11-11 10:07 AM   #10 
                    - here Hamas claims responsibility for missile strike on bus that wounded boy  azurnoir   May-11-11 10:18 AM   #11 
                       - Thank you for setting this poster straight  oberliner   May-11-11 03:32 PM   #12 

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