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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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