"Our daggers and rifles will pursue them until the extraction of the last Jew from our land." Rumpled Academic update from the Tampa Trib, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
TAMPA - -- A series of Palestinian Islamic Jihad communiqués posted on the Internet was shown to jurors Tuesday in the terror-support trial of Sami Al-Arian and three other men.
Prosecutors used them to bolster their claim that Islamic Jihad attacks are a form of extortion intended to drive Jews out of Israel.
"Either they leave Palestine or we will make it a graveyard for all of them," stated one Web posting, which listed 196 attacks the group claimed between 1984 and 1999.
They were sorted by year and included the nature of each attack: stabbings, bombings, grenades and others.
"Our daggers and rifles will pursue them until the extraction of the last Jew from our land," was one comment from a 1990 attack.
Al-Arian, Ghassan Ballut, Hatem Fariz and Sameeh Hammoudeh are charged with four conspiracy counts, including racketeering, providing material support to terrorists and conspiring to commit murder abroad.
In cross-examination, defense attorney Linda Moreno pointed to other passages that said the attacks were in response to Israeli violence.
Oh, that makes it ok, eh? Even if that were true, it would not justify calls for mass genocide.