Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
From The Star, with thanks to Nicolei, who notes that “the total destruction of the state of Israel” and the imposition of dhimmitude upon Israelis “are Hamas’s objectives, as stated clearly in their charter.” He adds that when Malaysia’s Muslim leaders condemn the killing of Hamas leaders but say nothing about the Hamas suicide bombings that have killed innocent civilians, they show the true nature of the supposedly “moderate” Islam of Malaysia.
ALOR STAR: The assassination of Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantissi will worsen the deteriorating situation in the Middle East, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.
He said violence and enmity in the region were escalating and the latest incident would only make the situation worse.
He said he voiced his concerns over the situation in Palestine in letters to leaders of the US, Britain, France, Russia and China as well as United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan.
“I do not intend to write another letter. The letter which I had sent is enough as I had clearly stated my views on the bad situation in Palestine, which might become worse,” Abdullah said after meeting Kedah Barisan leaders here.
He was commenting on the assassination of Rantissi by Israel on Saturday.
Rantissi was killed when an Israeli helicopter fired rockets at his car in Gaza City.
The incident took place less than a month after the killing of Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin in a similar attack.
Abdullah said Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar would prepare for discussions on the situation in Iraq and the overall situation in the Middle East at the next OIC meeting.