Here’s another one about the lack of any clear distinction between peaceful and violent, or moderate and radical, Muslims. Israeli Arab Lenin Altouri, whose parents must have been ideological kin of those of Egyptian official Hitler Tantawi, was ready to work with Hamas. From YnetNews, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
The Tel Aviv District Court convicted Sunday 24-year-old israeli-Arab Lenin Altouri from the village of Kfar Kasem on charges of holding contact with a foreign agent and intent to betray the country.
Altouri pleaded guilty to all charges as part of a plea bargain.
According to the amended indictment, during phone conversations held in March and April 2004 between Altouri and his uncle As’ad Mahmad Khalil Taha, a resident of the Gaza refugee camp Nuzirat and a Hamas member, Taha has told his nephew about recent incidents in the Gaza Strip, and asked him to assist the organization.
Altouri agreed, and said he was willing to do whatever it takes in order to help Hamas.
Taha had asked Altouri to abduct soldiers and deliver them to Hamas in Hebron or Ramallah. The nephew replied that he needed money in order to carry out the kidnappings, and Taha asked him for a bank account number to which he could transfer the funds….
In April 2004, Altouri approached two of his neighbors at the village and offered them to join him in carrying out the abductions in exchange for some of the money Hamas had paid. The two refused….
By taking these actions, Altouri knowingly held contacts with a foreign agent in a bid to harm the country’s national security, and carried out an act indicating his intent to support the enemy in its fight against Israel, the indictment stated.