Wait a minute. Doesn’t Hamas want people not to read the Qur’an? After all, as Jim Guirard has told us, the jihadists engage in “deliberate misreading, ignoring and perverting of passages of the Qur’an, the Hadith and the Islamic Jurisprudence (the Fiqh).” And he must be right, no? After all, all sorts of powerful people in Washington listen to him.
But consider this: if that were really true, would Hamas really encourage Qur’an-reading and memorization? Wouldn’t they be afraid that in the course of this study someone would discover all the true, peaceful teachings of Islam, and renounce Hamas and its targeting of civilians?
Yet Hamas doesn’t seem troubled by that possibility at all. Hmmm.
From The Associated Press (thanks to Twostellas):
Inmates in the Gaza Strip’s main prison can now reduce their sentences by one year if they memorize five chapters from the Koran, Islam’s holy book, the prison’s governor announced Monday.
The prison, controlled by the militant Hamas movement since the group’s violent takeover of the Gaza Strip in June, holds 350 prisoners, 30 of whom are on death row.
The new scripture program seeks to encourage prisoners to behave according to the Koran’s law, prison governor Col. Abu al-Abed Hamid, said in a statement.
Most of the inmates were sentenced before Hamas took power, for crimes ranging from murder to corruption to collaborating with Israel.