And he doesn’t mean an interior spiritual struggle, either: Haneya has bought into the Islamophobic notion that jihad has something to do with warfare. Ibrahim Hooper, call your office! “Haneya: Jerusalem can only be “liberated” through Holy war, not talks,” from Xinhua, August 21 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
GAZA, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) — Prime minister of the deposed Palestinian unity government Ismail Haneya said on Thursday that liberating Jerusalem and the holy al-Aqsa Mosque can only be achieved through Jihad (Holy War), instead of “absurd peace talks.”
Haneya made the statement at a rally held in Gaza City to mark the 39-year-anniversary of burning al-Aqsa mosque by a Zionist extremist, Muslims’ holy shrine in east Jerusalem.
Interesting anniversary to mark. Keeping hate alive.
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are holding talks on six basic permanent status issues, Jerusalem being one of them. Haneya described these talks and ongoing meetings as “absurd.”
“The Liberation of Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque can be achieved only through Jihad, blood, resistance and martyrdom and not through absurd peace talks,” Haneya told the rally….