(USNewsMag.com) – Israel is not the only target of Hamas. Christians, as well as those who participate in local service organizations such as the Lions Club, are also targets, according to Middle East expert and author Walid Phares.
Phares said “Hamas is using Gaza as an umbrella” in order to appear to be a legitimate political party. In reality, he said, the group “is a jihadist movement” spreading across “America and Canada, and in Western Europe.” Hamas targets nonbelievers in Islam across the world. “The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement,” adopted on Aug. 18, 1988, details the philosophy of Hamas. It states that the only “solution to the Palestinian question” is “through Jihad.”
In his new book, “Iran: An Imperialistic Republic and U.S. Policy,” Phares explains how Hamas spreads its message of hate. He stated, “They know our society very well. They are here.”
Rotary, Lions Clubs, and Freemasonry are on a list of subjects for Hamas’ call for Jihad in Article 22 of the Hamas charter. Hamas states that the organizations attempt to “colonize many countries” “to enable them to exploit their resources and spread corruption.” Phares explained how the organizations are considered a sin by the Jihadists.
Around the world, more than 1.4 million Rotary Club and Lions Club members are involved in humanitarian efforts such as food programs, the rebuilding of communities, and helping to provide sanitation, clean water, and hygiene.
In an appearance before the House Committee on Homeland Security, FBI Director Christoper Wray stated that the FBI has ramped up investigations into Hamas as a way to disrupt any Hamas-related attacks that could occur on U.S. soil. The investigations will also shut down any financial support flowing to the group.
Wray stated that foreign terrorist organizations have called “for attacks against Americans and our allies.” He added that the possibility of an attack on U.S. soil by “Hamas or another foreign terrorist organization” could not be ruled out.
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