Hamas Charter (1988)
The Charter of Allah: The Platform of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas)
“In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate You are the best community that has been raised up for mankind. Ye enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency; and ye believe in Allah. And if the People of the Scripture had believed, it had been better for them. Some of them are believers; but most of them are evil-doers.
They are the best community and the majority of Israel is evil doers yet they are the ones on a killing rampage.
The souls of its Jihad fighters will encounter those of all Jihad fighters who have sacrificed their lives in the land of Palestine since it was conquered by the Companion of the Prophet, be Allah’s prayer and peace upon him, and until this very day.
For our struggle against the Jews is extremely wide-ranging and grave, so much so that it will need all the loyal efforts we can wield, to be followed by further steps and reinforced by successive battalions from the multifarious Arab and Islamic world, until the enemies are defeated and Allah’s victory prevails.
Here they are calling for the concerted and cooperative efforts of all Muslims to fight against the Jews.
Part I - Knowing the Movement
Article One: The Ideological Aspects:
The Islamic Resistance Movement draws its guidelines from Islam; derives from it its thinking, interpretations and views about existence, life and humanity; refers back to it for its conduct; and is inspired by it in whatever step it takes.
The Koran and all of its violent rhetoric is their constitution.
Article Two: The Link between Hamas and the Association of Muslim Brothers
The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the wings of the Muslim Brothers in Palestine.
Hamas the partner of Fatah is just a “Palestinian” franchise of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Article Three: Structure and Essence:
The basic structure of the Islamic Resistance Movement consists of Muslims who are devoted to Allah and worship Him verily. They have raised the banner of Jihad in the face of the oppressors in order to extricate the country and the people from the [oppressors’] desecration, filth and evil.
Their goal is violent Jihad waged against the world dominant, imperialist, oppressive, evil, filthy Zionists who have a country the size of NJ.
Article Five: Dimensions of Time and Space of the Hamas: Its ultimate goal is Islam, the Prophet its model, the Qur’an its Constitution. Its special dimension extends wherever on earth there are Muslims, who adopt Islam as their way of life; thus, it penetrates to the deepest reaches of the land and to the highest spheres of Heavens.
Their goal is to spread Islam’s influence throughout the world. Sounds imperialistic to me. I wonder how many Jewish missionaries went out today to convert the world to Judaism by planting a bomb to themselves walking into a crowded market place yelling Jehova Oo Achbar,BOOM!
Article Six: Peculiarity and Independence:
The Islamic Resistance Movement is a distinct Palestinian Movement which owes its loyalty to Allah, derives from Islam its way of life and strives to raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine. Only under the shadow of Islam could the members of all regions coexist in safety and security for their lives, properties and rights.
Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors.
I feel so much safer now knowing that if I convert to Islam I will be safe. I feel even better knowing that their goal is to conquer all of Israel so that they can be safe as well.
Article Seven: ” Hamas is one of the links in the Chain of Jihad in the confrontation with the Zionist invasion.
The Universality of Hamas The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!”
Oops I spoke too soon. There goes my safety. I better not hide behind a rock or tree.
Article Eight: The Slogan of the Hamas:
Allah is its goal, the Prophet its model, the Qur’an its Constitution, Jihad its path and death for the case of Allah its most sublime belief.
Without sounding cruel I would be very happy to see them die for Allah if this is their choice. Let’s hope they do it away from us. They can start a new movement and call it Jihad Joe.
Part II - Objectives
The Islamic Resistance Movement, while breaking its own path, will do its utmost to constitute at the same time a support to the weak, a defense to all the oppressed. It will spare no effort to implement the truth and abolish evil, in speech and in fact, both here and in any other location where it can reach out and exert influence.
They threaten all manner of death and destruction on all who will not submit to Islam and that is not evil speech? It sounds to me that they are the oppressors. Who are they trying to protect?
Part III - Strategies and Methods
Article Eleven: The Strategy of Hamas:
Palestine is an Islamic Waqf. The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine has been an Islamic Waqf throughout the generations and until the Day of Resurrection, no one can renounce it or part of it, or abandon it or part of.
If all of Israel is their possession so much for the two state solution. Boy wait till the resurrection and they find out the truth.
Joel 3:2 I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land.
No Muslims mentioned here.
Article Thirteen: Peaceful Solutions, [Peace] Initiatives and International Conferences
[Peace] initiatives, the so-called peaceful solutions, and the international conferences to resolve the Palestinian problem, are all contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement. For renouncing any part of Palestine means renouncing part of the religion; the nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its faith, the movement educates its members to adhere to its principles and to raise the banner of Allah over their homeland as they fight their Jihad.
“The so called peace solutions” need I say more.
The Zionist invasion is a mischievous one. It does not hesitate to take any road, or to pursue all despicable and repulsive means to fulfill its desires. The Arab states surrounding Israel are required to open their borders to the Jihad fighters, the sons of the Arab and Islamic peoples, to enable them to play their role and to join their efforts to those of their brothers among the Muslim Brothers in Palestine.” Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish and of having a Jewish population, defies Islam and the Muslims. “Let the eyes of the cowards not fall asleep.”
We are the mischievous invaders yet they want all of the land and every Jew eliminated. Can we say double standard. Israel’s existence in any way, shape, or form is an insult to them. We gave them Gaza and look where it got us today.
Article Thirty-One: The Members of Other Religions The Hamas is a Humane Movement
Hamas is a humane movement, which cares for human rights and is committed to the tolerance inherent in Islam as regards attitudes towards other religions. It is only hostile to those who are hostile towards it, or stand in its way in order to disturb its moves or to frustrate its efforts. Under the shadow of Islam it is possible for the members of the three religions, Islam, Christianity and Judaism, to coexist in safety and security. Safety and security can only prevail under the shadow of Islam, and recent and ancient history is the best witness to that effect.
Can’t you just feel the love. “Don’t get in our way of world conquest and we can all coexist under the shadow of Islam”. This is their history.
Hamas takes a serious look at the defeat of the Crusades at the hand of Saladin the Ayyubid and the rescue of Palestine from their domination; at the defeat of the Tatars at Ein Jalut where their spine was broken by Qutuz and Al-Dhahir Baibars, and the Arab world was rescued from the sweep of the Tatars which ruined all aspects of human civilization. Hamas has learned from these lessons and examples, that the current Zionist invasion had been preceded by a Crusader invasion from the West; and another one, the Tatars, from the East. And exactly as the Muslims had faced those invasions and planned their removal and defeat, they are able to face the Zionist invasion and defeat it. This will not be difficult for Allah if our intentions are pure and our determination is sincere; if the Muslims draw useful lessons from the experiences of the past, and extricate themselves for the vestiges of the [western] ideological onslaught; and if they follow the traditions of Islam.
We have killed them before, we can kill them again, just be a good Muslim and kill, kill, kill.
I understand that my approach has been tongue in cheek. I have done this intentionally to point out the absurdity of our President and the international community to think that there is a hope of peace as long as Islam remains. Without a doubt I can fully understand why the Lord asked the Children of Israel to destroy the surrounding nations when they entered the land. If they did not they would have been annihilated. Israel would not have existed and Yeshua the Messiah would never have come to the world. Please don’t be deceived, there will never be peace until the Prince of Peace reigns.