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July 27, 2016 5:34 am

What’s the Difference Between ISIS and Gaza Terrorists?

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Gazan youth practice military drills at a Hamas summer camp. Photo: Hamas.

Gazan youth practice military drills at a Hamas summer camp. Photo: Hamas.

Islamic Jihad’s Al Quds Brigades has announced their latest “martyr.”

Bassem Fawzi Al -Lihama, 38, suffered a “mistaken” fatal gunshot wound “during the performance of a task of jihad,” according to the Islamic Jihad military website.

“We call on Allah Almighty to grant the soul of the martyr Mujahid al-Lihama His mercy and eternal peace, accompanied by the prophets and the saints and martyrs and the Companions, and that he inspires his family and his comrades in his path of beautiful patience and fortitude.” the statement read.

“The Al-Quds Brigades confirmed that the blood of the martyrs will remain the fuel for the lamp illuminating the Mujahideen on the trail of pride and dignity to press ahead with the resistance until the liberation of the entire beloved Palestine,” the statement added.

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Hamas’ “martyr notices” are essentially the same flowery language extolling jihad in the name of Allah and the destruction of Israel.

Someone much smarter than I needs to explain once again how the philosophy of groups that write these words  are significantly different from that of ISIS. They both employ terrorists, they both target civilians, they both use Islam to justify their attacks, they are both murdering in the name of jihad, they both say they want to create an Islamic state, and they both glorify death.

I mean, they must be different, because the West considers only ISIS to be terrorists while Islamic Jihad and Hamas are “terrorists” (quotes added, of course, by the West). Europeans are victims of terror attacks, while Israeli Jews are victims of “what Israel considers ‘terror attacks.'”

I know there must be some reason why the world considers the supremacist Islamic jihadist ideology of a group literally called Islamic Jihad to be somehow more legitimate than the supremacist Islamic jihadist ideology of Al Qaeda, Boku Haram, or ISIS.

It couldn’t have anything to do with the victims, could it?

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