Wednesday, February 24, 2010


British journalist Melanie Phillips provides excerpts here from a new report, by the Intelligence and Analysis Information Centre in Tel Aviv, arguing that London has become the European center for Hamas.

Various Hamas activists, according to the report, are involved in such efforts as building support for the UN's anti-Israel Goldstone report, or filing lawsuits against Israeli political and military leaders for alleged war crimes.

So how does Hamas, which the EU as well as the United States blacklists as a terrorist organization, manage to do this? Among other things, its members hide their affiliation: they "are careful not to identify themselves formally as Hamas activists, preferring to appear as supporters of the Palestinian cause."

Shining the light of day on Islamist activity is extremely helpful; too bad it seems to happen so rarely.

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