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Free Muslims( pretending to be) Against Terrorism head Nawash lauds Hamas victory as "sign of celebration" ignores clashes with Fatah

January 27, 2006

MIM:Further evidence,if any is needed,that Kamal Nawash is a serial dissembler can be seen in this piece 
where he lauds the 'election'of Hamas as a"sign of celebration" which shows that "the Palestinian
people have beocme the most democratic people in the entire Arab and Muslim World". Nawash then 
disingenuously praises Fatah for "gracefully accepting their losses". Apparently Nawash 
had chosen to ignore the nearly 6,000 TV and newspaper reports which depicted violent clashes between Hamas and Fatah
that occured within minutes of the announcement of the election results and under such
headlines as:"
 
 
Fatah, Hamas gunmen clash in Gaza
Xinhua, China - 3 hours ago
... one day after Hamas defeated Fatah in the Palestinian parliamentary elections with a landslide victory, the witnesses said. It was the first clash between the ...
Fatah and Hamas 'clash in Gaza' BBC News
Fatah and Hamas Clash at PA Parliament Building in Ramallah Arutz Sheva
Clash on West Bank reflects postelection tension Newark Star Ledger
Ynetnews - Reuters - all 5,850 related
 "...The Free Muslim Coalition applauds President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine
and his FATAH party for respecting the results of democracy in light of
their substantial losses to the radical Islamic group, HAMAS..."
 
"...This is the first time in modern Arab history that a ruling party
gracefully accepts its losses. The Palestinian people have become the
most democratic people in the entire Arab and Muslim world and this is a
cause for celebration..." Kamal Nawash-
Head of Free Muslims Against Terror 
former legal council for for the Saudi funded radical Islamist group ADC 
and jailed terrorist Abdulrahman Alamoudi.

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http://www.freemuslims.org/blog/?id=279
HAMAS Wins Historic Election, What's Next?

By Kamal Nawash

The Free Muslim Coalition applauds President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine
and his FATAH party for respecting the results of democracy in light of
their substantial losses to the radical Islamic group, HAMAS.

HAMAS has won a surprise victory in Palestinian parliamentary elections.
Early results give Hamas 76 of the 132 seats in the chamber, with the
ruling Fatah party trailing with 43 seats. On top of the seats taken by
Hamas and Fatah, the 13 remaining seats went to smaller parties and
independents, four of whom were backed by Hamas.

This is the first time in modern Arab history that a ruling party
gracefully accepts its losses. The Palestinian people have become the
most democratic people in the entire Arab and Muslim world and this is a
cause for celebration.

However, HAMAS' win poses serious questions to the future of the
Palestinian/Israeli peace talks. At present, Israel is saying it will
not deal with HAMAS and HAMAS has said that it will not deal with
Israel.

So what's next?

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei of Fatah has offered to resign,
and some in FATAH has said they will not join HAMAS in a coalition
government. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, head of the Fatah party,
says he remains committed to a peaceful settlement of the Palestinian
Israeli conflict. Mr Abbas will now have to discuss with Hamas the
formation of a new government and the appointment of a prime minister.

The Free Muslims Coalition, while disappointed with the election
results, believe that all sides must respect the wishes of the
Palestinian people. The main issue for internal Palestinian politics and
the international community is to make sure that HAMAS does not try to
create a theocratic "Islamic State" or change the rules that brought
them to power as Iran had done after the Islamic revolution. If HAMAS
tries to change election rules where only people with an Islamic
ideology can enter elections in the future then the entire world should
boycott and suspend all aid to a HAMAS led government.

In the mean time, the world and in particular the Arab and Muslim
countries must reach out to HAMAS and convince them to drop the violence
and help lead the Palestinians to peace and prosperity. The world should
not boycott HAMAS without giving them a chance to do the right thing by
pursing a non-violent approach to solving the Palestinian/Israeli
conflict. Attacking HAMAS at this point may only strengthen their hold
on Palestinian hearts and minds. HAMAS will now have to put their
utopian rhetoric into action. If they don't bring peace and economic
prosperity to Palestine, it is unlikely that the majority of
Palestinians will again vote for them in the future.

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