Caroline Glick reports that Hamas legislators marked this Christmas season by passing a Shari’a criminal code for the Palestinian Authority that among other things, legalizes crucifixion.
Hamas’ endorsement of nailing enemies of Islam to crosses came at the same time it renewed its jihad. Hamas wanted to make sure Christians didn’t feel neglected as its fighters launched missiles at Jewish day-care centers and schools. So, on Wednesday, Hamas lobbed a mortar shell at the Erez crossing point just as a group of Gazan citizens were standing in line waiting to travel to Bethlehem for Christmas.
While Hamas renewed its jihad against Jews and Christians, its overlords in Iran also basked in jihadist triumphalism. The source of Tehran’s ascendency this week was Britain’s Channel 4 network’s decision to request that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad give a special Christmas Day address to the British people. Ahmadinejad’s was supposed to be a response to Queen Elizabeth’s traditional Christmas Day address to her subjects. Channel 4 said it presented his message as a reasonable (!) counterpoint to the Christmas greetings of the head of the Church of England.
Channel 4 justified its move by proclaiming it was providing a public service (!). A spokesman for Channel 4 told the Jerusalem Post, “We’re offering [Ahmadinejad] the chance to speak for himself, which people in the West don’t often get the chance to see.”
What is it in Ahmadinejad’s words that Channel 4 doesn’t think people in the West understand? Does Channel 4 believe there was perhaps some misunderstanding when Ahmadinejad said he called for Israel to be “wiped off the map?” Was he perhaps misconstrued when he termed Zionists as “the most detested people in all humanity” and called the extermination of six million Jews during World War II “a myth?” Or maybe Channel 4 believes Ahmadinejad was only jesting when he called Israel “a stinking corpse” and declared that “Islam will become the dominating force in the world” and “is ready to rule the world.”