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Russian Ambassador To Israel: We Do Not Consider Hamas And Hizbullah To Be Terrorists At All
Russian Ambassador to Israel Alexander Shein said, in a June 9, 2017 interview with the Israeli Russian-language Channel 9 TV, that Russia did not consider Hamas and Hizbullah to be terrorist organizations, since they have not carried out attacks in Russian territory or against Russian interests abroad.
Jordanian Columnist: Arab Society Must Rally To Fight Extremism And Terror; Condemnations Are Not EnoughAgainst the backdrop of the attack perpetrated by ISIS on May 26, 2017 in Egypt’s Minya Governorate, in which about 30 Copts were killed, Jihad Al-Mansi, parliamentary affairs editor and columnist for the Jordanian daily Al-Ghad, decried the helplessness of Arab society in the face of the extremism spreading within it. Arguing that it is not enough to condemn terror instead of taking tangible measures to eradicate it, he urged the Arabs to stop being silent in the face of those who spread the culture of terror and hatred for the other, and to act against all elements that express sympathy for ISIS.
Former Iraqi MP Ayad Jamal Al-Din: We Must Impose Equality Upon Muslim Countries; Even If ISIS Is Eliminated, Thousands Of Similar Organizations Will EmergeFormer Iraqi MP Ayad Jamal Al-Din called upon the Islamic states to amend their constitutions to include equality between religions. “If you want to rule according to your shari’a,” he said, “establish a United Nations of your own.” In a scathing indictment of the implementation of religion, Jamal Al-Din said that the humanity and peaceful teachings of Jesus and the Prophet Muhammad had evolved into the Crusades and into the “criminal and barbaric” Islamic conquests, and he talked about the ethnic cleansing of the Jews through the ages, fueled by Christian belief of their culpability for the killing of Jesus. In the two-part interview, which aired on the Christian Al-Hayat TV on April 13 and 20, he warned that as long as schools, mosques, and media in the Muslim states laud the first Caliphate, “even if ISIS is eliminated, thousands and thousands of similar organizations will emerge in its wake.”
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