Why I Support Hamas

Reading the Hamas charter, and agreeing with it all

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As Palestine is openly genocided — as its children, hospitals, food, and water are destroyed — people are expected to condemn Hamas. Hamas, the force defending Palestine. The force fighting the colonizers in open battle, while Empire hides behind jets and computer screens. Why on Earth would I condemn Hamas? Do you think I write about anti-colonialism and anti-imperialism for clout?

I support Hamas. I hope they win. More power to them.

Why I Don’t Condemn

The western media just says the word ‘Hamas’, says nothing at all about them, and expects its racially conditioned audience to just bark along. They just say the world ‘Hamas’ and we’re expected to be scared because it’s Muslim sounding. I have been told to fear Muslims my entire adult life, while imperial troops kill, rape, torture, and steal ‘because’. I refuse to believe that bullshit anymore. Muslim people living in the land of the prophet are not the problem. The godless colonizers trying to steal their resources underneath are. Hamas being an Islamic organization is not something to be scared of. Islam is good. It’s a plus.

For an illustration of how dumb and desperate the demonization has got, just look at the Israeli IOF spokesman pointing to a wall calendar and saying it’s a terrorism schedule. All the paper says is the week in Arabic. That’s how stupid they think you are. Even after this was obviously debunked, the CNN still ran the vile propaganda against hospitals, because, again, that’s how stupid they think you are. I, for one, refuse to be led round like a Pavlovian dog, salivating for blood over the same racist refrain, over and over. I’ve heard this one before, haven’t you? It’s the sound of millions of people screaming out in terror, and a massive media machine trying to silence them forever.

I also refuse to condemn Hamas because of their October 7th attack on Israel. That’s like condemning the Warsaw Ghetto Rebellion. You shouldn’t and I won’t. I’m with the people in the concentration camp, not the guards. The Al Aqsa Flood was a military hit against an occupying army and the Palestinians — and only the Palestinians — have a right to self-defense. The Al Aqsa Flood was a disciplined attack…

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Indrajit (Indi) Samarajiva is a Sri Lankan writer. Follow me at www.indi.ca, or just email me at indi@indi.ca.