Sunday, September 09, 2012


HAMAS Leader: Americans, Free Yourselves, Love Yourselves

Below are two short excerpts from a longer interview in Bethlehem with a HAMAS leader, pseudonymously named Mohammed. The interview begins on page 204 of a fascinating and courageous book, Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies Table, Our Journey Through the Middle East by Ted Dekker and Carl Medearis (Doubleday Religion, 2010).
Mohammed: We know that people are different from their government. The [US government] is made up from about fifty thousand people, but the other 250 million are victims of that government. So we believe that America should free itself before freeing any other country. ...

Ted: Is there any one last thing you would like to say to Americans?

Mohammed: I say love yourselves and you will love others. Live in peace with yourself and you will live in peace with others.

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