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Hamas and the Impending Exposure by Abu Yehia al-Libi
By SITE Institute
April 17, 2006

A lengthy message from Abu Yehia al-Libi was recently posted to the password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated forum, al-Safanat, in which the mujahid discusses Hamas as a political entity and its perceived failure to adhere to Islamic and jihadist principles. He argues that Hamas has fell into the same predicament as the Palestinian Authority and Fatah before it, adhering to an ?Arafat doctrine,? which entails constant travel and meetings with ?infidels? to mete agreements and understandings for the purpose of a ?national good?. Al-Libi states that due to these ?credo-related and legislative and practical transgression,? Hamas has ?sentenced itself to death and dug its grave with its own hands, handing its neck over to the butchers and setting itself deliberately on the path to self-destruction.?

In the message al-Libi extrapolates Hamas? political entry to indicate a stabbing with a ?poisoned dagger? of the armed jihadi struggles in Palestine. He predicts that the military wing of the organization will find itself choked and suffocated by the political machinations of Hamas, and ?inevitably,? this will lead to its rebellion against the leaders. In addition to this portent, al-Libi writes of four ?perversions and corrupt behaviors? that have appeared through Hamas, including: its entering into an ?infidel legislative council,? which is anathema in Islam, and Hamas granting legitimacy to such a council due to its presence. Abu Yehia al-Libi states: ?Hamas is truly a ?Muslim? movement then its first mission and its biggest issue is to show the monotheistic nature of Allah and show the true nature of tyranny in all of its forms and show it to the people so that they may avoid it.?

Al-Libi continues to attack Hamas for not making Islamic law and creed paramount to all other concerns, and giving back the ?Arab tyrants their place and position and repair their crumbling thrones and renewing their people's faith in them.? He further alleges that Hamas has exposed themselves and showing their ?obvious and hidden deceit? to destroy the Palestinian people for the survival of Israel at the cost of ?taxes? in the form of blood, body parts, arrests and forced immigration.

Abu Yehia al-Libi escaped from the U.S. prison in Bagram, Afghanistan, the main prison for Taliban and al-Qaeda suspects in Afghanistan, in July 2005, with three other detainees.

A translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.

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