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Hamas to attempt ‘reeducation’ of detained ultra-Islamists

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 22, 2009

The de facto Ministry of the Interior in Gaza will try to “correct” ideologies held by members of Jund Ansar Allah who were arrested after and during gun battles last week, spokesman Eyhab Al-Ghussein said on Saturday.

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Report: Al-Qaeda groups say Hamas “abdicated from Islam”

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 20, 2009

A statement on the website from unnamed sources, groups expressed condolences for Sheikh Abdul Latif Moussa, the leader of Jund Ansar Allah. Moussa lead hundreds of supporters to a Rafah mosque on Friday and declared the area an Islamic emirate. De facto government police said they were forced to react to the group when shots were fired in a civilian area. Clashes broke out culminating in 24 dead including six de facto government officers, six civilians including two young girls, and 12 Jund Ansar Allah fighters.

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Pan-Islamist group: Violence won’t lead to Islamic rule

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 17, 2009

Most Palestinian groups and parties, including Hamas, are national liberation movements very much opposed to radical organizations such as Al-Qaeda, which seek to instate Islamic rule on what they see as Islamic land.

Hizb Ut-Tahrir’s aims are similar to Al-Qaeda’s, except that the movement exclusively advocates nonviolent struggle to establish the Islamic nation. The party has a relatively small following since it recognizes neither the legitimacy of the Palestinian Authority nor the Hamas-ruled de facto government in the West Bank.

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