Posts tagged "Hamas"

Polite Sharia

30 January 2006 For liberal Palestinians fearful that the newly-elected Hamas party intends to enforce Islamic law on the country’s citizens, senior Hamas leaders say, take heart: yes, Sharia will be used as a guide for legislation, but only in a “polite way” meant to convince people. Such polite theocratic manipulation, Hamas leaders told Reuters,...

See the Dreamer

Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the co-founder and spiritual leader of Hamas, on Friday, March 19, three days before his assassination. (Photo: New York Times, Elio Colavolpe/Emblema) See the Dreamer in his wheelchair. A poor man. Paralyzed. Blind to this world. Many Palestinians revered him. He was their truth teller. The Israelis killed him with missiles on his...

Dreamers and Assassins

“See the Dreamer in his wheelchair. A poor man. Paralyzed. Blind to this world…” Or was he? Photo-historian Michael Lesy takes a hard look at one of the disturbing images that came out of the Middle East last week in this latest, original “Revealing” essay. Concentrating on a photograph taken just days before the assassination of the terrorist...