JERUSALEM – Gaza-based militants have attacked secular Palestinian youth for wearing hair gel in the Hamas-controlled territory, WND has learned.
According to security officials affiliated with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party, gunmen associated with several Gaza-based Islamist organizations, including Hamas, have formed patrol units to enforce hard-line Islamic law in Gaza. The units are responsible for a slew of recent closures of pool halls, water pipe smoking clubs and stores that sell movies and music, the officials said.
The security officials said they are aware of seven cases in recent weeks of Palestinian male youth being targeted by Islamist gunmen for wearing hair gel. In one case, a Palestinian teenager who protested to the gunmen that he would defy the hair-gel ban was seriously injured by the militants, the officials said.
“Militants told the youths that hair gel is imitating the West and is the beginning of corruption. It doesn’t go with Islamic education, it goes against Islamic tradition and behavior,” said a Palestinian security official.
According to Israeli security officials, a Gaza-based Anti-Corruption Unit was first formed by militias associated with Hamas in 2005 just prior to Israel’s evacuation of the Gaza Strip. Immediately after its formation, the unit set up its own Islamic court system and carried out a high-profile “honor killing” of a woman it suspected of committing adultery.
Terrorists describe U.S. bound by Islam
The reported ban on hair gel comes after a new book quotes terrorist leaders, including Hamas officials, explaining what daily life would be like in America if terror groups ever took over the U.S. and imposed Islamic law.
In one chapter of the recently released “Schmoozing with Terrorists: From Hollywood to the Holy Land, Jihadists Reveal their Global Plans – to a Jew!,” Mideast terror leaders describe day-to-day life in the U.S. if al-Qaida won the war on terror.
“Once Islam dominates, anyone living inside the Islamic state must abide by our rules. There is no choice. You will abide or face the punishment,” said Muhammad Abdel-El, the spokesman and a senior leader of the Popular Resistance Committees terror organization.
Sheik Abu Saqer, a prominent Gaza-based preacher, a founder of the Sword of Islam terror group and a subscriber to the ideology of al-Qaida, explained if Islam controls the U.S., all American women, whether Muslim or not, must cover their hair.
“This is the demand of our religion. Being and walking naked doesn’t mean that you are enjoying more freedom; it means that you are going against Allah’s laws and you are serving the enemies of Islam who want to empty our Islamic society from its values. Uncovered heads is a form of nudity.”
Yasser Hamad, a cleric and a Hamas leader in the northern West Bank, explained in “Schmoozing” Islamic law enforcers would at first try to persuade American woman to cover their heads, but eventually females would be forced. Those women who refuse may be stoned.
Asked whether stoning was too harsh a punishment, Hamad replied: “If you don’t respect the local law in America, if you don’t pay taxes, if you drive on a red light, aren’t there sanctions used against you by your government? Of course there are, and it’s okay with you. Why is there a problem when it comes to the Islamic state that wants to impose its rules?”
Hamad and other terror leaders stated all Jews and Christians living in the U.S. once Islam takes over would need to pay the jizya – a special protection tax – and other special taxes for non-Muslims, including one for the right to cultivate land. Non-Muslims cannot own land themselves.
Saqer said no new synagogues or churches can be built in the Islamic state. Existing houses of worship may remain, but services cannot be conducted loudly or in any public fashion. The ringing of church bells or blowing of the ceremonial Jewish shofar would be forbidden, the terror leaders said.
Asked about crime and punishment, Hamad explained, “For every sin and crime there is a sanction.”
“Prostitution: one hundred whippings; if the prostitute was married, he or she will be stoned until death; for a thief, his hand will be cut. But before enjoying the primitive nature of Islam and before you express how much you are shocked by our rules, I must say that these are not immediate sanctions, but they are used only if the person was warned.”
Hamad explained prostitution doesn’t mean selling sex; he said the Islamic definition applies the term to all extramarital sexual relations. But he boasted Islam’s allowing men to marry many women was a perfect remedy for prostitution.
“In order to prevent prostitution and before reaching the sanctions of stoning or whipping, we will marry all our unmarried young. By the way, Islam allows the man to marry four women, so if he or she keeps practicing sex outside marriage and prostitution, in this case the sanctions mentioned in Quran will be used.”
The terror leaders all said alcohol would be banned and American movies and television would be shut down.
“American culture is very cheap and very corrupting. Your American culture is based on capitalism, on democracy, sex and other principles that go against the nature of human beings as Allah created. We will fight all that this culture represents and promotes,” said sheik Saleh Faraj, one of the main leaders of the Islamic Liberation Party in the West Bank.
What about freedom of the press in the American Islamic state? The terrorists said once Islam rules, American media outlets that don’t conform to disseminating Islamic messages will be closed. They said the New York Times, CNN and the Washington Post would all be banned.
“The media will be closed not because there will be no freedom but because what is the logic of allowing the activity of media that can endanger the political and social stability of our state?” said Nasser Abu Aziz, No. 2 of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group in the northern West Bank.
The terrorists took particular offense at the Fox News Channel, which some called a “network of evil.”
Abu Abdullah said, “The evil Fox encourages a lack of respect to Islam and resistance movements and will cause moral confusion and negative political influence.”
There is a possibility American music may be altogether banned if Islam takes over. Saqer explained in ““Schmoozing,” some Islamic experts and sages, including those of the school of Egyptian scholar Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, allow music; while others, like those belonging to the Islamic Salafite school, forbid it.
Asked about American pop music icons, a number of terror leaders had never heard of many top singers, but Klein said they were all familiar with Madonna and Britney Spears.
“Unfortunately, I heard the names of Madonna and Spears on [Arab] television when parents complain that their children neglect their studies and their values because they are influenced by your cheap, American music that you call culture,” said Saqer.
Hamas’ Abu Abdullah said, “At the beginning, we will try to convince Madonna and Britney Spears to follow Allah’s way. But I honestly don’t think they will follow. If they persist with their whoring music, we will prevent them by force. I don’t think that I can be in the same place with these singers. They might be killed if they do not respect our laws.”
The Committee’s Abdel-El, whose group previously bombed Americans, said, “Their music video clips will be forbidden and these whores Madonna and Spears will be thrown in jail until they admit they made sins and return to the moral way. If they don’t, they will be stoned to death or 80 times hit with a belt.”
Abdel-El said even before Islam takes over America, he would personally kill Madonna and Spears if he ran into them.
“If I meet these whores I will have the honor – I repeat, I will have the honor – to be the first one to cut the heads of Madonna and Britney Spears.”
In ““Schmoozing,” the terrorists stress repeatedly their goal is a worldwide Islamic caliphate.
“We see already in America a nucleus of Islam, a base for Islam. This will become bigger, stronger, more important, until Islam will take control and will seize the power in America and the world,” said Faraj.
Abdel-El affirmed, “America will be overthrown. We are seeing more and more signs that prove that the process had already started.”
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