Thursday, January 06, 2005

Turning Tricks

Richard Gere has been taken to task for well, being a prostitute for terrorists. Don't people ever learn? You are judged by the people you associate yourself with.
Then there’s Gere’s other co-star in the Palestinian Get-Out-The-Vote ad:  Hanna, the Greek Orthodox Church’s Arab spokesman in Jerusalem. 

Well, sort of. 

Hanna was fired by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate because of his open support for terrorism.  But Hanna continues to claim he speaks on behalf of the Church, anyway.

He has repeatedly expressed his support for homicide bombers and “all forms and methods” of “resistance,” not only against Israel, but also U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

Hanna proudly paraded his views to HAMAS’ news agency:

'These martyrdom freedom fighters are the heroes of the people, and we are proud of them. We categorically reject suspicious attempts to cast suspicion on their deeds. They are not suicidal, as some are claiming. Nor are they terrorists, as others are claiming. They are resisting the occupation.”

Hanna also said, “We support the martyrdom [suicide] operations without any reservations, regardless of what skeptics and opponents of this form of resistance are saying.”

In a January 2003 sermon marking the Epiphany and the baptism of Jesus, Hanna said, “We do not believe in so-called 'peace with Israel' because peace cannot be made with Satan. Israel is the greatest Satan. No concession and no truce must be made [with Israel]. Any type of peace with this entity is concession, submission, and retreat from pan-Arab and national principles….  We encourage our youth to participate in the resistance, to carry out martyrdom attacks.”

Hanna has repeatedly traveled to Syria and Lebanon to meet with Sheikh Hasan Nasrallah, Secretary-General of Hezbollah, the terrorist group that murdered over 300 U.S. Marines and civilians in Beirut.
Remember that Gere claimed to be 'speaking for the world' in his little PSA with these terrorists. Will you pay to see one of his movies again? I certainly will not.

Oh yeah, that excerpt above just describes one of the other participants. You really should go and read about all of them. You know, your brain will be bigger for it, or something like that...