What Hamas Means by “Peace” and “Truce”

November 29, 2012

What Hamas Means by “Peace” and “Truce”


If someone walked up to you and asked you if you would like a sandwich, and you replied in the affirmative, where would the disconnect be if he punched you in the nose? The disconnect would be in your understanding of the word “sandwich.” While the word is in English, your assailants understanding of the word is obviously quite different from yours. Understanding Hamas’ use of terms (and the entire Islamic world’s understanding of certain terms) – in English – is much the same way.

The Western understanding of the words “Peace” and “Truce” are universally understood – in the West. These terms are also understood in the Islamic world. But the Western world and the Islamic world do not define these terms in ways that are even vaguely similar. Continue reading at Breitbart.com …

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