Gaza jihadist supporters rally against France, praise Islamic State

Palestinian Salafists shout during a protest against satirical French weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, outside the French Cultural Centre in Gaza city January 19, 2015. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

(Reuters) – Hamas security forces allowed a rare rally on Monday by rival jihadist Salafi activists in the Gaza Strip in support of Islamic State and the deadly attacks by three Islamist gunmen in France.

“Today, we are telling France and world countries that while Islam orders us to respect all religions, it also orders us to punish and kill those who assault and offend Islam’s Prophet Mohammad,” said one of the protesters, Abu Abdallah al-Makdissi.

The demonstration was held five days after French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, in its first issue since two gunmen burst into its Paris office on Jan. 7 and shot dead 12 people, again published a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad, sparking violent clashes in some Muslim countries.

Many of the activists in Gaza, an enclave dominated by the Hamas Islamist group, wore uniforms similar to those of Islamic State fighters and identified themselves as supporters of various jihadist Salafi factions.

Gaza’s Salafis are proponents of global holy war endorsed by Islamic State and al Qaeda. Hamas, whose charter calls for Israel’s destruction, says it does not operate abroad, and it has shown little tolerance for Salafi movements in the Gaza Strip, occasionally fighting gun battles with their members…

Palestinian Salafist shouts during a protest against satirical French weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, outside the French Cultural Centre in Gaza

  • WalterBannon

    The liberal party’s chosen people

    • winniec

      Justin Trudeau’s office staff…undercover jihadists.

  • winniec

    “Islam orders us to respect all religions, it also orders us to PUNISH and KILL those who assault and offend Islam’s Prophet Mohammad”

    …“There is no indemnity obligatory for KILLING a non-Muslim (harbi) at war with Muslims.” -Reliance of the Traveller, o4.17, p.593

    …- Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said: “Waging war VERBALLY against Islam may be WORSE than waging war physically…the damage caused by words is MANY TIMES GREATER than that caused by physical action… It is proven that waging war against Allaah and His Messenger VERBALLY is WORSE and the efforts on earth to undermine religion by VERBAL MEANS is more effective.” – Al-Saarim al-Maslool, 3/735

  • eMan14

    “All religions are equal, but some religions are more equal than others”.
    To paraphrase George Orwell.

    • Frau Katze

      Good one!

  • mobuyus

    Islam is a lot like herpes you catch it once.But you can never get rid of it,or so it seems..

    • Frau Katze

      I like the disease analogy too.

  • Surely these guys would have been handing out candy the day of the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

    Why organise two weeks later?

    • Frau Katze

      It says Hamas permitted it, rare since they’re supporting Islamic State.

    • Minicapt

      The “Hijri Calendar” has 12 months which alternate between 29 and 30 days, for a year of 354 days, thus the twelve days.


  • island

    Lovely leaders.

  • Ed

    Anything to avoid work.

  • Jay

    The King James Bible

    Deuteronomy Chapter 17

    2.) If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy
    God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight
    of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant,

    3.) And hath gone and served other gods, and worshiped them, either the sun,
    or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded;

    4.) And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel:

    5.) Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.

    Muslims seem to forget that Catholics and Christians are taught the same things in the Bible but they don’t go around killing Muslims for worshiping Allah the false god! That’s the difference between civility and barbarism!