Hamas markets itself as moderate alternative to Islamic State terrorist group

As Islamic State (IS) fighters move towards Gaza territory, fellow Islamist group Hamas is attempting to distance itself by marketing itself as a moderate alternative.

Last week, Islamic State fighters in Syria released a video labelling Hamas as an “enemy”.

It is their latest attempt to cause unrest in Gaza, secure supporters and provoke the government into another confrontation with Israel.

The West sees Hamas as a radical Islamic group, intent on Israel’s destruction, accused of war crimes and responsible for numerous terrorists attacks on Israeli civilians, but for IS they are nowhere near radical enough.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Hamas has no shortage of suckers in the diplomatic community grasping at straws of moderation.

    • It’s all the rage, whether foreign or domestic.

  • Alain

    I just cannot keep track of all these different “moderate” Muslim groups. There seems to be no end.