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We must condemn Hamas and those among us who support the terror

Christine Flowers on

We need to stare down evil, use the right words, and condemn it. And that is why we need to condemn Hamas and all of those who support it and voted for it.

It is actually quite easy to condemn a terror group. When you see someone invade a territory without provocation, kidnap and then decapitate babies, rape their mothers, put bullets through the heads of elderly bus riders and disappear hundreds of young, innocent Israeli concertgoers, you do not have the luxury of nuance.

There is no gray area. These people, these savages, have emerged from the gates of a terrestrial Hell.

Do not make the mistake of calling them animals, as my friend Paul reminded me the other day. Animals do not have a sense of right and wrong, of moral and profane, of virtue and vice.

Animals are reactive, not proactive, and they do not have feelings. Animals kill to survive, not to punish.

Palestinian terrorists are not animals. For all of their animalistic tendencies, they still have the agency that God gives to all of his creation, what we Catholics call “free will.”

 

They understand the consequences of their actions, and that makes those actions even more repellent than their inherent nature because those consequences are not inevitable.

Palestinian terrorists want to destroy, and that is what they have been doing for decades.

As a child, I remember Black September, the group that kidnapped and murdered Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. In 1972 I was only 10 years old, and yet I understood that evil had been unleashed on the world.

Those Olympics were a continent away, and yet I remember feeling unsafe in my sweet little home in Delco.

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