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Containing Evil 02/06/2009

Hamas Terror

Hamas seized aid meant for suffering Gazans.


The human body clearly illustrates how good can prevail over evil. Our natural defense system automatically tries to protect itself from attacks by bacteria, viruses and other destructive invaders. Although these nasty elements can't be wiped out completely, the body remains healthy as long as the immune system remains strong. But as soon as a rebellious cell takes over -- whether it's a virus, cancer or any other harmful thing -- discomfort, disease and death result.

This week, Hamas raided a U.N. warehouse in Gaza City. They seized blankets, food and other aid sent for the innocent people caught in the conflict between radical Muslims and Israel. Israeli officials have charged that the Islamist group routinely confiscates supplies meant for disadvantaged Gazans.

The actions of Hamas during this recent flare-up in the ongoing conflict over the existence of Israel reveal the depravity of their mindset. When Israeli rockets targeted Hamas hideouts, the Israelis actually telephoned neighbors and told them to get out of the area. Hamas responded by rounding up civilians, including women and children, and bringing them into the targeted buildings.

Throughout decades of attempted peace negotiations, those who currently head Hamas have never relented in their commitment to completely wipe out a nation and an entire group of people. Genocide is their sole purpose. They have zero respect for any human life, not even the lives of the innocent people supposedly on their side.

They will brainwash women and children, strap bombs to their bodies and send them to their death in an Israeli café or train station. And when there is a disagreement among their own leaders, as there was last year with Hezbollah, they will not hesitate to spread violence even among themselves.

President Bush and others made the mistake of pursuing "democracy" in Palestinian areas, as if a majority vote would eradicate extremism. It failed. Hamas is not a party, a cause or a resistance movement. It is a cancer.

In the first chapter of Romans, it indicates that God's nature is revealed through creation. Given that we are created in His image, I believe we can look to the human body for a picture of absolute truth. The human body's immune system deals with dangerous elements by doing three things. First, it identifies the problem. Second, it isolates it. Third, it contains or destroys it. When an infection develops, the white blood cells are dispatched to find it, surround it, and either keep it from spreading or annihilate it. Ignoring an infection is not an option. Even our own bodies reveal that the longer an infection exists, the more damage it will do.

Hamas is an infection in a region that desperately needs healing. They cannot be ignored. There can be no negotiation as long as they are intent on destruction. They must be isolated, so that their poison cannot spread. Then they must be rendered ineffective. If not, they will continue to kill innocent people like cancer destroys good human cells.

The ideology and methodology of Hamas follows a long line of cancer-causing agents, such as Marxism, Nazism and the violent tribalism of Rwanda, Congo and Sudan. History has taught us the lessons of our own bodies -- all free nations must deal with them swiftly and effectively. Otherwise, there will only be more suffering, more destruction and more death.

The forces of freedom must act now. For the sake of innocent lives, peace and the free world, Hamas must be contained within the world body and removed as a threat.

Author: James Robison

Editor: Randy Robison

Word Count: 597

About the author: James Robison is the founder and president of LIFE Outreach International, a Christian media ministry and mission relief organization. He and his wife, Betty, host of the television program Life Today; He has authored numerous books, including The Soul of a Nation, The Absolutes: Freedom's Only Hope and True Prosperity.

Media Contact: Randy Robison, editor at . Photo available upon request. Reprint rights granted with attribution for complete, unedited article. Revisions allowed only with approval.