How strange - the useful idiots among the chattering classes had given me the impression that Hamas was a movement with unimpeachable democratic credentials and that by failing to recognize their legitimate constitutional standing, the imperialist USA was undermining democracy in the region.
Gaza in Ruins: 'Who Has Won Here?' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International.
One of his neighbors weighs in: "Many people are now against Hamas but that won't change anything," he says. "Because anyone who stands up to them is killed." Since they took power Hamas has used brutal force against any dissenters in the Gaza Strip. There were news agency reports that during the war they allegedly executed suspected collaborators with Israel. The reign of terror will go on for some time, says the neighbor who doesn't want to give his name. "There will never be a rebellion against Hamas. It would be suicide."