Lynes, John

John Lynes
1 May 2009Feature

Hamas features in the European list of terrorist organisations. Is this fair? Hamas, like many other movements in the Middle East, is essentially a political party with a military wing. It is not homogeneous.

I know one Hamas mayor with posters of Gandhi and Martin Luther King in his office. I know others understandably consumed with bitterness. Their supporters are an even more diverse bunch.

Many Palestinian Christians cast their votes for Hamas, an avowedly Islamist…