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Newspaper Editor in Canada: “We are all Hamas”

 
Filed under: Anti-Semitism, Hamas, Radical Islam
Newspaper Editor in Canada: “We are all Hamas”

Mohamad Hisham Khalifeh, the editor of Al Forqan newspaper in Windsor, Ontario, posted on his Facebook page two poems in support of Hamas and its military wing Al-Qassam Brigades.

Mohamad Hisham Khalifeh (محمد هشام خليفة) is the Editor and Managing Director of Al Forqan (الفرقان) newspaper based in Windsor, Ontario, and a poet.

In 2012 and 2014, Khalifeh wrote two poems in support of Hamas and its military wing Al-Qassam Brigades. On November 27, 2012, Canada designated Hamas and Al-Qassam Brigades as terrorist groups.

On August 20, 2014, ‎Mohamad Hisham Khalifeh posted on his Facebook page the poem, “Fire a Rocket” (originally in Arabic):

#We are all Hamas

A new poem dedicated to the sons of Gaza and Palestine “Fire a Rocket”

We will never submit, we will never kneel – Turn the words of your pen into a cannon
O [Al] Qassam [Brigades] fire a rocket – Remove the injustice from our [Islamic] nation
O my homeland, your night has been long – And we have rulers who do not hear
They [Arab rulers] robbed the nations and plundered them – They have stomachs that cannot feel full
They say, we condemn, we denounce – And the enemy [Israel] kills babies
O [Al] Qassam [Brigades] fire a rocket – Make the Zionist enter his bedroom [for shelter]
The falsehood has no longer an appearance – There is no authority to bring about peace
The night of injustice disappeared below the horizon – and it is the time of the truth to shine.
And to Gaza I give salute – You [Gaza] are a source of pride
Al-Quds O the passion of mankind – One day I will visit you and humble myself before you 
With the arms of the best of peoples – It will be liberated, we will return, it is a promise [of Allah]
O [Al] Qassam [Brigades] fire a rocket – Remove the injustice from our [Islamic] nation

On November 18, 2012, Mohamad Hisham Khalifeh posted on his Facebook page the poem “Gaza” (originally in Arabic):

[O] Grand-kids [descendants] of the [Omar] Al-Mukhtar, [this] poem is dedicated to the Mujahideen [fighters in the name of Allah] of Gaza and Palestine. We ask Allah to give them victory [support] and to set firm their feet. I hope you like it. [Link to a YouTube video featuring Hamas operatives firing rockets at Israel and undergoing military training while Mohamad Hisham Khalifeh reciting the lyrics of the poem “Gaza”].

YouTube screenshot
YouTube video screenshot

Gaza

Fire [at Israel]
Fire because you are courageous
Fire because you are the typhoon
Show them your bravery, raise your head, show them the descendants of the [Caliph Omar] al-Mukhtar [conqueror of Jerusalem]
Break your shackle, show your sword, destroy the siege imposed on you
Destroy the brutal Zion [Israel]
Destroy the foundations of the morally corrupt people
Destroy the hostile enemy
Shake the thrones of the infidels [disbelievers]
O Palestinian, do not compromise
Remove the disgrace of your [Muslim] nation
O Palestinian, O fighter
You are a freeman made of steel
Fire because you are courageous
Fire because you are the typhoon
Show them your bravery, raise your head.
Show them the descendants of the [Caliph Omar] al-Mukhtar [conqueror of Jerusalem]