Western civilization continues waving white flags as if it’s part of a parade. The latest example comes courtesy of the European Union, which has taken Hamas off the terror list while attempting to minimize the significance by referring to the move as being based on a technicality.
According to a report by the BBC:
A top court of the European Union has annulled the bloc’s decision to keep the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on a list of terrorist groups.
The decision had been based not on an examination of Hamas’ actions, but on “factual imputations derived from the press and the internet”, judges found.
The court said the move was technical and was not a reassessment of Hamas’ classification as a terrorist group.
It said a funding freeze on the group would continue for the time being.
Hamas dominates Gaza and fought a 50-day war with Israel earlier this year. Under its charter, the movement is committed to Israel’s destruction.
Responding to the ruling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Hamas was a “murderous terrorist organisation” which should be put back on the list immediately.
Courts often use tortured logic and reasoning to justify decisions but this one might just trump the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Obamacare in terms of outright absurdity. Here is a glimpse into how the EU Court reached its conclusion:
In December 2001, the Council of the European Union – representing the governments of member states – adopted a “common position” and a regulation to combat terrorism.
It established a list of designated entities and people whose funds would be frozen. Hamas’ military wing, the Izz al-Din Qassam Brigades, was named on the initial list, and its political wing was added two years later.
Hamas contested the decision and on Wednesday the EU’s General Court found it had been “based not on acts examined and confirmed in decisions of competent authorities but on factual imputations derived from the press and the internet”.
It is amazing what lengths people will go to in order to avoid being seen for what they are – cowards.