A Civil War By Any Other Name
By Micah Halpern
Thursday June 1, 2006
"There will never be a civil war because the term doesn't exist in our lexicon, the lexicon of Jihad."
That's a quote from an interview that Palestinian Foreign Minister Ismail Haniyeh gave to the Iranian News Agency (IRNA).
Well I have a linguistic and historical surprise for Haniyah.
And just look at contemporary history. From 1991 and 2002 100,000 Algerians were killed in a Muslim civil war. Iraqis killed Iranians. The list goes on.
Hamas and Fatah are killing one another on a daily basis and the numbers will just continue to rise. Too much is at stake. Compromise is not in the cards.