Hamas chief declares: U.S. empire will fall

02/14/2011 21:50

From News from Jerusalem

The U.S. empire is in decline and will fall because of the country's "immorality," promotion of "open sexuality" and political "injustice," argued Mahmoud al-Zahar, the chief of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

He also predicted the rise of China and India as new superpowers, while hailing the revolution in Egypt that led to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, a staunch U.S. ally.

Zahar was speaking today by cell phone from Gaza to Aaron Klein on the latter's investigative program on New York's WABC Radio. It was the Hamas chieftain's first public comments on the recent chaos in Egypt.

After claiming Americans "live like animals," Zahar told Klein the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood – the most organized opposition in Cairo – is the "most moderate organization, the most democratic organization, even more than the Western people."

Hamas is an offshoot of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, which seeks to establish an Islamic caliphate in Egypt.

'U.S. like fallen empires'

"It is well known," Zahar said, predicting the decline of the U.S., "any state without morality will not survive. Morality is not only having money. Morality is having justice. You are not implementing the justice."

He claimed Hamas was a weak and besieged authority in Gaza and stated, "You are going sooner or later to suffer from the same problem when your power decreased and the power of others, for example, China, India, Japan, as your history (shows) becomes more supreme."

"You are not serving your national interests" he said.

He also compared the U.S. to former European empires.

"Look to the British empire. Look to the French empire. Look to the German power," he said. "What was the cause of their destruction? Their immoralities. So I am not here fabricating or inventing a story or a theory. This is well known."

"Where is (sic) the big powers in the history? Finished. Why finished? Because of the injustice, because of the immorality," he concluded.



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