Hamas is beginning to look "secular" compared to some other new breed of groups. One such group, The Islamic Army, is denouncing the Mecca agreement as Godless and Hamas as entering partnership with a PA that doesn't recognize Allah. The group is hitting Hamas were it hurts when it says that they need a fatwa. Hamas doesn't have anybody to issue fatwas anymore since the assassination of Sheikh Ahmad Yasin. I wonder who will issue this group's fatwas! Al Thawahiri maybe?
Here's the full report:
Gaza - Ma'an - The Islamic army have fiercely attacked the Mecca agreement and the dialogue to form a new government, denouncing the process as "secular".
The Islamic army, known for the first time during the capture of the Israeli soldier Cpl. Gil'ad Shalit, declared "any solution outside of Islamic shari'ah is corrupted, even if it seems that we are getting out of the crisis."
The statement added, "The political partnership is not recognizing God," and questions why the Hamas movement would agree to be part of this agreement, "which depend on the laws of the PA which do not recognize Allah… these laws are as the devils' laws of America and Europe."
The Islamic army argued that any deal or agreement with no Fatwa turns away from Qu'ran, and is void and invalid.