Hamas Calls On Muslims to Stage Global Holy War on Friday, October 13

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The Palestinian group known as Hamas has called on Muslims worldwide to stage a “Day of Jihad,” or holy war.  The chosen date, Friday, October 13th, coincidentally or not, resonates with horror movies and the upcoming Halloween holiday. Hamas called the day “Al-Aqsa Flood,” the same name of the operation in which more than 1,200 Israelis were murdered, roughly 3,000 wounded, and over 100 kidnapped. In the message, Hamas was recorded saying that this new declared day is going to be a “day of mobilization in the Arab and Islamic world, a day to rally support, offer aid, participate actively, expose the crimes of the occupation, isolate it, foil all its aggressive schemes, and demonstrate their love for Palestine, Jerusalem, and Al-Aqsa.” They also stated that “it is a day for sacrifice, heroism, and dedication, and to earn the honor of defending the first Qibla of Muslims, the third holiest mosque, and the ascension of the trusted Messenger.”