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A vote for Islam

The conventional wisdom has it that Palestinians chose Hamas despite its Islamist platform. Conversations with voters in the West Bank, however, reveal that many chose Hamas because of it.

By Thanassis Cambanis
February 5, 2006

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Here at the grass roots of Palestinian society, the imam of the local mosque is unequivocal about the root of Hamas's appeal: strict, unyielding Islamic faith. (Full article: 1261 words)

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