Following are excerpts from a public address delivered by Hamas Leader Khaled Mash'al, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on October 12, 2008:
Khaled Mash'al: All the peoples say "no" to American hegemony. Therefore, our nation is doing well, and is capable of achievements, even in difficult times. Great nations always face many challenges.
The world today is turning to an international policy that is based on multipolarity. Look how Allah made a laughingstock of America. I tell you, brothers and sisters, the Arabs and the Muslims are second only to Allah in transforming international policy from unipolarity to multipolarity. This is taking place thanks to Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and to all the steadfast resistance forces of our nation. Today, Chavez defies the U.S, even though he lives in its backyard, while we, tens of thousands of miles away, fear America?
It has been proven that this oppressive world, which is based on usury and tyranny... Within moments, Allah makes all these systems collapse. What is important is that when Allah observes his slaves, He sees that they are taking action on the ground. Then, He mobilizes the entire universe to help them. Otherwise, how are we to believe the hadith that tells us that the trees and the stones will fight on our side? The day will come, within several years, when this world will change, submitting to the Arab Islamic will, Allah willing.