Mahmoud al-Zahar, International Man of Paranoid Idiocy
I actually saw this exchange on CNN this morning. If you can find footage of in on the internet it's worth watching more than once. Wolf Blitzer was interviewing Mamoud al-Zahar, co-founder of Hamas and world-class paranoid nutjob. Blitzer kept asking him if he would ever accepts Israel. In the process of dodging the question Zahar left reality and entered the Land of Insane Islamic Paranoia.
Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar said from Gaza that Israel must change its flag. "Israel must remove the two blue stripes from its national flag", said Zahar. “The stripes on the flag are symbols of occupation. They signify Israel's borders stretching from the River Euphrates to the River Nile."
Did you get that? The two blue stripes on the Israeli flag are secret code that the crack team of Hamas cryptographers have decoded. It reveals Israel intention to expand from the Nile in Egypt to the Euphrates in Iraq. Blitzer asked him to clarify and Zahar repeated his wild claim as if it was accepted fact. Then he embarked on a rant about a symbol on the back of an Israeli coin that reveals a similar plot to expand from Egypt to Iraq. And this guy is the leader. Imagine what the extremists think.
I love this guy. He should be on TV every week. Hell he should get his own show. The more he talks the worse Hamas looks (you didn't think that was possible did you?). Blitzer shouldn't even ask questions. He should just toss out a topic and watch this mental patient ramble his way through a tour of the Muslim subconscious.