Hamas said the militant Islamic group would retain its weapons and its commitment to the destruction of Israel after a Palestinian election on Wednesday in which it is slated to win parliamentary seats for the first time. “The Europeans and the Americans are telling Hamas to choose between arms and parliament. We say we will go for arms and parliament and there is no contradiction between the two of them,” said Ismail Haniya, a senior Hamas leader in Gaza.
Note that this was said before the election. Hamas: Going from mere Islamist terrorists to democratic Islamist terrorists. Hmm, democratic Islamist terrorists. We get an oxymoron (democratic Islamist) and a redunancy (Islamist terrorist). It's a first in Muslim society!