This is a provocative look inside the Palestinian version of radical Islam and, more importantly, at the contrast between an Islam that uses the sword (violence) to convert and a Christianity whose founder warned that, "Those who live by the sword, die by the sword." Hamas began by directing violence against Jews, but as the author notes that violence quickly became internalized and directed against fellow Palestinians. That's why there's no need to rush toward an independent Palestinian state. It'd be a corrupt, hell-hold for all but a few at the very top.
Though the author makes no mention of the fact, it's also worthy of note that the very movements in Western Europe and the United States that are finding common cause with radical Islam (i.e. opposing the war to overthrown Saddam), are the very movements that, a generation ago, had no problem with the great miseries created by the Soviet domination of Eastern Europe and, a generation before that, so idolized Stalin that the murderous dictator himself sneeringly referred to them as "useful idiots." As George Orwell observed, their vision is of a boot crushing all freedom out of the world. They care not whether the rationale is Das Kapital or the Koran.