religion has been a tool to control the masses for thousands of years. does the leadership of the palestinian organization, i mean the ones at the top, truly believe in their religion. or are they after money or power? religion is a means to acheiving evil unlawful ends. but is it an end in itself, for the most corrupt people at the top? if so , to what extent?
I suspect this is very individual to each person….
Having said this, I don’t think the two are mutually exclusive. People can honestly believe in their religion and use it to justify their pursuit of power and money.