When you read "militant" do you think "terrorist" or "freedom fighter" - or does it require context?
Hamas is a terrorist organization, primarily funded by Iran, situated in the Gaza strip, periodically sending rockets into Israel (indiscriminitaely) and its men to seek out 72 virgins by blowing up buses and coffee shops.
This is indisputable, as both the US and UN, even the EU agree they are a terrorist organization.
TIME magazine calls them the militant group Hamas. Here is a recent example.
I don’t want to get into ME politics per se – I just want you to respond to and think about the Q.