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Why Isnít Obama Bothered By Terrorist Support?
Pajamas Media ^ | May 15, 2008 | Steve Gill

Posted on 05/15/2008 8:39:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The fact that receiving Hamas support does not appear to disturb Obama should worry us even more than the fact that terrorists see something in him that they really like.

The 2008 Presidential campaign has already seen a number of outlandish, and patently false, attacks. The idea that Islamic terrorists are picking a side in selection of an American president might seem to be yet another for the list…if it didn’t have its basis in truth.

A few weeks ago, Ahmed Yousef, a top political adviser for terrorist group Hamas, said in an interview on WABC radio in New York that the group supports Obama. “We like Mr. Obama. We hope he will (win) the election and I do believe he is like John Kennedy, great man with great principle, and he has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community but not with domination and arrogance,” Yousef explained. Hamas, which seized control of the Palestinian Gaza last June, has long been designated as a terrorist group by the U.S. State Department.

The Obama campaign has claimed to be “flattered” by the fact that the Hamas endorsement compared their candidate to Kennedy. Obama himself told the Atlantic magazine that he understands why Hamas would support him. “It’s conceivable that there are those in the Arab world who say to themselves, ‘This is a guy who spent some time in the Muslim world, has a middle name of Hussein and appears more worldly and has called for talks with people, and so he’s not going to be engaging in the same sort of cowboy diplomacy as George Bush.’” Obama concluded that the perception is “legitimate” as long as they understand he will be “unyielding” in his support for Israel.

So what have Barack’s Hamas friends been up to lately? Well, on the very day President Bush arrived in Israel to mark the nation’s 60th anniversary and to renew his push for a Palestinian state as part of elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Barack’s buddies fired a rocket into an Israeli shopping mall. The mall was devastated, and 14 innocent civilians were seriously injured.

The Hamas endorsement of Obama is even more interesting when viewed against the backdrop of the group’s aggressive promotion of violence among young Palestinians in Gaza and in the context of a recent Al-Jazeera story about how young Palestinians in Gaza have banded together to call American voters at random asking them to vote for Obama. Rockets by night, Obama phone banks by day?

“It all started at the time of the US primaries,” says the pro-Obama Palestinian organizer, 23 year old Ibrahim Abu Jayyab. “After studying Obama’s electronic campaign manifesto I thought this is a man that’s capable of change inside of America. As for potential change in the Middle East, he can also do that if he can bring peace to the area. At least this is what we hope.” The full Al-Jazeera television report can be viewed here.

Obama’s campaign may argue that there is no apparent direct link between the young Palestinian men and the Hamas terrorist organization. But the young phone-bankers have also received coverage from Ramattan, the Palestinian news agency, in what reads like a Hamas-generated anti-Israel press release.

Can anyone seriously believe that young Palestinian men are allowed free and easy access to operate an internet phone bank in the impoverished and violent Gaza Strip — and bring that effort to the attention of the international media — without Hamas’ knowledge and approval? The support that Barack Obama is receiving from avowed terrorist enemies of America should bother him. The fact that it does not bother him should bother us even more than the fact that terrorists see something in him that they really like.

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Steve Gill is host of a statewide Tennessee radio talk show and chief political analyst for WKRN News 2 in Nashville.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2008; election; elections; hamas; obama; terrorism; terroristvote; wot; yousef
What do you make of all this?
1 posted on 05/15/2008 8:39:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“After studying Obama’s electronic campaign manifesto I thought this is a man that’s capable of change inside of America. As for potential change in the Middle East, he can also do that if he can bring peace to the area. At least this is what we hope.”

Change to die for.....

2 posted on 05/15/2008 8:41:48 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Asked on his deathbed why he was reading the bible, WC Fields replied "I'm looking for loopholes.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The fact that receiving Hamas support does not appear to disturb Obama should worry us...”

What should worry us most is that his supporters do not seem to care that their thinking parallels that of Hammas’. But then again, Hammas is a part of the ROP so why should we have to worry?


3 posted on 05/15/2008 8:49:50 PM PDT by 353FMG (Don't make the mistake to think that Government is a Friend of the People)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why Isn’t Obama Bothered By Terrorist Support?

Ummmm, let me guess....Is it because he is, at heart, a terrorist?

4 posted on 05/15/2008 8:50:44 PM PDT by oneolcop
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His support is blowing up?


5 posted on 05/15/2008 9:00:26 PM PDT by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff"--Ronald Reagan)
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I guess it is for the same reason he wasn’t bothered that his church’s newsletter reprinted a letter from a senior member of Hamas.


6 posted on 05/15/2008 9:05:33 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barack Obama’s Marxist Mentor

http://newzeal.blogspot.com/2007/03/barack-obamas-marxist-mentor.html


7 posted on 05/15/2008 9:06:23 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama is a Muslim. It’s as simple as that. And all the Muslims seem to know it.


8 posted on 05/15/2008 9:07:53 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama isn’t bothered by this as he really believes he is some sort of Messiah, and that HE can talk peace with said life forms such as Hamas.

Unfortunately, should he be elected his high self esteem won’t be just his alone to mourn.


9 posted on 05/15/2008 9:08:05 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: HerrBlucher
The fact that it does not bother him should bother us even more than the fact that terrorists see something in him that they really like.

I know that we have to be really careful about the tinfoil hat stuff...

But I sense and fear that there might (potentially) be some sort of tacit alliance or kinship between Obama and the Islamists. I have no special knowledge, just a hunch based on the way he and the evil side act (in this case, an endorsement by Hamas). This is not an accusation, it is however a fear of mine.

Based solely on observation (and perhaps some suspicion), I also sense that as slippery and as slimy as the man is, he is simply unable to act comfortably as a patriotic, America-loving, military-supporting presidential candidate! For whatever reason, a deep appreciation of this Country, our values, and our way of life is just not in the man's DNA.

10 posted on 05/15/2008 9:10:46 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: JRios1968

Obama himself is just like his supporters, they would be excited if Ron Jeremy endorsed him. I would say Larry Flint, but he’s been a Clinton supporter for years now.


11 posted on 05/15/2008 9:12:25 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; potlatch; devolve; Grampa Dave; Ernest_at_the_Beach

12 posted on 05/15/2008 9:15:36 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Cicero

“Obama is a Muslim. It’s as simple as that. And all the Muslims seem to know it.”

He is a deceiver. The lubricious ease with which he disavows longtime associates—and their happy acceptance of disavowal—is a major warning sign.


13 posted on 05/15/2008 9:28:38 PM PDT by avenir
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; george76; Cicero; PhilDragoo; potlatch; avenir; penowa; porter_knorr; ...

14 posted on 05/15/2008 9:48:05 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT; devolve

I like your trojan horse Lucy, very cute post!


15 posted on 05/15/2008 9:52:37 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: PhilDragoo; devolve

Good graphic Phil


16 posted on 05/15/2008 9:53:10 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Seaplaner

I agree with you 100%. Obama is rotten to the core, Hillary is Kate Smith by comparison. If Obama is elected, we are in deep deep crap....if Hill is elected were are just in deep crap....if McCain is elected we are just crap out of luck. Fun election eh?


17 posted on 05/15/2008 9:59:10 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Asked on his deathbed why he was reading the bible, WC Fields replied "I'm looking for loopholes.")
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To: potlatch; PhilDragoo

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Ditto

Good post Phil

Somebody out there is upset with my Nøbama graphics


18 posted on 05/15/2008 10:01:51 PM PDT by devolve ( -- -The_Project_Islamic_Hope_website_banner no_longer_features_Barack_Hussein_Obama_Junior)
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To: devolve

LOL!


19 posted on 05/15/2008 10:05:16 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama isn’t bothered by terrorist support because he knows that the MSM will deflect the truth for him. He and they will cry racism no matter what charge is leveled at him. I hope McCain’s prepared to bring up Obama’s record and be strong in his criticism. McCain and all his supporters will be called racists. Better get used to it.


20 posted on 05/15/2008 10:07:18 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: LucyT

The Trojan horse.


21 posted on 05/15/2008 10:25:07 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because he is their supporter ? ....


22 posted on 05/15/2008 11:23:50 PM PDT by clamper1797 (It would be insane to vote for Hussein)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see something in him I don’t like. Muslim roots.


23 posted on 05/15/2008 11:38:54 PM PDT by taxesareforever (We'll never forget Matt Maupin and his service to our country.)
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To: LucyT; 2ndDivisionVet; george76; Cicero; PhilDragoo; potlatch

http://kennethelamb.blogspot.com/2008/02/barak-obama-questions-about-ethnic.html

Barack Obama: Washington Post, Chicago Tribune investigations confirm autobiography lies; now asking: Is “African-American” a lie too?

Excerpt:

“...Here is the truth about Mr. Obama’s name, and his father’s ancestors:

True Negro tribal members of western Kenya where his father was born have Christian names, not Arabic. His father’s decision to name him with an Arabic name is a matter of his father establishing his ethnic identity in Africa - it is done deliberately to separate him from the African tribes. He may live among them, but he is not one of them. His father’s message is that he is Arabic, not Negro.

Many will find these truths unsettling. I’m often asked, “But I thought his father was Kenyan. How could Mr. Obama not be African-American, how could his ethnic composition be so Arabic?”

The definitive clue to that answer is to look at his name, his father’s name, and the names of all his ancestors on his father’s side. They are all Arabic.

Researching his roots reveal that on his father’s side, he is descended from Arab slave traders. They operated under an extended grant from Queen Victoria, who gave them the right to continue the slave trade in exchange for helping the British defeat the Madhi Army in southern Sudan and the Upper Nile region...”


24 posted on 05/16/2008 12:29:32 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s just say that all the America-haters of the world love Obama. All the clowns who want to see America turned into a supine, groveling western version of neutered Euro states love Obama. Islamic terrorists love Obama because they see the defeat of Israel and growing numbers of terrorists taking over countries in the middle East and elsewhere.


25 posted on 05/16/2008 1:45:35 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“We like Mr. Obama. We hope he will (win) the election and I do believe he is like John Kennedy, great man with great principle, and he has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community but not with domination and arrogance,” Yousef explained.

Senator Obama is the first candidate for the presidency who not only has studied Islam as a religious student but has recited the shahada to the New York Times in an interview as recently as 2007:

"I was a little Jakarta street kid,” he said in a wide-ranging interview in his office (excerpts are on my blog, www.nytimes.com/ontheground). He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes in his elementary school, but a president is less likely to stereotype Muslims as fanatics — and more likely to be aware of their nationalism — if he once studied the Koran with them.

Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

Since a sincere recitation of the shahada is by itself *all* that is required to be considered a Muslim, one would think this would certainly encourage other Muslims as to how receptive Mr. Obama might be to their worldview.

Mr. Kristof notes about Mr. Obama that "... a president is less likely to stereotype Muslims as fanatics — and more likely to be aware of their nationalism — if he once studied the Koran with them."

26 posted on 05/16/2008 4:38:03 AM PDT by snowsislander
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To: snowsislander; All

Let’s see: I was baptised, went through about 10 years of ALC & LCA Lutheran Sunday School, a year of LCMS Parochial School, Luther League, an acolyte, in the choir, Catechism and Confirmation, all before the age of 15, but somehow I’m not a Christian?!
Who believes that?


27 posted on 05/16/2008 4:46:08 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary or Obama can!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because they are his friends and he likes what they do.


28 posted on 05/16/2008 6:03:25 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Let’s see: I was baptised . . . .

You could stop right there. On another thread, it was pointed out that Obama refuses to make his birth record in Hawaii public. So, was he really born in Hawaii, or is that just his story? Was he born in the U.S.?

He also refuses to talk in detail about his conversion to Christianity or, more particularly, his baptism. Has he been baptized? Curiously, his church does not require it, and routinely admits Muslims as members.

So, I think we should ask to see some confirmation of his birth certificate and his baptismal certificate. The first is necessary if he is to satisfy the constitutional requirement for being president, and the second is necessary to back up his repeated statements that he is a member of a "Christian" church.

Come to think of it, I'm not sure that he has ever actually said that he is a Christian, only that he is a member of Rev. Wright's church. Which isn't saying anything, really.

29 posted on 05/16/2008 8:06:37 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: PhilDragoo

Obama: "I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems, ....I will not weaponize space... I will slow development of future combat systems... I will institute a 'Defense Priorities Board' to ensure the quadrennial defense review is not used ..."

Then, there will be peace in our time without the evil republicans causing war!

My change is good for Muslims, Islamofascists, Black Racists, and Chrislims. $crew the Christians and real Jews!


30 posted on 05/16/2008 8:28:20 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Hussein Obama"Hama's" Pastor, Jeremiah Wright: "God Damn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11")
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To: Fred Nerks; devolve

Thank you Fred.


31 posted on 05/16/2008 6:53:29 PM PDT by potlatch
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