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Palestinians donate $29,500 to Obama
World Net Daily ^ | August 04, 2008 | Aaron Klein

Posted on 08/04/2008 10:42:46 AM PDT by Ben Mugged

Palestinian brothers inside the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip are listed in government election filings as having donated $29,521.54 to Sen. Barack Obama's campaign.

The donations would violate election laws, including prohibitions on receiving donations from foreigners and guidelines against accepting more than $2,300 from one individual during a single election, Bob Biersack, a spokesman for the Federal Election Commission, told WND in response to a query.

The contributions also raise numerous questions about the Obama campaign's lax online donation form, which apparently allows for the possibility of foreign contributions.

Last week, the Atlas Shrugs blog outlined a series of donations in 2007 made to Obama's campaign from two individuals, Monir Edwan and Hosam Edwan, totaling $29,521.54.

In an online form on Obama's campaign site, the Edwans listed their street as "Tal Esaltan," which they wrote was located in "Rafah, GA."

Rafah is not a city in Georgia. The Atlas blog immediately raised concerns that the money may have been donated from the Gaza Strip town of Rafah.

The Edwans' donations are listed in both FEC filings and other election filing sites, such as CampaignMoney and donordata.org.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; arabstreet; campaignfinance; cultureofcorruption; democrats; democratscandals; donors; election; elections; endorsement; foreignmoney; gaza; hamas; howtostealanelection; illegalcontributions; islam; mohammedanism; nobama08; obama; osamaobama; proterrorist; terrorism
Makes sense. Less pressure on terrorist states under a socialist government.....
1 posted on 08/04/2008 10:42:47 AM PDT by Ben Mugged
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To: Ben Mugged

Ouch! That’s going to cost them some bulldozers and suicide vests.


2 posted on 08/04/2008 10:46:12 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Marriage=1 man+1 woman! Vote "YES" on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: 444Flyer

For that price they sure would have gotten some Katyushas.


3 posted on 08/04/2008 10:47:59 AM PDT by SolidWood (Obamarxislamism, the threat to our Republic!)
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To: Ben Mugged
"He's dirty Jim"


4 posted on 08/04/2008 10:48:50 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Ben Mugged

...and so it begins, welcome to August. Let’s hope this snowball gathers weight and girth as it begins to roll downhill.


5 posted on 08/04/2008 10:49:15 AM PDT by johnnycap
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To: Ben Mugged

6 posted on 08/04/2008 10:50:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (If we drill deep enough, we can reach the Saudi oil fields from THIS side..........)
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To: Ben Mugged

Now, do they get to have their picture taken with B. Hussein for a donation that large?


7 posted on 08/04/2008 10:50:54 AM PDT by WayneS (And now I shall return to my hovel and cling to my guns ... until it is time to go to Church)
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To: Jeff Head; F15Eagle

Ping.


8 posted on 08/04/2008 10:53:40 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Marriage=1 man+1 woman! Vote "YES" on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ping


9 posted on 08/04/2008 10:55:35 AM PDT by kanawa (Don't go where you're looking, look where you're going.)
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To: Ben Mugged
The Edwans' donations are listed in both FEC filings and other election filing sites, such as CampaignMoney and donordata.org.

They'll be sorry they did this. Now they'll be solicited by every RAT pol in the U S A.

10 posted on 08/04/2008 10:57:16 AM PDT by ol' hoghead (He is not here; for he is risen.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Well, we know where they get there money from.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1915717/posts


11 posted on 08/04/2008 10:58:08 AM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: Ben Mugged
More arms uplifted to the Obammahdi.

He and his campaign have added to this image themselves because during Obama's trip to Europe there was just something about his huge crowd in Berlin wildly cheering and supporting him as a populist candidate for change, that is unsetteling and that evokes bad memories in the American consciousness.

OBAMA!...OBAMA!...OBAMA!...OBAMA!...OBAMA!

OBAMA'S DIVERSE VISION OF AMERICA



THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA'S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS


NOBAMA MOVEMENT SPREADS ACROSS THE NATION

12 posted on 08/04/2008 10:58:34 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: WayneS

I’m sure they get least a night in the Lincoln Bedroom.


13 posted on 08/04/2008 11:00:20 AM PDT by CarolTX (Onward through the fog)
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To: Ben Mugged

The Democrats have been allies of the terrorists since 9/11, so no big surprise.


14 posted on 08/04/2008 11:01:39 AM PDT by pleikumud
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To: Jeff Head
How do they account for Internet donations? Who does it? It would seem that such transactions would be easy to execute but could take a very long time to sort out and review. Do the campaigns have to submit “certified” data files that someone could go to jail for if they are manipulated? Could be a big recognition for some enterprising journalist if they can find anything a miss in all this. By the way, what ever happened to old Norman Hsu?
15 posted on 08/04/2008 11:06:46 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: Ben Mugged

Nickel and dime stuff. How many millions did the Chinese Communists funnel to Bill Clinton in 1996?


16 posted on 08/04/2008 11:07:54 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: CarolTX

The thought of two Islamic men sharing the Lincoln bedroom is disturbing to me.

Of course, whatever happens probably won’t match the antics which occurred in there during the Clintoon Administration.


17 posted on 08/04/2008 11:10:39 AM PDT by WayneS (And now I shall return to my hovel and cling to my guns ... until it is time to go to Church)
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To: Ben Mugged
This is hilarious:

Monir and Hasam Edwan denied their financial transactions online – listed as donations in U.S. government election filings – were actual donations to Obama's campaign. Instead they claimed they purchased about $30,000 in Obama T-shirts from the presidential candidate's online store – a contention that did not hold up during a WND interview, when they changed their story several times.

At first Monir Edwan claimed he sold the T-shirts in Gaza for around $9 and that a profit was made...

But it was pointed out to Edwan the T-shirts for sale on Obama's website are listed as $20.08 and that selling the merchandise for less would not yield a profit. "Maybe we sold the shirts for a lot more. I can't remember now," said Edwan.

Asked why he would purchase T-shirts at such a high rate and pay the cost of shipping when he could pay a company to produce T-shirts for less, Edwan replied, "We wanted the shirts to come from the campaign."

But Edwan could not explain how he managed to get shipments of T-shirts into the Gaza Strip during the months he claimed to have purchased the merchandise, since Israel imposed a tight closure of the Gaza Strip starting in June 2007 that lasted until June 2008, when the Israeli government agreed to a cease-fire with Hamas in Gaza.

The Obama File

18 posted on 08/04/2008 11:17:12 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Ben Mugged

If Bob Biersack wants to avoid changing from alive to dead (Red Drawf reference) when the messiah is enthroned he’s better STFU.


19 posted on 08/04/2008 11:20:54 AM PDT by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: Ben Mugged

I gave this story to Pamela at Atlas Shrugs...it was my find!!!


20 posted on 08/04/2008 11:22:43 AM PDT by Amityschild (Bringing Obama DOWN one day at a time - VRWC Member #777777777)
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To: RedEyeJack
I've been looking all over the data file that is available on the FEC website. The strangest thing that I see is that contributions are routinely made to Obama in odd dollar & cent amounts. There are NO contributions in the McCain file that are odd dollar & cent amounts. NONE.

This system is rotten.

21 posted on 08/04/2008 11:24:52 AM PDT by Amityschild (Bringing Obama DOWN one day at a time - VRWC Member #777777777)
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To: Amityschild; All
The strangest thing that I see is that contributions are routinely made to Obama in odd dollar & cent amounts.

Foreign currency transactions. Euros, bolivars, pesos, etc. converstion are never exactly 2-1 but 2.9768 to the dollar...

22 posted on 08/04/2008 11:44:49 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Amityschild
Or... the programmer who wrote the “Gen Phony Donations” software bots thought it would be suspicious if the amounts were always whole numbers.
23 posted on 08/04/2008 11:46:14 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: AmericaUnited
That was Pamela Geller's thought too. To me, it looks like the campaign is trying to do different things with it. Maybe they were selling tee shirts???

One thing I see over & over is a donor makes a contribution or multiple contributions in regular denominations i.e., 50.00, 100.00, 250.00, 500.00 then there is an odd donation stuck in say like $133.18. Now that is just strange to me. Thousands of them.

McCain's campaign data file has all, ALL, even dollar & cents amounts.

Ideas?

24 posted on 08/04/2008 11:55:26 AM PDT by Amityschild (Bringing Obama DOWN one day at a time - VRWC Member #777777777)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

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The Edwans' donations are listed in both FEC filings and other election filing sites, such as CampaignMoney and donordata.org

If the Edwans had the sense to make multiple contribuitions under the $200 reporting limit, their donations would be listed no where. Just a few extra mouse clicks.

25 posted on 08/04/2008 12:05:36 PM PDT by SJackson (Barack Obama will not be coming to us, I don't know why, Spokesperson US military hospital Landstuhl)
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To: Ben Mugged

Hope the MSM will now pick up this story.......


26 posted on 08/04/2008 12:33:38 PM PDT by ncfool (Barack show us the birth certificate. Obama the Manchurian Candidate .)
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27 posted on 08/04/2008 12:34:02 PM PDT by ncfool (Barack show us the birth certificate. Obama the Manchurian Candidate .)
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To: Ben Mugged
Of course!
Electing Obama is the next best thing to flying planes into America's buildings!



OBAMA!


28 posted on 08/04/2008 12:50:14 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots
This is Money laundering at its finest!

I think that Money laundering is handled by the Secret Service.



You want to bet this can be traced as it was either by Credit Card, Check or possibly Cash. If the donation was by cash that is even better as it proves money laundering. The west bank and gaza are known for money laundering.

I bet Obama loaded up his suitcases while in the middle east. Yes! I want a fill up of Soft money in small amounts of $199.00 or less. Over 200.00 they have to file this troublesome reports like the one above and that creates too many eyes seeing them..

Actually its a larger amount of money as its $31,318.00 and taken over a very short period of time.



So you know that who ever is turning in the reports on the Barack Obama campaign knows that its a serious issue as most of the money is in large contributions but all odd amounts. It looks to me like its money laundering by the Obama campaign.

If its money Laundering then this is a crime that the Secret Service gets involved with and I wonder if anybody has tipped them off as its evident that the FEC is run by a bunch of weenies who can tell the difference between a non-existent town in Georiga or the Gaza Strip. Do a google browser search of : Rafah,Ga and you get the Gaza strip.

Also the zip code used as just 952 happens to be the calling code for the West Bank, and Israel.

The FEC web site lists the following on Foreign contributions.

www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/foreign.shtml

Soliciting, Accepting, or Receiving Contributions and Donations from Foreign Nationals As noted earlier, the Act prohibits knowingly soliciting, accepting or receiving contributions or donations from foreign nationals. In this context, “knowingly” means that a person:

Has actual knowledge that the funds solicited, accepted, or received are from a foreign national;

Is aware of facts that would lead a reasonable person to believe that the funds solicited, accepted, or received are likely to be from a foreign national;

Is aware of facts that would lead a reasonable person to inquire whether the source of the funds solicited, accepted or received is a foreign national.

11 CFR 110.20(a)(4)(i), (ii) and (iii). Pertinent facts that may lead to inquiry by the recipient include, but are not limited to the following: A donor or contributor uses a foreign passport, provides a foreign address,

makes a contribution from a foreign bank, or resides abroad. Obtaining a copy of a current and valid U.S. passport would satisfy the duty to inquire whether the funds solicited, accepted, or received are from a foreign national. 11 CFR 110.20(a)(7).


29 posted on 08/04/2008 12:53:44 PM PDT by ncfool (Barack show us the birth certificate. Obama the Manchurian Candidate .)
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To: Jeff Head

And introducing to the world, it’s new leader, THE ANTI-CHRIST. Line up on the left to get your new ID number...666.


30 posted on 08/04/2008 4:40:08 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: Ben Mugged; ExTexasRedhead
Excellent job by Asron Klein interviewing the Edwan brothers, and getting them to admit what we suspected about this thing since the story first hit the 'Net. This shows further on which side Obama's bread is buttered in the Israel-Pali conflict.

The Obama campaign, as 'Rat campaigns (think Clinton and China) frequently do, has evinced no intention of playing by the most basic campaign finance rules.

31 posted on 08/04/2008 7:38:52 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Ben Mugged; ExTexasRedhead
Correction:

Should be AARON Klein, of course.

32 posted on 08/04/2008 7:46:22 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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I used to believe WND was a legitimate news source. (For the record, I also once believed in Santa Claus.) It is a shame that even if they do publish something that is true I will not be inclined to believe it due to the large quantities of ridiculous, made-up nonsense they produce. The site that cried wolf, so to speak.


33 posted on 08/04/2008 8:04:18 PM PDT by KarinG1 (Opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not necessarily represent those of sane people.)
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To: KarinG1

Other news sources have picked up on this story (Reuters, Yahoo! News, MarketWatch, etc.)


34 posted on 08/05/2008 3:30:10 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I can only find three in a Google news search, at Wizbang, MarketWatch and Israel Insider. All three reference the WND article.

http://news.google.com/news?client=opera&rls=en&sourceid=opera&oe=utf-8&tab=wn&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&ncl=1233866997


35 posted on 08/05/2008 10:00:43 AM PDT by KarinG1 (Opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not necessarily represent those of sane people.)
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To: KarinG1

ALSO:

Palestinian Brothers in Gaza Illegally Donate to Obama $29K

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=prnw.20080804.DC29621&show_article=1&catnum=3

http://www.catholic.org/prwire/headline.php?ID=4963


36 posted on 08/05/2008 10:15:02 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Same story as the one at MarketWatch, from PRNewswire-USNewswire. WND is named as the source. I’m not saying the story isn’t true, but I’d be a lot more confident if it were verified by a reliable source. In this case, even MSNBC would be more reliable.


37 posted on 08/05/2008 12:40:30 PM PDT by KarinG1 (Opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not necessarily represent those of sane people.)
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To: KarinG1

“In this case, even MSNBC would be more reliable.”

BBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


38 posted on 08/05/2008 3:30:21 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: Ben Mugged; ExTexasRedhead
Thanks Ben, and bump for later read ................ FRegards
39 posted on 08/11/2008 7:11:28 PM PDT by gonzo ("Shall Not Be Infringed" - use it now! While you still can ... FRegards)
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