Obama says the Muslim call to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth."






Note: Items posted to this page are in chronological order or order of discovery.
  As Barack Obama's candidacy comes under increasing scrutiny, his account of his religious upbringing deserves careful attention for what it tells us about the candidate's integrity.

Obama asserted in December, "I've always been a Christian," and he has adamantly denied ever having been a Muslim.  "The only connection I've had to Islam is that my grandfather on my father's side came from that country [Kenya].  But I've never practiced Islam."  In February, he claimed: "I have never been a Muslim.  … other than my name and the fact that I lived in a populous Muslim country for 4 years when I was a child [Indonesia, 1967-71] I have very little connection to the Islamic religion."

"Always" and "never" leave little room for equivocation.  But many biographical facts, culled mainly from the American press, suggest that, when growing up, the Democratic candidate for president both saw himself and was seen as a Muslim.

Read "Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood," by noted authority on the Middle East and Islam, Dr. Daniel Pipes.  Dr. Pipes is director of the Middle East Forum and Taube/Diller distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.

A second article by Dr. Pipes, "
Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam."
1997 Obama introduces "Islamic Community Day" bill -- Synopsis of Bill as introduced: Declares November 1, 1997 to be South Shore Islamic Community Center Day.
2001 Beyond the visits to his Muslim relatives in Africa, Obama had little to say about Islam and Muslims until the events of 9/11.  After that date, Obama begins to become more public in his support of Muslims and their cause.
2001 Obama is protective of civil rights for Muslims in the U.S., saying, "In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging," he laments.  "I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."
2001 Obama sponsors Illinois Senate Bill 750 creating the "Halal Food Act," providing for inspections by the Department of Agriculture to ensure that all food labeled Halal is prepared according to Islamic law.

Islamization -- here's how it works and why Halal food plays a role.
2003 Obama calls the Iraq war "a botched and ill-advised U.S. military incursion into a Muslim country."
2006 In August, Obama took a taxpayer-funded trip to Africa.  While he was in northern Kenya, he was photographed in full Muslim regalia.

The photo appears in the February 4th, 2008 edition of "The Examiner," under the caption, "Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is dressed in Muslim attire while on a trip to Kenya." (Click source image to enlarge)

Gateway Pundit has uncovered what is probably the original posting of the photograph at Han-Geeska Afrika Onlline.

[Geeska Afrika caption:] U.S. Senator Barack Obama, right, is dressed as a Somali Elder by Sheikh Mahmed Hassan, left, during his visit to Wajir, a rural area in northeastern Kenya, near the borders with Somalia and Ethiopia. The area is at the epicenter of a severe drought that has hit the Horn of Africa region, after erratic and insufficient rains during the April-June season.

2/27/07 Barack Hussein Obama said the Muslim call to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth."

In an interview with Nicholas Kristof, published in The New York Times, Obama recited the Muslim call to prayer, the Adhan, "with a first-class [Arabic] accent."

The opening lines of the Adhan (Azaan) is the  Shahada:

"Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that Muhammad is his prophet... "

According to Islamic scholars, reciting the Shahada, the Muslim declaration of faith, makes one a Muslim.  This simple yet profound statement expresses a Muslim's complete acceptance of, and total commitment to, the message of Islam.

Obama knows this from his Quranic studies -- and he knows the New York Times will publish this fact and it will be seen throughout the Islamic world.

Regardless of Obama's religion, what message is he sending the world's 1.2 billion Muslims?

I suppose it's easy for Obama to remember the Shahada for the 35 years since he left Indonesia -- and in 'first-class' Arabic -- especially since he believes the Muslim call to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth."

The fact that Obama can recall the Shahada after 35 years and the fact that he believes that the daily call to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth" say that those Muslim prayers run through his head often -- what does that make him?

Original New York Times source -- has been deleted by Obama's water-carriers at the New York Times -- HERE is the Kristof article on another site.

Ho, ho, ho -- and here's a copy I forgot I cached from Obama's own website.
4/8/07 Obama shows his Muslim/Palestinian solidarity and sensitivity, by telling Muscatine, Illinois Democratic party activists that he supports relaxing restrictions on aid to the Palestinian people. 

He said they have suffered the most as a result of stalled peace efforts with Israel.  "Nobody is suffering more than the Palestinian people."
4/30/07 In an interview with the New York Times, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Obama’s younger half sister, told the Times, "My whole family was Muslim, and most of the people I knew were Muslim."  (Alternate link)

I assume Maya thinks of her brother, Obama, as a member of her family?

Although Anna Dunham is often described as an atheist, I assume Maya thinks of her mother as a member of her family, as well.

How else would one interpret that statement?
1/31/08 Obama told a French magazine in an interview that if he wins office, he will hold a summit with Muslim countries to better the United States' image in the world.

"Once I'm elected, I want to organize a summit in the Muslim world, with all the heads of state, to have an honest discussion about ways to bridge the gap that grows every day between Muslims and the West."
2/20/08 Firas Ahmad comments on "Our Obama Problem" at

"But for many reasons, Muslims are one constituency Obama does not want to court.  With a wink and a nod, Obama's Muslim supporters continue to work for a candidate who cannot afford to wink back at them.  Given his perceived "closeness" to Islam, and the fact that he shares a name with a former Iraqi dictator, it could be strategic suicide for the Obama campaign to vocally acknowledge organized Muslim support.  At a time when endorsements are worn like badges of honor, no major candidate is looking for the Muslim vote."

Falsehoods told to prevent the denigration of Islam, to protect oneself, or to promote the cause of Islam are sanctioned in the Qur’an and Sunna, including lying under oath in testimony before a court, and deceiving by making distorted statements to the media such as the claim that Islam is a "religion of peace."  A Muslim is even permitted to deny or denounce his faith if, in so doing, he protects or furthers the interests of Islam, so long as he remains faithful to Islam in his heart.

Like many Islamic practices, taqiyya was formed within the context of the culture of Arab tribalism, expansionary warfare, Bedouin raiding and inter-tribal conflict. Taqiyya has been used by Muslims since the 7th century to confuse, confound and divide "the enemy."
3/4/08 Obama said that America, under his Presidency, will stop being a "bully." (Video)

He also said an Obama presidency would work to regain the trust of Muslims worldwide with Washington-led aid programs in Muslim countries.
3/5/08 Most Arab-Americans support Obama and many feel a kinship with the Democrat, who they say can repair America's reputation abroad.

"The American image in the outside world has been damaged, and we want someone who will reach out to others and say, 'Let's sit at the table and talk,'" said Saleh Mubarak, who emigrated from Syria in 1981.  "That's what attracted me to Obama.  He said, 'I will sit with Iran, I will sit with anyone.'"

"The biography, the empathy factor, they feel Obama understands the community," said James Zogby, a senior analyst for Zogby International and founder and president of the Arab American Institute, a Washington, D.C., organization that researches politics and policy in the Arab-American community.

Arab-Americans also remember a line in Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, "If there's an Arab-American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney or due process, that threatens my civil liberties."
3/10/08 Obama, is seeking, once again, to validate, embolden, and encourage the followers of Osama Bin Laden and other terrorist groups by removing our soldiers from a battlefield where we have never known defeat.  Worse still hundreds of thousands of craven unthinking Americans are more than willing to allow Obama-mania to permit Americas enemies to survive another day, replenish their strength, and strategize again how best to harm the United States.
3/12/08 Whose Fault Is It?  The Barack Hussein Obama flap, that is.  Who was the one who started this mess?  Which bigoted, anti-Islamic right wing nutjob was responsible for initially using Barack’s incendiary middle name as a clever political device?

Well, uh … that would be Barack Hussein Obama.

Sometime before Barack Obama’s middle name slipped into the realm of the unmentionable, it was supposed to be a selling point of his candidacy.  "Well, I think if you’ve got a guy named Barack Hussein Obama, that’s a pretty good contrast to George W. Bush," Mr. Obama told PBS’s Tavis Smiley on October 18, 2007.  "If you believe that we’ve got to heal America and we’ve got to repair our standing in the world, then I think my supporters believe that I am the messenger who can deliver that message."

Somehow, that was supposed to make him better than George W. Bush, but seeing as George W. Bush’s middle name is actually "Walker," as in Walker, Texas Ranger, it's hard to make that argument with a straight face.  Walker beats Hussein hands down.  In fact, if he could have beat the real Hussein, he probably would have, except that our government preferred that Saddam go down after a fight, not with a clean blow to the jugular.

We think this means his name is now fair game for anyone.
3/12/08 Was Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King on the mark last week when he asserted Islamic terrorists would rejoice if Obama becomes the next U.S. president?

What do the terrorists think about these policies? Well, journalist, Aaron Klein, recently asked them:

Ramadan Adassi, leader of the Al Aqsa Brigades terror group in the West Bank's Anskar refugee camp, pointed to Obama's rise to stardom as "an important success.  He won popularity in spite of the Zionists and the conservatives."

Abu Hamed, leader of the Al Aqsa Brigades in the northern Gaza Strip, explained the Democrat candidates' anti-war positions "prove that important leaders are understanding the situation differently and are understanding the price and the consequences of the American policy in Iraq and in the world."

Muhammad Saadi, a senior leader of Islamic Jihad in the northern West Bank town of Jenin, said talk of withdrawal from Iraq makes him feel "proud."

"As Arabs and Muslims we feel proud of this talk," he told me for my book.  "Very proud from the great successes of the Iraqi resistance.  This success that brought the big superpower of the world to discuss a possible withdrawal."

Abu Abdullah, a leader of Hamas' military wing in the Gaza Strip, was more direct: The policy of withdrawal, he stated, "proves the strategy of the resistance is the right strategy against the occupation."

What about dialogue with America's enemies, such as sit-downs with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that Obama has so fervently advocated?

Muhammad Abdel-Al, spokesperson and a senior leader of the Popular Resistance Committees terror group, recently explained to me U.S. willingness to negotiate and initiate dialogue "shows the Islamic resistance is bringing the giant [America] to is knees."

"It would be a great achievement complemented by more and more dead American soldiers they will carry in coffins to the U.S.," said Abdel-Al.
4/3/08 Obama '08 promotes the end of Israel

Post from Tony Wicher's Blog for Peace
(Hosted by the official Obama '08 website)
A different relationship with Israel: key to Middle East peace
By Tony Wicher - Feb 16th, 2007 at 11:09 am EST


The current treatment of the Palestinians is worse than South African apartheid ever was -- it combines the worst features of apartheid and military occupation. The purpose of it is simply to drive the Palestinians out.  There has never been any serious intention of allowing a Palestinian state.  Israel is the product of a 19th century ideology, Zionism, that combines good old-fashioned colonialism with good old-fashioned segregationism.  In the time of Theodore Herzl this was considered normal, but times have changed.  Israel will not be able to complete the colonial project.  It will have to make an accommodation with the Palestinians.  But a Palestinian state is not the way.  The "Green line,"”, the 1967 line, etc. must be regarded as temporary armistice lines.  They cannot be the basis for a permanent political settlement.  The only way to settle this conflict is reunification, not partition.  Israelis and Palestinians must agree to live together as equal citizens in a democratic state -- whether they like it or not.  There is no real alternative, other than endless war.
The treatment of the Palestinians by Israelis is the number one cause and justification for terrorism.  As long as it goes on the terrorists can justly claim moral equivalence.  As long as the United States continues with its current unqualified support of Israel and Israeli apartheid, it makes itself the object of terrorism as well.  This must stop.  Only the United States can make Israel do the right thing.  The next U.S. administration must understand that this is the key to Middle East peace and to defeating terrorism.

4/3/08 Islamic Support For Obama Coming Into The Open In California

Outside this mosque (see photo at link) in Anaheim, California (State College Drive) we finally got definitive evidence of two things:

1. Word has been out in the Islamic community worldwide for some time (specially Indonesia and Malaysia) to begin overt support for Obama.

2. We heard rumors of the Islamic Republic of Iran also passing the word to their American agents and clerics to support Obama but had nothing tangible till now.

3. The photo above was taken during the last week of March, 2008 by an AntiMullah person who happened to see this woman and was delighted to have a camera on hand.

4. Don't be misled by there only being one person.  Mosques have been told to get the message across effectively rather than to hold demonstrations, since there was no protest involved where numbers rather than a "bilingual" sign become important.

Note the "bilingual" aspect uses English lettering for Persian (not Arabic) words to reach a broader audience than writing it in Farsi (Persian) fonts.
4/9/08 Tom Bevan expresses puzzlement over a passage of the keynote speech given by Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison at the Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium this past weekend in Illinois.  According to a report of his speech, Ellison touted the virtues of Islamic illumination for an enlightened understanding of current events:
Ellison went on to say if more people knew of what Islam had to teach, the controversy created by statements from presidential candidate Barack Obama's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, might not have occurred.
Without more in the way of a direct quotation, it would be imprudent to make too much of this passage.  But it's interesting to see Ellison speaking on events related to the Obama campaign.  In "Louis Farrakhan's first Congressman," I took a look at Ellison's troubling public record and past associations before his election to Congress.  Ellison's record and associations previewed similar issues that have begun to emerge in the course of Obama's campaign.
4/9/08 A group of young men in Gaza gather before each primary in support of Senator Barack Obama.  These well-dressed young men, looking vastly different from the street photos of the poor and depressed we usually see, meet in an internet cafe and make random phone calls to American voters, urging a vote for Obama.  They believe he can bring peace to the Middle East.


And, who is paying for these phone calls and for the online-time?  And when was the last time Gazans were involved in American politics?


Welcome to Obama Youth, a website for young supporters of Barack Obama.  The purpose of this site is to provide both individuals and groups a central place to share ideas, locate resources, organize events and communicate about supporting the candidacy of Senator Obama.  While many of us may not yet be old enough to vote, we still have the ability to make a difference, spread the word, and shape Obama's platform.


Why do you think the Islamic crescent was chosen by this organization to symbolize "Obama Youth?"


And be sure to watch the short video (at link) that calls for the end of the "useless war."

NOTE:  Click the link -- a BRAND NEW LOGO!

Here is another example of the Obamalytes scrubbing the Internet of content that reflects negatively on the "anointed one."

In this case they have removed the original Islamic crescent, displayed above, and replaced it with a less controversial, modified campaign logo.

Haven't got a clue about the video?

4/10/08 It was a celebration of Palestinian culture -- a night of music, dancing and a dash of politics.  Local Arab Americans were bidding farewell to Rashid Khalidi, an internationally known scholar, critic of Israel and PLO operative, who was leaving town for a job in New York.

A special tribute came from Khalidi's friend and frequent dinner companion, the young state Sen. Barack Obama.  Speaking to the crowd, Obama reminisced about meals prepared by Khalidi's wife, Mona, and conversations that had challenged his thinking.

Obama's presence at such events, as he worked to build a political base in Chicago, has led some Palestinian leaders to believe that he might deal differently with the Middle East than either of his opponents for the White House.

"I am confident that Barack Obama is more sympathetic to the position of ending the occupation than either of the other candidates," said Hussein Ibish, a senior fellow for the American Task Force on Palestine, referring to the Israeli presence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip that began after the 1967 war.   More than his rivals for the White House, Ibish said, Obama sees a "moral imperative" in resolving the conflict and is most likely to apply pressure to both sides to make concessions.

"That's my personal opinion," Ibish said, "and I think it for a very large number of circumstantial reasons, and what he's said."
4/10/08 Obama: Al-Qaeda is not -- where?

Barack Obama has a problem when he gets off script.  In Gary, Indiana, Obama wants to make the point that al-Qaeda needs to be pursued, but in Pakistan.  Unfortunately, Obama almost makes a big mistake, and the walk-back isn’t exactly effective:


Note the problem Obama creates for himself in this stumble.  He stopped just short of saying that al-Qaeda isn’t in Iraq.  He wanted to say it, but he stopped himself, and for good reason -- al-Qaeda is in Iraq.  Saying otherwise would have made him look ill-informed, and he knows it.  He corrects himself to say that AQ senior leadership isn’t in Iraq.

Given that, and given his buildup of warning how great a strategic danger AQ presents to the US, then why does Obama want to retreat from Iraq?  We’re trying to take down the whole network.  An effective strategy would have us fighting them in Iraq and in the Pakistan/Afghanistan theater -- which we’re doing now.  We managed to fight two wars simultaneously in 1941-1945 on much larger scales than we face today.  If he can’t walk and chew gum at the same time, should he really be Commander in Chief?  (via Jim Geraghty)

4/11/08 Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said on Friday it was not his place to criticize former President Jimmy Carter if he were to meet with Hamas.
4/16/08 While Sen. Barack Obama sought to improve his relationship with the Jewish community today by meeting with leaders Philadelphia, comments by a Hamas political adviser this weekend could potentially hurt the Democratic presidential candidate.

During an interview on WABC radio Sunday, top Hamas political adviser Ahmed Yousef said the terrorist group supports Obama’s foreign policy vision.

"We don’t mind -- actually 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 said in response to a question about the group’s willingness to meet with either of the Democratic presidential candidates.
4/22/08 Democratic White House contender Barack Obama could not hide his irritation Monday when asked by a reporter what he thought about former president Jimmy Carter's meeting with Hamas last week.

"Why can't I just eat my waffle?" the Illinois senator said as he ate breakfast in Scranton, Pennsylvania, according to MSNBC television pictures.

Pressed again for an answer, he replied: "Just let me eat my waffle."

Adding insult to...insult, a fellow customer of the Glider Diner in Scranton has put Obama's waffle plate -- the one on which he was focused when rudely interrupted by reporters -- on eBay.
4/23/08 Two years ago, Hatem El-Hady was the chairman of the Toledo, Ohio-based Islamic charity, Kindhearts, which was closed by the US government in February 2006 for terrorist fundraising and all its assets frozen.  Today, El-Hady has redirected his fundraising efforts for his newest cause -- Barack Obama for President.

El-Hady has his own dedicated page on Barack Obama's official website, chronicling his fundraising on behalf of the Democratic Party presidential candidate.  Not only that, but he has none other than Barack Obama's wife, Michelle Obama, listed as one of his friends and one of her 224 listed friends.

But his leadership of Kindhearts is not the only thing that has brought him scrutiny by federal law enforcement officials.  Last summer, El-Hady was questioned by the FBI concerning his knowledge of possible conspirators in a UK-based terror plot.

The Department of Justice had a very different version of events. According to the DOJ, Kindhearts assumed the role of lead terrorist fundraising in the US after the government had closed other such Islamic "charities."

"KindHearts is the progeny of Holy Land Foundation and Global Relief Foundation, which attempted to mask their support for terrorism behind the façade of charitable giving," said Stuart Levey, Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.

Not only was Kindhearts engaged in providing funds for HAMAS in Lebanon and the West Bank, it had hired as a fundraising specialist the man identified as the designated HAMAS bag man in the US, Mohammed El-Mezain.

And as investigative reporter Joe Kaufman revealed in "The Black Hearts of Kindhearts," a number of other Kindhearts officials were tied to terrorist fundraising and support, as well.

Not any more -- the Obamalytes have removed her name from Hatem's friend's list -- busy little beavers are scrubbing away at the web. -- Update:  Now the entire page has disappeared????

4/23/08 Iranians root for Obama.

Commenting on the Iranian preference for a Democrat in the White House, Sergei Barseghian, a columnist for the reformist Etemad Meli newspaper noted that in Farsi, the words "Oo ba ma" would translate as "He's with us."

The sympathy his candidacy has aroused among many Iranians stems from a variety of factors, including his African heritage, his Muslim family ties, and a belief that Obama would move to end Washington's 30-year Cold War with Tehran -- or at least reduce the prospect of a U.S. military attack on the Islamic Republic.  "I think people want him to win," said Shi'ite cleric Mehdi Karroubi, the reformist former parliament speaker defeated by Ahmadinejad in Iran's 2005 presidential contest.

It's Obama's declared willingness to engage in "aggressive personal diplomacy" with the Iranian leadership that has generated the most interest among senior officials in Tehran.

"Obama is a man of engagement, a man of negotiations," one Iranian official said.  Amir Mohebbian, an analyst close to Iranian conservative politicians, argues that "the mentality of Iranian decision makers is ready for that."
4/26/08 Yesterday's blogger call with John McCain contained a remarkable exchange in which McCain, noting the fact that Hamas has endorsed Obama for President, said:

"It's very clear who Hamas wants to be the next president of the United States.  So apparently has Danny Ortega and several others.  I think that people should understand that I will be Hamas's worst nightmare....  If senator Obama is favored by Hamas I think people can make judgments accordingly."
5/4/08 May 4th -- On "Meet the Press" this morning Obama mistook Iran for Israel when talking about defending them against an Iranian attack.

He said, "Israel is an ally of ours, it's the most important ally we have in the region and there is no doubt that we would act forcefully and appropriately on any attack against Iran, nuclear or otherwise"
5/11/08 It's no surprise that the media are in the tank for Barack Obama, but the willingness of the New York Times to simply misrepresent the facts -- while pretending to act as a fact-checker! -- is pretty breathtaking.  You may think the Times is an outlier, if not a joke, but I suspect that many more news outlets are prepared to follow the Times' lead in flat-out misreporting the facts, if that's what it takes to get Obama elected.

The Times story is "On McCain, Obama and a Hamas Link."  It takes John McCain to task for pointing out that Hamas has endorsed Obama.  The Times reporter, Larry Rohter, says that John McCain has "again portrayed the Democratic contender as being the favorite of Hamas, the militant Palestinian group."  Of course, this is not McCain's "portrayal;" it is an indisputable fact that Hamas has endorsed Obama and has said that it hopes he will be elected.  But the paper's most egregious error, in its campaign "fact check" column, is yet to come.

Rohter notes that charges and counter-charges have gone back and forth between the McCain and Obama campaigns, but Rohter judges that McCain is mostly at fault:

But important nuances appear to have been lost in the partisan salvos, particularly on Mr. McCain’s side.  McCain, Rohter writes, is guilty because he says that Obama has advocated "unconditional" meetings with Iran's President:

[I]n a fund-raising letter sent out in April, a spokesman for Mr. McCain wrote: "We need change in America, but not the kind of change that wins kind words from Hamas, surrenders in Iraq and will hold unconditional talks with Iranian President Ahmadinejad."

That, the Times says, is wrong.

But, who you gonna believe -- well, here's the video -- is the Times lying -- is Obama's Campaign lying -- you decide.



Not good enough?  How about the fact that Obama's web site contains this statement:

Diplomacy: Obama is the only major candidate who supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions.

5/12/08 NY Times Admits Obama's Muslim Birth.

After relentlessly labeling anyone who brings up the issue of Barack Obama’s Muslim origins as a bigot, a racist, or a lunatic, suddenly this morning the New York Times publishes an op-ed that actually admits Obama was born a Muslim -- and that it might cause serious problems in an Obama presidency.
5/14/08 PowerLine blog observes that Obama and his legion of supporters in the MSM may not like the fact that Hamas supports his candidacy, or that John McCain and his supporters mention this fact.  But it's not difficult to understand why Hamas favors Obama. Consider this statement by Obama regarding Lebanon:

"This effort to undermine Lebanon’s elected government needs to stop, and all those who have influence with Hezbollah must press them to stand down immediately. . . It’s time to engage in diplomatic efforts to help build a new Lebanese consensus that focuses on electoral reform, an end to the current corrupt patronage system, and the development of the economy that provides for a fair distribution of services, opportunities and employment."

The naivety of this statement is staggering.  As Noah Pollak asks: "Does Obama understand that the people who 'have influence with Hezbollah' happen to be the same people on whose behalf Hezbollah is rampaging through Lebanon?"  And does he really believe that Hezbollah and its sponsors can be pacified or neutralized by electoral reform, an end to corrupt patronage, and "fair" distribution of services?

Obama may well fail to comprehend the first point and believe the second, just as naive leftists of an earlier generation thought that Ho Chi Minh was, at root, an agrarian reformer.  In any case, Pollak is correct that "Obama is rhetorically cornered; since his only prescription for the Middle East is diplomatic engagement, every disease gets re-diagnosed as something curable through talking."

No wonder he's Hamas' man.
5/17/08 John McCain, speaking in front of the National Rifle Association had some advice for young Mr. Obama:

"I have some news for Senator Obama: talking, not even with soaring rhetoric, (unconditional)... in unconditional meetings with a man who calls Israel a 'stinking corpse,' and arms terrorists who kill Americans, will not convince Iran to give up its nuclear programs."

"It is reckless, it is reckless to suggest that unconditional meetings will advance our interests."

"You know, it would be a wonderful thing if we lived in a world where we don’t have enemies.  But that’s not the world we live in.  And until Senator Obama understands that reality, the American people have every reason to doubt whether he has the strength, judgment, and determination to keep us safe."
5/17/08 Debbie Schussel wants to know why Barack Obama claims he's against HAMAS and Hezbollah, but is meeting with one of Hezbollah's most important imams and agents in America, Imam Hassan Qazwini

And wants to know why is this open anti-Semite and supporter of Israel's annihilation getting to discuss "the Arab-Israeli conflict" in a private, one-on-one meeting with Obama?  What was said?  I think we can do the math.



Qazwini is an agent of the Iranian government, spreading its propaganda.  He was sent to the U.S. by Iran to help radicalize his mosque, the Islamic Center of America, which -- at the time -- was becoming moderate with women not covering their hair and mixing with men.  All that has changed, under Qazwini.

Qazwini is very open about his support for Palestinian homicide bombings, HAMAS, and Hezbollah, and he's a good friend of Hezbollah spiritual leader, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah -- the man who issued the fatwa to Hezbollah terrorists to murder over 300 U.S. Marines and U.S. Embassy civilians in cold blood.  Qazwini's mosque has held rallies and celebrations in support of Hezbollah, and many of Hezbollah's biggest money-launderers and agents in America are his congregants.

More . . .

5/20/08 Hamas leader Ahmed Yousef has been quoted saying, "We like Mr. Obama and we hope that he will win the election."

A controversy unfolded last month when Hamas political adviser Ahmed Yousef told Aaron Klein, author of "Schmoozing with Terrorists," and WABC radio, his group hopes Obama will win the presidential election and change America's foreign policy.



Obama displays profound ignorance of asymmetric warfare.

By stating that Iran isn't a threat because they spend much less on defense than the US, Obama displays a complete ignorance of how asymmetric warfare operates.  The AQ "defense budget" for pulling off 9/11, was by comparison to the US, essentially zero.

An analysis of the Iranian order of battle and where they've been spending their defense dollars over the past 10 years would show that they are a serious threat in certain specific areas.  They've been investing heavily in coastal batteries, anti-ship missile systems, silent diesel electric subs, and such.  They could turn the narrow strait of Hormuz into an un-navigable scrap yard faster than the US Navy could stop them or the US Air force could neutralize those batteries and missiles.

Are the Iranians going to bomb NYC or invade Chicago?  No.  Can they be a major pain in the ass to the rest of the world if they decided to suicidally squeeze oil shipments through the straight?  Absolutely!

5/23/08 Obama was grilled on his ties to the Pro-Palestinian Professor Rashid Khalidi.

A persistent questioner at a campaign stop Thursday grilled Barack Obama on his ties to a professor with pro-Palestinian views, prompting Obama to speak at some length against "guilt by association" and about his support for the Jewish community.

The at-times heated exchange occurred during a town hall event held at a synagogue in Boca Raton, Fla.  The questioner focused on Obama’s relationship to Rashid Khalidi, a professor of Arab studies at Columbia University who has drawn fire for some of his criticisms of Israel.

Obama responded by saying he has met Khalidi and spoken with him in an academic context, when Obama was teaching at the University of Chicago.  In the 1970s, when Khalidi taught at a university in Beirut, he often spoke to reporters on behalf of Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization.  In the early 1990s, he advised the Palestinian delegation during peace negotiations.  Khalidi now occupies a prestigious professorship of Arab studies at Columbia

"He is not one of my advisers.  He’s not one of my foreign policy people," Obama said.  "He is a respected scholar, although he vehemently disagrees with a lot of Israel’s policy."

Obama then objected to the suggestion that his contacts with Khalidi mean he shares Khalidi’s views.

"Part of my philosophy … is I believe in listening to people even when I disagree with them," Obama said.  "And part of the reason that the Jewish community in Chicago is so close to me is because they know that on many occasions I’ve spoken out vigorously against anti-Semitism, even in my own community, even when it’s not convenient.

Yo!  Obama, exactly when is anti-Semitism convenient?  When the media is absent?  When it's just you, Michelle, Wright and Farrakhan?

5/25/08 Is Iran gunning for a victory by presidential candidate Barack Obama?

Depends on whom you ask.  But, yeah. It is.

Despite the official line that it won’t make any difference who wins the U.S. presidency (after all, they say, America is totally under the thumb of "Zionists"), Iranians are watching the U.S. elections closely and rooting for a victory by the Illinois senator, who has said he's willing to agree to unconditional talks with Iran.

"I should say, he is a phenomenon, based on what he has said so far," Sadegh Kharazzi, a former Iranian diplomat squarely in the reformist camp now out of power, said. "Unless he is drawn into traditional Democratic Party ways, his election as a president will be welcomed in Iran."

Wrote the conservative daily Hamshahri on May 7:

Obama has adopted the friendliest strategies regarding Iran, because he believes that America should change its policy in dealing with Tehran, while other candidates have more hostile policies.
6/6/08 On Wednesday, Obama, appearing in front of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, said Jerusalem should be Israel's undivided capital, saying, "Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided."

Well,  on Thursday, Palestinian leaders reacted with anger and dismay to this statement, so Obama immediately flip-flopped on his support for Israel's stance on Jerusalem, saying Palestinians and Israelis had to negotiate the future of the holy city.

Two positions in two days -- this guy is very confused -- and let's be very clear about this -- under pressure from Palestinians and terrorists, Obama caved in on one of Israel's most fundamental issues.

Not a good sign for those meetings with Ahmadinejad that Obama keeps talking about.

Another Terrorist In Obama-Land -- Rashid Khalidi -- Anti-Israel Agenda?  (06:03)


6/11/08 I almost don't believe what I just read in The New York Times -- and from Thomas Friedman, no less:

"This column will probably get Barack Obama in trouble, but that’s not my problem. I cannot tell a lie: Many Egyptians and other Arab Muslims really like him and hope that he wins the presidency."

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6/11/08 The MEMRI Blog reports that an editorial, the Saudi paper Al-Watan stated that U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is more capable than anyone else of bringing about change in U.S. policy, particularly in all things connected to the Middle East.

The paper added that in light of Obama's intent to conduct a dialogue with Iran, the Middle East countries should launch a dialogue with him and help him better understand what is going on.

One can only imagine what change the Saudis what kind of change the are hoping for.

6/16/08 FReeper, "GovernmentIsTheProblem," comments on this Obama quote, "Sometimes this is a difficult road being in politics.  Sometimes you can become fearful, sometimes you can become vain, sometimes you can seek power just for power’s sake instead of because you want to do service to God.  I just want all of you to pray that I can be an instrument of God in the same way that Pastor Ron and all of you are instruments of God . . .  We’re going to keep on praising together.  I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth."


The first part of this statement is the INTERNAL struggle.

"Sometimes this is a difficult road being in politics.  Sometimes you can become fearful, sometimes you can become vain, sometimes you can seek power just for power’s sake instead of because you want to do service to God."

The SECOND part is about the EXTERNAL struggle.

"I just want all of you to pray that I can be an instrument of God in the same way that Pastor Ron and all of you are instruments of God . . .  We’re going to keep on praising together.  I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth."

There are 2 jihads, he talks about them both in this paragraph.
6/19/08 Yesterday, while Obama advisers Sen. John Kerry and ex-White House counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke were praising the Supreme Court ruling that bin Laden can appeal to U.S. courts, Obama was wrapping up his trip to Michigan by meeting with a group of "community leaders."

One of those so-called leaders has been identified as Osama Siblani, publisher of the Arab American News, and an agent of Hezbollah.  Siblani,, an open supporter of the terrorist group, was handpicked for the meeting by the Obama campaign and Obama spoke one-to-one with Siblani.

Siblani's brother works for Al-Manar a/k/a Hezbollah TV in Lebanon, and Siblani's newspaper is Hezbollah's house organ in America.  Sources say Hezbollah has funneled money to the paper.  Siblani was at a small 2006 Dearborn meeting identified in the Kuwaiti newspaper, Al-Seyassah, as a meeting of Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah's American Hezbollah agents. 

Nasrallah has been a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the commander of Hezbolla troops in Bekaa, and a member of the Shura Council, Hezbollah’s highest institution.

Siblani has openly praised Hezbollah, the group that murdered over 300 U.S. Marines and U.S. Embassy employees, as "freedom fighters" everywhere from Hezbollah rallies to interviews on National Public Radio to a Detroit radio station which constantly has him on, unchallenged.  At a 2006 pro-Hezbollah rally in Dearborn, Siblani called for the participants to "pray for the Hezbollah martyrs."

This video shows Siblani leading a Michigan rally and repeatedly asking, "Who is the terrorist?" -- and the crowd responds, "Bush, George Bush."  He then goes on to question the crowd, "Who is the freedom fighter?" -- and they shout "Hezbollah, Hezbollah" -- and this rally takes place in America.

The very fact that Obama invited Siblani to talk with him is yet another sign that Barack Obama has no problem with supporters of terrorists who murder Americans.

Previously, Obama had a private meeting with an imam who is an agent of Hezbollah and the government of Iran.  Why is he meeting with one of Hezbollah's most important imams and agents in America, Imam Hassan Qazwini?

Why is this anti-Semite and supporter of Israel's annihilation getting to discuss "the Arab-Israeli conflict" in a private one-on-one meeting with Obama?  What was said?

Debbie Schlussel has written about Qazwini and his mosque for almost a decade.  He is tight with the Government of Iran, and he is an agent of the Iranian government, spreading its propaganda.  He was sent to the U.S. by Iran to help radicalize his mosque, the Islamic Center of America, which, at the time, was becoming moderate with women not covering their hair and mixing with men.

All that has changed, under Qazwini.

"I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." -- Barack Hussein Obama

6/18/08 "There are elections in America now.  Along came a black citizen of Kenyan African origins, a Muslim, who had studied in an Islamic school in Indonesia.  His name is Obama."

"All the people in the Arab and Islamic world and in Africa applauded this man.  They welcomed him and prayed for him and for his success, and they may have even been involved in legitimate contribution campaigns to enable him to win the American presidency."

"Our African Kenyan Brother [Obama]... Made Statements [About Jerusalem] That Shocked All His Supporters In The Arab World, In Africa, And In The Islamic World"

"But we were taken by surprise when our African Kenyan brother [Obama], who is an American national, made statements that shocked all his supporters in the Arab world, in Africa, and in the Islamic world.

"We hope that this is merely an elections 'clearance sale,' as they say in Egypt -- in other words, merely an elections lie.  As you know, this is the farce of elections -- a person lies and lies to people, just so that they will vote for him, and afterwards, when they say to him, 'You promised this and that,' he says: 'No, this was just elections propaganda.'  This is the farce of democracy for you.  He says: 'This was propaganda, and you thought I was being serious.  I was fooling you to get your votes.'

"Allah willing, it will turn out that this was merely elections propaganda.

Libyan Leader Mu'ammar Al-Qaddafi marking the anniversary of the U.S. air raid on Libya.  The address aired on Al-Jazeera TV on June 11, 2008
6/19/08 Obama says if Osama bin Laden were captured on his watch, he'd want to ensure he doesn't become a martyr if he were prosecuted.  Obama said he's not sure that the terrorist mastermind would be captured alive.

But if he were, Obama said he would want to bring him to justice "in a way that allows the entire world to understand the murderous acts that he's engaged in and not to make him into a martyr."

"I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." -- Barack Hussein Obama
7/4/08 The Obama campaign faces a burgeoning problem: the tendency of certain highly-placed Muslims overseas to declare that he is of their faith.  The latest to do so is Libya's Qadhafi, in remarks made marking the anniversary of the U.S. air raid on Libya. MEMRI provides this transcript:

"There are elections in America now.  Along came a black citizen of Kenyan African origins, a Muslim, who had studied in an Islamic school in Indonesia.  His name is Obama.  All the people in the Arab and Islamic world and in Africa applauded this man.  They welcomed him and prayed for him and for his success, and they may have even been involved in legitimate contribution campaigns to enable him to win the American presidency."

"We still hope that this black man will take pride in his African and Islamic identity, and in his faith, and that [he will know] that he has rights in America, and that he will change America from evil to good, and that America will establish relations that will serve it well with other peoples, especially the Arabs."

Americans believe that Barack Obama has every right to become a Christian as an adult and proclaim his faith in Jesus Christ. Americans understand that true religious identity depends on the faith one accepts.  But we deceive ourselves if we believe the rest of the world thinks this way.

The Muslim world sees it differently.  A baby born to a Muslim father is a Muslim.  One who leaves Islam for another faith is an apostate.  It's scriptural.

Facts are stubborn things.
7/17/08 On Sunday CNN aired an interview Barack Obama recently gave to Fareed Zakaria, in which the candidate expressed the opinion that Islamic jihad is a result of U.S. foreign policy failure.

The possibility that the jihad might have arisen not as a reaction to actions of America and the West -- and cannot be ended by our actions, either, with the possible exception of overwhelming military and cultural force -- is something Obama will not admit to.

Obama blames jihad on poverty, even though most of the terrorists we know by name are professionals and college educated -- many are physicians and engineers.

Is Obama really ignorant of the fact that there is an expansionist and supremacist imperative shared by all orthodox sects and schools of Islam?  Is he really ignorant of the fact that jihad is the will of Mohammed, is 1,500 years old and for Muslims, there's nothing extreme about it?

Islam divides the world into two parts.  Dar al-Islam (Dar es Salaam) is the abode of peace.  It is inhabited exclusively by Muslims and Dhimmi.  The other is Dar al-Harb, the abode of war.  It is inhabited by kuffār, an Arabic word meaning "rejecter."  It is usually translated into English as "infidel" or "unbeliever" -- that's you.

Jihad exists for the sole purpose of converting the abode of Dar al-Harb into the abode of Dar al-Islam. It has nothing to do with poverty -- and Obama knows that.
7/21/08 Obama's campaign has hired Hiam Nawas as its Muslim liaison, according to two sources familiar with the move.

Nawas, a Jordanian-American who filled a similar role for the campaign of General Wesley Clark in 2004, has a role complicated by the fact that Obama has been forced repeatedly to deny that he is Muslim, a situation which grates on some Muslim-Americans.

Shades of the NAFTA kerfluffle -- Obama gets to tell us one thing while Nawas tells her constituency something else.

8/9/08 Obama's Muslim Outreach Adviser resigned this week amid questions about his involvement in an Islamic investment fund and fundamentalist groups.

Chicago lawyer Mazen Asbahi, who was appointed National Coordinator for Muslim American affairs by the Obama campaign on July 26, stepped down Monday after an Internet newsletter wrote about his brief stint on an Islamic investment fund's board, which also included a fundamentalist imam.

Mr. Asbahi was brought on in part to bridge to reach out to the Muslim communities in Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

"We need Muslim Americans to get excited about the Campaign, and there's a lot to get excited about!"  Mr. Asbahi wrote in a statement posted on the campaign blog when he was appointed.

Asbahi served on the board of Allied Assets Advisors Fund, a Delaware-registered trust.  Allied Asset Advisors is a subsidiary of the North American Islamic Trust.  The trust, which is supported financially by the government of Saudi Arabia, holds title to many mosques in the U.S. and promotes a conservative brand of Islam compatible with the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood and also akin to the fundamentalist style predominant in Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Asbahi said he resigned because he did not want to distract Obama's campaign.

There's one of those "damned distractions" again.
8/23/08 The effort to minimize any grounds for fearing Obama has an abiding, if covert, attachment to Islam has prompted him to risk offending Muslims in order to avoid off-message controversies and photo ops.  It is, therefore, curious in the extreme that he is giving a prominent role at next week's Democratic convention to a leader of an organization identified by the Department of Justice as a Muslim Brotherhood front organization and an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism financing conspiracy.

Dr. Ingrid Mattson is the president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an organization created by the radical, Saudi-financed Muslim Students Association.  She will represent the Muslim community at the first-ever interfaith prayer service at a Democratic nominating convention.

Now, we know from the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial that ISNA is one of many Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated groups operating in America.  We also know from a Brotherhood document entered into evidence in that case (which is currently being retried after the first prosecution resulted in a mistrial) that, "The work [of Brotherhood members] in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within, and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions."

The question is why would Barak Obama's campaign -- which has prevented Muslim women wearing head coverings from being in the background of photographs with the candidate and which recently fired a Muslim-outreach coordinator who had ties to another unindicted HLF co-conspirator -- allowed itself to be put in such company?
8/28/08 Old videos appear to show that a radical Muslim named Khalid Al-Mansour helped Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama gain acceptance into Harvard Law School.

Civil rights activist Percy Sutton recalled being solicited by Dr. Khalid A-Mansour to write a letter of recommendation to help Obama gain acceptance into Harvard Law School in this undated television interview available HERE.

"I was introduced to him [Obama] by a friend who was raising money for him and the friends name was Dr. Khalid al Mansour from Texas," Sutton said.  "He is the principle adviser to one of the world's richest men.  He told me about Obama.  He wrote to me about him and his introduction was 'there is a young man that has applied to Harvard and I know that you have a few friends left there because you used to go up there to speak, would you please write a letter in support of him?'...I wrote a letter in support of him to my friends at Harvard saying to them I thought there was a genius that was going to be available and I sure hoped they would treat him kindly."

More . . .

There are many videos available on the internet featuring Khalid Al-Mansour, who describes himself as an author, scholar and businessman, blasting the Jewish culture and Christianity and preaching the virtues of Islam, reminiscent of the controversial clips discovered of Obama’s longtime friend and former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright that rocked headlines earlier this spring.

In one of the videos, titled "Christians Designed Discrimination" uploaded by a YouTube user named IslamStudios, Al-Mansour said, "White people don't feel bad, whatever you do to them, they deserve it, God wants you to do it and that's when you cut out the nose, cut out the ears, take flesh out of their body, don't worry because God wants you to do it."

He also draws lines between whites and African Americans.  "The Christianity that white people got and the Christianity that black people got was not the same," he added.

In this video, Al-Monsour said white people fear Islam.  "The whites are saying we can’t take over Islam, we are going to destroy it.  They don’t care if you become a Buddhist, they don’t care if you are a Confuscist, you can be a Christian, you can be anything in this world you want, the only thing they are afraid of is Islam because there is 1 billion 200 million, they don’t want you with that league!
9/2/08 Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden was quoted Monday as telling senior Israeli officials behind closed doors that the Jewish state will have to reconcile itself to a nuclear Iran.

In the unsourced report, Army Radio also quoted Biden as saying that he opposed "opening a additional military and diplomatic front."

Biden, chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has long been considered strongly pro-Israel.  His nomination as Barack Obama's running mate had been expected to shore up the Democrats' strength with U.S. Jewish voters.

Army Radio said Israeli officials expressed "amazement" over the remarks attributed to him.

Change you can believe in.
9/4/08 Obama had close ties to a top Saudi adviser at an early age.

New evidence has emerged that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was closely associated as early as age 25 to a key adviser to a Saudi billionaire who had mentored the founding members of the Black Panthers.

In a videotaped interview this year on New York’s all news cable channel NY1, a prominent African-American businessman and political figure made the curious disclosures about Obama.

Percy Sutton, the former borough president of Manhattan, off-handedly revealed the unusual circumstances about his first encounter with the young Obama.

"I was introduced to (Obama) by a friend who was raising money for him," Sutton told NY1 city hall reporter Dominic Carter.

"The friend’s name is Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, from Texas," Sutton said.  "He is the principal adviser to one of the world’s richest men.  He told me about Obama."

Sutton, the founder of Inner City Broadcasting, said al-Mansour contacted him to ask a favor: Would Sutton write a letter in support of Obama’s application to Harvard Law School?

"He wrote to me about him," Sutton recalled. "And his introduction was there is a young man that has applied to Harvard.  I know that you have a few friends up there because you used to go up there to speak.  Would you please write a letter in support of him?"

Sutton said he acted on his friend al-Mansour’s advice.

"I wrote a letter of support of him to my friends at Harvard, saying to them I thought there was a genius that was going to be available and I certainly hoped they would treat him kindly," Sutton told NY1.

Sutton did not say why al-Mansour was helping Obama, how he discovered him, or from whom he was raising money on Obama’s behalf.

Much more here . . . video too!
9/13/08 On Monday, in Michigan, Obama became exercised when talking about the need to give even suspected terrorists legal rights.

"We may think this is Mohammed the terrorist," he said at a campaign rally, but "it might be Mohammed the cab driver.  You might think it’s Barack the bomb thrower.  But it might be Barack the guy running for president."

Continuing, he got more heated, his voice booming.  Referring to the Constitution, he said: "Don’t mock the Constitution!  Don’t make fun of it!  Don’t suggest that it’s un-American to abide by what the founding fathers set up!  It’s worked pretty well for 200 years!!"

I'm reminded of two quotes -- the first -- "I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." -- Barack Hussein Obama

The second -- "We will use your laws to defeat you" -- Osama bin Laden.
9/14/08 Peggy Shapiro, writing in American Thinker, says Obama's Muslim Outreach Coordinator, Mazen Asbahi, resigned in August after only ten days in his position, when it was revealed that he had ties to groups associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.  However, there is a question whether Asbahi has actually left.

Asbahi's official stint on the Obama team ended when it came to light that he was one of six trustees of Allied Asset Advisors Funds, a "subsidiary of the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) and an advisor to the Dow Jones Islamic Fund.  Both NAIT and Dow Jones Islamic Fund fall under the umbrella of Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).  NAIT, which owns nearly a third of all U.S. mosques and Muslim centers, many funded by the Saudi government, advocates a radical form of Islam.

In a report annotated by almost 500 sources, the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report concludes that ""ISNA was created in the matrix of early organizations design to propagate Saudi/Muslim Brotherhood fundamentalism throughout the world...  ISNA and its key leaders have a disturbing record of association with organizations and individuals that are accused and/or convicted of providing assistance to terrorist organizations as defined by the U.S State Department...  The largest body of evidence concerning these associations relates to ISNA's support of the Palestinian terrorist groups Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad."

As with his other radical associations (William Ayers, Samantha Power, Reverend Wright), Mazen Asbahi may be quietly waiting behind the scenes to resume his place when the election is over.  Investor's Business Daily reports that Asbahi "has not stopped working on behalf of Obama."  They quote the "former" coordinator as saying that, "despite his official exit he was still "110%" behind Obama and that he was participating in campaign conference calls on Muslim outreach."  Leaving the campaign was a "strategic decision," according to Asbahi.

Associates who unnerve, if not terrify, most Americans may be temporarily put aside for "strategic" campaign purposes, but who will be influencing the course of the nation if there is an Obama Whitehouse and the President is finally up front?
10/2/08 Here's more -- Gateway Pundit reports that the Obama Campaign is holding several illegal "Get Out the Muslim Vote" Drives at swing state mosques this week!

You can go to Eid Celebrations and sign up to vote for Obama at the same time!!

Central Ohioans Against Terrorism is reporting that Muslim Americans for Obama has announced a series of "get out the vote" events at mosques in Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and Ohio this week during Ramadan celebrations.

The announcement was posted at the Asian Americans for Obama website:


They are asking volunteers to please wear the appropriate clothing.

These "get out the vote" events flagrantly violate the tax exempt status of these participating mosques which are strictly prohibited from supporting or endorsing any kind of partisan political activity.

Central Ohioans Against Terrorism has a list of the mosques that will be holding the illegal voter registration drives this week.

10/4/08 The lawsuit, filed by Philip Berg in federal court has taken a bizarre and disturbing twist.  Rather than just producing a birth certificate proving his eligibility for the office of POTUS, Obama has filed a motion to dismiss.

Of the 1,143,358 resident and active attorneys in the United States, Obama selected Joe Sandler, of the Washington law firm Sandler, Reiff, and Young to represent him in this filing.

Sandler is the legal hit-man for the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Sandler's role for CAIR has been to intimidate people who dare to expose the goals and actions of Islamofascists.  For example, last year he tried to get Jihad expert Robert Spencer banned from speaking to the Young American Foundation by using a threatening letter.  Sandler followed up by threatening columnist Mike Adams for writing about the Spencer incident.

The question is, why would a guy who wants to assume the role of Commander-in-Chief select a lawyer with terrorist connections to represent him in a law suit?

This is just another of those "guilt by associations" that Obama dismisses as a "distraction" and the mainstream media chooses to ignore.

Is there anybody around Obama that doesn't hate this country?
10/7/08 A leading critic of Islam isn't surprised there has been virtually no coverage or action taken against a Muslim group that has been running an illegal "get out the vote" campaign in swing-state mosques.

The group, Muslim Americans for Obama [MAFO], insists that all of its voter registration activity is non-partisan, despite the fact that its mission statement says it was launched in August 2008 "to provide a vehicle for Muslim-American supporters of Barack Obama to organize and mobilize our fellow citizens to get out the vote to elect Barack Obama the next president of the United States."

Continuing, the group's website states: "Although there is only a short period of time until the election..., there is much work to be done for supporters of Barack Obama's candidacy. [MAFO] was formed to offer a vehicle for Muslim-Americans to mobilize quickly and effectively so that our community turns out in great numbers for Barack Obama on Election Day."
11/9/08 Jihadi leader says Islamofascists share Obama victory.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The leader of a jihadi group in Iraq argued Friday that the election of Barack Obama as president represented a victory for radical Islamic groups that had battled American forces since the invasion of Iraq.
11/10/08 Obama neighbor Farrakhan praises Obama at mosque.

Dressed in intricately decorated red and gold robes and a matching fez, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said that the president-elect has an Allah-given capacity to handle any burdens he'll face as the nation's leader.

The Nation of Islam has taught that whites are descended from the devil and that blacks are the chosen people of Allah.
11/10/08 Let my people go!

President-elect Obama's advisers are quietly crafting a proposal to ship dozens, if not hundreds, of imprisoned terrorism suspects to the United States to face criminal trials, a plan that would make good on his promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison.

Under plans being put together in Obama's camp, some detainees would be released and many others would be prosecuted in U.S. criminal courts.

A third group of detainees -- the ones whose cases are most entangled in highly classified information -- might have to go before a new court designed especially to handle sensitive national security cases, according to advisers and Democrats involved in the talks.  Advisers participating directly in the planning spoke on condition of anonymity because the plans aren't final.

Prosecuting all detainees in federal courts raises a host of problems.  Evidence gathered through military interrogation or from intelligence sources might be thrown out.  Defendants would have the right to confront witnesses, meaning undercover CIA officers or terrorist turncoats might have to take the stand, jeopardizing their cover and revealing classified intelligence tactics.
11/17/08 Obama has decided to base his diplomatic approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the Saudi peace plan, the Times of London reports today.  A "senior Obama adviser" tells the Times that Obama will back the plan that divides Jerusalem into two capitals and pulls Israel back to pre-1967 borders.

The proposal gives Israel an effective veto on the return of Arabs who voluntarily left in 1948 while requiring it to restore the Golan Heights to Syria and allow the Palestinians to establish a state capital in east Jerusalem.

Obama has changed his position from his speech at American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).  In early June, he told the Israeli-supporting political action group that Jerusalem "must remain undivided," drawing thunderous applause and roars of criticism later from Palestinian groups.  Within hours, Obama retreated to the position that Jerusalem should be left to the two sides to negotiate in the final settlement.

Now he has switched sides to the exact opposite of what he argued at AIPAC.  One has to wonder what all of those Jewish voters who supported Obama will think of this new position on Israel’s borders and security.

Obama reportedly told Mahmoud Abbas that "Israel would be crazy" not to accept the plan.  He concluded that the Saudi plan would give Israel peace with the entire Muslim world.  Really?  It might make it palatable for some states like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to start diplomatic relations with Israel, and perhaps even Syria if they get back the Golan Heights.  But who believes that Iran, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, and the proxy armies of Hamas, Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad will suddenly discover brotherly love with such a settlement?  They want Israel wiped off the map, literally in Iran’s case, and the Israelis driven into the Mediterranean.

Israel can decide on its own to take a risk and adopt the smaller borders in exchange for the promise of peace. Obama should have stuck with his AIPAC speech, or the initial retreat from it.
11/18/08 This week, top Hamas adviser Ahmed Yousef -- the same Hamas official who endorsed Obama last spring -- revealed to an Arabic newspaper that during the presidential campaign, aides to Obama were already, as Obama might say, "sitting down" with members of the terrorist organization.

"We were in contact with a number of Obama's aides through the Internet, and later met with some of them in Gaza, but they advised us not to come out with any statements, as they may have a negative effect on his election campaign," Yousef told the London-based Al-Hayat.

According to Yousef, Al-Hayat reported, Hamas's contact with Obama's advisers was "ongoing, adding that he was still on good terms with some of the aides he had befriended while residing in the U.S."
12/6/08 Obama is considering making a major foreign policy speech in an Islamic capital during his first 100 days as president in an effort to mend rifts between the U.S. and the Muslim world.

Helene Cooper of The New York Times spoke to several sources, including diplomats, about which Islamic capital Obama might choose, and the consensus was Cairo, Egypt.

The reason: Process of elimination.

A speech in Baghdad would appear to validate the Iraq war, which Obama opposed.  A visit to Damascus, the Syrian capital, "would look as if he was rewarding the Syrians and it’s too soon for that," Ziad Asali, president of the American Task Force on Palestine, told Cooper.

Asali also ruled out:

Ramallah on the West Bank, noting that "Palestinians seek Jerusalem as their capital."

Tehran in Iran. "Too soon for that." Amman, Jordan. "Been there, done that."

Islamabad, Pakistan. "Too dangerous."

Ankara, Turkey. "Too safe."

As for Jakarta, Indonesia, where Obama spent part of his youth, "people would yawn about that," said Asali.

One of Obama’s foreign policy advisers ruled out Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and other capitals around the Persian Gulf.

Cooper concluded: "It’s got to be Cairo. Egypt is perfect.  It’s certainly Muslim enough, populous enough and relevant enough.  It’s an American ally, but there are enough tensions in the relationship that the choice will feel bold."

How about Mecca?

Muslims Say "It's Our Time"


A magazine that proudly promotes itself as Muslim has announced a special edition for Barack Obama's inauguration as president, with Editor Nida Kahn claiming, "It's our time."

The publication, Elan magazine, also includes endorsements of Obama's familiarity with Islam from the daughter of Malcolm X and Benjamin F. Chavis Muhammad, the chief of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, as well as others.

The magazine, which calls itself the "guide to global Muslim culture," is distributed in the U.S., Pakistan, Indonesia, Canada, Qatar, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, as well as online.

"Muslim World Embraces Obama," is the  cover story for the latest edition, and "explores the hopes and aspirations of Muslims regarding America's new president."

Editor Khan writes, "As the guide to global Muslim culture, we here at Elan felt compelled to honor the 44th president of the United States via this special inauguration issue.  Barack Hussein Obama not only possesses a keen understanding of the complexities of society but has demonstrated his willingness to engage in discourse and seek amicable solutions even with our opponents."

Chavis Muhammad writes that "with some 1.25 billion Muslims across the globe, the Islamic world couldn't be more excited and anticipatory about the possibility of increased dialogue, understanding and unity that Obama's presidency will undoubtedly bring."

"As an African American Muslim, I can say my prayers were answered when Obama was elected," Chavis Muhammad writes.

He quotes Ayann Ahmed, an entrepreneur working with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, saying, "I believe he will help bring about a better understanding that Islam is a religion of peace and compassion."

Inaugural Jihad

Obama has invited Ingrid Mattson, the first woman president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) to offer prayer at his inauguration

ISNA was an unindicted co-conspirator in the same Hamas funding case that named CAIR as a Muslim Brotherhood group.  The Muslim Brotherhood's goal is destroying Western civilization from within.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism chronicled the financial ties between ISNA and its affiliate organization, the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), and Hamas several times, including during the first trial against Home Land Foundation (HLF):

Exhibits entered into evidence a few days ago at the HLF trial include an expense voucher from NAIT) an ISNA subsidiary, made out for $10,000 in the name of Musa Abu Marzook, as well as a check drawn on a NAIT account in the same amount made out to Marzook.  Another check for $10,000 on the same account was made out to Marzook's wife, Nadia Elashi. Another check for $30,000 was made out to the Islamic University of Gaza (and has Shukri Abu Baker/OLF written on the memo line), a school long known to be controlled by HAMAS, and which counted such notables as former HAMAS leader Dr. Abdel Aziz Rantissi and current HAMAS leader Dr. Mahmoud Al-Zahar as professors, and the recently deposed HAMAS Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh is a former dean of the University.

That is NAIT/ISNA money going to a top Hamas official, his wife, and a university controlled by Hamas.  So the lawyers for ISNA and NAIT are admitting that both groups supported Hamas financially in the late 80's and early 90's, which, at a minimum, destroys ISNA's contention that the group has no ties to Hamas, let alone the Muslim Brotherhood.


In its latest filing before the federal district court in Dallas on behalf of the ISNA and its affiliate organization, NAIT, in the Hamas-terrorism financing case, the ACLU has made a noteworthy admission.


Rather than deny that there is copious evidence tying ISNA and NAIT to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, ISNA and NAIT admit that the documents tying their organizations to Hamas are "authentic," but that they are old.


Clearly, Obama has no problem with the Muslim Brotherhood and its satellite organizations CAIR, ISNA and NAIT, nor the people who run them.


Muslims Await Obama's Change


A coalition of the 12-largest Muslim organizations in the US has issued an open-letter to Obama urging him to break away from the policies of President George Bush's administration and to engage the American Muslim community.

"We...wish to see you instruct senior officials in your administration to reinstate roundtables with Muslim leadership for all departments, such as State, Justice, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services," said the American Muslim Task Force on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT).

Unveiling the "American Muslims in the American Mainstream," open-letter in a press conference on Monday, December 29, AMT chairman Agha Saeed said the incoming Obama administration needs to take notice of the American Muslim community.

"Ninety-five percent of Muslims voted on the day of election," he stressed.  "That was the highest voter turnout of any community in America."

"As you assume your new duties, there are some areas we hope you will list among your priorities," read their open-letter.

"This includes restoring due process, objective justice, repealing manifestly unconstitutional clauses of the USA PATRIOT ACT, ending COINTELPRO campaigns against Muslim and Arab American communities, and ensuring that our nation rejects the use of ex post facto laws."

"We look forward to your proposals for providing universal healthcare to our citizens and fixing our nation’s broken immigration system."

"We demand that our government, the US government, take immediate steps to end the immoral and illegal Israeli bombardment of Gaza and its population," said Awad.

Obama Accuses US Of Colonialism


When Al Arabiya said to Obama that America "was the only Western Power that was not colonial." Obama simply said "Right."  You would think a patriot like Obama would have said "Excuse me, but the United States still isn't a colonial power."  If such a statement had occurred I would be here applauding Obama.

Instead he took his rant about the United States being a colonialist imperialist power, one step further.

Obama: "We sometimes make mistakes.  We have not been perfect.  But if you look at the track record, as you say, America was not born as a colonial power, and that the same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago, there's no reason why we can't restore that."

Apparently, George Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush (since 20 years we have been Colonial powers according to Obama) are all Colonialist Imperialist evil geniuses.

Is this the "Unified America," Obama always talks about?  Accusing past presidents of colonialism?  Does he even know what Colonialism means?



Obama was working with Arab intermediaries to establish an unofficial dialogue with Al Qaida long before the election, according to a report in the Feb. 4th edition of

Al Qaida has offered what has been described as a truce (hudna) in exchange for a U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan, according to the report.

Obama has deemed the U.S. reconciliation with the Muslim world, including Iran, as his main foreign policy goal, sources quoted in the report said.  Obama has been aided by several Persian Gulf Arab Muslims with ties to Al Qaida's leadership in Pakistan.

On his first day in office, Obama ordered the shutdown of the U.S. Navy prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where 245 Al Qaida members are detained, saying, "Can we guarantee that they're not going to try to participate in another attack?  No."  But he'll let them free nonetheless.

Obama spoke about his own ties to the Muslim world:

"Now, my job is to communicate the fact that the United States has a stake in the well-being of the Muslim world, that the language we use has to be a language of respect," Obama said.  "I have Muslim members of my family.  I have lived in Muslim countries."

"My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy -- we sometimes make mistakes -- we have not been perfect." 

Whose job is it to communicate to this fool that al Qaeda is OUR enemy?

Trained as a Muslim, Obama knows that in Islam, the world is divided into two parts -- Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb.

Dar al-Islam literally means the "House of Peace" which is all the lands conquered and subjugated by Islam.

Dar al-Harb literally means the "House of War" which is all the lands currently not conquered by Islam.

Islam's chief goal is to eventually conquer and subjugate all the lands of Dar al-Harb into one territory called Dar al-Islam.  Only after all people and all lands of the world have been conquered and have submitted to Islam is there to be "peace" in the world.

Update:  Ayman al-Zawahri, Al Qaeda's deputy leader, said Washington remains a main enemy of Muslims.

"I remind our mujahideen brothers that our enemy in Gaza is not only Israel but the Zionist-crusader coalition, with America, the leader of evil ... at its head."

"The Zionist-crusader (Israeli-Western) campaign against Islam and the Muslims cannot be defeated without warfare," Zawahri said, calling the devout to join a jihad.

Looks like al-Zawahiri didn't get Obama's memo.

Screw You Cheney -- Take This


ABC News has learned that Obama will order the Department of Defense's Military Commission to withdraw charges against terrorist suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who been identified as the former Persian Gulf Operations Chief for al Qaeda and the mastermind of the attack on the U.S.S. Cole, that killed 17 American sailors and wounded nine.

Obama tied his administration's own hands, requiring his Secretary of Defense to drop the charges.  The executive order President Obama signed on closing the Guantanamo Detention Facilities states that "all proceedings" in the US Military Commissions must be "halted."

Last week the judge supervising the al-Nashiri trial -- Army Col. James L. Pohl, the chief judge at the Guantanamo Bay war crimes court -- said he would not heed President Obama's request for a 120-day continuance, or delay, in prosecutions of terrorism suspects.  Pohl called the president's request "not reasonable" and not "in the interests of justice."

The arraignment of al-Nashiri was scheduled for Monday, February 9.

These Gitmo grads just murdered an American woman, among others, in Yemen.

Winning Over Muslims


Obama was asked, in a television interview with CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," why he hasn't used the oft-repeated "war on terror" phrase coined by the Bush administration.  Obama said he believes the U.S. can win over moderate Muslims if he doesn't.

Instead, Obama has spoken broadly of the "enduring struggle against terrorism and extremism" and pledged to "go after" extremists and "win this fight."

"I think it is very important for us to recognize that we have a battle or a war against some terrorist organizations," Obama said Tuesday.  "But that those organizations aren't representative of a broader Arab community, Muslim community."

He added that he believes the U.S. can convince Muslims "that we should be working together to make sure that everybody has got a better life."

Hussein Comes Out Of The Closet


The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), part of the Muslim Brotherhood's Palestine Committee, welcomed Obama's use of a quote from Islam's Prophet Muhammad in his remarks at Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast.

In his prepared remarks, Obama quoted the prophetic tradition, or "hadith," which states: "None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.  There is no religion whose central tenet is hate.  There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being."

Robert Spencer takes apart this taqiyya, writing:

Arguably, that is true: there is no religion whose central tenet is hate: there is no religion that teaches that the most important thing one must do in this world is hate someone or something else.  But certainly the religion that comes closest to teaching such a thing is Islam.  If the Qur'an doesn't teach that Muslims should hate unbelievers, certainly it teaches that they should be harsh with them, consider them the worst of all created beings, not become friends with them, and, ultimately, wage war against and kill or subjugate them:

"O ye who believe!  Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. They are friends one to another.  He among you who taketh them for friends is (one) of them.  Lo! Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk." -- Qur'an 5:51

"O ye who believe!  Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty (unto Him)." -- Qur'an 9:123

"Those who reject (Truth), among the People of the Book and among the Polytheists, will be in Hell-Fire, to dwell therein (for aye).  They are the worst of creatures." -- Qur'an 98:6

"Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued." -- Qur'an 9:29

Check out this website and read what Muhammad said -- in his own words -- scary stuff.

Listen Up, Obama


Obama promised that during his first 100 days in office, he would deliver a major address in a key Islamic capital aimed at improving America’s ties with the Muslim world.

Looking ahead to Obama’s address, leading Islamic governments say improving relations between Islam and the West will require a review of anti-terror policies and a recognition of the need to address what they say are the "root causes" of terrorism.

At a meeting this week hosted by Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology, ambassadors from Muslim countries put forward recommendations that they said would help to improve relations.

Iranian Ambassador Mashaallah Shakeri said, "Now, the U.S. must listen prior to talking."

"Bloodshed and suicide attacks have nothing to do with Islam," said Pakistan’s religious affairs minister, Hamid Saeed Kazmi.

Syrian envoy Muhammad Raid Ismat called for a distinction between terrorism and what he called a legitimate struggle for a homeland.

Participants said Islam was misunderstood in the West, and they took issue with the linking of terrorism and Islam.

Two hundred years ago, John Quincy Adams, the sixth American President understood these "root causes," and wrote, "The precept of the Koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God.  The vanquished may purchase their lives, by the payment of tribute; the victorious may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace; and the faithful follower of the prophet, may submit to the imperious necessities of defeat: but the command to propagate the Moslem creed by the sword is always obligatory, when it can be made effective.  The commands of the prophet may be performed alike, by fraud, or by force."

International Criminal Court


Two weeks ago, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, in a closed Security Council meeting, voiced support for the International Criminal Court (ICC).  She said it "looks to become an important and credible instrument for trying to hold accountable the senior leadership responsible for atrocities committed in the Congo, Uganda and Darfur."

Obama said little about the ICC during his campaign for the White House.  But in his first weeks as President, his actions speak less to constituents in Peoria and the Bronx than to admirers in Paris and Brussels.  Obama’s trans-American constituent service includes his decision to shutter "Gitmo" and grant his first presidential interview with Al Arabiya television.

In his inauguration speech, Obama declared that "America is ready to lead once more."  He said American power "does [not] entitle us to do as we please."  In the parlance of the Left, these suggest submission to international authority, which was raised again last week when Ben Chang, spokesman for National Security Advisor General James Jones, echoed Rice’s comments about the Court. In the context of an ICC indictment for Sudanese President Omar Bashir, Chang told the Washington Times, "We support the ICC in its pursuit of those who’ve perpetrated war crimes."

So, what will ICC engagement mean for the United States?

"If the United States were to join the ICC," David Scheffer and John Hutson write, "one would have to accept at least the theoretical possibility that American citizens (particularly political and military leaders) could be prosecuted before the ICC on charges of committing atrocity crimes," and without the protections afforded by Constitutional and laws.

Waterboarding; Abu Ghraib; detaining terrorists at Guantanamo Bay dissing Hans Blix.

Self-loathing Americans whose minds are confined in the cult of globalism don’t see it that way.  Each of these "offenses" has at least one thing in common: they hurt the feelings of foreigners.  Insensitivity to the outside world, U.S. internationalists argue, is a stain on Uncle Sam’s reputation from which we must repent.
Obama: I'll Forge New Ties With Muslims


In phone conversations with the leaders of Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and the Philippines on Friday, Obama discussed his commitment to forging a new relationship with Islamic countries, among other issues.

The White House said Obama discussed the importance of improving US relations with Islamic countries with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Obama noted that he and Yudhoyono would attend the Group of 20 nations summit next month in London.

At the end of his European trip next month, Obama is scheduled to visit Turkey, a Muslim country where relations with the US were strained by the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Obama and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, another G-20 country and longtime US ally in the Middle East, agreed on the importance of maintaining a strong US-Saudi relationship to promote peace and security in the region.

The White House said they also spoke about coordinating international efforts to restore economic growth.

In his conversation with Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroy, Obama commended her country's efforts against terrorism and in modernizing the armed forces.  They also talked about cooperating on other issues, including climate change and education, the White House said.

Obama and Arroyo also reaffirmed their commitment to the long-standing US-Philippine alliance, including the Visiting Forces Agreement, a bilateral pact that governs the conduct of US forces in the country.
Negotiating With Terrorists


A group of former senior American officials and one current top adviser to the Obama administration are petitioning the U.S. president to open talks with the Hamas terrorist organization, believing the group can be part of the Palestinian peace process.

Paul Volcker, a former Federal Reserve chairman who was selected by Obama to head his new economic recovery advisory board, reportedly signed a letter advocating dialogue with Hamas.

Other signatories of the letter reportedly included Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to George Bush Sr., Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was President Jimmy Carter's security adviser. Brzezinski's pro-Hamas views have been aired publicly in newspaper opinion pieces and policies speeches; former House International Relations Committee chairman Lee Hamilton; former United Nations ambassador Thomas Pickering; former World Bank president James Wolfensohn; former U.S. trade representative Carla Hills; Theodore Sorensen, former special counsel to President John F. Kennedy; and former Republican Sens. Chuck Hagel and Nancy Kassebaum Baker.

"I see no reason not to talk to Hamas," Scowcroft told the Globe.

The Telegraph of London reported the group is expected to be granted an audience at the White House as early as this week to make their case to Obama that lines of communication should be opened with Hamas.

A top Palestinian Authority negotiator pointed to Sen. John Kerry's visit last month to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and the Massachusetts lawmaker's reported acceptance of a letter from the Islamist group as "legitimizing Hamas."

Our enemies can always count on John Kerry.
Let My People Go


Some of the Guantanamo Bay prisoners could be released into the United States while others could be put on trial in the American court system, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday.

Holder told reporters at the Justice Department that the administration's review, made on a case-by-case basis, would determine whether the prisoners need to be put on trial or whether they can be released.

"For those who are in that second category, who can be released, there are a variety of options that we have.  Among them is the possibility that we could release them into this country," he said.

"We've been trying to come up with places for them," Holder said of the Uighurs, 17 Chinese Muslims.  Their lawyers have asked Obama to bring them to the United States.

Holder said the administration was also looking at the possibility of putting some of the Guantanamo prisoners on trial in U.S. courts.  "My guess is that some of those people would be tried in" the U.S. court system, he said.
Obama To Attend Pro-Islamist Conference


Obama will visit Turkey between April 6-7 to attend an annual forum of the Alliance of Civilizations in Istanbul, Spanish diplomatic sources said on Monday.  Turkey’s president said Tuesday Obama's planned visit was very important.  Obama will attend the second annual forum of the U.N.-led Alliance of Civilizations initiative, co-chaired by Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his Spanish counterpart Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.

The Global Muslim Brotherhood Report describes the Alliance of Civilizations as an organization which is represented in the U.S. and Europe by individuals sympathetic to the global Muslim Brotherhood.  According to the AOC website, the AOC "High Level Group Members" in the U.S. and Western Europe are: Prof. John Esposito (United States), Rabbi Arthur Schneier (United States), Hubert Védrine (France), and Karen Armstrong (United Kingdom)

Esposito is an apologist for the radical Islamist movement;

Impugning those who equate Islamist movements "with radicalism and terrorism," Esposito claims that such thinking merely "becomes a convenient pretext for crushing political opposition."  Islamist movements, he explains, "are not necessarily anti-Western, anti-American, or anti-democratic."  Moreover, he minimizes the fact that those nations that have adopted Islamic law are, for the most part, totalitarian states that export terrorism and egregiously violate the human rights of their inhabitants. " Contrary to what some have advised," he writes, "the United States should not in principle object to implementation of Islamic law or involvement of Islamic activists in government."

In fact all of the attendees above are apologists of either the radical Islamist movement or to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The question is why is the US Commander of Chief of a War on Terrorism attending a conference that supports a radical Islamist point of view?

More here . . .
No Decline In Belief That Obama Is A Muslim


More than two months into Barack Obama's presidency, as many people identify him as a Muslim as did so during the 2008 campaign.  When asked about Obama's religious beliefs, 11% say he is a Muslim.  In October, 12% said Obama is a Muslim, which was unchanged from earlier in the campaign.

In the current survey, 35% say they do not know Obama's religion, either because they do not know enough about him (22%), or because they have heard different things about his religion (13%); another 6% refused to answer.

As was the case last fall, white evangelical Protestants (19%) and Republicans (17%) are among the most likely to view Obama as a Muslim.  Fewer than half in each group -- 38% of white evangelicals and 46% of Republicans -- identify Obama as a Christian.

While relatively few Democrats (7%) say Obama is a Muslim, just 55% identify his religious beliefs as Christian, down slightly from 61% last fall. Among independents, 10% say Obama is a Muslim (compared with 12% in October), while 45% say he is a Christian (50% in October).

The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted March 9-12 among 1,308 adults reached on landlines and cell phones, finds continuing educational differences in views of Obama's religious beliefs: 68% of college graduates identify Obama as a Christian, while 6% say he is a Muslim. By contrast, just a third (33%) of those with no more than a high school education say Obama is a Christian, while 14% see him as a Muslim.

Pew's polling numbers might change, once the American public sees these images.  Of course, they never will if the national media has their way.

Three days ago, I asked visitors to The Obama File to submit the names of those news sources that published Obama's humiliating display of dhimmitude.

I'm still waiting for the first report.
"I Am One Of Them"


Obama made an address to the Turkish Parliament in Ankara, Turkey.  Al-Jazeera's Anita McNaught, reporting from Istanbul, wrote: "This was the address we had all been waiting for, it hit all the right notes."
"He talked about the contribution of the Islamic faith in the life of American Muslims and then he personalised that message by saying 'I know because I am one of them.'  It was a message that reached out to many today...."

In the same speech, Obama said, "we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation."

I don't know if Obama had a mouse in his pocket, but I know he wasn't speaking for the 78.5% of US citizens who call themselves Christians (CIA World Factbook).  Perhaps the "we" he was referring to is the 0.6% of Americans who are Muslims.  That would make sense.

UPDATE:  Al-Jazeera has removed this section from the story sometime between the time they published it and now -- the censorship continues.

Well, I have the Al Jazeera page cached, so they can kiss the soles of my feet.

I have repeatedly been called every name in the book by the Obots for re-publishing articles that even remotely suggest that Obama is a Muslim -- but here it is -- straight from the donkey's mouth -- Obama, himself, telling the Muslim world that he is one of them -- that's why he humbled himself before the protector of the two holy places.

Now, get ready for the Obots to parse what Obama really meant, as they try to cover up this frank admission.

My "secure" site has been hacked!

The Obots have managed to substitute Yahoo Search page code for the HTML that I saved from al-Jazeera.  They actually replaced the original HTML.  The link remains the same.  Both of my cached copies of the al-Jazeera news article -- one on my web host's server and one on my hard drive.
  My web host is investigating.

és bazaar!

Reader Brenda has sent us a scanned print copy of the al-Jazeera article containing the money quote.  It is down near the end of the page.  It's a big file -- almost 10 mBytes.  If you have dial-up, go get a cup of coffee when you CLICK THIS LINK.  Once loaded, clicking the image will make it LARGE.
Obama Says Islam Has Shaped The U.S.A.


Robert Spencer, writing at Front Page Magazine comments on Obama's statement to the Turkish Parliament, "We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world -- including in my own country."

Undeniably the Islamic faith has done a great deal to shape the world -- a statement that makes no value judgment about exactly how it has shaped the world.  It has formed the dominant culture in what is known as the Islamic world for centuries.  But what on earth could Obama mean when he says that Islam has also "done so much" to shape his own country?

Unless he considers himself an Indonesian, Obama’s statement was extraordinarily strange.  After all, how has the Islamic faith shaped the United States?  Were there Muslims along Paul Revere’s ride, or standing next to Patrick Henry when he proclaimed, "Give me liberty or give me death"?  Were there Muslims among the framers or signers of the Declaration of Independence, which states that all men -- not just Muslims, as Islamic law would have it -- are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?  Were there Muslims among those who drafted the Constitution and vigorously debated its provisions, or among those who enumerated the Bill of Rights, which guarantees -- again in contradiction to the tenets of Islamic law -- that there should be no established national religion, and that the freedom of speech should not be infringed?

There were not.

Did Muslims play a role in the great struggle over slavery that defined so much of our contemporary understandings of the nature of this republic and of the rights of the individual within it?  They did not.  Did the Islamic faith shape the way the United States responded to the titanic challenges of the two World Wars, the Great Depression, or the Cold War?  It did not.  Did the Islamic faith, with its legal apparatus that institutionalizes discrimination against non-Muslims, shape the civil rights movement in the United States?  The Civil Rights Act of 1964 mandated equality of access to public facilities -- a hard-won victory that came at a great cost, and one that Muslim groups have tried to roll back in the United States recently.  One notable example of such attempts was the alcohol-in-cabs controversy at the Minneapolis-St. Paul international airport, when Muslim cabdrivers began to refuse service to customers who were carrying alcohol, on Islamic religious grounds.  The core assumption underlying this initiative -- that discrimination on the basis of religion is justified -- cut right to the heart of the core principle of the American polity, that "all men are created equal," that is, that they have a right to equal treatment in law and society.

Surveying the whole tapestry of American history, one would be hard-pressed to find any significant way in which the Islamic faith has shaped the United States in terms of its governing principles and the nature of American society.  Meanwhile, there are numerous ways in which, if there had been a significant Muslim presence in the country at the time, some of the most cherished and important principles of American society and law may have met fierce resistance, and may never have seen the light of day.

So in what way has the Islamic faith shaped Obama’s country?  The most significant event connected to the Islamic faith that has shaped the character of the United States was the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.  Those attacks have shaped the nation in numerous ways: they’ve led to numerous innovations in airline security, which in generations to come -- if today’s politically correct climate continues to befog minds -- may be added to future versions of the fanciful "1001 Muslim Inventions" exhibition.  The Islamic faith has shaped the U.S. since 9/11 in leading to the spending of billions on anti-terror measures, and to the ventures in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to Guantanamo, and to so many features of the modern political and social landscape that they cannot be enumerated within the space of a single article.

Of course, it is certain that Obama had none of that in mind.  But what could he possibly have had in mind?  His statement was either careless or ignorant, or both -- not qualities we need in a Commander-in-Chief even in the best of times.
U.S. Muslim Coalition Applauds Obama


The American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT), a coalition of major national Islamic organizations, applauded Obama's Monday address to the Turkish parliament, in a statement issued today at a press briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. It reads, in part:

We applaud President Obama's remarks and hope that they are a sign of improved relations between America and the Muslim world.  In his speech, Obama rightly said that the United States is not and will never be at war with Islam.  This is a position that needs restating at every opportunity.

We also agree with the president's statement that better relations with the Muslim world are vital in 'rolling back a fringe ideology that people of all faiths reject.

We appreciate that the president noted the contributions of American Muslims and recognized that many Americans have Muslims in their family, or have lived in a Muslim-majority country.

Turkey is a key player in the region and is well-placed to assist the United States in reaching out to nations such as Iran and Syria and to help achieve a just and comprehensive resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.  We also support President Obama's backing of Turkey's entry into the European Union.

The American Muslim community believes President Obama's new policy of dialogue and mutual respect will serve our nation and the cause of world peace and stability much better than past policies of unilateralism and confrontation.

At today's briefing, AMT representatives also called on Obama to address domestic issues such as the rising level of Islamophobic attitudes in the United States, the deteriorating relations between the FBI and American Muslims, the dissemination of inaccurate and agenda-driven information by DHS-recognized "fusion centers," and Muslims' concerns about Justice Department guidelines implemented in December 2008 that allow race and ethnicity to be factors in opening an FBI probe.

If a coalition of major national Islamic organizations is happy about Obama's pronouncements, it can't be too good for the rest of us.  Sharia law is coming to America.
Obama Invites The OIC To The White House


Since taking office Obama has focused on three things -- the transformation of our capitalistic economy to a form of socialist statist fascism, the abdication of American sovereignty to a trans-nationalism and the advancement of the worldwide domination of Islam, the ultimate goal of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).  There is conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact -- the global jihad is conspiracy fact.  And the OIC is behind it.

The Secretary General of the OIC, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, had the occasion yesterday on the sidelines of the 2nd Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations (AoC), to have a brief encounter with Obama.  The encounter took place during the official reception given by Turkish Prime Minister, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, where Obama reiterated to the Secretary General the willingness and readiness of the U. S. Administration to explore areas of cooperation with the OIC.

To this end, Obama extended an invitation to Prof. Ihsanoglu to visit the White House in Washington D.C.

Bat Ye'or, the world's leading scholar on Islam, has this to say about the OIC:

The OIC is one of the largest intergovernmental organizations in the world.  It encompasses 56 Muslim states plus the Palestinian Authority.  Spread over four continents, it claims to speak in the name of the ummah (the universal Muslim community), which numbers about 1.3 billion.  The OIC’s mission is to unite all Muslims worldwide by rooting them in the Koran and the Sunnah -- the core of traditional Islamic civilization and values.  It aims at strengthening solidarity and cooperation among all its members, in order to protect the interests of Muslims everywhere and to galvanize the ummah into a unified body.

The OIC is a unique organization -- one that has no equivalent in the world.  It unites the religious, economic, military, and political strength of 56 states.  By contrast, the European Union represents half as many states and is a secular body only, and the Vatican -- which speaks for the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics -- is devoid of any political or military power.  Many Muslims in the West resist the OIC’s tutelage and oppose its efforts to supplant Western law with  sharia. But the OIC’s resources are formidable.

The organization has numerous subsidiary institutions collaborating at the highest levels with international organizations in order to implement its political objectives worldwide.  Its main working bodies are the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), which seeks to impose on the West the Islamic perception of history and civilization; the Observatory of Islamophobia, which puts pressure on Western governments and international bodies to adopt laws punishing "Islamophobia" and blasphemy; and the newly created Islamic International Court of Justice.  As stated in its 1990 Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam, the OIC is strictly tied to the principles of the Koran, the Sunnah, and the sharia.  In a word, the OIC seeks to become the reincarnation of the Caliphate.

The OIC regularly reiterates its commitments to protecting the political, historical, religious, and human rights of Muslims in non-OIC states, especially Muslims who form the majority in specific regions of non-Muslim countries -- such as the southern Philippines, southern Thailand, and western Thrace in Greece -- as well as Muslims in places like the Balkans, the Caucasus, Myanmar, India, and China.  The OIC supports Hamas and the Palestinians in their struggle to destroy Israel, as well as the Muslim fight for "legitimate self-determination" in "Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir."  It has condemned the "continual Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan," and it expresses its full solidarity with "the just cause of the Muslim Turkish people of Cyprus" and with Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, whom many hold responsible for encouraging the massacres in Darfur.  The seat of the OIC is in Jeddah, but the organization regards that location as temporary: Its headquarters will be transferred to al-Kods (Islamized Jerusalem) when that city has been "liberated" from Israeli control.

In its efforts to defend the "true image" of Islam and combat its defamation, the organization has requested the UN and the Western countries to punish "Islamophobia" and blasphemy.  Among the manifestations of Islamophobia, in the OIC’s view, are European opposition to illegal immigration, anti-terrorist measures, criticism of multiculturalism, and indeed any efforts to defend Western cultural and national identities.  The OIC has massive funding from oil sources, which it lavishly spends on the Western media and academia and in countless "dialogues."  It influences Western policy, laws, and even textbooks through pressures brought by Muslim immigrants and by the Western nations' own leftist parties.  Hence, we have seen Kristallnacht-like incitements of hate and murder against European Jews and Israel conducted with impunity in the cities of Europe -- where respect for human rights is supposed to be one of the highest values.

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Obama Says America Enriched By Islam


Obama, who made a point of being introduced to the Turkish Nation as "Barack Hussein Obama," was quoted as saying that, "the United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans," including his ancestors.

The following is a list of the Muslim accomplishments that have enriched America:


Obama's Five Pillars


Atlas Shrugs asks if any of you watched Obama's propaganda speech earlier today, and did you find it shocking when he described his plan for America in the context of "five pillars"?

Last month Obama revealed his "Five Pillars of Education."

Today he declared his dedication to what he called the "five pillars" of his new "house upon a rock."

In Islam, the Five Pillars of Islam (Arabic: أركان الإسلام) is the term given to the five duties incumbent on every Muslim.

These duties are Shahada (Profession of Faith), Salat (Prayers), Zakat (Giving of Alms), Sawm (Fasting during Ramadan) and Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca).

Obama gives the lone jihadi syndrome a whole new meaning.

Obama's repeated use of the "five pillars" is obviously just a coincidence.  Just like Obama's humiliating submission to the Protector of the two Holy Places. (sarcasm off)
FR Doc E9-2488


Three weeks before Obama sicked his Justice and Homeland Security Departments on America's heroes, Obama, as one of his first acts, signed an executive order -- he says, "in the national interest" -- that will allow thousands of Gazan Palestinians to settle in the United States at American taxpayers' expense.  Sure, what can go wrong when we allow thousands of people who have been, as Mark Steyn memorably described, "marinated" in a "sick death cult," who voted for Hamas, and 55% of whom support suicide bombing/murders, into the United States?

By executive order, Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in immigration assistance to the Palestinians.  Egypt won't take them.  Jordan won't take them.  Syria won't take them.  Saudi Arabia won't take them.  All of the Arab countries -- every one of them -- have allowed the Palestinians to fester for over 60 years.  Meanwhile, generation after generation have become more and more radicalized.  Their lives are unfulfilled and unproductive.  They "live" to die as martyrs, yearning for the rewards of the world beyond.

This "presidential determination" will allow thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States.  The determination was assigned on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4.  Obama's decision, according to the Register, was necessitated by "the urgent refugee and migration needs" of the "victims."

Few on Capitol Hill took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the parliamentary election of January 2006.

Read it yourself in the Federal Register: February 4, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 22) -- FR Doc E9-2488

Obama has some interesting priorities.
Obama's Address To The Muslim World


The grand mufti of Egypt has invited Obama to address Muslims around the globe from one of the most important mosques in the Islamic world.

The invitation to speak from Egypt's Al Azhar mosque follows an announcement over this past weekend that Obama will travel to Egypt next month to deliver his promised address to the Muslim world.

According to Al-Masri Al-Yawm, a state-run Egyptian newspaper, Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa and other scholars from Egypt's Al Azhar University invited Obama to use the mosque as venue for the president's upcoming visit, explaining it would promote a culture of dialogue between Islam and the West.

Al AZhar University is the most respected Sunni Islamic learning center in the world and is the second oldest degree-granting school in the world.  Clerics at the university's attendant mosque decide Islamic Sharia law matters for Sunni Muslims internationally.

The university opened studies in 975 AD.  It was founded by the Fatimid dynasty of Egypt, which is descended from the daughter of the Islamic figure Muhammad.

It is highly unusual for a non-Muslim to speak at the mosque.  An Egyptian official, contacted by WND, could not think of any non-Muslim world leader who had received an invitation to do so.

Obama had pledged he would deliver an address to the Muslim world within his first few months in office.  His first interview as president was with Al Arabiya, the pan-Arab television network.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbels said on Saturday the city where Obama will deliver the address has not been selected.

Gibbels said Obama decided upon Egypt because the country "in many ways represents the heart of the Arab world."  He said the issues of democracy and human rights "are things that are on the president's mind, and we'll have a chance to discuss those in more depth on the trip."

"This isn't a speech to leaders," Gibbels said.  "This is a speech to many, many people and a continuing effort by this president and this White House to demonstrate how we can work together to ensure the safety and security and the future well-being, through hope and opportunity, of the children of this country and of the Muslim world."

If you wonder why I compare White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs (Gibbels) to Joseph Goebbels, jus re-read that last paragraph.

Our safety and security, and the future well-being of the children of this country, should be based on hope?  That's insane!

And, this is an interesting statement --
It is highly unusual for a non-Muslim to speak at the mosque.  An Egyptian official...could not think of any non-Muslim world leader who had received an invitation to do so.

We all know that Obama isn't a Muslim, don't we.  After all, he said so.
Obama Lends Validity To Extremist Islam


David Frum believes Barack Obama made an unwise commitment during his campaign.  Actually he made quite a number of them, but this column will have to settle for dealing with just one:  Candidate Obama promised to deliver a major speech to the Muslim world from a Muslim capital.  On June 4, Obama will make good on that promise in Cairo.

What could go wrong with this heartwarming outreach?  Begin with this question:  Does Obama regard Salman Rushdie and Ayaan Hirsi Ali as belonging to the Muslim world, yes or no?

If yes -- if "the Muslim world" includes everyone who happens to be born to a family of Muslim origin regardless of their personal belief, and if it includes liberals of Muslim origin, secularists of Muslim origin, atheists of Muslim origin -- then it seems almost pointless to speak to them all as a distinctive group.

The more likely answer however is no.  Almost inevitably, Obama’s speech will address the most anti-Western, the most militant, the most radical Muslims.  The decision to speak "to" the Muslim world is a decision to speak "to" these rejectionists.

Look at the choice of venue.  Obama could have spoken from Indonesia or Bangladesh -- each of them home to more Muslims than live in the Arab Middle East.  In Indonesia and Bangladesh, the prevailing forms of Islam are moderate and tolerant.  Each of these countries is working to build a more democratic society, more connected to the global economy.

Instead Obama chose Egypt.  Egypt is the intellectual center of the most radical forms of Islam.  The Muslim Brotherhood originated in Egypt, as did Sayyid Qutb, the ideologist of modern jihad.  This is the country of Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Ayman Zawahiri.  It would be extremely odd to speak from Egypt and not take such men and their ideas into account.

But to do so has an ironic side effect:  The very fact that an American leader talks about these extremist Muslims -- and tries to talk through them to reach their sympathizers -- validates them as the most important and significant of Muslim individuals.  It risks conceding that these men are somehow the most "authentic" of Muslims, and that their anger and alienation somehow matters more than the desire of other Muslims to live in a more secular society or to participate more fully in the global economy.

Radical Muslims have constructed a narrative in which Islam is oppressed and colonized by the West, Muslims have real and reasonable grievances against the West and any acrimony between Muslims and the West is due to the actions of the West.

Perhaps Obama will dispute this narrative.  But can he really go to Cairo and dismiss the narrative altogether?

Can he say that the problems of Muslim majority countries have nothing to do with the West -- that if they are victimized it is by their own leaders, if they are backward it is due to their own rejection of modern ways of life?

The very act of speaking to individuals of Muslim origin as Muslims concedes a point that an American leader should be wary of conceding.  No leader would ever give a speech to "the Christian world."  He’d take for granted that Christian identity is personal and private, not collective and public.  He’d remember that Christian-majority countries contain non-Christian minorities, entitled to equal respect.  He’d understand that many in the Christian majority define their identity in terms other than religion; and that the freedom to choose how to define oneself is one of the fundamental principles of a free society. 
Qaradawi and the Muslim Brotherhood insist that Islam is inescapably public and political.  But why would an American leader agree?  Yet if he speaks to "the Muslim world" how can he avoid agreeing?

The Pakistani scholar who wants to be free to study the origins of the Koran without fear of violence if he reaches an unorthodox conclusion -- isn’t he part of the Muslim world too?  The Saudi woman who would like to wear jeans in public?  The Iranian youth who would like to convert to the Bahai faith?  The Syrian merchant who thinks mosque is a waste of time?  The French student who celebrates Ramadan with his parents and Christmas with his girlfriend?  Or his boyfriend?

Will Obama talk to them?  If not -- it would be better to stay home.
© David Frum -- -- National Post
Obama's Billions For Jihad


Obama’s 2009 Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Pandemic Flu was revised and "passed by the full committee."  Not sure what the next step is, but based on the summary, it gives billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to countries and entities that support Sharia law and/or harbor, hide and support those who want to destroy the U.S. and our allies.

Read the summary from David Obey’s office that was quietly released last week with nary a word from any media.

•  $3.6 billion, matching the request, to expand and improve capabilities of the Afghan security forces

•  $400 million, as requested, to build the counterinsurgency capabilities of the Pakistani security forces

•  Afghanistan: $1.52 billion, $86 million above the request

•  West Bank and Gaza: $665 million in bilateral economic, humanitarian, and security assistance for the West Bank and Gaza

•  Jordan: $250 million, $250 million above the request, including $100 million for economic and $150 million for security assistance

•  Egypt: $360 million, $310 million above the request, including $50 million for economic assistance, $50 million for border security, and $260 million for security assistance

•  Pakistan: $1.9 billion, $591 million above the request

•  Iraq: $968 million, $336 million above the request

•  Oversight: $20 million, $13 million above the request, to expand oversight capacity of the State Department, USAID, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan to review programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq

•  Lebanon: $74 million

•  International Food Assistance: $500 million, $200 million above the request, for PL 480 international food assistance to alleviate suffering during the global economic crisis

•  Refugee Assistance: $343 million, $50 million above the request, …including humanitarian assistance for Gaza. Funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency programs in the West Bank and Gaza is limited to $119 million (Note: Gaza = Hamas)

•  Disaster Assistance: $200 million to avert famines and provide life-saving assistance during natural disasters and for internally displaced people around the world, including Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, the Middle East and South Asia

•  Peacekeeping: $837 million for United Nations peacekeeping operations, including an expanded mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a new mission in Chad and the Central African Republic

•  Department of Justice: $17 million, matching the request, for counter-terrorism activities and to provide training and assistance for the Iraqi criminal justice system

The mainstream media remains silent on this but the International News has now picked up the story -- and then there is Obama’s $108 billion IMF bailout scheme in addition to the Supplemental.
Obama Funds Hamas


Obama has asked Congress to let aid to Palestinians continue if Hamas backers are included in a new unity government, observers say.

The proposed change in U.S. law would be necessary because Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, is designated as a terrorist organization and therefore cannot receive U.S. aid.  But power-sharing negotiations between Hamas and the rival Fatah faction, which controls the West Bank, may result in a unity Palestinian government that includes ministers backed by Hamas, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The White House sought the change as part of a bill authorizing $840 million for the Palestinian Authority as well as for rebuilding Gaza after this year’s 22-day Israeli military assault.

The Hamas proposal brought criticism from U.S. lawmakers, the Times said -- one of whom, U.S. Rep. Mark Steven Kirk, R-Ill., said the move was akin to supporting a government that "only has a few Nazis in it."

"We don’t want to … bind our hands in the event that such a (Palestinian unity) agreement is reached, and the government that they are part of agrees to our principles," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reportedly replied.

So as not to confuse, Hamas is the Muslim Brotherhood organization who’s sole purpose is the destruction of Israel -- anyone who thinks otherwise should read Hamas in their own words via the Hamas Covenant which lays out their purpose, goals, and ideology.

In the midst of what is being called the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, where our government has created the largest deficit in history, giving a billion to anyone is insane.  But giving a billion dollars to a self-proclaimed Islamic jihadist group that has stated the United States as its enemy is beyond insanity, and it needs to stop.
Obama Promises Jerusalem To Arabs


Obama and his administration told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting last week the U.S. foresees the creation of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, according to a top PA official.

"The American administration was very friendly to the position of the PA," said Nimer Hamad, Abbas' senior political adviser.

"Abu Mazen (Abbas) heard from Obama and his administration in a very categorical way that a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital is in the American national and security interest," Hamad said.

Another PA official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Obama informed Abbas he would not let Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "get in the way" of normalizing U.S. relations with the Arab and greater Muslim world.

"We were told from this new administration they will not allow a Netanyahu government to hurt their efforts of rehabilitating U.S. relations with the Arab and Islamic world, which is a high priority of Obama," the official said, speaking during a visit to Cairo.

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Obama To Offer Personal Commitment To Muslims


Obama will offer a "personal commitment" to bridge US differences with Muslims in his long-awaited speech to the Islamic world next week in Egypt, aides said.

But White House advisors said Friday that Obama would not shy away from addressing "tough issues" in the speech on Thursday at the University of Cairo which will be co-hosted by Al-Azhar University, an ancient center of Islam and learning.

"The speech will outline his personal commitment to engagement, based upon mutual interests and mutual respect," White House spokesman Robert Gibbels said.

"He will discuss how the United States and Muslim communities around the world can bridge some of the differences that have divided them.

"He will review particular issues of concern, such as violent extremism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and he will discuss new areas for partnership going forward that serve the mutual interests of our people."

" ancient center of Islam and learning" -- now there's a phrase that contradicts itself.
Muslims Seek Changes From Obama


Respect for Islam, a prescription for Palestinian statehood and assurances of a speedy U.S. pullout from Iraq -- that's what Muslims from Morocco to Malaysia say they want to hear from Barack Obama this week when he addresses them from this Arab capital.

His speech Thursday from Cairo University will try to soften the fury toward the United States among so many of the world's 1.5 billion Muslims.

Obama's offer of a new beginning is seen as an attempt to stem the growing influence of extremists -- particularly Iran, with its regional and nuclear ambitions -- and to bolster moderate Muslim allies.

It comes just days ahead of crucial elections in Lebanon and Iran -- where the appeal of militancy will be put to the test -- and amid worsening violence in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The American leader's soaring oratory and Muslim roots have kindled hope among Muslims.

There is doubt the U.S. president can change entrenched foreign policy, particularly what is perceived in the Muslim world as Washington's pro-Israeli bias. What Muslims see as America's repeated failure to hold Israel to its international obligations is a sore point. A construction freeze in Israeli West Bank settlements -- Obama wants it, Israel rejects it -- is shaping up as a major test.

Obama's initial actions have earned him good will. He's reached out to Muslims in an interview with an Arab satellite TV station, in video message to Iranians on the Persian new year and in a speech to the Turkish parliament. He ordered Guantanamo prison closed within a year and said the U.S. would not engage in torture, reversing two Bush policies seen here as having targeted Muslims.

Obama gets some credit up front for just being himself. Many were inspired by his victory, emotionally connecting to his African and Muslim roots and his childhood in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation.

"It's so exciting to have a black man run the entire world," said Awni Shatarat, 45, a clothing store owner in the Palestinian refugee camp of Baqaa in Jordan.
Obama Supports Saudi Immunity


The Obama administration has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to protect Saudi Arabia and four of its princes from being held accountable for their alleged role in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States that killed almost 3,000 Americans.

Through its solicitor general, Elena Kagan, the Obama administration has asked that the Saudis be held immune under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, or FSIA, even though there is ample U.S. evidence of complicity by the Saudi government and the named princes in support of al-Qaida's terrorist attack.

While the FSIA generally protects a sovereign state, there are exceptions under which its provisions can be invoked. Such interpretations are left largely to the courts to determine.

Families of the 9/11 victims, however, have expressed outrage over the Obama administration's filing.  They regard the action as undermining the continuing fight on terror.

In its recent filing of an "amicus curiae" brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in "Federal Insurance Co. vs. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," the Obama administration asked the court to deny a petition for a "writ of certiorari" or higher court hearing by the families of the victims of 9/11 in their effort to sue Saudi Arabia and its princes.

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Protecting American Muslims


The Attorney General released the following statement relating to Obama’s historic speech today in Cairo, Egypt:

"The President's pledge for a new beginning between the United States and the Muslim community takes root here in the Justice Department where we are committed to using criminal and civil rights laws to protect Muslim Americans.  A top priority of this Justice Department is a return to robust civil rights enforcement and outreach in defending religious freedoms and other fundamental rights of all of our fellow citizens in the workplace, in the housing market, in our schools and in the voting booth.

"There are those who will continue to want to divide by fear -- to pit our national security against our civil liberties -- but that is a false choice.  We have a solemn responsibility to protect our people while we also protect our principles."

"A top priority of this Justice Department is a return to robust civil rights enforcement" -- as if civil rights were trampled from 2001 to 2009.

And if you wish he would issue a statement on protecting Americans from the Islamic jihad, you're just continuing "to want to divide by fear."
Obama Flunks American History 101


Speaking at the University of Cairo, Obama said that Americans are indebted to Islam for the great contributions Muslims have made to the history and development of the United States.

"I know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story," Obama told the throng of unenlightened Muslims.  "The first nation to recognize my country was Morocco... and since our founding, American Muslims have enriched the United States."

Obama went on to say:  "They [Muslims] have fought in our wars.  They have served in our government.  They have stood for civil rights.  They have started businesses.  They have taught at our universities.  They’ve excelled in our sports arenas.   They’ve won Nobel Prizes, built our tallest building and lit the Olympic torch.  And when the first Muslim American was recently elected to Congress, he took the oath to defend our Constitution using the same holy Koran that one of our founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, kept in his personal library."

No one at the Egyptian University or the international media took issue with Obama’s bizarre interpretation of American history, let alone his confusion of the Nation of Islam (the religion of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X) that bears scant similarity to orthodox Islam.  The Nation of Islam teach that Allah in the flesh was a bona fide nutcase named Wallace Fard and that Eli Muhammad, a conman with a tested IQ of 70 and not the Prophet Muhammad, was the true last prophet of Allah.

Let’s set the record straight once and for all.

Sorry, Barack Hussein, but there were no Muslims among the passengers on the Mayflower or the settlers at Jamestown.  Muslims were conspicuously absent from the ranks of George Washington’s Army of the Revolution and played no role in the creation of the American republic -- save for the fact that the new country’s first declaration of war was against the forces of Islam in the form of the Barbary pirates.

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Is There A Muslim In The Oval Office?


With Obama's unbelievably ballyhooed address in Cairo Thursday to what he calls "the Muslim world" (hereafter known as "the Speech"), there is mounting evidence that Obama not only identifies with Muslims, but actually may still be one himself.  Consider the following indicators:

•  Obama referred four times in his speech to "the Holy Koran."  Non-Muslims -- even pandering ones -- generally don't use that Islamic formulation.

•  Obama established his firsthand knowledge of Islam (albeit without mentioning his reported upbringing in the faith) with the statement, "I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed."  Again, "revealed" is a depiction Muslims use to reflect their conviction that the Koran is the word of God, as dictated to Muhammad.

•  Then Obama made a statement no believing Christian -- certainly not one versed, as he professes to be, in the ways of Islam -- would ever make.  In the context of what he euphemistically called the "situation between Israelis, Palestinians and Arabs," Obama said he looked forward to the day ". . . when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to mingle peacefully together as in the story of Isra, when Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them) joined in prayer."

Now, the term "peace be upon them" is invoked by Muslims as a way of blessing deceased holy men.  According to Islam, that is what all three were -- dead prophets.  Of course, for Christians, Jesus is the living and immortal Son of God.

In the final analysis, it may be beside the point whether Obama actually is a Muslim.  In the Speech and elsewhere, he has aligned himself with adherents to what authoritative Islam calls Shariah -- notably, the dangerous global movement known as the Muslim Brotherhood -- to a degree that makes Mr. Clinton's fabled affinity for blacks pale by comparison.

For example, Obama has -- from literally his inaugural address onward -- inflated the numbers and, in that way and others, exaggerated the contemporary and historical importance of Muslim-Americans in the United States.  In the Speech, he used the Brotherhood's estimates of "nearly 7 million Muslims" in this country, at least twice the estimates from other, more reputable sources.  (Who knows?  By the time Obama's friends in the radical Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) perpetrate their trademark books-cooking as deputy 2010 census takers, the official count may well claim considerably more than 7 million Muslims are living here.)

Even more troubling were the commitments the president made in Cairo to promote Islam in America.  For instance, he declared: "I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."  He vowed to ensure that women can cover their heads, including, presumably, when having their photographs taken for passports, driver's licenses or other identification purposes.  He also pledged to enable Muslims to engage in zakat, their faith's requirement for tithing, even though four of the eight types of charity called for by Shariah can be associated with terrorism.  Not surprisingly, a number of Islamic "charities" in this country have been convicted of providing material support for terrorism.

Particularly worrying is the realignment Obama has announced in U.S. policy toward Israel.  While he pays lip service to the "unbreakable" bond between America and the Jewish state, the president has unmistakably signaled that he intends to compel the Israelis to make territorial and other strategic concessions to Palestinians to achieve the hallowed two-state solution.  In doing so, he ignores the inconvenient fact that both the Brotherhood's Hamas and Abu Mazen's Fatah remain determined to achieve a one-state solution, whereby the Jews will be driven "into the sea."

Whether Obama actually is a Muslim or simply plays one in the presidency may, in the end, be irrelevant.  What is alarming is that in aligning himself and his policies with those of Shariah-adherents such as the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama will greatly intensify the already enormous pressure on peaceful, tolerant American Muslims to submit to such forces -- and heighten expectations, here and abroad, that the rest of us will do so as well.

Read what a Muslim says -- "My Muslim President"
Obama’s Happy Muslim Rainbow Tour


"As the Holy [sic!] Koran tells us, Be conscious of God and speak always the truth," Obama told his audience at the beginning of his much heralded speech in Cairo last week.

It was a remarkable performance: not a single significant statement he made on the nature of Islam, or on America’s relationship with the Muslim world, or on the terrorist threat, complied with the quoted command of the prophet of Islam.

Obama’s two immediate predecessors have done a lot of respectful kowtowing, of course.  Bill Clinton declared before the United Nations in September 1998, "There is no inherent clash between Islam and America."  Three years and several thousand American lives later, President Bush said, "there are millions of good Americans who practice the Muslim faith who love their country as much as I love the country."  Four years after 9-11 he continued insisting "the evil" unleashed on that day "is very different from the religion of Islam," and its proponents "distort the idea of jihad into a call for terrorist murder against Christians and Jews and Hindus."

Obama brings a new quality to the continuum, however.  He is developing the theme in Islam’s heartland.  He is doing it in a manner likely to raise geopolitical expectations that cannot be fulfilled, and certain to cement even further the Muslim myth of blameless victimhood.  It is the greatest favor any recruiter for the cause of global jihad could hope for.

Is Obama deluded or mendacious?  In view of his middle name and family history, the question is more legitimate than it would have been with Clinton or Bush.

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Obama’s Fantasy Islam


With the media’s rhapsodic paeans to President Obama’s "historic" Cairo speech now receding into the background, this may be an opportune moment to take a sober look at America’s policies vis-à-vis the Muslim world and, no less important, at where Islam itself may be heading.

It is now clear that the president is either unable or unwilling to come to terms with the nature of the radical Islamic threat to America and the West.  To him, the problem is a few violent extremists, a "small but potent minority of Muslims," which leaves one wondering how a small minority got to be quite so potent.  In any case, the West is dealing not with a few militants, or even with terrorism as such, but with a murderous, totalitarian doctrine couched in Islamic terms that has already become the dominant idiom in much of the Muslim world and its diaspora communities.  Whether it is called "radical Islam," "Islamism," "Salafism," or "Islamofascism," it aims at nothing short of the conquest of the world for Islam, by violent means if need be.  And not just any kind of Islam, but the most reactionary and intolerant interpretation of the Muslim faith.

It is an ideology that elevates violent jihad as a religious obligation for all Muslims, openly discriminates against non-Muslims and women, banishes democracy and secularism, and ordains the murder of apostates and homosexuals.  This doctrine is preached today in tens of thousands of Salafi, Wahhabi, and Deobandi mosques and madrassas, and promoted by countless Islamist organizations, from the Muslim Brotherhood networks in America to the Taliban and its fellow jihadists in Pakistan.  Extremism and terrorism are the results of this malignant phenomenon.  The Taliban and al-Qaeda did not bring Pakistan to the edge of the precipice on their own; rather, 30 years of state-sponsored Islamization of Pakistani society made Islamism the threat it is.

While President Bush was also remiss in explaining to Americans that we’re in a deadly conflict with a violent Islamist doctrine that has deep and spreading roots among a quarter of the human population -- rather than with terrorism, which is simply its symptom -- Obama has seemingly chosen to act as an apologist for this ideology.  There is no other credible reason for a man with an army of experts, researchers, and fact-checkers at his disposal to utter so many half-truths and outright falsehoods about what Islam is and what it is not.

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Obama Surrenders To Radical Islam


America Talks blog opines that with the dropping of the phrase "war on terror" and his recent diatribe in Cairo, Barack Hussein Obama has effectively waved the white flag at the radical faction of Islam that would seek to destroy us.

Hussein Obama, now recognizing his Muslim roots, has reached out with open arms to the very people who on September 11, 2001 murdered nearly 3000 of our fellow citizens in one of the most horrific attacks ever perpetrated on a nation.

Why is he doing this?

For one of two reasons.  Some would have us believe that by Hussein Obama embracing Islam, the violence and jihad will end and we will reach some sort of common ground on which to forge a new relationship.  Others say that Hussein Obama is in the camp of the jihadists, winking and nodding at thugs like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose re-election in Iran was fixed by the government because they know that the United States has reversed over 30 years of policy regarding their nuclear ambitions.

Evidence seems to indicate the latter view.

Through his cozying up to the Islamic world, Hussein Obama has also thrown Israel under the bus, leaving them under a severe threat of annihilation by enemies such as Iran and the Palestinians hell bent on their destruction.

One can only conclude that Hussein Obama is a radical Islamic sympathizer, now proudly admitting that he is one of them, prostrating our country before them, and surrendering the United States to their agenda of conversion or obliteration.

Allah must be smiling.
Obama Speech Inspires Sharing


On Tuesday, June 30, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference in Washington, D.C., to announce the launch of a major campaign to distribute free copies of the Quran, Islam's revealed text, to 100,000 local, state and national leaders.

CAIR's "Share the Quran" educational campaign was prompted by Obama's recent address to Muslims worldwide in which he quoted from that holy text.

In the multi-year initiative, American Muslims will sponsor Qurans for distribution to governors, state attorneys general, educators, law enforcement officials, state and national legislators, local elected and public officials, media professionals, and other local or national leaders who shape public opinion or determine policy.

"Through this ground-breaking outreach initiative, we hope not only to educate policy-makers and opinion leaders about Islam, but also to provide an opportunity for American Muslims to reach out to their fellow citizens of other faiths," said CAIR Board Chairman State Sen. Larry Shaw (NC).

The "Share the Quran" initiative is an outgrowth of CAIR's successful "Explore the Quran" campaign and is part of the celebration of the Washington-based council's 15th anniversary.  CAIR was founded in June of 1994.

Ahhhhhhhhhh!  Islamists!  Sharing!
Obama Increases Aid To Muslim States reports that in the latest in a recent series of increased American assistance efforts for Arab and Muslim states, Barack Obama has allocated an additional $150 million to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.  The regimes leading Egypt, the Palestinian Authority, the United Arab Emirates and even Saudi Arabia have all benefited from recent American policy shifts.

Jordan's Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Suhair Al-Ali, was quoted by The Jordan Times as explaining that the kingdom receives $363 million annually from the United States in economic assistance.  The allocations signed into law by Obama this week mean that Jordan will receive a total of $513 million from the U.S. in 2009.  The minister told the Jordanian newspaper that the additional American aid was the result of ongoing efforts by Jordan's King Abdullah II, as well as Obama's "recognition of the important role Jordan plays in the region."

Egypt received $310 million in supplemental appropriations from the U.S. House of Representatives, currently controlled by Obama's Democratic party.  At the same time, 2009 State Department funding for the promotion of democratic initiatives in Egypt was cut from $50 million to $20 million.  In addition, the U.S. has agreed not to give any of the pro-democracy funds to organizations that are not approved by the Mubarak regime.  In the year 2007, Egypt received a total of $2.4 billion.

On another front, in March of this year, it was reported that the Obama administration planned to dramatically increase funding to the Palestinian Authority for security training, which is conducted by Jordanian police under the supervision of U.S. General Keith Dayton.  The U.S. allocated $75 million for the PA police training in 2008, but reports indicated that the Obama administration was planning to pump up to $130 million into the program in 2009.  In any event, the U.S. has already pledged $600 million in funds to the Palestinian Authority, with another $300 million for humanitarian aid to the Hamas regime in Gaza.

Elsewhere in the region, the U.S. is set to help the United Arab Emirates become the first Arab nation with a developed nuclear power infrastructure.  Obama gave his official support and authorization for the $41 billion project, allowing private U.S. companies to compete for construction contracts.

In Pakistan, Obama proposed $2.8 billion in aid for that nation's military, alongside civilian aid of $1.5 billion a year for the next five years.  The military aid is ostensibly to allow the Pakistanis to more effectively fight jihadist and al-Qaeda terrorism emanating from the Swat Valley and along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

The Obama administration's assistance to Arab and Muslim states extends beyond the monetary, however.

According to an article in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin earlier this month, the American government has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to preserve sovereign immunity for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and four Saudi princes in connection with a civil case seeking compensation for victims of the massive September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorist attacks on the American homeland.  The claimants in the case say that there is sufficient evidence of Saudi involvement in 9/11 for the court to lift the normally applicable immunity.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, told Newsweek magazine this month that the United States should cut off all aid to Israel if the Jewish State does not accept the 2002 Saudi-sponsored Arab-Israeli terms of negotiation.

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