Now That Obama Knows? – January 18, 2009
From the International Herald Tribune: Americas, The Global Edition of the New York Times http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2009/01/17/america/Inauguration-Prayer.php
The Associated Press, January 17, 2009, Washington
Ingrid Mattson is the president of the Islamic Society of North America, which has been linked to the terrorist organization, Hamas. While it is true that Mattson has been an honored guest at State Dept. dinners, met with senior Pentagon officials during the Bush administration and spoken at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, it was not until July, 2007 that court papers were filed linking her group to Hamas in a case against The Holy Land Foundation.
Prosecutors wrote in July that they have a “wide array of testimonial and documentary evidence expressly linking the group to Hamas and other radical groups.” What other radical groups?
Why then did Obama chose Mattson to speak at his inaugural prayer service Wednesday? When asked, his spokeswoman, Linda Douglass, would not discuss it. “She has a stellar reputation in the faith community,” Douglass said Saturday night.
Whose faith community? Certainly not among the Jewish faith community who has suffered death, destruction and terror at the hands of Hamas. Certainly not the Christian community who does not condone terrorism and murder. (that is not a “real” Christian community.) So whose faith community? Obama’s? After all, it is he who invited the woman to speak at his prayer service and it was his spokeswoman who said Mattson had a stellar reputation in the faith community.
Once again, Obama’s faith community and sentiments come into question. He should have chosen someone squeaky clean to speak and steered completely clear of anyone with a cloud of suspicion over their heads until they were proven innocent or guilty. I’m beginning to think Obama doesn’t know anyone clean, coming up in the famously corrupt political scene of Chicago, Illinois.
I have difficulty believing that Obama was a lone rose growing up in an onion patch.
Whether sought after or not, Obama did receive the endorsement of Hamas as a presidential candidate in April of 2008. They see him as someone they would rather have at the helm of Israel’s ally, the U.S. “We like Mr. Obama and we hope that he will win the elections,” said Ahmed Yousuf, top political adviser in Hamas, a militant Palestinian terrorist group in the Gaza Strip and firing rockets into Israel every day. What does Hamas see in Obama that they like? Sentiments favorable to them? Similar beliefs? A willingness to turn a blind eye to terrorists? His many affiliations with people known to support terrorism, i.e. Rashid and Mona Khalidi, Bill and Bernardine Dohrn, Louis Farrakhan, Black Panthers, Tony Rezko?
(For more information, please read the article by the L.A. Times at http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-obamamideast10apr10,0,1780231,full….)
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