Terrorists For Obama

Hamas, the Palestinian Sunni Islamist militant organization (i.e. terrorist group) and political party has come out in support of their favorite U.S. Presidential candidate….Barack Obama. Hamas’ top political adviser in the Gaza Strip, Ahmed Yousef, said in an interview with World Net Daily and ABC radio that Hamas “hopes” Obama will win the presidential elections and “change” America’s foreign policy.

Yousef also went onto say this:

“I hope Mr. Obama and the Democrats will change the political discourse. … I do believe [Obama] is like John Kennedy, a great man with a great principal. And he has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community, but not with humiliation and arrogance.”

Naturally the Obama campaign ran away from this faster than it did from Rev. Jeremiah Wright a week ago. The only problem for the Obama campaign is the lingering question that will remain in voters’ minds in November. Why would a terrorist organization endorse Barack Obama?

Well, if you put yourself in the shoes of the leader of Hamas, what would you want out of America’s next President?

1. A weaker America with less military presence in the Middle East, thus allowing terrorist organizations to freely recruit, raise money, and grow.

2. A weak U.S. economy thus diminishing America’s presence in the world.

3. A more “tolerant” view of radical Islam.

4. Abandonment of Israel.

I’m not suggesting that these are Obama’s coming policies, but Hamas clearly believes that they will get more of these with Obama than they do with McCain. It is similar to Al Qaeda’s unofficial “endorsement” of John Kerry four years ago, by Al Qaeda leaders using Democratic talking points on an Al Jazeera released videotape. All organizations (labor unions, religious groups, nonprofit organizations) will endorse who they feel will be in their best interest. Terrorists want what is best for them too!

For those of us who aren’t hypnotized by Obama’s empty platitudes of change and hope, this really comes as no surprise. Obama has shown himself to be not only naive, but dangerously naive regarding foreign policy. He has suggested that he would have negotiations with Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela (without preconditions) and has suggested invading one of our allies, Pakistan. He has promised to raise taxes and has promised to immediately start pulling troops out of Iraq. He has promised to levy windfall taxes on American oil companies, which would not only wreck any hope America has of becoming energy independent, but would give foreign oil companies a distinct advantage over American oil companies. Nearly every Obama plan put forth thus far is a potential disaster that could literally take decades to fix once he left office. What better scenario for Hamas and other terrorist organizations to thrive under? A crippled America is in their best interests.

By mine and any other sane person’s calculations, Obama already has the perfect plan to accomplish the first three things on the Hamas wishlist. Raising taxes weakens the economy and pulling out of Iraq and Afghanistan weakens our influence in the Middle East. This would allow terrorist organizations to recruit, train, and expand freely. Hamas recognizes that Obama is a member of a church that has remained very vocally anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian for twenty years. Yousef even went so far as to say that Obama is just “kissing up to Jews” because that is “American politics”.

There will be much more of this in the coming months. No one issue will derail the Obama campaign, but a combination of the combined controversies of Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers, and a Hamas endorsement very well could. It just depends on how hungry Americans are for a change in the wrong direction.

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FITNA Release Leads to Death Threats on LiveLeak Staff

The recent web release of the film FITNA by Dutch Politician Geert Wilders was hosted on British run website LiveLeak.com and has since been removed (although the link still works) due to death threats against its staff. This is the statement from LiveLeak’s website.

Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature, and some ill informed reports from certain corners of the British media that could directly lead to the harm of some of our staff, Liveleak.com has been left with no other choice but to remove Fitna from our servers.

This is a sad day for freedom of speech on the net but we have to place the safety and well being of our staff above all else. We would like to thank the thousands of people, from all backgrounds and religions, who gave us their support. They realised LiveLeak.com is a vehicle for many opinions and not just for the support of one.

Perhaps there is still hope that this situation may produce a discussion that could benefit and educate all of us as to how we can accept one anothers culture.
We stood for what we believe in, the ability to be heard, but in the end the price was too high.

I have watched the 15 minute film and it is a compilation of verses out of the Quran calling for violence, footage from terrorist activities, and Muslim leaders preaching violence against Jews and Christians. Geert Wilders has already been targeted with assassination before, but is much more likely to face it after releasing this film. He also faces some copyright charges, but that’s irrelevant if he’s killed for this.

The film is very damning against radical Islam and seeks to have the Quran banned in Holland for the same reason that Mein Kamph was banned.  It’s isn’t very well made, but it is powerful.  Geert Wilders has a right to say what he thinks without being threatened with death.

The film was downloaded from LiveLeak.com and made it onto YouTube. If you want to watch the film, the two parts are below. It is about 15 minutes long total. I wouldn’t recommend watching it with kids.

Part 1

Part 2

Absurd News of the Week (3/20)

Osama bin Laden has a lousy sense of humor.

As reported by the AP, bin Laden just released a five minute long audio message specifically dealing with the topic of….(drumroll)….cartoons. The message seems to be against cartoons published in Danish newspapers of the prophet Muhammad with a bomb shaped turban that were republished on Feb 13th of this year. However, these so-called “insulting” cartoons have been around for two years now, so I guess Osama bin Laden is behind the times. Must be living in a cave or something…

Mohammed bomb

But there has been increased chatter in jihad forums calling for revenge on European nations over the cartoons. Bin Laden called for “grave punishment” over them. Do these Muslims threatening to kill innocent people over cartoons actually use their brain for anything, or is their skin too thin to take any kind of joke?

Obama’s Farrakhan Problem

Recently, Louis Farrakahn, the infamous leader of the Nation of Islam since 1978, gave a two-hour speech praising and effectively endorsing Barack Obama’s candidacy for President. For most politicians, accepting a Farrakhan endorsement would equate with political suicide. Farrakhan has a rock solid record of lunatic statements, and this is just the tip of the iceberg:
  • He referred to Judiasm as a gutter-religion and referred to Jews as “bloodsuckers”
  • He called Adolf Hitler “a very great man”
  • He referred to the white man as “the anti-Christ”
  • He said of whites, “White people are potential humans—they haven’t evolved yet”
  • He suggested that the levies in New Orleans were bombed by the “white man” in order to flood black neighborhoods

Farrakhan

So what is Obama’s response to “Minister” Louis Farrakhan’s support of him? “Um, well, I don’t really agree with him on the racist stuff, but it’s cool if he likes me”. No,that isn’t what he actually said, but it basically was. Obama avoided Tim Russert’s question in the following exchange until Hillary idiotically bailed him out while he was twisting in the wind.

Q: Do you accept the support of Louis Farrakhan?

Senator Obama: “You know, I have been very clear in my denunciation of Minister Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic comments. I think they are unacceptable and reprehensible. I did not solicit this support. He expressed pride in an African-American who seems to be bringing the country together. I obviously can’t censor him, but it is not support that I sought. And we’re not doing anything, I assure you, formally or informally, with Minister Farrakhan.”

What ever happened to a simple “No, I don’t accept it.” Everyone sure knows that if the Grand Wizard of the KKK came out and gave a two-hour speech supporting John McCain, that McCain would out rightly denounce it, and if he didn’t, the media would eat him alive. But Obama continues to fumble around in the exchange.

Q: Do you reject his support?

Obama’s second answer. “Well, Tim, you know, I can’t say to somebody that he can’t say that he thinks I’m a good guy. You know, I — you know, I — I have been very clear in my denunciations of him and his past statements, and I think that indicates to the American people what my stance is on those comments.”

Wow, what a way to avoid the question! Nobody is asking him about what he thinks about Farrakhan’s statements, yet that is what Obama continues to talk about. Is it a problem that mister “I’m gonna unite the country and the races” can’t even denounce the support of one of the most racist and divisive leaders in America? You bet it is.

At this point, Hillary mindlessly opens her mouth and bails him out. She briefly talks about her experience with an anti-Semitic group in New York and finished with this:
“I said that it would not be anything I would be comfortable with … I have no doubt that everything that Barack just said is absolutely sincere. But I just think, we’ve got to be even stronger.”

Obama: “Tim, I have to say I don’t see a difference between denouncing and rejecting. … But if the word `reject’ Sen. Clinton feels is stronger than the word `denounce,’ then I’m happy to concede the point, and I would reject and denounce.”

Why is it so hard just to say, “No, I don’t accept his support?” Well, one reason could be that his pastor (Obama’s spiritual mentor, I might add) the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. and Farrakhan are long-time good friends. Wright traveled with Farrahan in 1984 to Lybia to meet with Moammar Khadaffi and also said that Farrakan “epitomized greatness”. Recently, Obama’s church honored Farrakhan and awarded him with the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Lifetime Achievement Trumpeteer award. The fact that a Christian minister of a prominent black church is giving a lifetime achievement award to a Muslim leader doesn’t smell right to me. Aren’t these guys supposed to believe that the other is soon going to burn in hell?

Jeremiah Wright

The way the media has treated this issue smacks of a double standard. Obama’s pseudo-denouncement of Farrakhan’s stances have gotten a pass by the media, while if the same thing happened with a white racist supporting a Republican, you’d never hear the end of it.

Obama’s avoiding the Farrakhan issue is an ominous warning that Obama might have some divided interests. It doesn’t really look good that a Presidential candidate’s “spiritual mentor” is good friends with a racist and divisive leader like Farrakhan or that the church he belongs to has a creed fittingly described as black separatist. It sounds to me like Obama has some clarifications and explaining to do as this campaign goes on. I for one, would like an explanation, but we might just get another platitudinal message about hope and change.

Could Obama’s “Muslim” Photo derail campaign?

This morning a photo of Barack Obama surfaced on the campaign trail, apparently released by the Hillary Clinton campaign. It shows Obama dressed as a Somali elder while in Kenya in 2006.

Obama

There is no doubt that you will begin to see this image appear in emails, just fueling the underground assumption among many that Obama is a closet Muslim. Pretty dirty stuff. At least for those of us on the right, it’s pretty entertaining to watch.