The latest terror group to weigh in was of course:
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.
Cameron wonders if this endorsement will be a problem for Obama. It probably wouldn’t be if it were just one example, all by itself. But let’s pause, and take a look at all the endorsements he’s gotten so far from the world’s radicals, terrorists, tyrants, and their supporters. They’re starting to stack up:
“Obama’s comments have confirmed that there will be no change in the U.S. administration’s foreign policy on the Arab-Israeli conflict,” Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters in Gaza.
I think they’re leaping to conclusions, myself.
Central Ohioans Against Terrorism is all over this one:
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 (his Obama profile established on February 19, 2008 – two years to the day after Kindhearts was raided by the feds). Not only that, but he has none other than Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle Obama, listed as one of his friends, 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.
Much more at Central Ohioans Against Terrorism.
The New Black Panthers:
The racist NBPP is led by notorious extremist, Malik Zulu Shabazz, and (was) a registered team member and blogger on Obama’s campaign website. His page has been scrubbed twice at last count.
He has this to say about Obama:
“I have nothing but respect for Obama and for his pastor,” said Shabazz, referring to Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s pastor of nearly 20 years.
Shabazz referred to Obama as a man with a “Muslim background, a man of color.”
William Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn:
This association got some attention, tonight because George Stephanopoulos had the temerity to ask Obama about him at the Democrat debate. Bill Ayers and fellow Weatherman, Bernadine Dohrn have been supporters of Obama’s Senatorial campaigns in Chicago. In 2001, Ayers gave $200 to Obama’s state Senate reelection campaign.
In 1995, State Senator Alice Palmer introduced her chosen successor, Barack Obama, to a few of the district’s influential liberals at the home of two well known figures on the local left: William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.
Dr. Young and another guest, Maria Warren, described it similarly: as an introduction to Hyde Park liberals of the handpicked successor to Palmer, a well-regarded figure on the left.
“When I first met Barack Obama, he was giving a standard, innocuous little talk in the living room of those two legends-in-their-own-minds, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn,” Warren wrote on her blog in 2005. “They were launching him — introducing him to the Hyde Park community as the best thing since sliced bread.”
Obama characterized his relationship with Ayers as the same thing as being friendly with fellow Senator, Tom Coburn who favors *GASP* the death penalty for abortionists who perform abortions (except in rare cases to save the life of the mother). An extreme position to be sure, but does it make him a terrorist? Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn were terrorists, no if, ands, or buts. Does Tom Coburn support Obama? Donate to his campaigns?
(Added April 23): There are some new revelations concerning more recent activities of Ayers and Dohrn at Powerline.
Still more at Michelle Malkin’s.
(Added July 27):
A good discussion about Obama’s association with these known terrorists on H&C:
Added (Oct. 5):
Here’s the final report on the Obama/Ayers partnership as investigated and reported by Stanley Kurtz. It’s important to understand that Obama’s relationship with Ayers went beyond bumping into him a couple of times, and living in the same neighborhood as him, as the Obama campaign, and his willing accomplices in the media have been spinning it.
From the two lap top computers obtained during an ambush back in early March:
According to information obtained, FARC Terrorists were hoping and expecting that Barack Obama would win the US elections in November because he was most aligned with the Colombian Marxist group.
The gringos will ask for an appointment with the minister to solicit him to communicate to us his interest in discussing these topics. They say that the new president of their country will be Obama and that they are interested in your compatriots. Obama will not support “Plan Colombia” nor will he sign the TLC (Colombian Free Trade agreement).
He likes Hillary too. Last summer he was urging Clinton and Obama to team up:
“The word today is that an apparently unbeatable ticket could be Hillary for president and Obama as her running mate,” he wrote in an editorial column on U.S. presidents published on Tuesday by Cuba’s Communist Party newspaper, Granma.
“Estamos frente a un fenómeno revolucionario”, aseguró el mandatario después de recibir el Doctorado Honoris Causa de la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI). Muestra de ese “fenómeno revolucionario” del que habla el gobernante, es la “fuerza que ha tomado en la juventud anglosajona la batalla a favor de Obama”. ["We are facing a revolutionary phenomenon," assured the president after receiving an honorary Doctorate from the National Engineering University. The showing of this "revolutionary phenomenon" of which Ortega speaks is the "strength that has been taken up among the English-speaking youth in favor of Obama."]
Según Ortega, con la ayuda de Dios algún día habrá una revolución en Estados Unidos y sus gobernantes lograrán “actuar diferente, con sentido de respeto, paz, justicia y equidad”. El cambio, a juicio del Presidente, también dependerá de la juventud, esa “juventud que ha trascendido la discriminación racial”.
[According to Ortega, with the help of God, there will one day be a revolution in the United States, and its leaders will "act differently, with a sense of respect, peace, justice, and equality." The change, according to Ortega, will also depend on the youth, "who have transcended racial discrimination."]
Chavez has been coy. He stopped short of endorsing a particular (Democrat) candidate, but did say recently that McCain seemed “warlike”:
“Sometimes one says, ‘worse than Bush is impossible,’ but we don’t know,” Chavez told foreign correspondents. “McCain also seems to be a man of war.”
One assumes Chavez would be happy with either Hillary of Obama, although Obama has said he would meet with Chavez, something no other candidate has said.
Bill Richardson who visited Venezuela for Obama in April ’08, in essence delivered Hugo’s endorsement for Obama, according to Ed Morrissey.
UPDATE II (April 20, 2009):
The head of a radical group that funds and supports Islamic terrorists as well as an America-bashing South American socialist leader has bundled more than $50,000 for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
Jodie Evans, co-founder of the anti-war group Code Pink, is a huge Obama supporter who has personally given his campaign the federal limit ($2,300) and continues to collect big bucks—$50,000 and counting—from friends and associates in an effort to help the Illinois senator, a favorite among Latin American socialist leaders, move into the White House.
Code Pink also gave $600,000 to the families of Iraqi terrorists in Fallujah, whom they claimed were fighting for their homes.
And who can forget our Che Guevara fan:
The (Obama) campaign volunteer who hung the Che poster is named Maria Isabel (second photo above) and according to the Lone Star Times, she hung similar banners from her balcony at home. Apparently she’s no “low-level” volunteer either. She serves as a campaign ‘precinct captain” and the co-chair of the Houston Obama Leadership Team.
She’s still is an active member of the team.
This is no doubt only a partial list.
Is it unfair to ask why so many of our country’s sworn enemies, and their supporters endorse a man who’s running for the President of the United States?
And I forgot about this guy, who I just spotted at Infidels are Cool:
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama is currently hiding his anti-Israel views in order to get elected, according to a well-known anti-Israel activist. The activist, Ali Abunimah, claimed to know Obama well and to have met him on numerous occasions at pro-Palestinian events in Chicago.
“The last time I spoke to Obama was in the winter of 2004 at a gathering in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. He was in the midst of a primary campaign to secure the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate seat he now occupies. But at that time polls showed him trailing.
“As he came in from the cold and took off his coat, I went up to greet him. He responded warmly, and volunteered, ‘Hey, I’m sorry I haven’t said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race.
I’m hoping when things calm down I can be more up front.’ He referred to my activism, including columns I was contributing to the The Chicago Tribune critical of Israeli and US policy [and said:] ‘Keep up the good work!’”
OH for crying out loud!!!! How did I miss this one? Why didn’t somebody remind me?!
Speaking to thousands of members of the Nation of Islam at their annual convention Sunday in Chicago, Minister Louis Farrakhan praised presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama as the only hope for healing the nation’s racial divisions.
UPDATE: (April 22):
I guess we can add the Iranians to the litany of shame.
UPDATE: (April 23):
We’re still waiting for Charles Manson to weigh in, but we have our suspicions.
Van Helsing of Moonbattery thinks he has the signature “Obama Nation” stare.
Added October 20:
All kidding aside. It is a matter of record that Obama’s pal, Bernadine Dohrn was a great admirer of Manson:
At a 1969 “War Council” in Flint, Michigan, Dohrn gave her most memorable and notorious speech to her followers. Holding her fingers in what became the Weatherman “fork salute,” she said of the bloody murders recently committed by the Manson Family in which the pregnant actress Sharon Tate and a Folgers Coffee heiress and several other inhabitants of a Benedict Canyon mansion were brutally stabbed to death: “Dig it! First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them. They even shoved a fork into the victim’s stomach! Wild!”
UPDATE: (April 29):
Added Oct 20: For more about Obama’s extensive ties to ACORN, see here.
He didn’t bomb the Capitol or rob banks like his contemporaries in the Weather Underground.
But Carl Davidson, a former vice president of the Students for a Democratic Society who traveled to Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro and still praises the dictator today, is another proud radical for Barack Obama, serving faithfully as webmaster for “Progressives for Obama.”
Discover the Networks on The SDS:
Forming the core of the 1960s counter-cultural movement known collectively as the New Left, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was a radical organization that aspired to overthrow America’s democratic institutions, remake its government in a Marxist image, and help America’s enemies defeat her sons on the battlefield in Vietnam. The group developed from the Student League for Industrial Democracy, the youth branch of the socialist League for Industrial Democracy.
The American Thinker had this to say about Graham-Felsen:
Sam Graham-Felsen, hired to run Obama’s blog, writes about Noam Chomsky in a Marxist publication that openly calls for revolution against the American government. This is a Presidential candidate’s choice to run the on-line portion of his campaign. That speaks volumes of his character and worldview. Contradicting what he says in public, Obama is surrounding himself with poeple who never seem to learn that their absurd ideologies end in misery and ruin.
UPDATE May 27:
It looks like Fidel Castro has gotten closer to a full fledged endorsement of Obama.
As Allahpundit says:
Why wouldn’t any rogue regime prefer a guy who’s willing to meet with them? The left’s “strength through weakness” foreign policy holds that bad actors actually love hawkish presidents because they make the Great Satan that much easier to demagogue; as such, only by smothering them in hugs can we defuse the anti-American sentiment the Castros of the world use to hold onto power.
UPDATE (May 30):
Father Michael Pfleger (or Pfather Pfreaky, as I like to call him):
This goofball’s been mentioned for a while now, by many, as another one of Obama’s radical clerical associates, but who knew he was this crazy?!:
UPDATE June 2:
A group that mourns the establishment of Israel as a “catastrophe” and supports the terrorist activities of the Palestinians.
In 2001, the Woods Fund, a Chicago-based nonprofit that describes itself as a group helping the disadvantaged, provided a $40,000 grant to the Arab American Action Network, or AAAN, for which Khalidi’s wife, Mona, serves as president. The Fund provided a second grant to the AAAN for $35,000 in 2002.
Obama was a director of the Woods Fund board from 1999 to Dec. 11, 2002, according to the Fund’s website. According to tax filings, Obama received compensation of $6,000 per year for his service in 1999 and 2000.
UPDATE (June 8):
Hot Air reports:
Khalidi, a Yasser Arafat toady, got $75,000 through Obama and Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers from the Woods Foundation, and later Khalidi returned the favor by hosting a fundraiser for Obama. Obama “lavished praise” on Khalidi in 2003 when the former PLO functionary took a job at Columbia University, according to an LA Times article last year. It’s hardly ancient history, and Khalidi is hardly an acquaintance.
Here’s a segment of Hannity’s America on Obama’s association with Rashid Khalidi:
UPDATE (June 18):
See Dubya at Michelle Malkin reports:
“This will be a tragedy,” Gadhafi said. “We tell him to be proud of himself as a black and feel that all Africa is behind him because if he sticks to this inferiority complex he will have a worse foreign policy than the whites had in the past.”
Yes, incredibly, Gadhafi is under the impression that the “Messiah” has low self esteem!
UPDATE (June 22):
Oh my stars….this is the one we’ve been waiting for:
Kim Jong Il!!!
The Chosun Sinbo, the mouthpiece of North Korea’s Japanese front organization Chongryon and often for the North Korean regime itself, has announced its preference for Obama over McCain:
We will see a better relationship between the U.S. and the Korean Peninsula with Obama, who sternly criticizes Bush and who would meet the leader of Chosun without pre-conditions, than with the “Bush clone” and scarecrow of the neocons McCain.
Hat tip to Rhymes With Right.
Way to go, Obama, you’ve got ‘em all!
Here’s what Gateway Pundit found on the guy:
Klonsky belonged to the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and was best friends with friends William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who later became famous for their acts of terrorism.
Today he posts a blog on the Obama website.
Screenshot at Gateway Pundit’s. Website, here.
Between 1979 and 1981, Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) (CPML) chairman and Obama supporter Mike Klonsky was repeatedly feted with state-dinner-level visits to Beijing.
UPDATE (June 26):
Well that didn’t take long. Obama has already effectively thrown Klonsky under the bus.
For a working list of undesirables Klonsky has joined there, as well as those still clinging to the bumper, see Confederate Yankee. This list is certain to grow.
UPDATE: (Sept. 12):
Dr. Khalid al-Mansour
A principle advisor to Saudi royals like Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, al-Mansour pulled some strings to help Obama get into Harvard:
Dr. Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour, born Donald Warden, is another interesting fellow from Obama’s past. He himself is a graduate of Harvard and has been a guest lecturer there. His writings and statements reveal him to be an ideological clone of the Rev. Wright, who married Barack and Michelle and baptized their children.
In his 1995 book, “The Lost Books of Africa Rediscovered,” al-Monsour alleged that America was plotting genocide against black Americans. The first “genocide against the black man began 300 years ago,” he said at a book-signing in Harlem, while a second “genocide” was on the way “to remove 15 million black people, considered disposable, of no relevance, value or benefit to the American society.”
Al-Mansour told an audience in South Africa that “the Palestinians are treated like savages,” something our worst ex-president, Jimmy Carter, as well as Wright might agree with. He has accused Israeli Jews of “stealing the land the same way the Christians stole the land from the Indians in America.”
When he was known as Donald Warden, according to the Social Activism Project at the University of California at Berkeley, al-Monsour was the mentor of Black Panther Party founder Huey Newton and his associate, Bobby Seale.
UPDATE (Sept. 13):
Just found two more, thanks to Atlas Shrugs:
Like several of the other radicals who populate Obama’s sphere, she once advocated guerilla tactics against police officers and participated in violent riots. Unlike some of her more infamous counterparts like Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn—who are in self-imposed exile until November 5—Katz is deeply, and officially, involved in Obama’s presidential campaign.
Jamal M. Barzinji Gave Obama $1,000, a gift that records show has not been returned.
Barzinji is a long-term business associate of Muslim Brotherhood activist and al Taqwa Bank chairman Youssef Nada. Barzinji also serves as a trustee and officer of the Amana Mutual Funds Trust, a growth and income mutual fund headquartered in Bellingham, Washington, along with SAAR co-executive Yaqub Mirza and Talat M. Othman.
According to Discover The Networks:
Member of board of directors for the Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy
Vice-president of the International Institute for Islamic Thought
Associated with seven organizations connected to terrorist financing
UPDATE: (October 23):
Karanja is a co-founder of the Lugenia Burns Hope Center, a leadership training nonprofit founded in 1994 with Obama.
But following the release of Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11,” Karanja was arrested by Chicago Police. According to an article by Maureen O’Donnell in the June 28, 2004 Chicago Sun-Times, Karanja was walking his Doberman through a South Side Chicago neighborhood – where residents had been complaining about dog owners not cleaning up after pets.
“Patrol officers stopped the man – community activist Sokoni Karanja, a onetime recipient of a prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellowship — to see if the dog, which was on a leash but without tags, had a license, police said,” O’Donnell wrote. “But, officials said, Karanja became agitated and threatened to sic the dog on the officers. A scuffle ensued, and Karanja was arrested and slightly injured.”
And according to the Sun-Times article, Karanja tirade was inspired by no other than liberal documentary-maker provocateur Michael Moore and his 2004 film “Fahrenheit 9/11.”
“He just saw ‘Fahrenheit 9/11,’ and apparently he was telling the police officers, ‘George Bush does not control me,’” said Prairie District Lt. Dave Caddigan to the Sun-Times.
UPDATE (October 25):
Militant Islam Monitor Reports:
This photo from 1998 has been circulating on the Internet for a while now, but nobody seems to ask a very basic question: Why was a relatively obscure State Senator seated next to the high and mightily Keynote speaker, Edward Said, at this May 1998 Arab community dinner in Chicago? These types of events ordinarily do not have random seating. Someone obviously thought it important to seat Obama next to the Palestinian radical and guest of honor. Why?neoconexpress.blogspot.com/2008/03/obama-edwa…
Discover The Networks biography of Edward Said.
- Professor at Columbia University
- Former member of the Palestinian National Council
- Authored the 1978 book Orientalism
- “Israel is now waging a war against civilians, pure and simple”
- Claimed that the U.S. “decided to unleash an unjust war against the entire Muslim world.”
- Died in 2003
One of academia’s most influential radical theorists, Said is best known for his extremely influential 1978 book Orientalism, which holds that it is impossible for Westerners to write valid accounts of Middle Eastern affairs because their ideas are tainted by cultural biases — and a sense of cultural and intellectual superiority. In The Weekly Standard, Stanley Kurtz writes: “The founding text of postcolonial studies, Orientalism effectively de-legitimated all previous scholarship on the Middle East by branding it as racist. Said drew no distinction between the most ignorant and bigoted remarks of nineteenth-century colonialists and the most accomplished pronouncements of contemporary Western scholars: All Western knowledge of the East was intrinsically tainted with imperialism.”
UPDATE (March 3, 2009):
I may as well continue the list, as it continues to grow…
Notorious lefty terrorist, Carlos the Jackal has written a fawning letter to Obama, from the Paris prison where he is serving a life sentence for the
murder of two French agents and an informer, and for a series of deadly
bomb attacks in Paris and on French train.
I pray God Almighty that one day the peoples of our continent, free
at last, may shout with one voice: “God bless our America! And as your
Luo grandfather would say: ALLAHU AKBAR!
I remain, Mister President, yours in revolution, “Carlos”.
UPDATE (June 23, 2009):
Trita Parsi, leader of the pro Iranian-regime NIAC:
Via Gateway Pundit:
Noted Iranian Regime Lackey & Dem Supporter Backs Obama’s Non-Stance on Iran
The protesters on the streets of Tehran are pleading with the US and the West to intervene and help stop the slaughter of innocent democracy protesters.
But, one regime lackey here in the US is boldly supporting Barack Obama’s non-stance on the democratic movement in Iran.
The state-run media here in the US is now publishing editorials by noted Iranian regime sympathizer and leader of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) a pro regime group here in the states.