Another Questionable Connection For Obama

They’re starting to pile up.

Aaron Klein, the Middle East correspondent for WND, and author of the book, Smoozing With Terrorists, has the scoop:

The board of a nonprofit organization on which Sen. Barack Obama served as a paid director alongside a confessed domestic terrorist, granted funding to a controversial Arab group that mourns the establishment of Israel as a “catastrophe” and supports intense immigration reform, including providing drivers licenses and education to illegal aliens.

The co-founder of the Arab group in question, Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi, also has held a fundraiser for Obama. Khalidi is a harsh critic of Israel, has made statements supportive of Palestinian terror and reportedly has worked on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization while it was involved in anti-Western terrorism and was labeled by the State Department as a terror group.

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 2001.

Obama served on the Wood’s Fund board alongside William C. Ayers, a member of the Weathermen terrorist group which sought to overthrow of the U.S. government and took responsibility for bombing the U.S. Capitol in 1971.

Discover the Networks sums up Khalidi, thus:

  • Controversial professor of Middle East Studies at Columbia University
  • Holds violently anti-Israel views
  • Former PLO operative
  • Has justified as legitimate Palestinian “resistance” that results in death of armed Israelis
  • Contends that “American Likudniks” control American foreign policy while posturing as a moderate
  • Rejects the possibility of a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Much more on Khalidi at the Discover the Networks site.
Aaron Klein goes on:

AAAN co-founder Rashid Khalidi was reportedly a director of the official PLO press agency WAFA in Beirut from 1976 to 1982, while the PLO committed scores of anti-Western attacks and was labeled by the U.S. as a terror group. Khalidi’s wife, AAAN President Mona Khalidi, was reportedly WAFA’s English translator during that period.

Rashid Khalidi at times has denied working directly for the PLO but Palestinian diplomatic sources in Ramallah told WND he indeed directed WAFA. Khalidi also advised the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid Conference in 1991.

In case you were thinking that the Woods Fund donation to WAFA was just a one-time, incidental, run in with Obama, think again:

According to a professor at the University of Chicago who said he has known Obama for 12 years, the Democratic presidential hopeful first befriended Khalidi when the two worked together at the university. The professor spoke on condition of anonymity. Khalidi lectured at the University of Chicago until 2003 while Obama taught law there from 1993 until his election to the Senate in 2004.

Khalidi in 2000 held what was described as a successful fundraiser for Obama’s failed bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, a fact not denied by Khalidi.

Not surprisingly, Khalidi supports Obama for President.


Obama raised funds for the Palestinian Deheisha camp, described as a ‘Very active’ terror apparatus.


4 thoughts on “Another Questionable Connection For Obama

  1. I don’t see anything in your list that would make this a questionable connection for a lefty – after all, there’s no evidence that he actually killed anyone.


  2. Well, no doubt he would have the far left’s support, even if it came out that he was a card carrying commie who actively supported al Qaida.

    But what would more moderate Dems think of this?


  3. More than one person i have spoken with over the last few months has expressed the thought that Obama is a terrorist in deep cover. Please understand, i am not giving any info that can be verified, it is just the thinking of a few people.
    Another thought that has been shared with me is that the country is looking for someone to come out of the mix and make things right again. A charismatic figure who can unite the masses. So did Hitler.
    i was inspired by Obama but when i looked up his voting record i was disappointed to see that he doesn’t vote that often. Someone needs to do the math on the things he is promising, it has to be rhetoric because the programs are not economically viable.


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