Not only does Barack Obama’s church of 20 yearsÂ support Hamas and HezbollahÂ but Barack Obama also has a long close friendship and financial association with suspected former PLO operative and Israel haterÂ Rashid Khalidi.
Last nightÂ Sean HannityÂ dared to report Barack and Michelle Obama’s radical associate and friend:
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Barack ObamaÂ funnelled thousands of dollars of cashÂ to Rashidi’s anti-Israel Foundation through his work on the Woods Fund.
In 2000,Â Rashid Khalidi, a former PLO operative who justified Palestinian terrorism as contributing to “political enlightenment,”Â threw a fundraiserÂ for his friend Barack Obama.
Although he is described as a former PLO operative, viaÂ Free Republic, this is what Rashid Khalidi has to say about Palestinian terrorism against Jews:
On Palestinian violence. Khalidi glorifies anti-Israel violence as contributing to “political enlightenment”[vii] and unsurprisingly admires those who carry it out. His loyalty to Palestinian terrorist groups run so deep that he actually dedicated his 1986 valentine to the PLO, Under Siege, to “those who gave their lives . . . in defense of the cause of Palestine and independence of Lebanon.”[viii] The book whitewashes PLO violence against Israelis and Lebanese, as well as the Syrian occupation.
TheÂ LA TimesÂ wrote an article about Obama’s association with Rashid Khalidi in April:
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 advocate for Palestinian rights, 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.
His many talks with the Khalidis, Obama said, had been “consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases. . . . It’s for that reason that I’m hoping that, for many years to come, we continue that conversation — a conversation that is necessary not just around Mona and Rashid’s dinner table,” but around “this entire world.”
The LA TimesÂ acknowledged it has a video of this tribute Barack Obama gave to the Khalidis at their going away party.
But, the LA Times won’t release this video before the election.
It’s hard to imagine that they would hold onto a video of Sarah Palin praising an anti-Israeli radical and former PLO operative…
But, that is today’s mainstream media.
Tom MaguireÂ has more on this radical friend of Barack and Michelle Obama.
UPDATE:Â The LA TimesÂ may not release the video of Obama praising a good friend and former PLO operative butÂ they did publish an attackÂ on John McCain’s military service today.
Barack Obama was never in the military, of course.