* The latest from Gangland Chicago: Obamba deeply involved with thugs & crooks
by Daniel Pipes
WithÂ Colin PowellÂ now repeating the lie that Barack Obama has “always been a Christian,” despite new information further confirming Obama’sÂ Muslim childhoodÂ (such as theÂ Indonesian school registrationÂ listing him as Muslim), one watches with dismay as the Democratic candidate manages to hide the truth on this issue.
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Instead, then, let us review a related subject â€“ Obama’s connections and even indebtedness, throughout his career, to extremist Islam. Specifically, he has longstanding, if indirect ties to two institutions, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), listed by the U.S. government in 2007 as anunindicted co-conspiratorÂ in a Hamas-funding trial; and the Nation of Islam (NoI), condemned by theÂ Anti-Defamation LeagueÂ for its “consistent record of racism and anti-Semitism.”
First, Obama’s ties to Islamists:
The cover of one of Khalid al-Mansour’s books, “The Mind and the Mindless – Will the West Rule Forever.”
The Khalid al-Mansour connection: According to former Manhattan Borough presidentÂ Percy Sutton, Al-Mansour “was raising money for” Obama’s expenses at Harvard Law School. Al-Mansour, a black American (nÃ© Don Warden), becameÂ advisorÂ to Saudi princeÂ Al-Walid bin Talal, CAIR’s largest individual donor. Al-Mansour holds standard Islamist views: he absolves the Islamist government in Sudan ofÂ sponsoring slavery, heÂ denies a Jewish tie to Jerusalem, and he wrote a booklet titled “Americans Beware! The Zionist Plot Against S. Arabia.” (Both Obama and al-MansourÂ deny Sutton’s account.)Â
- TheÂ Kenny GambleÂ (also known as Luqman Abdul-Haqq) connection:Â Gamble, a once-prominent pop music producer, cut the ribbon to the Obama campaign headquarters housed in a south Philadelphia building he owns. Gamble is an Islamist who buys large swaths of real estate in Philadelphia to create aÂ Muslim-only residential area. Also, as the self-styled “amir” of the United Muslim Movement, he has many links to Islamist organizations, includingÂ CAIRÂ and theÂ Muslim Alliance in North America. (MANA’s “amir” is Siraj Wahhaj, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.)
TheÂ Mazen AsbahiÂ connection: The Obama campaign’s first Muslim outreach coordinator resigned after it came to light that he had served on the board of a subsidiary of the Saudi-sponsoredÂ North American Islamic Trust, with Jamal Said, another unindicted co-conspirator in the 2007 Hamas funding trial. Asbahi has ties to CAIR’sChicagoÂ andÂ DetroitÂ offices, to theÂ Islamic Society of North America, yet another unindicted co-conspirator in the Hamas funding trial, and toÂ other Islamist organizations.Â
- TheÂ Minha HusainiÂ connection: The campaign’s second Muslim outreach coordinator has an Islamist background, having served as an intern in theÂ Muslim Public Service Network. Immediately upon her appointment by Obama, she met with a group of about thirty Muslims including such notorious figures as CAIR’sÂ Nihad Awad; the Muslim American Society’s Mahdi Bray, who has publicly supported theÂ Hamas and HezbollahÂ terrorist groups; andÂ Johari Abdul MalikÂ of the Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque in Falls Church, Va., who has advised American Muslims: “You can blow up bridges, but you cannot kill people who are innocent on their way to work.”
Second, Obama’s ties to the Nation of Islam:
|Louis Farrakhan, who calls Obama “the Messiah.”|
Obama’s long-time donor and ally Antoin “Tony” Rezko partnered for nearly three decades withÂ Jabir Herbert Muhammad, a son of NoI leader Elijah Muhammad, and says he gave Jabir and his family “millions of dollars over the years.” Rezko also served as executive director of the Muhammad Ali Foundation, a rogue organization that,Â without Ali’s permission, exploited the name of thisÂ CAIR awardee.Â
Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s esteemed pastor for twenty years, came out of aÂ Nation background, recently he accepted protection from anÂ NoI security detail, and has praisedÂ Louis Farrakhan, the NoI’s leader, as one of the “giants of the African American religious experience.” Wright’s church celebrated Farrakhan for his having “truly epitomized greatness.”
That Obama’s biography touches so frequently on such unsavory organizations as CAIR and the Nation of Islam should give pause. How many of politicians have a single tie to either group, much less seven of them?Â John McCainÂ charitably calls Obama “a person you do not have to be scared [of] as president of the United States,” but Obama’s multiple links to anti-Americans and subversives mean he would fail the standard security clearance process for Federal employees.
Islamic aggression represents America’s strategic enemy; Obama’s many insalubrious connections raise grave doubts about his fitness to serve as America’s commander-in-chief.
* Have you still any doubts that Obamba is a Muslim plant and a Manchurian candidate?