Sunday, May 11, 2008

Obama and Hamas Presidential aspirant Barack Hussein Obama is really on a roll. James Earl Carter, our nation's 39th president and Jane Fonda now have to make space on the campaign bandwagon for a new supporter of the surging campaign for an Obama nation. Ahmed Youssef , a top political adviser to Hamas has given his unequivocal endorsement to Barack Obama "We like Mr. Obama, and we hope that he will win the elections," Mr Youssef said in an interview with John Batchelor of WABC and the World Net Daily
"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," said Yossef in his interview from Gaza City.
Predictably, Obama has condemned John McCain for running a smear campaign in an interview with Wolf Blitzer of CNN.
“I’ve said it’s a terrorist organization and we should not negotiate with them unless they recognize Israel, renounce violence, and unless they are willing to abide by previous accords between the Palestinians and the Israelis. So for him to toss out comments like that I think is an example of him losing his bearings as he pursues this nomination. We don’t need name calling in this debate." Mr Obama said in his interview with Blitzer on CNN.
Unfortunately for Obama, Youssef is quoted as saying in the Batchelor interview as follows " I understand American politics and this is the season for elections and everybody tries to sound like he's a friend of the Israelis ... so whatever [the] Israelis didn't like they will take from all those candidates."
It is completely legitimate to look at the friends of a candidate in deciding for whom to vote. Obama has a disturbing habit of distancing himself from embarrassing company only when the glare of publicity becomes too costly in potential votes. It is common and proper for candidates to promise that they will stay away from negative campaigning. In the past, this has meant refraining from personal attacks on the candidate and his family. It is troubling that a look at Obama's list of supporters provokes such a defensive response from Obama and his campaign. The American people deserve a comprehensive treatment of Obama's political record and associations.
Hamas is an organisation that is extremely conservative in its attitudes towards sexuality. It derives its political platform from the Koran, which is vehemently anti homosexual. Despite this , they are supporting a candidate who has taken public positions in favour of gay rights, hardly an issue that would be popular among Hamas supporters. Additionally, according to Islamic law, as the son of a Muslim father, he is according to Sharia or Islamic law a Muslim. Since he is practicing Christianity, that might make him an apostate according to at least some interpretations of Sharia .
Why is Hamas so willing to overlook Obama's support of what is according to them an abomination? Why do they overlook the possibility that he is really a Muslim who left the faith?
What would they get from an Obama presidency? If it will help destroy Israel and kill Jews, anything can be forgiven, even if it is against the Koran.
Copyright 2008 by Magdeburger Joe of and

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