Thinking he can slip another one by the American people, Obama’s State Department appointed anti-Semite / Islamist to human rights symposium (irregardless of Islamist views on the human rights / “slavery” of women.)
UPDATE – below.
Jewish leaders expressed outrage Friday over the State Department’s praise for Salam al-Marayati, a controversial Muslim leader.
A regular visitor to Clinton’s white house, and once nominated by Democratic house leader Richard Gephart, for The National Commission on Terrorism, Al-Marayati’s nomination was withdrawn by Gephart, when it became known that he is supporter of terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah!
Obama has NOT withdrawn the appointment!
Salam al-Marayati also suggested that Israel may have been responsible for the 9/11, terrorist attacks.
“It is inexplicable and deeply concerning that a person who has suggested Israel was responsible for the 9/11 attacks and advocated for terrorist organizations including Hamas and Hezbollah, which has killed more Americans than any terrorist group except al Qaeda, would be described as ‘valued’ and ‘highly credible’ by our government”
Yes it is inexplicable and deeply concerning, but this is just another example of how Obama may not be a Muslim but he sure is acting like one. Ultimately, no one will do anything.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, argued that the State Department is showing inconsistency by touting an individual who has defended the militant groups Hezbollah and Hamas, both of which are designated by the U.S. as terrorist organizations.
“One would assume that individuals selected to represent the United States at an international human rights conclave would share our government’s longstanding policy that Hamas and Hezbollah are dangerous terrorist organizations,” Cooper told the Free Beacon. “But Mr. Salam al-Marayati and his organization are long-time advocates that these deadly terror groups be removed from the U.S. terrorist list.”
“With terrorism continuing to roil the Middle East,” Cooper added, “the question is why the U.S. State Department would say he is ‘highly credible’?”
Josh Block, a former Clinton administration official who now serves as CEO of The Israel Project, said the State Department’s defense of al-Marayati lacks credibility. What exactly is the U.S. government saying here?” Block asked.
UPDATE: Today, Oct. 8th, 30 rockets and mortars were fired into Israel from Gaza …. in retaliation, one terrorist was killed and another injured.