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Senator helped fund organization that rejects ‘racist’ Israel’s existence

Ishmael

“And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”
—Genesis 16:12

Perilous Times

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
—2Timothy 3:1-2a

”But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
—2Timothy 3:13

JERUSALEM – 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.

Ayers, who still serves on the Woods Fund board, contributed $200 to Obama’s senatorial campaign fund and has served on panels with Obama at numerous public speaking engagements. Ayers admitted to involvement in the bombings of U.S. governmental buildings in the 1970s. He is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The $40,000 grant from Obama’s Woods Fund to the AAAN constituted about a fifth of the Arab group’s reported grants for 2001, according to tax filings obtained by WND. The $35,000 Woods Fund grant in 2002 also constituted about one-fifth of AAAN’s reported grants for that year.

The AAAN, headquartered in the heart of Chicago’s Palestinian immigrant community, describes itself as working to “empower Chicago-area Arab immigrants and Arab Americans through the combined strategies of community organizing, advocacy, education and social services, leadership development, and forging productive relationships with other communities.”

It reportedly has worked on projects with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, which supports open boarders and education for illegal aliens.

The AAAN in 2005 sent a letter to New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson in which it called a billboard opposing a North Carolina-New Mexico joint initiative to deny driver’s licenses to illegal aliens a “bigoted attack on Arabs and Muslims.”

Speakers at AAAN dinners and events routinely have taken an anti-Israel line.

The group co-sponsored a Palestinian art exhibit, titled, “The Subject of Palestine,” that featured works related to what some Palestinians call the “Nakba” or “catastrophe” of Israel’s founding in 1948.

According to the widely discredited Nakba narrative, Jews in 1948 forcibly expelled hundreds of thousands – some Palestinians claim over one million – Arabs from their homes and then took over the territory.

Historically, about 600,000 Arabs fled Israel after surrounding Arab countries warned they would destroy the Jewish state in 1948. Some Arabs also were driven out by Jewish forces while they were trying to push back invading Arab armies. At the same time, over 800,000 Jews were expelled or left Arab countries under threat after Israel was founded.

The theme of AAAN’s Nakba art exhibit, held at DePaul University in 2005, was “the compelling and continuing tragedy of Palestinian life … under [Israeli] occupation … home demolition … statelessness … bereavement … martyrdom, and … the heroic struggle for life, for safety, and for freedom.”

Another AAAN initiative, titled, “Al Nakba 1948 as experienced by Chicago Palestinians,” seeks documents related to the “catastrophe” of Israel’s founding.

A post on the AAAN site asked users: “Do you have photos, letters or other memories you could share about Al-Nakba-1948?”

That posting was recently removed. The AAAN website currently states the entire site is under construction.

Pro-PLO advocate held Obama fundraiser, describes Obama as ‘sympathetic’

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.

During documented speeches and public events, Khalidi has called Israel an “apartheid system in creation” and a destructive “racist” state.

He has multiple times expressed support for Palestinian terror, calling suicide bombings response to “Israeli aggression.” He dedicated his 1986 book, “Under Siege,” to “those who gave their lives … in defense of the cause of Palestine and independence of Lebanon.” Critics assailed the book as excusing Palestinian terrorism.

While the Woods Fund’s contribution to Khalidi’s AAAN might be perceived as a one-time run in with Obama, the presidential hopeful and Khalidi evidence a deeper relationship.

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.

Speaking in a joint interview with WND and the John Batchelor Show of New York’s WABC Radio and Los Angeles’ KFI Radio, Khalidi was asked about his 2000 fundraiser for Obama.

“I was just doing my duties as a Chicago resident to help my local politician,” Khalidi stated.

Khalidi said he supports Obama for president “because he is the only candidate who has expressed sympathy for the Palestinian cause.”

Khalidi also lauded Obama for “saying he supports talks with Iran. If the U.S. can talk with the Soviet Union during the Cold War, there is no reason it can’t talk with the Iranians.”

Asked about Obama’s role funding the AAAN, Khalidi claimed he had “never heard of the Woods Fund until it popped up on a bunch of blogs a few months ago.”

He terminated the call when petitioned further about his links with Obama.

Contacted by phone, Mona Khalidi refused to answer WND’s questions about the AAAN’s involvement with Obama.

Obama’s campaign headquarters did not reply to a list of WND questions sent by e-mail to the senator’s press office.

Obama, American terrorist in same circles

Obama served on the board with Ayers, who was a Weathermen leader and has written about his involvement with the group’s bombings of the New York City Police headquarters in 1970, the Capitol in 1971 and the Pentagon in 1972.

“I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough,” Ayers told the New York Times in an interview released on Sept. 11, 2001

“Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon,” Ayers wrote in his memoirs, titled “Fugitive Days.” He continued with a disclaimer that he didn’t personally set the bombs, but his group set the explosives and planned the attack.

A $200 campaign contribution is listed on April 2, 2001 by the “Friends of Barack Obama” campaign fund. The two taught appeared speaking together at several public events, including a 1997 University of Chicago panel entitled, “Should a child ever be called a ‘super predator?'” and another panel for the University of Illinois in April 2002, entitled, “Intellectuals: Who Needs Them?”

The charges against Ayers were dropped in 1974 because of prosecutorial misconduct, including illegal surveillance.

Ayers is married to another notorious Weathermen terrorist, Bernadine Dohrn, who has also served on panels with Obama. Dohrn was once on the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List and was described by J. Edgar Hoover as the “most dangerous woman in America.” Ayers and Dohrn raised the son of Weathermen terrorist Kathy Boudin, who was serving a sentence for participating in a 1981 murder and robbery that left 4 people dead.

Obama advisor wants talks with terrorists

The revelations about Obama’s relationship with Khalidi follows a recent WND article quoting Israeli security officials who expressed “concern” about Robert Malley, an adviser to Obama who has advocated negotiations with Hamas and providing international assistance to the terrorist group.

Malley, a principal Obama foreign policy adviser, has penned numerous opinion articles, many of them co-written with a former adviser to the late Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, petitioning for dialogue with Hamas and blasting Israel for numerous policies he says harm the Palestinian cause.

Malley also previously penned a well-circulated New York Review of Books piece largely blaming Israel for the collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations at Camp David in 2000 when Arafat turned down a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and eastern sections of Jerusalem and instead returned to the Middle East to launch an intifada, or terrorist campaign, against the Jewish state.

Malley’s contentions have been strongly refuted by key participants at Camp David, including President Bill Clinton, then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and primary U.S. envoy to the Middle East Dennis Ross, all of whom squarely blamed Arafat’s refusal to make peace for the talks’ failure.

  1. Joy B., 28 March, 2008

    Linda,
    Thanks for the links. I will check them out.
    Joy

  2. Patt, 28 March, 2008

    Joy

    Religious tolerance has nothing to do with “believing in a certain way.” It merely asks you to allow others to pray and practice as THEY choose , and you should expect them to respect you in return. Tolerance does not require do as I do, do as I say. Being steadfast in one’s belief does not exclude tolerance.

    Christianity has been redefined since its beginning. Groups of Christians gathered and formed “churches” . A small dissenting group forms that disagrees with the main group and splinters off to form its own church. Thus the thirty some thousand redefined Christian groups/churches today.

    Religious extremism is revisiting us in the world today. The Jihad in essence is the unfinished business of the Crusades. Both represent the total absence of tolerance. It is also an opportunity to re-solve the same conundrum that produced the Crusades. We could have learned that unfettered force creates more of the same, and does nothing to change, only suppress an ideology. So we will lob bombs until enough people have died, and we find a different solution.

    Can you give examples of how Christians in the US being silenced today? As I read the posts her, I conclude , if there is a silencing, it is an inside, rather than outside job. Christians are condemning each other. Personally, I disagree with your perceptions of truth, but please, shout them to the rooftops, live them to the best of your ability. I can TOLERATE that.

    Blessings for both/and ; not either/or,
    patt

  3. Linda, 28 March, 2008

    RE: “Christianity has been redefined since its beginning.”

    And Hinduism, Muslim, Buddhism, Shintoism, Judaism, Taoism, Confucianism, etc., can all claim that they teach today EXACTLY what was taught since inception?

    Patt,
    You continually call for tolerance, but you have done a mighty fine job of mocking my faith.
    Excuse us for wanting to share G-D’s Truth with others (as we are commanded to do).

    During the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, when the Indonesians saw the water recede from the beach, from personal experience, they knew trouble was ahead & sought higher ground. Many tourists, however, did not heed the signs; instead, they chose to relax on the beach, enjoy the sun & take another sip of that colorful, tropical drink.
    Did the islanders use the wrong method to warn them?

    G-D gave us free will to do with it as we chose; but HE also gave us a book warning so we can make the right choice.

  4. jen-o, 29 March, 2008

    patt wrote”
    “Religious tolerance has nothing to do with “believing in a certain way.” ”
    yes it does, patt… under the banner of “religious tolerance”, people are allowed to believe everything under the sun EXCEPT for a literal translation of the bible…

    a literal belief in the bible is NOT allowed (not tolerated) under “religious tolerance”… the “world” may be tolerant of everything else… but christians who believe in “a certain way” (which included holding a biblical worldview) are to be SILENCED…

    you want specific examples of this?
    google “christian persecution”
    it is RAMPANT and widespread throughout the world!
    check out “voice of the martyrs”

    you think it’s not happening in the good ole U.S. of A.?
    think again…
    a christian was ARRESTED last october in salem, mass. for speaking about the gospel of Jesus Christ on a public street…
    christians were ARRESTED (and CONVICTED) last june in elmira, ny for praying in a public park…
    yes, this IS happening in america!
    (these are only 2 examples)

    also, james dobson’s christian radio program is now reviewing and editing its broadcasts to avoid complications with “hate crimes” laws…

    you can talk about “tolerance” all you want… there is no “tolerance” for christianity!

    shalom,
    jen-o

  5. Patt, 30 March, 2008

    Linda:

    “And Hinduism, Muslim, Buddhism, Shintoism, Judaism, Taoism, Confucianism, etc., can all claim that they teach today EXACTLY what was taught since inception?” I thought we were discussing Christianity here, but since you asked—I don’t know. I imagine they have evolved over the many thousand years but still retain their core tenets, just as Christianity has.

    I have always espoused that you fully embrace your faith, shout it to the world, proseltyze to all the unbelievers. I have never asked that you not share your faith as you think you are commanded . I do ask that you render the same respect for all humans to do the same. If you feel tolerance is mocking behavior, that is your mindset, not mine.

    As for the tsunami, all the animals, and ONE ancient indiginous tribe, the Jarawa, escaped all injury. The animals followed their instincts. The tribe followed their pagan beliefs and knowledge of nature and the elements and removed themselves from harms way. The proof is in the pudding that they followed the right warning method. Would they have had the same results if they had relied on “the book” to make their choice?

    JENO

    “under the banner of “religious tolerance”, people are allowed to believe everything under the sun EXCEPT for a literal translation of the bible…”
    Opinion, not fact. Religious tolerance allows for all beliefs under the sun, AND literal translation of the bible.

    The 2 cases of arrests in the US are understandable. In both instances, Mr Marcavage, and the group in NY put themselves in the middle of a gathering where they could have been seriously injured if the crowd got out of control. Social and political activists get arrested all the time , for the same reason. The other of course is —they become a public nusiance—and are removed. The public does have a right to gather and not to be attacked, be it verbally or physically. In the greater picture of social arrests, I should think arrests for the silencing of literal bible translators is a very small. All of us who publically protest are willing to be martyrs for our cause. Martyring requires suffering, or else you are a rebel— fighting against, or a warrior— fighting to retain and protect. Archetypal behavior is very specific.

    Progress must be taking place if James Dobson is editing himslef. Let us all remember when he led the Christian Right down the deceptive path to George W Bush? Dobson tried to bring power to truth not truth to power, he did it, but we all have paid. Now he is pouting because no one listened to him this year, and McCain got the nomination.

    “you can talk about “tolerance” all you want… there is no “tolerance” for christianity!”
    —-because it is a law of attraction….like attracts like; I AM that I AM; as a man thinketh….so he is. You have said it here: you will not tolerate tolerance, therefore you will receive intolerance.

    Peace to you too,

    patt

  6. Joy B., 31 March, 2008

    Patt wrote:
    When “truth” is elitist and condemning it cannot, of itself , be tolerant.

    This is a pretty intolerant statement in and of itself.

    Pat wrote:
    Personally, I disagree with your perceptions of truth, but please, shout them to the rooftops, live them to the best of your ability. I can TOLERATE that.

    Actually, we want more than to shout the truth from our rooftops. We want to stand along side people refering to themselves as New Age Christians, etc. and say, “Liar, Liar! These people are deceiving you!

    Patt,
    I notice when you talk about your faith, it appears to focus on what it does for you and how it makes you feel. Maybe this is why you have a more difficult time relating to our wanting to spread the word. Our faith is not all about us. We are not content that we have the Northbound ticket. We also want others to seize that opportunity.

    Joy

  7. Joy B., 01 April, 2008

    Patt,

    Please tell me how Christians have been intolerant?
    Joy

  8. Patt, 01 April, 2008

    Joy:

    We must have been posting at the same time. I just read your last:

    “Please tell me how Christians have been intolerant?”

    As stated in a earlier post, religious beliefs and spiritual practices are under going scrutiny as never before, and there is a lot of personal sensitivity around this subject. The very fact that we separate ourselves by defining “yours”/”mine” is an interesting topic in and of itself.

    I suspect that in the history of ALL spiritual/religious traditions there has been intolerance of one kind or another, but Christianity is the topic here, I share some of my opinions. It is the theism of exclusion vs inclusion ,the uniqueness of the bible as the only truth, and that Jesus preached a message of instead of– rather than in addition to, that I cannot grasp.

    If you trace the history, Christianity has several eras of profound intolerance. I have been accused of just wanting to see the love and goodness of Jesus and his message, not the stern destroyer, this is true. I feel Jesus came here with a message for the heart—love, compassion, forgiveness in order to “download” a higher consciousness to replace the code of Hammurabi which permeates the Hebrew bible. . If we would have encoded the Christ consciousness on our individual “hard drives” 2000 years ago, we ,no doubt, could have avoided most of christianity’s bleak history of heretical defamation, the inquisition, the crusades, and the torture and deaths that became their legacy.

    In it’s beginning, paganism, judaism, and, many groups following the message of Jesus co-existed. Of these, each apostle spoke to the masses differently. Some were Paulites, some Thomasites, some liked how James expressed the message, and so on. In it’s infancy, christianity was developing it’s version, thru Jesus’s teachings, of what lies at the heart of all other spiritual traditions. In order to reach followers, and draw them in, many hebrew and pagan tenets were incorporated. When the idea to merge into only one interpretation surfaced, judgements of heresy erupted, and resulted in a vital part of christian theory going underground. The resurfacing of ancient scrolls , whose writings parallel those canonized in the bible, have re-opened the debate of elite vs unification, and the true meaning of unconditional love.

    In one sense, we are at the same level as where we left off. I’m right, you’re wrong, and I demonize and denounce any and everything you say. History has proved, this was an incomplete and unsatisfactory solution. So now we have another opportunity to shape our destiny. We have the choice to repeat the past, to shout liar, liar, or we can choose another way.

    Religious tolerance is a solution that is being re-embraced. The inquisition/ heresy, the crusades/jihad are elements of human development that represent a tangible expression of where intolerance leads.. We can kill each other off, either physically or metaphorically, or we can live and let live. We can adopt the message of love and forgiveness, or not. One thing for sure, we cannot remain static.

    Blessings for courage in these times of chaos,
    p

  9. Linda, 01 April, 2008

    Patt,
    I am sorry that I have let myself become short with you. I will pray that the
    Holy Spirit will reveal G-D’s Truth & Jesus’ love to you.
    May G-D bless you always,
    Linda

  10. jen-o, 01 April, 2008

    patt,

    i only cited 2 cases… that doesn’t mean there are only 2 cases of christian persecution in america…

    like i said, put “christian persecution in america” into a search engine, and check it out for yourself…

    on one website alone (Alliance Defense Fund), you can scroll thru a list of 1,473 items about christian persecution in america, and hundreds of them are about free speech and freedom of expression…

    if you really want to see know widespread this is, then check out christian persecution on a global level… many people pay with their lives for the “crime” of being a christian…

  11. Patt, 02 April, 2008

    Dear Jeno:

    I realize there are many more cases than the 2 you cited. It was not my intention ot marginalize the situation. The problem does not lie in being steadfast and speaking your christian beliefs. The problem is not “coming out of the closet” and proclaiming your gender identity. The problem is not speaking out against oppression. The problem is not standing up to a government out of control with power. The problem is simply HATE, yours, mine, and the collective. Taking on the victim role may gain attention, but that’s about all. Victims will always blame. Something, someone is always at fault.

    Personal courage has no space to blossom in the atmosphere of blame. We can make a difference in society if we just pay attention to when we are acting hateful, speaking hateful, thinking hateful. When we become aware of our own negative behavior we can become accountable for it.

    Hate crimes , no matter the target, will not disappear by passing a law. It may take generations to totally rid the world of hate, but you and I, and the collective you and I, can begin right now. The choice is ours.

    Blessings for peace within and peace without,

    patt

  12. Joy B., 02 April, 2008

    The Bible forbids both forced conversions and taking up a sword to further Christianity. Our “truth war” is a war to be fought with words. While wars may have been started by people calling themselves Christians, they were not necessarily started by true Christians. Jen-o has expounded on this difference earlier. President George Bush is a perfect example of this. He proclaims to be a Christian, but in reality, he is an evil little man who has used Christianity to get elected and gain power. In fact, his religious views more mirror yours. He believes all religions worship the same god and thus, all religions lead to god.

    You wrote:
    It is the theism of exclusion vs inclusion ,the uniqueness of the bible as the only truth, and that Jesus preached a message of instead of– rather than in addition to, that I cannot grasp.

    You are advocating that there should be no debate or criticism on topics; otherwise we are intolerant for this friction we create. The supposed objective is for everyone to just get along. There are three major problems with this view.
    1. What you are really promoting is tyranny. Welcome brave new world. Words like tolerance, sensitivity, and inclusiveness are simply cloaked code words for repression. As we watch our country march toward totalitarianism, it is the people with your views, which are ushering it in. These code words are not only being used to silence and shame Christians into submission; they are also being used to silence opposition to the promotion and acceptance of aberrant behavior. I find it interesting those calling themselves New Age Christians; have stated that those not accepting your brand of tolerance and inclusion will have to be removed from the planet.
    2. You are basically trying to create heaven on Earth. Jesus said his kingdom is not of this Earth. Those of us that are Christians have a role to play in doing what we can to alleviate the suffering of the poor and the lost. But, our primary focus has to be in providing the truth to people.
    3. Your way leads people to the gate that is wide.

    I do not know if you are simply deceived, Pat, or are actually a deceiver. I am beginning to suspect that you visit this site simply to promote doubt in some Christians by attempting to shame them with indictments of intolerance. Either case, I pray for mercy for you.

    We do not understand your views and vice versa because your views are of this world. And ours are not.

    I am here not for tolerance, sensitivity, nor inclusiveness. I am here to do my part to bring division, just as my savior, Jesus brought.

    I now shake the dust from my sandals.

  13. LORI, 09 June, 2008

    hey david, Dont you realize by putting Obama in the presidential seat that you are not voting the way a christian would. Obama is the anit-christ! You claim to be christian but if vote from someone who is not a christian you are a hipocrit. McCain is a much better candidate for president. Open your eyes.

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