Has Obama Really Stood on the “Side of Democracy” or on the “Side of Islamists”?

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Obama with Hamad

Hamad with Hamas

 

During the debate, Obama defended his Arab Spring interventions against US allies and in favor of Islamist regimes by claiming that he stood on the side of democracy? But does he really?

Today, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, and the man in control of the Al Jazeera terrorist propaganda network paid a visit to Hamas, entering Gaza through Egypt, to avoid soiling himself by setting foot in the Zionist Entity.

Last year Obama said that his talks with the Emir centered on the peace process, “We discussed our mutual interest in seeing a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Emir provided me insights into how he sees reform evolving throughout the region.” One wonders what those insights were when shared with a Hamas supporter.

Qatar has bankrolled the Islamist takeovers, funneling a fortune to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood rulers and using Al Jazeera to undermine non-Islamist governments. He’s sinking money into Hamas terrorists, just as he’s done for their counterparts in Egypt and across North Africa.

Qatari special forces helped train Islamist militias in Libya and are training them in Syria. The New York Times recently revealed that the Obama Administration allowed Qatar, along with Turkish and Saudi Islamist governments to dictate which Syrian factions would get the weapons. Unsurprisingly the Jihadists got the majority of those weapons.

During the Emir’s visit to the White House, Obama said of him,”I expressed to him my appreciation of the leadership that the Emir has shown when it comes to democracy in the Middle East… Qatar has done very well under His Highness’s leadership, but his influence extends beyond his borders. And so we’ve had discussions about how we can continue to promote democracy, human rights, increased freedom and reform throughout the Middle East.”

But Obama was well aware of Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani’s commitment to democracy, telling donors at one point, that, “He is a big booster, big promoter of democracy all throughout the Middle East. Reform, reform, reform — you’re seeing it on Al Jazeera. Now, he himself is not reforming significantly. There’s no big move towards democracy in Qatar.”

Sheikh Hamas is not a supporter of democracy, but of Islamism. And considering Obama’s endorsement of the Emir’s program, one wonders whether Obama is really committed to promoting democracy… or to promoting Islamism.

  • judy

    Obama : does he promote democracy. . . ? I think if that man were a teacher . . he could not even promote anyone. The only agenda he proposes is his own . All those in the Adm. that had a hand putting him in office should leave office. The congressmen 7-8 of them also. They are the ones that wanted to get foreignors into office. Wanted to change our laws . Someone with no legal proof they say. Having used poss. 27 ss #’s and approx. 80 aliases. . . . Would you really need to know the obvious truth about that man . Have you ever stopped to think that the gun running in Mexico has been alive and well in the Mid East ? The murdering of those 4 Citizens shows exactly what the man thinks about our People. Was his plight ignored for another reason ? Also has anyone seen that list on approx. 115 citizens that have gotten dead . Each having a job in certain fields. Medical. . Nasa. . . Prof.. . . . scientists. . . nuclear. . . all very questionable. Not ordinary jobs. Maybe you could find out about these dead people that just do not add up.

  • Truth

    On hand Obama is criminal and what not for killing thousands of people with drones. Suspected terrrists islamitst whatever. Then you have people who now claim he wants to promote Islamism (and is a secret muslim himself). Can you decide ? And what proof do you have that Qatar is arming mostly Islamists. I doubt Qatar would do such a thing because Islamists genereally speaking consider the rulers of the arabian penininsula to be traitors the cause of Islam (Bandar Bush calling for closer ties with Israel than Iran). Qatar would be digging their own graves by supporting Islamists in the region. And whether you like it or not the Goverment of Turkey is democratic. Qatar of course will have relations (as in having meetings with them) with Hamas, it doesn't mean they support them or condemn them for that matter

    • objectivefactsmatter

      On hand Obama is criminal and what not for killing thousands of people with drones. Suspected terrrists islamitst whatever. Then you have people who now claim he wants to promote Islamism (and is a secret muslim himself). Can you decide ?

      There is nothing inconsistent with Muslims killing other Muslims. What's your next question?

      "And what proof do you have that Qatar is arming mostly Islamists. I doubt Qatar would do such a thing because Islamists genereally speaking consider the rulers of the arabian penininsula to be traitors the cause of Islam (Bandar Bush calling for closer ties with Israel than Iran). Qatar would be digging their own graves by supporting Islamists in the region."

      So who will be the Caliph then? You're using takkiya or you're a victim of it yourself.

      "And whether you like it or not the Goverment of Turkey is democratic"

      Yes, "Islamic Democracy" is not what anyone had in mind. It's an oxymoron.

      "Qatar of course will have relations (as in having meetings with them) with Hamas, it doesn't mean they support them or condemn them for that matter"

      Naturally. Get lost, enemy of the state.

  • riverboatbill

    The Bow-meister" is a muslim.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Has Obama Really Stood on the “Side of Democracy” or on the “Side of Islamists”?

    Clearly and consistently on the side of the Muslims, with arrogant, fascistic pride of his heritage and hatred of the nation he's supposed to lead.

  • Mary Sue

    You know, for a guy who claims his father was an atheist already rather than an actual observant Muslim, Obama sure does like to cater to actual observant Muslims….