Nancy Pelosi Hires Former Terrorist Fundraiser

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.


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In 2000, he oversaw a week of events that raised money for Islamic terrorists murdering Jews. From 2005 until the present, he oversaw a left-wing blog whose contributors used language that even he admitted was anti-Semitic. And now Faiz Shakir is about to become a senior advisor to the Democratic Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.

What happens to a top left-wing operative when he loses control of a media operation so badly that the White House has to distance itself from its allied think tank? He gets a job offer from Nancy Pelosi.

After the use of bigoted language by ThinkProgress contributors turned into a growing scandal, the White House publicly distanced itself from ThinkProgress, an outlet of the Center for American Progress, which Time Magazine called the think tank with the largest influence on the Obama administration. Jarrod Bernstein, the White House’s liaison to the Jewish community, described the events there as troubling and stated that the Center for American Progress’s attitude was not that of the Obama administration.

This distancing has however proven to be only momentary with Faiz R. Shakir, ThinkProgress’s longtime Editor-in-Chief and Vice President at the Center for American Progress, who had made the site what it is, going off to work as a senior advisor and new media director for Nancy Pelosi. Moving Faiz Shakir into such a prominent role where he will be able to influence policy and messaging for a key Democratic Party figure, while keeping Danielle “Jewbags” Gilbert on as the DNC liaison to the Jewish community, is proof once again that the Democratic Party does not take bigotry seriously when it is directed at Jews. Not only that, but it even rewards the bigots with plum posts.

Faiz Shakir had co-authored the “Fear Inc.” report, which had implicitly claimed that Islamophobia was the product of a Jewish conspiracy, and had written positively about the Tunisian Islamist Al-Nahda Party and its genocidal head, Sheikh Rashid Ghannouchi, who has engaged in blatant anti-Semitism, and has said, “There are no civilians in Israel. The population—males, females and children—are the army reserve soldiers, and thus can be killed.”

During his time at ThinkProgress, Faiz Shakir had repeatedly attacked the Jewish State, endorsing the Hamas aid flotilla to Gaza and attacking Israel’s attempts to defend itself against terrorists. Unlike some of his more radical junior colleagues, like Ali Gharib and Zaid Jlani, his position has forced Shakir to be somewhat more discreet.

But Shakir’s sympathy for Islamists and antipathy for the Jewish State are no surprise at all considering his activities during his college days when he was a member of the Harvard Islamic Society.

While the Harvard Islamic Society’s affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood’s MSA is somewhat vague, its Constitution states that its independence does not preclude “affiliation with the Muslim Students Association of the United States and Canada.”

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  • truebearing

    Marxists enabling Muslims…America's Axis of Evil.

    Only a decade after 9/11 the Democratic Party is openly facilitating the rise of radical Islamists to positions of power in every branch of our government, not to mention our media. The same path the Left used for infiltrating key institutions and government is now being shared with virulently racist, anti-American Muslims. No American with a shred of loyalty to this country, a modicum of common decency, an IQ over 80, or any survival instinct whatsoever, would vote for a Democrat anymore.

    How can someone as unutterably stupid as Nancy Pelosi end up in a position with such power?

    • H&R_ Barack

      Pelosi is the daughter of a powerful Democrat, Thomas D'Alessandro, whose power base was Baltimore. Her family lived and worked in politics in NY, San Fran and Baltimore. Pelosi is a BaltiMoron.

    • Asher

      If you watch Pelosi, Reid, Schumer, Biden, Durbin and many other Democrats, you will see that they have oppressive looks on their faces…they are disciples of Evil that intend to overcome America with deceit, illegal voting, Islamic money, libel lawfare…suing people to wear them down and bankrupt them, and scaring people into believing there are more of them than there are of us…(Patriots who love our country! ) Produce a feeling of hopelessness, so people cower and don't react to tyranny! Anything but Hope Changey Feelings Eh!

    • Frank

      Does it really surprise any one that this bitch Pelosi wants to be the Speaker once again! She and Obama are two of a kind, they are both SOCIALISTIC MORONs in our giovernemt!

  • H&R_ Barack

    ""Today, most of the Arab/Islamic world focuses its genocidal hatred on the Jewish State exactly as Europe once focused this same hatred on the individual Jew. There is now no greater Jewish responsibility than to prevent a second Holocaust… and it is nothing short of a Holocaust that the Arab/Islamic world now wishes and plans for Israel." ~ Louis Rene Beres
    9/9/04 Lecture to the Dawn R. Schuman Institute

    Bella Pelosi's god is The Lord of Flies.

    • http://frontpage.com richard sherman

      One terrorist hires another

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        He's used to working with 'ugly' so he can actually face her without wincing.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      She is a bug……………….William

  • Anthony

    Simply outrageous. Now tell me, what will our side do? What can our side do? I think the democratic process is too perverted to continue. We are at an impass now because we play by rules and are too timid to fight, they whore themselves and sell us too, down the drain.

    Nancy Pelosi is mentally ill. That such a dysfunctional person occupies a position of authority in America is a national security concern.

  • Spinoneone

    The only surprising part of this is the question of why do American Jews continue to support the Democratic party. That support surely is not in the interest of either the Jews as individuals nor as a group.

    • Grantmann

      To both you and lugnut, it's simple, really. For too many American Jews, Liberalism is more of a religion to them than Judaism is. And since liberalism is more important, they can't see the importance of Israel to the Jewish people. From the simple concept of Zionism is nothing more than the national liberation movement of the Jewish people (truly, a left-wing concept…but real) Israel has become an outpost of post-colonialism, oppressive of its native population, and totally racist.

      Somehow, they forget the fact that Israel is one of the most multi-cultural, multi-racial societies on the face of the earth. I sadly shake my head at my fellow MOT. (Members of the Tribe®)

      • Judas

        In the thousands of years of history with in the Jewish people we have eventually been demonized in what ever country we have lived in. It is ingrained in us now to attempt to "fit in" to the society we are in. with out a doubt, the transformation of the mainstream media, the elections of the prominent Democrats who hold high and powerful offices, give the appearance that Progressivism is mainstream societial structure. Weather they agree with Democrats or not, they support them in an attempt to blend in to the fabric of society in order not to attract attention.

        • Judas

          Our own religion holds a lion's share of the blame. The leaders have watered down our religion and systamaticaly removed all memory of the warriors our people have intwined in our history. How many people know the full true story of the Maccabeas? How many of you have heard the name Tuva Beilsky? How many of you know there were actually Jews who fought back against the Nazis? Many of them did, and many of the different factions like the Beilsky brothers were actually quite successful. But you only hear about the Concentration Camps when learning about the Holocaust. You learn about the oil and the lamp and why we light 8 candles on Chanukah, not the band of Maccabeas who fought the entire Greek Army, and drove them out of Israel. You don't learn about the thousands of lives the Beilski's saved from certain death, or the t10's of thousands of Nazi's the killed.

          Hence because of this, many of our less educated people here in the US think they just need to go along to get along, and they vote Democrat against their own best interest.

          • Choi

            PROFOUND!
            T.R.U.E.
            And the SAME attitude is why NOTHING was done to SAVE the European Jews.
            And why they're afraid to STAND WITH ISRAEL!

    • effemall

      The answer is very simple. Jewish and Arab roots are intermingled. The descendants evolved similarly but different. While Arabs produce suicide bombers, Jews produce suicide voters.

  • lugnut

    Spinoneone–I agree, it's a real head-scratcher as to why the jewish people keep voting democratic. I support the land for Israel 100% and believe it is theirs but can't understand why they would vote for BHO or any other dem?

    • Asher

      Biggest mystery to many folks…Why would you vote for your destroyer, especially those who want the total destruction of the Jewish Race! (Its is so rediculous to vote for a party over common sense.) The Left has become Islamic-Communists and no longer represent the original Democrat party!

      • Choi

        Jewish-Americans who "believe" in today's Democratic Party are SUICIDAL.
        HOW can they be more in denial than German Jews were?
        What is it about the name Democratic Party that has such a "romantic" HOLD on them?

  • StephenD

    “And as senior advisor to the Democratic Minority Leader….”

    There is NOTHING Democratic about Nancy Pelosi and she is NOT the leader of the Democratic party. She is the Minority Leader of the DEMOCRAT Party. The only party that IS democratic at all is the Republican party. Please stop using the word interchangeably.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    What is there to be worried about, a Marxist/Socialist/Islamist/Democrat coalition for the
    takeover and destruction of America, we know who the enemy is and we need to clean them
    out of America. Pelosi and Clinton have Islamist council and idiots for followers not to mention
    traitors who are bought and paid for. It is the Democratic party that is selling America out with
    the help of Republicans in name only. Voting and entirely new government will be a good
    start at saving America and freedom…………………………William

    • PAthena

      A top aide of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is Huma Abedin (wife of ex-congressman Anthony Weiner), whose family of members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Looking4Sanity

    "Show me your friends and I'll show you your future." – Glenn Beck's mom.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Maybe this guy is willing to stoop and lower himself and work for Nancy hoping to ride on her next fancy plane?

      • Looking4Sanity

        Who knows how low his standards are? Maybe its Nancy he wants to ride. The news is full of sickos these days.

  • Ain't No Dhimmi

    Nancy is looking forward to breastfeeding him.

  • Joe

    This is the type of thinking that killed 6,000,000 JEWS and yet they do it AGAIN.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Marty

    It figures, doesn't it? Perhaps shakir can collaborate with the White House advisor on islamic affairs, the one who believes the United States should take a harder line against Israel. pelosi will have to rely on shakir to have more time for her botox shots. This episode is simply one more example of stealth jihad and one more attempt to destroy the American democracy, advance the cause of sharia law, and somehow persuade more people that islam is not the violent totalitarian political system it was meant to be from its genocidal beginnings.

  • Zinnia2

    center of american progress filled w/members of the muslim brotherhood and funded by soros who worked with the nazis… hmmm, guess soros couldn't give the nazis enough help back then, so he's devoted his life to creating that sort of world investing in all sorts of evil and destruction to be rewarded financially for it and yet, many admire him for his actions… it's so demented… pelosi is just one of his dangerous followers… bilderbergs are meeting this week, too, right?

  • Choi

    "The elevation of Faiz Shakir is yet another reminder to Jews that there is no longer a place for them in the Democratic Party"
    TRUE is TRUE!
    This article should be e-mailed to EVERY Jewish-American Voter in everybody's contact lists.
    Printouts should be carried and given to Jewish-American voters upon personal in-person contact,and that includes at family functions and other social events.
    Jewish voters MUST realize that things have CHANGED,and the Democratic Party TODAY is NOT their grandparents and great-grandparents Democratic Party.

  • mrbean

    Nancy Pelosi is a brick with arms and legs. The people that elected her are too stupid to even suspect they are stupid.

  • Schlomotion

    It's not a claim that "Islamophobia is the product of a Jewish conspiracy." It's a fact. Or do you just not stand by your Jewishness?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Do you stand by your preconceived fallacies?

    • Ted G

      Here I am again Schlomo, just ticking up another thumbs down against the enemies of freedom!

      • Schlomotion

        I felt the earth move.

        • Ted G

          You mean that Islamophobia is not really just a made up construct to promote a false victimization agenda?
          And it really wasn't created and propagated by islamists themselves to squelch free thought and debate about the insanity that is islam? Kinda like the word palestinian.

          My word, I'm going to have to stop thinking for myself and start listening to superior thinkers like you, so as to better understand what really is happening in this world eh?

          All that time I spent reading the islamic trilogy to find the truth and now I find that everything it says really means the opposite, "who whoulda thunk it".

          • Schlomotion

            Funny how all this "free thought" you propose involves banning people and eliminating religions and ethnically cleansing people from their homes and olive groves.

          • Beth

            Freedom of religion in American law NEVER included the right to incite the masses into violence.

            The only thing needed…..is a society that is awakened….and new leaders who will appoint appropriate lawyers to deal with the criminal teachings of the koran.

          • Drakken

            Beth it won't be lawyers that will decide, it will be the lampost and the ole old oak tree.

          • Drakken

            Your Pali friends deserve a heck of lot more than that. The next rocket your pali friends launch into Israel, the Israelis should push Gaza into the sea and call it a day. Say, why don't you put your money where your jihadist loving mouth is and go join them in the palis quest for paradise, I am sure Darwin needs another winner.

          • Ted G

            Let me try again Schlomo. Avoidance misdirection and projection are all the hallmarks of a true propagandist. Your arguments are weak and vile in their dishonesty and I find it hard to believe that you are unaware of the contradictions.
            What are your motivations schlomo? Do you really believe the things you write or are you addressing yourself to the uninformed. Because even those modestly informed can see right through your sophistry.

            BTW I do not understand totally why my last comments were refused by the admin. I did use colorful language but only as adverbs. Like, "Do you really believe the %$#$ you are shoveling."

          • Schlomotion

            My motivations are simple: To end the war on terror and to dismantle Hasbara, to restore the Bill of Rights and eliminate corporatism.

          • Ted G

            I’m good with restore the “Bill Of Rights” but end the war on terror? Do you mean surrender to islam? And why do you care about dismantling Hasbara? How about dismantling the muslim brotherhood?

            Does that mean that you feel all the world’s ills can be resolved by the genocide of the Jewish people? In other words the islamic mantra of pushing them into the sea?

            What, you don’t have any thing to say about the lies and evils of islam? Or shall we just gloss over all that stuff?

            I think I understand you now, basically you’re a closet muslim with dellusions of world domination. There is nothing honorable about islam or its goals or the people and orgs that support it with lies, deception, child abuse, murder, slavery….continue ad naseum.

    • Drakken

      It is not the fact that we are islamophobic, it is the fact that we are islamonaucous! War is coming and you can smell it, marxist/progressives who side with the islamics will perish with them.

      • Beth

        A while back…someone at American Thinker pointed out the correct term "islamonausea". It is important to make that distinction boldly each and every time one of them comes up with their lame lie 'islamophobia'.

      • Schlomotion

        I think it's funny when you guys announce your murderous tendencies.

    • pagegl

      Nope, it's a product of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    • Ghostwriter

      As usual,Schlockmotion shows us just how much he hates Jews. This time,he has to dig up stuff from "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,"quite possibly one of his favorite books. He continues to show us that not only is an anti-semite,but also intellectually lazy.

      • Schlomotion

        Speaking of intellectually lazy, why don't you fix your WordPress dashboard. It's throwing a commas error. Are you posting from Iran Aware?

    • Beth

      It's the koran's teachings that have produced (and let me put this correctly} islamonausea.

  • Anthony

    Pelosi hires a Moslem in solidarity with mainstream Moslem causes? She is just doing what numerous traitors in politics including Obama, who created the New World Order in the Middle East have been doing.

    Governor, Christie, appoints the same, an Islamist sympathizing Moslem, to the Supreme Court of NJ, Grover Norquist single handily brought Islamists into the halls of power for reasons possibly to do with his Moslem wife, to the terrible detriment of our future of America, and finally, don’t forget Anthony Weiner’s, marriage to a Moslem woman with family members alledged to engage on typpically Moslem objectives.

    The near future of America parallels the current future of France, of Malmo Sweden, of Oslo Norway, of big parts of Berlin, of Londinstan.

    If ever a rogues gallery for posterity documenting the Founding Fathers of the new 21st Century Caliphate and it’s Western. Protectorates should be made, it is now, for these Founding Fathers of Zoan Sislamism in the West are deplorable, and tretcherous, and their names should be forever linked to the selfish hubris and greed that will result in untold misery and suffering that we see even now before the Moslem tide has reached its high water mark.

    • Anthony

      My comment should read, ” of pan Islamism…”, damn Mac word Auto Correct.

    • T. Marcus

      Okay, try substituting "jew" for "moslem" and see if what you just wrote seems anti-semitic. How can you be so blind as to not see that the bigotry that you espouse towards all muslims is just a mirror image of antisemitism. Grow up and start treating people as PEOPLE, and not judging them based on their religion.

  • Dennis Metz

    Everything the democrap party does is somehow racist, they are the first to scream racism about incidents like the zimmerman case where a Hispanic is involved and use that against whites. It should be clear to the blindest of people the democraps are all about helping blacks and muslims and eliminating the white voice, why else would they jump in bed with murders like this and the panthers? funny how every ethnic goup has a special group of people putting the spotlight on them for a period and has special groups lookin out for their interest , everyone except whites

  • Mike D.

    When are Americans going to learn? There are two kinds of Muslims. The one in the basement building bombs. The other upstairs saying, there's no one in the basement.

    • Anthony

      I've got to use that line sometime. Sadly, you are 100 percent on the mark.

    • wctaqiyya

      Great line Mike. I would only add that we would have been better off staying out of that area of the world. Nothing there is even worth the expense to blow up, much less the blood of our finest. Now that the hornet's nest is stirred up and our idiot politicians opened the door to so many sworn enemies, we need to put them all on a slow boat home, close the doors, and drill, frack and mine our own fuel. That way, the Muslims can get back to killing each other, drinking their oil and living in the 7th century. While we get back to minding our business in the western hemisphere.

      BTW, anyone know why it's PC to say Asian instead of Oriental? What's wrong with Oriental? I'm clueless.

      • KarshiKhanabad

        Good question when it's about Chinese or Koreans or Japanese. But in UK the term "Asian" is applied typically to murderous Pakistani Muslims. Go figure.

        Anyway, there will be a chance at real peace only when the unholy city of Makkah is reduced to glowing ashes. When the muzzies are denied their Haj, they will be left blind, stupid, & reeling.

  • guest

    Just working for a terrorist. She will corrupt him for sure. Not much difference between the left, and a terrorist, is there?

  • Lucky Pierre

    The irony— the left wing Jews vote for the same democrats that support the factions that want to destroy them— they may be sealing their fate

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  • BeaveVillage

    Faiz Shakir is pure evil, and he was advisor to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. Disgusting.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    I think her 'title' is established by how well her latest botox injections are working.