During the Democratic National Convention, the mention of restoring Israel to the platform got boos from the floor. And now some of the Muslim organizations linked to Obama are reminding us of why.
The Obama-aligned American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) issued a statement condemning “the continuing Israeli aggression and indiscriminate slaughter of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.”
The statement omits all mention of terrorism and continued rocket assaults on Israeli citizens that have already claimed the lives of three people. It omits any mention of the week of Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel that preceded the Israeli retaliation. More than 500 rockets have been fired at Israel since Saturday.
“ADC calls on the Obama Administration to stop supporting the continued Israeli aggression, and take measures to stop Israel’s continued violations of international and human rights laws,” the statement continues, without citing specific violations.
The ADC urges supporters to deluge the White House with phone calls to demand “immediate pressure on Israel to end its violent aggression,” as well as that “Israel immediately lift its illegal blockade and siege of Gaza.”
The “siege of Gaza” is of course there to check Hamas. Anyone calling for an end to the siege of Gaza is providing aid and comfort to Hamas.
Meanwhile, another controversial Muslim group courted by the Obama administration articulated its own sharp criticism of Israel. An official of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called for Palestinian violence against Israelis.
“Palestine is a land occupied by foreign settlers,” CAIR official Cyrus McGoldrick asserted Thursday on Twitter. “They have the right to resist, to defend themselves, ‘by any means necessary.’”
An FBI officer once designated CAIR a “front for Hamas.” Its officials have been welcomed to the White House by the Obama administration on at least 20 occasions, according to the Investigative Project on Terrorism.