It’s not your grandfather’s Democrat Party. Unless your grandfather was Arafat.
President-elect Joe Biden chose two staffers of top Democratic leaders in Congress to help his administration negotiate legislation, as he continues to fill out his White House staffing. Reema Dodin and Shuwanza Goff were each named deputy director of the Office of Legislative Affairs.
As Elder of Zion notes, Dodin has quite a history.
It’s the voice of the Palestinians, and Wednesday night, Reema Dodin, a Palestinian-American student from University of California, Berkeley, spoke to a group of Lodians about the conflict in Israel from the Palestinian perspective…
“The suicide bombers were the last resort of a desperate people,” Dodin said.
The first resort was genocide, when that failed the second resort was shootings and attacks on school buses, and when that failed, another genocidal war, and when that failed, more shootings and raids, and another war, then more bombings, then suicide bombings, and then rocket attacks.
Clearly the suicide bombers were a tactic, not a last resort.
And what Dodin is really doing here is legitimizing the murder of Jews, similarly to the defenses of Nazi Germany, which insisted that it was the victim.
Durbin aide Reema B. Dodin – who’s in regular contact with the terror-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations – is a Palestinian-rights activist who organized anti-Israel rallies as a campus radical at the University of California at Berkeley.
Commenting on the 9/11 attacks as a leader of the radical Muslim Students Association – which was founded by Muslim Brotherhood members – Dodin explained away the suicide attacks as a tragic but inevitable response to U.S. support for Israel, which she says is “angering” Muslims the world over.
“No one wants to stop and think that these young men, in the prime of their lives, choose to do this to themselves. Why?” she asked in an interview with a campus magazine. “Because now you have three generations of Palestinians born under occupation.”
“Islam does teach that you must defend yourself,” she said. “You cannot lie down and allow yourself, your home, your property, your family, and your people to be consistently oppressed.”
At the same time, she condemned U.S. strikes against the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan, complaining that the military was “just going to hit innocent civilians,” according to the explosive book “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America.”
Terror expert Steve Emerson suggested Dodin, who he says sends out emails reflecting the Egypt-based “Muslim Brotherhood’s views in the U.S.,” is acting as an agent of influence for the Brotherhood’s operations inside America and should be fired from her congressional post.
“This is a woman who should not be working as a staff member,” he said in an interview yesterday with SecureFreedom radio in Washington.
She’s gone a lot higher up the ladder than that now.