Rashid Khalidi gets a squeeze and a word from“Barakah”:
You didn’t think I wouldn’t look our for my peeps did ya?
Oh Obama be reaching out all right, to the very persons who work to undermine US interests, domestically and abroad. If not for the various watchdog groups like the http://www.cairobservatory.org/ and the Center for Security Policy, Atlas Shrugs, Steve Emmerson, http://www.debbieschlusselcom/, Act for America and the Daniel Pipes organization, just to name a few, there wouldn’t too many red flags being raised right now over the choice of people the Obama administration chooses to be friendly with. KGS
While the administration’s solicitation of Muslims and Arab-Americans has drawn little fanfare, it has not escaped criticism. A small but vocal group of research analysts, bloggers and others complain that the government is reaching out to Muslim leaders and organizations with an Islamist agenda or ties to extremist groups abroad.They point out that Ms. Jarrett gave the keynote address at the annual convention for the Islamic Society of North America. The group was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal case against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, a Texas-based charity whose leaders were convicted in 2008 of funneling money to Hamas. The society denies any links to terrorism.“I think dialogue is good, but it has to be with genuine moderates,” said Steven Emerson, a terrorism analyst who advises government officials. “These are the wrong groups to legitimize.” Mr. Emerson and others have also objected to the political appointments of several American Muslims, including Rashad Hussain.