Obama Already Negotiating with Hezbollah and Iran

Obama Already Negotiating with Hezbollah and Iran


May 14th Mr. Obama visited Michigan and spoke to a group of 20 local leaders, but decided to give a special private audience to the head of the Islamic Center of America Imam Hassan Qazwini. For Obama to be chatting in a one-on-one with Qazwini, is equivalent to meeting with Ayatollah Khomeini’s, and Hezbollahs’ representative in America!


Qazwini is an Iraqi born cleric of exceptional religious pedigree and runs America’s largest Mosque, in Detroit Michigan. Widely understood to be a moderate reformist, Qazwini claims to be a proud American while incessantly harping-on about being a proud (?) Victim of American Islamophobia. To his credit, he enjoys the endorsement of George Bush in the past, and is widely seen as a “progressive” scholar, but as with all things Muslim and Western, he is far from any “progressivism” in the common sense of the word.

When dealing with Islam, the West has to search under rocks to find anything remotely “moderate.” Being a “moderate” in the Western sense, and a Muslim leader in the Islamic sense, may be an oxymoron.

“Mainstream” in the West, implies accepting gender equality, freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, voting/democracy, and Israel’s right to exist. Being a Muslim leader, implies exactly opposite- vitriolic hatred of Israel, apathy towards voting, disdain for choosing religion, intolerance of freedom of speech, and not the least of respect for political equality between women and men.

Choices being so poor, little wonder the media and American politicians find themselves with the most unsavory characters when having to reach out to America’s Muslim community. There are no Muslim leaders, especially of a sizable Mosque, who have anything but contempt towards Israel. There are no Muslim leaders, that are willing to conceded that Mohammed may have serious shortcomings as a “role model” for the young. There are certainly no prominent Muslim leaders willing to attribute problems in the Middle East to anything other than American Policy!

Imam Hassan Qazwini, is no exception. Since his terrorist sympathies were first discovered by Debbie Schlussel, few leading American public figures, have approached him for a photo-op.

With Mr. Obama, things are about to change. The King in Waiting, has already spent hours discussing subjects like the Arab-Israel conflict, and the status of Muslims in the West, with this known sympathizer of Hezbollah and Iran.


As with almost all practicing Muslims, Imam Qazwini’s pride in being American is unrelated to his religion. Qazwini didn’t like the Mohammedan Caricatures in Denmark, considers criticism of Islam by the West an act of bigotry and Racism, and has participated in prominent lawsuits against incidents he has deemed Islamophobic. He once observed in an interview in which he claimed equivalence between Pat Robertson’s retracted statement calling for Hugo Chavez’s death, and Islamic death  Fatwas:

I would love to see America become a predominantly Muslim country, but that’s not realistic…. I would like to see Muslims infiltrating the public life of America as Jews did. [source]

America a Muslim Country? Jews Infiltrating America?! Obama obviously knows how to chose his friends!

Every chance he is given, Qazwini is either railing against basic Western Values like freedom of speech, or is playing the Islamophobia card. That his Islamic Center was built with money from Dubai’s billionaire Sheikhs, is probably irrelevant. It is his intellectual acumen which is the heart of the problem.

In a recent debate in Doha Qatar, Qazniwi made it clear that he blindly believes there is no conflict in Iraq between Shia and Sunni, and that such a conflict could not be responsible for the impression that Islam was a violent religion. This is contrary to self-evident fact, but for Qazwini, negating facts is just part of his routine.

Recently Qazwini went on record that Islam has always been progressive on women’s issues as it has promoted political equality. Considering his own contributions in Detroit, to inequality between men and women….equally disingenuously Qazwini regularly maintains that no mainstream Islamic clerics support Terrorism, and emphasizes that mainstream Islam does not recognize a term such as “apostasy”! Even wikipedia, the cesspit of misinformation – spearheaded by nationalist revisionists of all colors and origin, but especially from Islam (closely followed by Hindu nationalists)– disagrees with Qazwini on that one

Either Qazwini spent his years in Iranian madrasahs sleeping – in which case his credentials to run America’s Mega-mosque are in question- or he thinks Americans are so stupid, that he can play games with us and insult our intelligence with impunity.

Qazwini is just too small fry to tell us, that Muslim Clerics all roundly denounce terrorism, when none other than the Grand Mufti of Egypt, has been consistent in going to excruciating details about why terrorism is a must, a necessity, and a good deed.

In his new book “American Crescent” Qazwini portrays America as a Racist country, whose war on Terror really amounts to a war against Islam. He regularly praises Iran, and is even willing to fudge the most basic facts in Iran’s favor. In one instance he claims that Iran has more women in Parliament than the United States. For those who wish to write off such patently false statistics as “errors” take note.

Far from a reformist or moderate in any Western sense , Qazwini is as tricky a double-faced Muslim Imam as they get. His lip service to liberal values , is overshadowed by his open support of Kmoeini’s Islamic Revolution in Iran throughout the entire eighties, and his continued support of the Iranian regime.

Prominently anti-Baathist, when Saddam seized power in Iraq, Qazwini’s clan first immigrated to Kuwait, and  when Khomeini seized power in Iran, the clan caught the midnight train for Teheran. Qazwini spent the next 12 years studying in a maddrassah under the direct control of the Aytollah Khomeini in Iran’s leading Islamic Seminary !

None of this presents a particular problem for our Western Political elites, when taking pictures with Qazwini. Last one to do so was Howard Dean. Our politicians would sell their mothers to deal with the thugs and dictators Islam regularly produces. Take the Bush clan alone, and its penchant for Saudi Arabia and “Prince” Bindar! Saudi Arabia both financed the 9/11 plot and provided the manpower to execute it, has pumped close to 50 billion dollars of petrodollars into the spread of Radical Islamic Teachings, and is busily corrupting Islamic scholarship on American universities. For 20 years, this in no way impacted the Bush family’s profitable dealings with the country’s elites; why would Howard Dean worry about posing with Iran’s ambassador in America, Imam Hassan Qazwini?

Qazwini’s  Islamic Center for America is a regular haunt for Iran’s leading Islamist clerics, and he is close friends with the spiritual leader of Hezbollah, an organization dedicated to fighting  America, Israel, Lebanon, and all Western Democracies. Debbie Schlussel broke this story-

A picture is worth a thousand words:

The man on the left is Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadl-Allāh, the Spiritual Leader of Hezzbolah, and on the State Departments Terrorist Watch List. According to Schlussel, Fadl-Allah issued a

fatwa (religious decree) okaying the bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983, murdering over 241 Americans. [schussel]

When the US Senate passed a resolution that Obama opposed and vehemently decried, to recognize the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as a Terrorist Institution, Fadl-Allāh declared War on America! Knowing Obama, it is more than ironic that he would attack a resolution, which Hezbollah’s Ayatollah considered an act of Aggression.

Why would Obama differ from a radical Muslim cleric, in his take on American policy?

Not only is Qazwini friends with Fadl-Allāh, like Obama, Qazwini has a special place in his heart, for Minister Louis Farrakhan. According to Schlussel:

…on Nov. 15, 1998, I attended a religious service at Qazwini’s mosque that was anything but pro-American and peaceful. Dressed undercover as a Muslim woman, I watched invited speaker Louis Farrakhan preach hate and violence to a very receptive audience of over 1,000 primarily Arab Muslim-Americans.

It was chilling to watch their and Qazwini’s frenzied applause and wild cheering as Farrakhan preached about how our government was occupied by “forces of evil” and “people in positions of power with a Satanic mentality” and urged, “We should perform a jihad (holy war). [They are] frightened, and we must frighten them even more.” Qazwini and a man whom I believe to be Osama Siblani, publisher of the Arab-American News, called Farrakhan “our dear brother,” “a freedom fighter” and “a man of courage and sacrifice.” (Siblani denies this and claims it was Nouhad El-Hajj, publisher of the Arab American Journal, but Siblani’s publication openly praises Farrakhan and his sentiments.)

Ironically, the week before, Qazwini and Arab-American leaders protested the movie, “The Siege,” in which Arab terrorists blow-up hijacked buses and buildings in New York. Imagine that. [schlussel]

Of course since 9/11 Qazwini has been perfunctorily at the forefront of denouncing Terrorism, but considering his handle on Islamic history, jurisprudence, and his associations with Hezbollah and Iran, such denunciation amounts to propaganda.

So much for a “progressive” “moderate” or “liberal.” Ever since taking over the Islamic Center of America, Qazwini has rolled back women’s ability to not cover their hair and mix with men.

To get a real handle on the kind of “reform” Qazwini can really stomach, three words: chess, getting a mortgage, doing autopsies. These are the three examples he gives, for modernizing Islam. As shocking as it sounds to Americans, most Shia believe playing Chess is against the Koran; taking out mortgages is against the Koran; and Muslim doctors, are not allowed coroners, forensics, and cannot perform autopsies. Qazniwi, believes otherwise, and supports the small minority of recent clerics, who are seeking to extend these three privileges to Muslims specifically living in the west.


So did Obama grant Qazwini a private audience so he could get the Imam’s views on Chess and autopsies?

The news report the discussion between Obama and Qazwini focused on the Presidential election, on the Iraq war, and on the Arab-Israeli conflict. If Qazwini’s pro-Iranian and Hezbollah sentiment don’t make his views on such issues clear, there are these quotes which do. On Israel, Qazwini considers Israel a terrorist state.

Many in the Middle East pinpoint our biased and blind support of Israel…We condemn the Palestinian terrorism, yet condone the Israeli state-sponsored terrorism. [in his own words]

Since Mr. Obama seems to think Israel a constant-sore, there is little to add, to his discussing middle-eastern politics with a cleric notorious for his support of Hezbollah, and dismissive of Israel’s right to exist.

After spending 20 years in a church regularly bashing America, Obama is not even removed from the following Qazwini’s own convictions, that hating America is justified by its failed policies in the Middle East.

The painful truth is that the three reasons that provoke some people in Muslim and Arab countries to publicly resent America have to do with our foreign policies in the Middle East. Many in the Middle East have viewed these policies as imbalanced, unfair and disregarding of the civil and human rights of millions of people.[in his own words]

Let the negotiations begin Mr. Obama. It’s about time someone with no track record of any pro-Israel support, and zero foreign relations experience, send a clear message to the terrorists and America Haters out there, that they will be listened to, provided they perform the mendacious ritual of declaring Islam incompatible with Terrorism.

With Obama, these two-faced Farrakhan loving liars, will get a voice in our politics, and the distinct Hope that it may even change in their favor. Unlike president Bush, who met with Qazwini before Debbie Schlussel broke the stories on his terrorist and Iranian sympathies, Obama’s Jewish aids (Denis Ross and Inc) who try to tell Jewish-Americans that Obama is the greatest Thing since Kosher Hot-Dogs, and that our support of Clinton is Racist, are fully aware of Qazwini’s sympathies. They can kiss Obama’s pro-Israel credentials good buy. They amounted to nothing more than pro-Obama Jews “vouching” for his non-existent record.  Obama meeting with Qazwini, needs no apologizing – it is what it is, and his credibility is proven to be nil.

Meeting Qazwini in a private one-on-one, Obama is sending the clear message to all the Islamist and America-Haters supports worldwide, that from among all candidates, the one with the middle name Hussein, will finally give them the special treatments, they have been scrambling for with their support of terrorism, nuclear weapons, and the destruction of the state of Israel.

Any doubts about Mr. Obama’s intentions, on this account, should be removed. His values, objectives, and attachment to this country, need no further proof. As he graciously accepted the Hamas endorsement, so now he is already itching to communicate messages to Hezbollah and Iran, via their American intermediary, Imam Hassan Qazwini.

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Farrakhan calls Obama ‘the messiah’

Farrakhan calls Obama ‘the messiah’

Thomas Lifson

Complete with fancy production values like a camera mounted on a crane, The leader of the Nation of Islam refers to Barrack Obama as “the messiah” before a crowd of Black Muslims. See it yourself. But of course, do not judge Obama because he went to the Million Man March, or because his pastor of 20 years was a good pal of Farrakhan. And don’t suppose that Farrakhan is more than just another guy in Barrack Obama’s neighborhood on the Southside of Chicago.

Hat tip: Lucianne.com


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Pollster: Don’t believe the Dem hype

Pollster: Don’t believe the Dem hype

By Joe Dwinell & Jessica Fargen  |   Wednesday, October 8, 2008  |  http://www.bostonherald.com  |  2008 Pres. Campaign


Photo by AP

The presidential race is still too close to call and could come down to the very last weekend before voters decide if they like or distrust Barack Obama, a national pollster predicts.

“I don’t think Obama has closed the deal yet,” pollster John Zogby told the Herald yesterday.

Zogby’s latest poll, released yesterday in conjunction with C-Span and Reuters, shows Obama and John McCain in a statistical dead heat, with the Illinois Democrat up 48-45 percent.

Zogby said the race mirrors the 1980 election, when voters didn’t embrace Ronald Reagan over then-President Jimmy Carter until just days before the election.

“The Sunday before the election the dam burst,” Zogby said of the 1980 tilt. “That’s when voters determined they were comfortable with Reagan.”

Now voters are wrestling with two senators with opposite resumes – Obama, at 47, the unknown, and the established 72-year-old McCain.

Zogby said he’s still hearing from moderates and non-partisan voters – what he calls “the big middle” – who are still shopping for a candidate.

“It still can break one way or the other,” Zogby says.

The Numbers

The three-day survey polled 1,220 likely voters – about 400 people a day. Zogby will continuously poll right up until the November election.

The latest poll numbers may reflect the bump that McCain received after his running mate, Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin sparred with Obama’s running mate, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden during the first and only vice presidential debate last week.

The poll shows that the two White House contenders have no problem attracting support from their own parties.

Obama is winning 84 percent of the Democratic Party support and McCain has 85 percent of the GOP support, but Obama has the edge among sought-after Independent voters.

He leads McCain among independents, 48 percent to 39 percent, according to the poll.

Obama also has support from a slightly higher percent of conservative voters than McCain gets from liberal voters, but the advantage is small, according to the poll.

Pollsters surveyed 1,220 likely voters and asked approximately 39 questions. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/2008/view.bg?articleid=1124117

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Obama’s High School Days: Ran With Bad Crowd

Obama’s High School Days: Ran With Bad Crowd

Thursday, October 9, 2008 3:00 PM

By: Ronald Kessler


As the media turns over every rock in the past of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, there has been shockingly little vetting of Barack Obama’s background.

Although candidates should not be judged solely by their behavior as adolescents, an examination of their overall past is fair and important, especially as we pick our next president.

I recently talked with a woman who attended Punahou High School in Honolulu with Obama. She expressed surprise that he now is running for president.

“I remember he didn’t hang out with a group I thought was the right group to hang out with,” said the former schoolmate, who did not want to be quoted by name. “It was the group known as the Bingham benches, the druggies’ group.”

Obama has admitted taking drugs in high school, but the fact that he kept company with others who were known to take drugs has not been reported previously. That appears to be part of a pattern of associating with questionable people, raising questions about his character and judgment. Among those people are William Ayers, who has admitted bombing buildings; convicted fundraiser Tony Rezko; and the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., whom Obama considered his mentor and who gave an award for lifetime achievement to Louis Farrakhan.

“I would say Obama didn’t show great character about choosing who he hung out with,” the former schoolmate said. “I think he behaved well and wasn’t getting into trouble, but he didn’t seem to hang out with the right people.”

The “druggie” group was called the Bingham benches because they tended to congregate around benches at a hall at the prep school named for the Rev. Hiram Bingham, the first Christian missionary in Hawaii.

“There were probably 15 or 20 in the group,” she said. “I hung out with theater people. He hung out with the Bingham benches, which were the ones that were more known as smoking dope.”

Obama, who graduated from Punahou in 1979, suggests in his book, “Dreams from My Father,” that he took marijuana and cocaine in part because of questions his race presented.

“I had learned not to care,” he wrote. “I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though.”

But the former schoolmate said that, because Hawaii has a multiethnic population, the whites — not blacks — were the ones who stood out as different at the private school.

Besides hanging out with the crowd who took drugs, Obama associated with athletes at the school, the former schoolmate said.

“He was very active in basketball,” she said. “But I kind of look at (the others) he hung out with.”

In contrast, Steve Case, who founded America Online, also attended the school then and was admired widely. “That was a kid, you’d say that guy could be president of the United States,” she said. “I was shocked to see that Obama would be a person running for president.”

The John McCain campaign is running an ad highlighting the relationship between Obama and Ayers, who was a founding member of a group that bombed the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon in the 1970s. Obama launched his political career at Ayers’ home in 1995. From 1999 to 2002, he served with him on the board of the Woods Fund of Chicago.

During that time, Ayers was quoted in the New York Times as saying, “I don’t regret setting bombs . . . I feel we didn’t do enough.”

In response to criticism about his relationship with Ayers, Obama has offered the irrelevant comment that he was 8 when Ayers was bombing buildings.

In contrast to Obama’s relationship with Ayers, John McCain has declared Obama’s relationship with Wright off limits because it has to do with religion. Yet there is nothing religious about Wright’s declaration that America and whites created the virus that causes AIDS to kill off blacks, trained professional killers, imported drugs, and created a racist society to oppress blacks.

“The government gives those drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law, and then wants to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, not ‘God Bless America’ — God damn America,” Wright has said.

Wright was quoted in his church’s magazine, Trumpet, heaping praise on Farrakhan.

“When Minister Farrakhan speaks, Black America listens,” Wright said. “His depth on analysis [sic] when it comes to the racial ills of this nation is astounding and eye-opening. He brings a perspective that is helpful and honest.”

Farrakhan has called whites “blue-eyed devils” and the Antichrist. He has described Jews as “bloodsuckers” who control the government, the media, and some black organizations.

Obama was so close to Wright for 20 years that he referred to him as an uncle. By contrast, even the most liberal Democrats invariably say they would walk out when asked what they would do if their minister began spouting such hated.

Obama has said he made some “bad decisions” in high school. The fact that he associated with Ayers, remained a member of Wright’s church until this year, and exposed his children to Wright’s hate-America tirades shows the same poor character and lack of judgment Obama admits displaying in high school.


Ronald Kessler is chief Washington correspondent of Newsmax.com. View his previous reports and get his dispatches sent to you free via
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  •  JEANE MacINTOSH, Post Correspondent
Christopher Barkley
Christopher Barkley


Last updated: 8:01 am
October 9, 2008
Posted: 4:31 am
October 9, 2008

CLEVELAND – Two Ohio voters, including Domino’s pizza worker Christopher Barkley , claimed yesterday that they were hounded by the community-activist group ACORN to register to vote several times, even though they made it clear they’d already signed up.

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Barkley estimated he’d registered to vote “10 to 15” times after canvassers for ACORN, whose political wing has endorsed Barack Obama, relentlessly pursued him and others.

Claims such as his have sparked election officials to probe ACORN.

“I kept getting approached by folks who asked me to register,” Barkley said. “They’d ask me if I was registered. I’d say yes, and they’d ask me to do it [register] again.


“Some of them were getting paid to collect names. That was their sob story, and I bought it,” he said.

Barkley is one of at least three people who have been subpoenaed by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections as part of a wider inquiry into possible voter fraud by ACORN. The group seeks to register low-income voters, who skew overwhelmingly Democratic.

“You can tell them you’re registered as many times as you want – they do not care,” said Lateala Goins, 21, who was subpoenaed.

“They will follow you to the buses, they will follow you home, it does not matter,” she told The Post.

She added that she never put down an address on any of the registration forms, just her name.

A third subpoenaed voter, Freddie Johnson, 19, filled out registration cards 72 times over 18 months, officials said.

“It feeds the public perception that there could be [fraud], and that makes the pillars fall down,” said local Board of Elections President Jeff Hastings.

Registering under a fake name is illegal. But officials usually catch multiple registrations and toss them.

The major risk of fraud growing out of mass canvassing involves the possibility of ineligible voters filing absentee ballots, and thus avoiding checks at polling places, said Republican National Committee chief counsel Sean Cairncross.

The subpoenas come as Republicans have ramped up criticism of ACORN. Officials in Nevada raided ACORN’s Las Vegas office Tuesday, accusing the group of signing people up multiple times – in some cases under phony names, like those of Dallas Cowboys.

ACORN’s Cleveland spokesman, Kris Harsh, said his group collected 100,000 voter-registration cards; only about 50 were questionable, he claimed.

As for workers, “We watch them like a hawk,” he said.

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