Feb 21 2010
Obama's new Muslim Envoy finally admits to defending jailed terrorist supporter, Sami al-Arian, who was a fundraiser for Hamas
Rashad Hussain, named by Obama as an envoy to the radical Organization of Islamic Conference, reversed his previous statement denying that he had supported a convicted terrorist.
So, then, I guess this means Obama will withdraw his nomination? HAH
President Obama’s new Muslim envoy Rashad Hussain admitted Friday to once defending a man who later pleaded guilty to conspiring to aid a terrorist group — an admission that contradicts earlier claims from the White House that the quotes had been mistakenly attributed to Hussain.
n 2004, the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs quoted Hussain saying at a seminar on Muslim issues that Sami al-Arian was the victim of “politically motivated persecutions” after al-Arian, a university professor, was charged in 2003 with heading U.S. operations of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Al-Arian pleaded guilty in 2006 to conspiracy to aid the group — designated by the U.S. as a foreign terrorist group since 1997 — and was sentenced to more than four years in prison. FOX NEWS