Obama's opposition to the Zionist state should not be surprising.
REV. WRIGHT REPRINTS "HAMAS' STAND" IN CHURCH BULLETIN!
Finding an article written by the deputy leader of Hamas, Mousa Abu Mazook, in Trinity Church of Christ's bulletin on Rev. Jeremiah Wright's "Pastor's Page" is beyond shocking. Hamas calls for the destruction of Israel and has the distinction of being labeled a global terrorist organization by the United States government. Marzook, himself, has been named a global terrorist. Wright picked Marzook's article for his pastor's page, folks. What does that tell you about Rev. Wright?
Obama blasted what was in his church's bulletin in a strategic e-mail sent to the Jewish publication, JTA, after it became public this week. Notice how Obama refers to his pastor, his personal friend and mentor, as "my former pastor". All part of a strategy to distance himself from Wright that was discussed between Obama and Wright over a a year ago. One tiny little problem, Wright is still shown as the pastorof Trinity Church of Christ. Is the "former pastor" rhetoric all for show?
I have already condemned my former pastor's views on Israel in the strongest possible terms, and I certainly wasn’t in church when that outrageously wrong Los Angeles Times piece was re-printed in the bulletin," Obama said in a statement emailed to JTA late Thursday, and referring to critics who noted that Obama had been in church when Wright had made controversial statements. "Hamas is a terrorist organization, responsible for the deaths of many innocents, and dedicated to Israel's destruction, as evidenced by their bombarding of Sderot in recent months. I support requiring Hamas to meet the international community's conditions of recognizing Israel, renouncing violence, and abiding by past agreements before they are treated as a legitimate actor."
Earlier, I wrote about Obama's apparent backing off of support for Palestine as noted by Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the Electronic Intifada in order to get elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004. Abunimah recounted a conversation he had with Obama the last time he saw him:
Obama to Abunimah: "Hey, I'm sorry I haven't said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race. I'm hoping when things calm down I can be more up front." He referred to my activism, including columns I was contributing to the The Chicago Tribune critical of Israeli and US policy, "Keep up the good work!"
This is just another deeply troubling insight into Barack Obama's character, judgment and believes.
The July 22, 2007 Trinity United Church of Christ bulletin reprinted an article written by Mousa Abu Marzook, deputy of the political bureau of Hamas. Originally printed in the LA Times as "Hamas' stand", Pastor Wright added a new title, "A Fresh View of the Palestinian Struggle". The Times was criticized for giving a "Platform To Genocidal Terrorist." Where does that leave Obama's church?