Nihad Awad, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and former Congressman and United States Senate candidate Tom Campbell
Read it all but pay special attention to this:
Oops. A top official with a pro-Israel organization in Washington tells me, â€œDuring his time in the House, Tom Campbell distinguished himself as no friend of Israel or the pro-Israel community. To suggest otherwise would be dishonest.â€
Part of the reason his opponents are having a field day is that Campbell has taken money ($2,000 in his Senate race in 2000, for example) from some very extreme characters, like Nihad Awad, the co-founder of CAIR, who has said things like â€œIâ€™m in support of the Hamas movementâ€ and (while speaking to the 1999 Islamic Association of Palestine convention) â€Fighting for freedom, fighting for Islam, that is not suicide. They kill themselves for Islam.â€ Most mainstream politicians professing support for Israel wouldnâ€™t take money from such a person or go to the CAIR-headquarters opening.
Tom Campbell so far has offered explanations from a dead California Congressman and David Frum. Pretty weak sauce if you ask me.
Since Campbell already took the money and has been seen hob nobbing with terrorist sympathizers, perhaps he can turn to explain the following:
While campaigning in 2000, U.S. Senate candidate Tom Campbell called for a Palestinian state with a capital in Jerusalem, said that Israel received too much funding from the United States, argued that President Clinton was too pro-Israel, and recalled receiving a condolence phone call from Palestinian terrorist Yasser Arafat after he injured himself during a visit to the region.
The revelations come from an article that appeared in the October/November 2000 issue of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs about Campbell’s run for Senate in 2000 against Dianne Feinstein.
Tom, you have alot of explaining to do…….and Carly Fiorina and Chuck DeVore are not both wrong in calling you out on your abysmal record toward Israel.
Just admit it.
A Jewish official who works on Capitol Hill sums it up:
â€œI am hard pressed to remember any member of Congress who targeted Israelâ€™s aid to cut, voted the wrong way in an overwhelming bipartisan vote on Jerusalem, supported Hamas terrorist Same Al-Arian and others convicted of supporting Islamic Jihad terrorists â€“ even appearing at rallies with Al-Aryian and others as the spewed their anti-Israel bile, took campaign cash from them, wrote letters on Al Ariyanâ€™s behalf, spoke at CAIR events â€“ a group notoriously hostile to Israel and which is at the heart of the Muslim Brotherhoodâ€™s efforts in America, and publicly supports Alison Wier â€“ lately a purveyor of the organ harvesting blood libel against Israel. That is quite a public record. Now maybe Tom Campbell has become more pro-Israel than the Chief Rabbi on Minsk, but that would truly be the worldâ€™s most miraculous conversion. The facts are the facts. Mr. Campbellâ€™s record speaks for itself and no amount of lipstik can pretty up this pig.â€
Back over to Tom Campbell for more explaining……..
Updated: CA-Sen: Tom Campbell, Sami al-Arian and Political Access
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