This is quite interesting and I have not gotten through it all yet, but I wanted to pass it along. I found this at Velvet Hammer’s blog Ironic Surrealism II, in a comment by Winged Hussar 1683.
Winged Hussar 1683 commented on Barack Obama’s ties to the race baiting bigot, Reverend Al Sharpton. And he included this website which details these ties: Obama’s Extensive Ties to Hate Groups and Bigots
Here is an exerpt:
It is a basic tenet of common sense, not to mention common decency, that public figures like celebrities and politicians do not consort with, promote, endorse, or otherwise empower racists and/or anti-Semites. Endorsement of hate mongers or hate groups, or proven hate speech, can easily derail or even end a career. We fail to understand why Barack Obama is getting a pass from the media on his open association with and promotion of the country’s most vicious racist and anti-Semitic hate mongers, who now include the Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan. First, however, let’s take a look at the standard consequences of hate speech by public figures, so our readers can apply these standards to Mr. Obama.
(1) James G Watt, US Secretary of the Interior. “I have a black, a woman, two Jews and a cripple.” Forced to resign.
(2) Trent Lott, U.S. Senator. “When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over the years, either.” When Strom Thurmond ran for President, he was a segregationist, although he had long repudiated segregationism when Lott praised him. Lott resigned as the Senate’s Republican leader.
(3) Don Imus, radio personality. Made a poor-taste joke about “nappy headed hos.” Dismissed from his job.
(4) Mel Gibson, actor. While drunk, made demeaning remarks about Jews. Apologized publicly.
(5) Mitt Romney, Presidential candidate. Made a speech at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan. Henry Ford published anti-Semitic material but later repudiated it. The National Jewish Democratic Council suggests that making a speech at the museum of a long-dead EX-antisemite disqualifies Romney.
Barack Obama: Posed for numerous photos with, and praised extensively, a prominent and unrepentant racist and anti-Semite who at least indirectly incited two fatal anti-Semitic and racist pogroms (Crown Heights, Freddy’s Fashion Mart) and played a major role in the racist Tawana Brawley scam. His pastor Jeremiah Wright has made racist remarks about “white America” getting its “wake up call” on 9/11, and the Trinity United Church of Christ awarded the “Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. Trumpet” Award to Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam. Farrakhan is on record as calling Judaism a “gutter religion” while saying that “white people are potential humans,” but they “haven’t evolved yet.” Consequences: none. It is therefore up to us, and our readers, to expose this phony smile and empty suit for exactly what he is through the Internet, letters to the editor, and other media.
There is a lot more there that I have to read through and verify, but none of it is good. And… none of it is being reported by the mass media. You know that were Barack Obama a Republican, this would be reported all over… in detail… 24/7.
This is also quite interesting as Barack Obama is a main member of what looks to be an Islamic charity or civil rights organization of some such, Project Islamic HOPE, which describes itself thusly:
Project Islamic H.O.P.E. is a national civil rights organization that advocates for the human rights of oppressed People regardless of race, gender or religion.
Project Islamic H.O.P.E. follows the teachings of the Holy Quran and the example of Prophet Muhammad. (Peace Be Upon Him)
We support and follow the leadership of Imam W. Deen Mohammed, one of the world’s foremost Islamic leaders.
First of all, anyone following the example of Mohammad is to be questioned as to what example he is following. As we all know by now, Mohammad was no Jesus. Secondly, what teachings of the Koran are they following? The teachings that call for killing infidels? The teachings that say Jews and Christians are infidels and the equivalent of rats? And who is this Imam W. Deen Mohammad. For being “one of the world’s foremost Islamic leaders”, I haven’t heard of him. Of course, maybe that is a good thing. Usually the Islamic leaders who are well known are the radical ones calling women “uncovered meat” and calling for the stoning and hanging of women who get raped or incite their followers to violence over cartoons.
Also, I would be interested to find out if Barack Obama is also involved in some Christian charity groups, since he is, supposedly, a Christian, belonging to the ethno-centric, racist Trinity Church of Christ.
More to come after I research some of this stuff, but I encourage you all to do the same.
UPDATE at 00:42 EST on 13 JAN 2008: Verrrrry interesting. The Imam for the Project Islamic H.O.P.E., W. Deen Mohammad, is a member of the radical Islamist group Nation of Islam. So here we have yet another tie of Barack Obama to a radical Islamist group.
The move to mainstream Islam brought Wallace Deen’s organization considerable material benefit, including millions of dollars of donations from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. In 1985, Wallace Deen Muhammad dismantled the council of the American Muslim Mission, allowing for each organization’s mosques to incorporate independently. Most, however, remained affiliated with a successor organization, the Muslim American Society (of Calumet City, Illinois, as opposed to the Muslim American Society of Falls Church, Virginia). In 2002, the group once again changed its name to the American Society of Muslims.
Wallace Deen Muhammad’s efforts to integrate his teachings with mainstream Islam drew fire from both NOI and radical Islamic groups. NOI has portrayed him as a betrayer of the black supremacist movement, while radical Islamic groups believe he is too tame, citing public statements in which he has spoken approvingly of the Pope, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Frederick Douglass. Wallace Deen has responded by restoring alliances with Farrakhan and the NOI, and by radicalizing his Islamic message to please the fundamentalists, particularly the burgeoning immigrant population. His mosques and his movements are backed by a massive amount of Saudi Arabian cash (some experts claim that the Saudis and other oil-rich Arab nations have pumped 76 billion dollars to the West to foster the cause of Islam). He has also been more critical of U.S. support for Israel in recent years.According to Muhammad, U.S. foreign policy has aroused the wrath of Muslim nations around the world, thereby spawning terrorism aimed at American interests. He said in an interview: “The developments in the world, presently, not to mention the Crusades that are still in the minds of the Muslim world and not to mention 1947 when they were establishing Israel as a state in what was the home of the Jews and the Palestinians, the things happening now like the problem for the Palestinians and Israelis and Kashmir and India, all of these struggles on the minds of Muslims and especially for Muslim leaders, we can’t just look at what happened on the llth of September and isolate it from all these other things. What we have is a damaged psyche of the Muslim world and of most of the Islamic leaders. . . . I mean that these troubles in the world that have been used by them in their thinking to say: ‘This is why we don’t have peace in the world. It is because Christianity fought against us in the Crusades. It is because in colonial days, they imposed their life on us in our countries under a colonial state. And because of what they did in the Middle East to establish Israel over there on us and take Jerusalem as its capital.’ All of those things are on their minds. With these things on their minds, naturally they are becoming more bitter and more bitter. . .” In 2003, Wallace Deen Muhammad stepped down as head of the American Society of Muslims.
Does anyone else find it interesting that Barack Obama is involved with radical, racist Black Churches AND radical Islamist groups? And find it even more interesting that none of this has become mainstream public knowledge yet? Hmmm…
Also, with this kind of background, Barack Obama should be very careful about attacking people based on racism.