Middle East studies in the News
Further Assistance to the Obama Anti-Smear Site [incl. Rashid Khalidi]
by Jim Geraghty
I have another tip for the Obama Anti-Smear Site. We found another person alleging that Obama has terrorist ties — Fred Hobbs, a Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committee member, who said, "I'm not sure we know enough about him. He's got some bad connections, and he may be terrorist connected for all I can tell. It sounds kind of like he may be."
It's not just that a Tennessee Democratic party official is making this horrific claim; the Huffington Post is repeating the claim in giant type on their web site. Best of luck in tracking down this nefarious malefactor and ensuring those statements are corrected.
Now, for heaven's -er, I mean, Post-Obama-America's sake, the Tennessee Democrats ought to get their facts straight. Obama has no ties to terrorists... of the al-Qaeda variety. He merely has a long-term professional and fundraising relationship with a man who placed bombs in the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol Building, among other public places.
And Obama doesn't have any connections to extremism or those who excuse terrorist violence... other than serving on the Woods Fund and giving $110,000 in grants to the Arab American Action Network, whose co-founder Rashid Khalidi has lamented the "media hysteria" about Palestinian suicide bombers. (He denies being a spokesman for Yassir Arafat's PLO in the past).
Other than that, there's just not much there.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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