When Steve Israel came out in support of the Occupiers, the general public was probably unaware that the Occupiers are anti-Israel, anti-semitic, and pro-Palestine. It is doubtful that Rep. Israel was ignorant of that fact.
I spent days filming Occupy Wall Street radicals and from the first day, September 17th, until almost their last day, many were vehemently anti-semitic. I never saw one pro-Israel sign.
At the time, Rep. Israel was offended by accusations that he was anything but supportive of Israel and yet he supported the Occupiers.
Some would disagree that Steve Israel is someone the state of Israel can count on:
Powerful evidence that Rep. Israel, senatorial candidate Chris Murphy and Rep. Nancy Pelosi do not support Israel comes in the form of their strong advocacy for Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and CAIR [named by the FBI as unindicted co-conspirators].
These three groups support terrorism and they are infiltrating our government. Money exchanges hands between these groups and terrorist groups in the mid-East. Now it is exchanging hands with shady politicians.
Nancy Pelosi, Democratic congresswoman from San Francisco, Steve Israel, Democratic congressman from NY, and Chris Murphy who is running for the Senate against Linda McMann in Connecticut, joined Reps Keith Ellison and Andre Carson as headliners at a Democratic Party fundraiser with leaders of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood front groups on May, 2012.
It was held in secret.
Why is it a secret? Aren’t they transparent? Shouldn’t they be flaunting the names of their new bundlers who will in turn expect support for their many anti-Israel goals?
Nancy Pelosi, who has been a supporter of Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian leader who is currently massacring his own people, is now supporting the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) whose Executive Director Nihad Awad, has openly championed Hamas and defended suicide bombings as “legitimate resistance.”
Awad views the Democratic Party as supporters who are bringing about change in U.S.-Hamas-Brotherhood relations. Not all Democrats are on board, but too many are.
Nancy Pelosi and Steve Israel are taking money from CAIR, unindicted co-conspirators in the 2007-2008 Holy Land Foundation Hamas money-laundering trials. FBI testimony described CAIR as having been created by Hamas. In a 2007 federal court filing, prosecutors described CAIR as conspiring with other branches of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorists.
The FBI officially severed relations with CAIR in 2008 because of its ties to Hamas.
“Jamal Barzinji, a founding father of the Muslim Brotherhood in America and co-founder of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), an incubator for Islamic radicalism in North America. MSA was the forerunner of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)” was also present.
“Barzinji was named in a federal affidavit as being closely associated with Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas”.
His name appears in a global phone book of Muslim Brotherhood members recovered by Italian and Swiss authorities in Nov. 2001 from the home of Al-Taqwa Bank of Lugano founder Youssef Nada, one of the leaders of the international Muslim Brotherhood.
During the fundraiser, Pelosi sat at the same table with Awad and Barzinji.
Speaking to the attendees in her 10-minute address, she said the Democratic Party should become the natural home of Muslim-Americans, because Republicans fan the flames of “Islamophobia.” She focused exclusively on Islamophobia, a term devised by radical Islamists and their apologists to silence critics, while avoiding any mention of terrorism carried out by Islamists in the United States…Read on…
Make no mistake, CAIR is a terrorist front organization which receives funding from countries that sponsor terrorism. Their goal is to use our own democratic system of justice against us. They want to change us from within.
Other politicians have already condemned these groups:
Senator Dick Durbin said, “[CAIR is] unusual in its extreme rhetoric and its associations with groups that are suspect.”
Senator Charles Schumer, “we know [CAIR] has ties to terrorism” and he added, they have “intimate links with Hamas.”
Before the 2003 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, discussing her decision to rescind the award given to CAIR official, Senator Barbara Boxer said, “To praise [CAIR] because they haven’t been indicted is like somebody saying, ‘I’m not a crook.'”
Rep. Bill Shuster, “Time and again [CAIR] has shown itself to be nothing more than an apologist for groups bent on the destruction of Israel and Islamic domination over the West.”
Rep. Israel has shown support for Israel as a congressman but at the same time he is willing to take money from extremist Islamic groups who pose an existential threat to the state of Israel.
During a stump speech I heard two years ago, he said, to paraphrase, Some people think I’m a socialist, others think I’m a conservative, but I’m all things to all people. He is. He blows with the wind and what he believes in is himself.
Nancy Pelosi is a nut and Chris Murphy cares more about winning the election than being transparent and explaining himself.
This administration, whose beliefs these three politicians are buying into, does not use the words “terror” or “terrorism.” They will not allow the use of the term “Islamic radicalism” in military manuals. They deny the very existence of terror attacks until they have no choice as in the case of Benghazi.
The administration is so PC and so unaware of the dangers of radicalized Islam that they have now appointed former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering to lead the investigation of the Benghazi terror attack.
There is no way this man is capable of coming up with the truth because he sees all radical Islamists through rose-colored glasses. He generalizes any recognition of the threat of radical Islam as Islamophobia.
He has even hinted at limiting free speech over it. In a recent speech, he urged a zero-tolerance policy against alleged Islamophobic Americans. “There are strong efforts as well that we must make to deal with opinion leaders who harbor these prejudices, who espouse them and spread them,” he said.
Pickering’s words are a threat to our free speech.
Muslims want a global ban on insults to Islam to be negotiated by the U.N. Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi despises our freedom of speech and used the obscure video trailer to make his point.
People like Pelosi, Israel, and Murphy are putting Americans in harm’s way with their rationalizations of all insults to radical Muslims as Islamophobia as they take their money.
It’s outrageous. Their sneaky behavior is outrageous. The ignorance under which they operate is outrageous.