Thursday, June 11, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Esam Omeish

Esam Omeish has, of course, lost his bid for the Democratic Party's nomination for a seat in the Virginia Assembly.

A short while before this loss at the polls this week, Hillary Clinton accorded him a kind of honor - as a Muslim leader worthy of her attention:
A Muslim leader invited by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to participate in a conference call after President Obama's speech in Cairo last week once told a crowd that "the jihad way is the way to liberate your land."

Esam Omeish, a surgeon and community leader who is running for Virginia state assemblyman, made the statements in 2000 at pro-Palestinian rally where he spoke out against Israel and urged Muslims to support the Palestinian liberation movement.


The State Department has not replied to questions as to whether it was aware of Omeish's past comments when he was selected as one of approximately 100-200 invitees to participate in the conference, which included academics and Muslim leaders....
How could the State Department be unaware of Omeish's background? The Washington Post has provided ample coverage of Omeish's jihad-loving ties.


Northern Virginiastan said...

An administration that wants to engage Iran and Islamic militant organizations doesn't care about Omeish's jihadist ties.

As for Clinton, she engaged Abdurahman Alamoudi as an advisor on Muslim affairs while her husband was President: search this blog for references to Alamoudi.

Snowman said...

We need to do something about these people. In Israel it is self defense. They have sympathy among these blacks and even Hispanics who are destroying our communties. Thank you for bringing us together. perhaps McDonnell and can and be the hand that sweeps this out and shows the real Virginia for real Virginians, if this President who isn't even an American won't. Kudos to you, and Jesus save us from these barbarious people and their phoney religion.