By Joseph Klein /“It’s the ‘People’s House,” said First Lady Michelle Obama. “It’s a place that is steeped in history, but it’s also a place where everyone should feel welcome. And that’s why my husband and I have made it our mission to open up the house to as many people as we can.”
The Obama administration kept its promise of an open Obama White House – for radical Islamists. The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) has reported on hundreds of White House meetings to which the Islamists have been invited.
“Court documents and other records have identified many of these visitors as belonging to groups serving as fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and other Islamic militant organizations,” the Investigative Project on Terrorism reported. It based its findings on an exhaustive analysis of millions of White House visitor log entries, which the IPT correlated with lists of officials of known radical Islamist groups such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). This group, said to be affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation, a jihadist charitable front group whose officials were convicted of funneling money to Hamas.
Earlier this year, as Michelle Malkin reported, “White House officials welcomed a foreign delegation of the radical Sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt.”
One repeat visitor to the Obama White House is Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian Muslim American activist and a self-proclaimed “pure New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn.” Records confirm that Sarsour has been invited to at least seven White House meetings since April 2010.
Sarsour doesn’t just have an open door to the Obama White House. She was also honored by the White House last December as a “Champion of Change.”
The kind of change Sarsour champions is the end of the Jewish state of Israel.
Last week, according to IPT, Sarsour tweeted the Islamist demonization of Israel equating Zionism with “racism.” She posted links on her Twitter feed to an anti-Israel video by a New York poet named Remroum, accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing and rejecting attempts at normalization between Israelis and Palestinians.
Sarsour did not deny what the IPT reported. Instead, she hid behind the label Islamophobia to try and kill the messenger in one of her many tweets.
In another tweet, Sarsour claimed “white male privilege” has “oppressed” her. In an interview she linked Islamophobia, and what she called “racial profiling” of Muslim Americans, with slavery, “genocide” of Native Americans and oppression of African Americans and Latinos.
In yet another one of her tweets, Sarsour called for the repeal of the Patriot Act. She thinks the concern of Americans with the continuing Islamist terror threat is overblown. Indeed, she tweeted that the “Underwear bomber was the #CIA all along. Why did I already know that?! Shame on us – scaring the American people.”
Wearing the badge of radicalism proudly, Sarsour also tweeted, “When did radical become a bad word?”
I have a feeling that the families of the victims of the 9/11 jihadist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon would have a good answer to Sarsour’s rhetorical question.
Sarsour serves the Obama administration’s purpose of whitewashing radical Islam. For example, after claiming to be a feminist herself, she wrote on the blog Hijabi Revolution that “Islam is a religion of feminists for feminists… Islam as a religion is built on many feminist principles around equality and economic empowerment of women.”
You read that correctly. This Obama White House guest – its “champion of change” – is spinning a make-believe story. In truth, Islamic law stipulates a gender-segregated, patriarchal society in which women are treated as inferior beings.
For example, a specific verse in the Koran (4:34) states that the husband is free to beat his wife if she is disobedient:
Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them. Then if they obey you, take no further action against them. Surely God is high, supreme.
Another specific verse in the Koran (2:282), describing financial transactions, states that two female witnesses are equal to one male witness.
The husband can divorce his wife at will, but the wife does not have that same option under Sharia law. The husband is also favored in cases of custody of the children after the early years of childhood are over.
To Islamists like Linda Sarsour and their admirers in the Obama administration, telling the truth about where Islamists really stand, based on their own documented statements, is hate speech. To the contrary, it is simply presenting evidence – from their own words and from their sources of belief in Sharia law itself – of the radical and hateful nature of Islamic ideology.