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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Obama, Jesse Jackson, and appeasing the world's Moslems
"Remember, Barack: To please Islam you must appease...to please Islam you must appease"
from Jihad Watch
And Jackson apparently thinks that Obama will do so by abandoning Israel to the jihadist wolves. Will he also, as I have speculated, be ready to sacrifice the freedom of speech in his quest to build new friendly relations with Muslim nations?
"The O Jesse Knows: Jackson on Obama's America," by Amir Taheri in the New York Post, October 14 (thanks to all who sent this in):
PREPARE for a new America: That's the message that the Rev. Jesse Jackson conveyed to participants in the first World Policy Forum, held at this French lakeside resort last week.
He promised "fundamental changes" in US foreign policy - saying America must "heal wounds" it has caused to other nations, revive its alliances and apologize for the "arrogance of the Bush administration."
The most important change would occur in the Middle East, where "decades of putting Israel's interests first" would end.
Jackson believes that, although "Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades" remain strong, they'll lose a great deal of their clout when Barack Obama enters the White House.
"Bush was so afraid of a snafu and of upsetting Israel that he gave the whole thing a miss," Jackson says. "Barack will change that," because, as long as the Palestinians haven't seen justice, the Middle East will "remain a source of danger to us all."
"Barack is determined to repair our relations with the world of Islam and Muslims," Jackson says. "Thanks to his background and ecumenical approach, he knows how Muslims feel while remaining committed to his own faith."
More at http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/023092.php
Jesse Jackson: Obama is "determined to repair our relations with the world of Islam and Muslims"