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Hagel The Horrible
by Marc J. Fink • Dec 16, 2012 at 7:22 pm
Hamas-Supporting, Islamist Group CAIR Praises and Endorses Obama Defense Candidate
It's not in America's national security interest to have a Defense Secretary who regularly receives praise from an organization named an unindicted co-conspirator to fund the terrorist group Hamas in America's largest terrorism financing case; an organization officially banned from cooperation with the FBI and cited as an agent of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.
A lot has been written in the past few days about leading Obama Secretary of Defense candidate Chuck Hagel's virulent anti-Israel views and pro-Iran inclinations. He's even voiced conspiratorial theories about Jews controlling American foreign policy.
But what do Islamists themselves say about Hagel?
The Hamas-supporting, Muslim Brotherhood legacy group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has had nothing but praise for the outspoken Hagel. Below is a screenshot from CAIR's website on August 1, 2006:
In 2006, the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah fired countless rockets from Lebanon into Israel, then attacked an Israeli patrol on the Israeli side of the Israel-Lebanon border. Three soldiers were killed and two others taken hostage. Five more Israelis were killed in a failed rescue attempt.
As Israel Defense Forces attempted to stop the rocket fire, search for its missing soldiers and remove the Hezbollah threat, then Senator Hagel demanded an immediate cease-fire. This won praise from CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad (see above), who once said "I am a supporter of the Hamas movement."
CAIR also endorsed Hagel as a possible 2008 Presidential candidate, issuing this statement on August 28, 2006:
The above was reported by the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) on their website on March 12, 2007. The posting has since been deleted, but a cached version can be seen here.