Obama Praises Muslim Cleric Who Wants US Soldiers Murdered and Endorsed Hamas

Obama Praises Muslim Cleric Who Wants US Soldiers Murdered and Endorsed Hamas

I’m sure he’ll blame this on his speechwriters, if anyone every brings it up to him, but President Obama gave some considerable props to a terrorist loving cleric who called for US soldiers to be killed:

Obama in his remarks offered praise to controversial cleric Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah and referred to him as a moderate Muslim leader who can help combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL or ISIS) radical ideology.

However, Bin Bayyah himself has long been engulfed in controversy for many of his views, including the reported backing of a 2004 fatwa that advocated violent resistance against Americans fighting in Iraq.

This is not the first time that the Obama administration has extoled Bin Bayyah, who also has served as the vice president of a Muslim scholars group founded by a radical Muslim Brotherhood leader who has called “for the death of Jews and Americans,” according to Fox News and other reports.

The State Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau (CT) was forced to issue multiple apologies earlier this year after the Washington Free Beacon reported on its promotion of Bin Bayyah on Twitter.

“This should not have been tweeted and has since been deleted,” the CT Bureau tweeted at the time after many expressed anger over the original endorsement of Bin Bayyah.

Unreal.

No, I take that back. This is about par for the course with this guy.

The whole thing was talked about on Fox. The discussion about the cleric starts at the 1:20 mark:

So, was the State Department wrong to apologize, or was Obama wrong to praise him?

I think it’s obvious. Obama should never have given this guy any kind of props. He’s clearly not a moderate.

Why do you think he did it?

Duane Lester

Duane Lester is co-founder of All American Blogger, and the primary writer. Following graduation, Duane entered the United States Navy as a journalist. He spent five years touring the world, reporting on local news and sports. Following his enlistment, Duane spent almost 10 years working with adjudicated youth in residential treatment environments. Duane discovered politics after September 11. He credits Erich "Mancow" Muller for opening his eyes to his conservative beliefs. Since then, Duane has devoured books and literature on politics, reading everything he can from Adam Smith to Larry Elder to Thomas Sowell. He refers to his style of politics as "conserva-tarian", a mixture of conservative and libertarian beliefs.

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