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Guess Who: Obama or Hamas?

It’s time to play a little game…

Folks, it’s a disturbingly sad day in America when our President essentially finds himself on the same side as the terrorist outfit Hamas. Which is exactly where Barack landed by backing the decision to build an Islamic center just blocks from where an Allah-inspired bloodbath occurred. And our vaunted mainstream media? They’re pimping the exact same editorial position on the Mega Mosque that shady Islamic organizations and Middle East newspapers are vomiting. Just how identical are the statements from the media and Obama to that of Hamas and other questionable groups? Good question. 
 
How about a variation of the board game, “Guess Who?”  I’ll provide you with a ringing endorsement of the Ground Zero mosque, and you tell me who uttered it–the New York Times, Hamas, Barack Obama, CAIR, the Washington Post, or the Pakistan Observer. Ready? 
 
1. “Lies, distortions, jingoism, xenophobia–another day, another campaign issue that Republicans can use to bash President Obama and the Democrats. First it was illegal immigration. Now it’s the so-called Ground Zero mosque, which is not at all what its opponents claim…this is pandering.”
 
2. “Although President Obama was late in upholding the Muslims’ constitutional right, the position he adopted was necessary and required. I hope that what he said would be heard by all segments of the U.S. society, especially the group that objects to the Muslims’ right to build this center.” 
 
3. “We have to build everywhere… We have to pray, and this mosque is the only site of prayer. We have to build the mosque, as you are allowed to build the church and Israelis are building their holy places.”
 
4. “This approach by President Obama, we believe, would have the positive impact, as it would serve like applying some balm on Muslims wounds. However, by taking this courageous stand, the [President] has also taken a major political risk and extremist groups would strongly oppose him…We hope that President Obama’s support for the mosque near Ground Zero would serve the cause of peace and the future historians would describe him as a benefactor of humanity.”
 
5. “I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable.”
 
6. “President Obama showed his understanding of the Constitution, and his respect for the American people, last week when he defended the right of a Muslim community to group to build a mosque and Islamic center two blocks north of ground zero in Lower Manhattan…Republican ideologues, predictably, used his statement as one of more excuse not only to attack the President but to spew more of their intolerant rhetoric.”
 
Now for the “Guess Who?” answers:
 
The first one was written by Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post.
 
The second one was a statement by Nihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which was named an “unindicted co-conspirator” by the Feds in a Hamas funding case. Awad’s remarks were given on Al-Jazeera.
 
The third one was the musings of Mahmoud al-Zahar, who is none other than the co-founder of Hamas.
 
The fourth one is an editorial from the Pakistan Observer, which is a newspaper based in Islamabad.
 
The fifth one is from Dear Leader, Barack Obama, himself.
 
And the last one is from–surprise, surprise–the New York Times’s editorial board.
 
The lessons Barack Obama and our news media should learn? If you’re finding yourself holding hands with Hamas and other radical coteries, you’ve probably made the wrong decision. Just sayin’.

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Mr. Mattera is the editor-at-large of HUMAN EVENTS and the author of the New York Times bestseller Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation (Simon & Schuster). He also hosts The Jason Mattera Show on News Talk Radio 77WABC. Previously, he was the Spokesman for Young America's Foundation and a TV correspondent for Michelle Malkin. Follow Jason on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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