Meet our representatives who are soft on Hamas.
Read from Joshua Pundit:
The Democrat Congressmen From Hamas
"Think Hamas and the Ikhwan (The Muslim Brotherhood) are just an overseas problem? Guess again.
Led by ex-Nation of Islam member and Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison, he and 53 other Democrat members of the House sent a letter to President Obama urging him to pressure Israel to unilaterally open its borders with Gaza.
Needless to say, there's absolutely no recognition of the attacks on Israel, which is why those borders were closed in the first place after Hamas took over the Strip in a violent coup that started the civil war between Hamas and Fatah.
To prove how anti-Israel and anti-Semitic this letter is, there's absolutely no mention of pressuring Egypt, a large recipient of US foreign aid to open Egypt's borders with Gaza or to stop building its new security barrier, which includes underground steel barriers to make tunnel smuggling more difficult.Only Israel is singled out.
That didn't stop J-Street and Peace Now from endorsing it, of course. But then, that's hardly surprising.
Many of the signatories have a long history of anti-Israel votes and statements, but another factoid that isn't surprising is that many of the signatories get substantial financial backing from CAIR, the Saudi-funded Muslim Brotherhood front that's been an unindicted co-conspirator in a number of terrorism trials.
Keith Ellison, John Conyers, Loretta Sanchez, Betty McCollum, Lois Capps, Bill Pascrell, Elijah Cummings, Bob Filner, Mike Honda, Barbara Lee, John Dingell, James Moran, Nick Rahall, Andre Carson, Mary Jo Kilroy, Carolyn Kilpatrick and Jim McDermott are among the top receivers of CAIR money in Congress.
Since CAIR receives substantial funding from the Saudis, this is yet another way for foreign funds to influence our politics.
McDermott, in fact was named CAIR's public official of the year and is on CAIR's top ten list of campaign cash recipients.
Ellison, an ex-Nation of Islam member who participated in the openly anti-Semitic Million Man March is particularly close to Nihad Awad, co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), whom he met almost two decades ago at the University of Minnesota. Awad is a well-known apologist for terrorism and was a founding member of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), described by the U.S. government as a Hamas front organization.
This letter essentially is a CAIR project, and meets my essential test of anti-Semitism - it singles out Israel for demonization and demands that it adhere to standards and rules demanded of no other country.
It's also interesting to note the extremely high percentage of members of the Congressional Black Caucus on this list, 12 out of 54, almost one in four.
The Democratic party as a whole is not an anti-Israel or anti-Semitic group - far from it. But it's been obvious to me for some time that Jew hatred has a home there, and that it's both mainstream and tolerated.
Courtesy of Sultan Knish, here's a list of the representatives who signed on, along with links to the websites of their challengers in this year's elections. If you look at their records in general, the country would be well served by their absence from Congress."