Update: According to Scott Baker, of The Blaze, citing a Chicago Sun-Times report by Lynn Sweet, Obama left this church before Ziad Asali spoke. That does not tell the entire story. It does not indicate that the presence of one had nothing to do with that of the other, nor that they did not choose this time and place for a planned visit.
Furthermore, such a rare blessing of an Obama visitation to St. John’s Episcopal at this time inevitably honors this pro-Palestinian activist’s use of “Sunday School” time and attention. It has been alleged that some of his public moves include signals to Islamist friends and funders around the world. Perhaps this was a (another) wink.
Original D.I., 9/21-2010, 5:06am CT
Thanks to The Post & Email:
Obama goes to church to hear a Muslim speaker!
by Brigitte de Maubec
(Sept. 20, 2010) — Yesterday, on Sunday, September 19, 2010, the Obama family attended church for only the third time in a year. They went on foot to the St. John’s Episcopal Church situated across the Lafayette Park.
But what is widely not reported by the White House and the MSM is that on that particular Sunday in that particular church, Dr. Ziad Asali, M.D., a Muslim, founder and president of the American Task Force on Palestine, was the guest speaker. He was there to speak on the subject of “Prospects of the two-state solution in the Middle-East.”
According to the website of the American Task Force on Palestine, it is a “non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, DC.” The organization describes itself as “dedicated to advocating that it is in the American national interest to promote an end to the conflict in the Middle East through a negotiated agreement that provides for two states – Israel and Palestine – living side by side in peace and security.”
Well, now we know why.
“Man looks on the outside, but God looks on the heart.”