We have written on the network of radicals attached to Barack Obama’s political and public career, and perhaps none carry the impact of Rashid Khalidi. Barack Obama tried to shrug off Khalidi as a person he “knew” from Khalidi’s days at the University of Chicago, but the connections go much deeper than that. As Daniel Pipes explains in this clip to Sean Hannity, Khalidi and Obama have raised money for each other — and Khalidi’s connections to the PLO demonstrate just how radical Obama’s circle gets:
Khalidi, a Yasser Arafat toady, got $75,000 through Obama and Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers from the Woods Foundation, and later Khalidi returned the favor by hosting a fundraiser for Obama. Obama “lavished praise” on Khalidi in 2003 when the former PLO functionary took a job at Columbia University, according to an LA Times article last year. It’s hardly ancient history, and Khalidi is hardly an acquaintance.