He was equally “honored” to receive an endorsement from J Street, a radical Leftist Jewish organization that supports policies that would spell suicide for Israel, the only Jewish state in the world.
Similar to how radical Left-wing members of the Democrat party have been able to sway mainstream Dems away from their previous centrist ideologies, both of these radical organizations are putting their stakes down in the party by endorsing Biden.
The U.S. Justice Department lists ISNA as an “entity” of the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical and often violent arm of the Islamist global political project. The Brotherhood’s goal is a worldwide caliphate with all of humanity living under sharia law. ISNA shares that goal.
The Trump administration is currently considering designating the Brotherhood as a domestic terrorist organization.
Speakers at the ISNA conference included an array of radical Islamists, including:
- the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Nihad Awad
- the chairman of American Muslims for Palestine and founder of Students for Justice in Palestine (essentially Hamas’ campus wing), Hatem Bazian
- the executive director of the Northern California chapter of CAIR, Zahra Billoo, who has praised Hezbollah and offered sympathy to Hamas, questioned whether fallen U.S. soldiers should be honored on Memorial Day and promotes the anti-Semitic hate preacher Louis Farrakhan
- Sharia-apologist and anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour
- Founder and president of Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research Omar Suleiman, who has a long history of siding with Hamas, praising terrorists, pushing anti-Semitic tropes and making homophobic and sexist remarks
- Radical preacher Siraj Wahhaj, who served as a character witness for the “Blind Sheikh,” Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was found guilty of masterminding terrorist plots against the United States and for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Wahhaj has advocated for armed jihad in the streets for the benefit of Islam
The founder and chairman of Engage, Khurrum Wahid, is primarily known for defending Islamist terrorists charged by the U.S. government. Wahid has defended:
- Rafiq Sabir, who was convicted for conspiring with al-Qaeda
- Hafiz Kahn, who was convicted of conspiracy and providing material support to Taliban terrorists
- Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, who was convicted for joining al-Qaeda and plotting to assassinate former President George W. Bush
Emgage has also partnered with CAIR, another Muslim Brotherhood-linked organization which has a history of supporting Hamas.
J Street, which purports itself to be a Jewish pro-peace advocacy group, has a history of playing a cat and mouse game with the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel Boycott, Diverse and Sanction (BDS) Movement.
BDS seeks to strangle the Jewish state economically while at the same time calls for the flooding of Israel with Palestinians to destroy the Jewish character of the state.
“J Street spends its time and money besmirching Israel, smearing AIPAC and other leading American Jewish organizations, boosting President Barack Obama’s dangerous deal with Iran (and now trying to bring it back), and supporting political candidates for whom BDS is a badge of honor.”
Those candidates include Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, whose bill in the House to promote the BDS movement was avidly supported by J Street (who claimed it was a First Amendment issue).
According to the definition of anti-Semitism officially adopted by the U.S. (and 31 other nations), the BDS movement has been deemed at its core an anti-Semitic movement.
This is fundamentally because the movement “[applies] double standards by requiring of [Israel] a behavior not expected or demanded of by any other democratic nation.” For example, there are at least 100 land disputes across the globe that are not subject to “BDS” movements.
J Street also advocates for unilateral withdrawals and concessions by Israel, essentially a policy of committing national suicide by making its borders indefensible against Palestinian and Jordanian terrorist entities.
Biden’s (Far) Leftward Swing
Biden ostensibly gained support from the electorate in his party for his moderate views. Democrat voters chose him — a far from ideal or dynamic candidate – over a field of mainly Far Left and radical socialists (who also share many of Ilhan Omar’s anti-Israel, pro-BDS views). Yet, he has allowed this wing of his party to dictate his policy platform.
It’s not a pretty picture, the one Joe Biden has painted himself into.
Being honored to receive endorsements from organizations like Emgage and J Street are indicative of that.
Editor’s note: Clarion Project is an apolitical organization. All commentary on politics is fact-based and solely for the purpose of fulfilling our mission of educating the public about the dangers of ideological extremism.