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Hillary Clinton recently crowned Palestinian lobbyist Hani Masri, as one of her coveted “Hillraisers,” for bringing more than $100,000 into her presidential campaign in the first quarter alone.  Marsi, who also hosted a secret $50,000 fundraiser at his Washington, D.C. home for Hillary’s Senate 2000 campaign, was a close associate of the late Palestinian terrorist leader Yassar Arafat.  Arafat was responsible for the murder of Americans and thousands of other innocents, including children.

Masri, according to the New York Observer, “is a Palestinian-American businessman who is one of the most influential supporters of the Palestinian cause in Washington,” and “has the ear of some of the most powerful Democrats in the country, including Bill Clinton and of former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe.”

When questioned on the Masri connection, the Clinton campaign was unapologetic. “Mr. Masri has been a longtime supporter of Senator Clinton, her husband and the Democratic Party, and we are grateful for that support,” said Clinton’s spokesman Howard Wolfson.  Masri is supposedly tied to the “peace camp” in the Palestinian cause.  The problem is “peace” is an elastic word in that area of the world.

This is not the first time Hillary has accepted funds from a source with ties to terrorism.  In 2000, the Clinton campaign was forced to return a $1,000 contribution from Abdurahman Alamoudi, who is now serving a 23 year prison sentence for reportedly laundering money from Libya to fund terrorist activities.

Alamoudi, founder of the radical American Muslim Council, held numerous meetings with the Clintons, and once boasted, ““We are the ones who went to the [Clinton] White House and defended what is called Hamas.”  Incidentally, on its campaign finance disclosure forms, the Clinton campaign listed Alamoudi’s affiliation as the American “Museum” Council.  Just a typo?

According to The New York Daily News, as First Lady, Clinton “held several White House Muslim holiday receptions to which individuals opposed to the Mideast peace process and Israel’s existence were invited.”

Hillary Clinton continues to openly court the financial support of the radical Islamic community, just as she has always done.  The question that remains is what do they expect in return for their investment?

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