Hamas wants Obama to win US presidential election

Monday, April 21, 2008 |  by Staff Writer

Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas is rooting for Senator Barack Obama to win the upcoming US presidential election, according to the group's top political adviser.

Speaking to WorldNetDaily, Ahmed Yousef said Hamas is encouraged by the fact that Obama has said he will engaged in direct dialogue with such rogue regimes as Iran, Syria and North Korea is elected.

Though Obama has insisted he won't talk to Hamas until it publicly renounces violence and recognizes Israel's right to exist, Yousef said he knows that is just campaign talk to attract Jewish voters.

Obama's home church in Chicago recently published an editorial penned by a top Hamas leader in its weekly bulletin. The Hamas op-ed justified the use of terrorist violence against Israelis, rejected the Jewish state's right to exist, and compared the violent Hamas charter to the US Declaration of Independence.

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