If this turns out to be true, it doesn’t come solely out of a willingness to put partisanship before national security. It comes from a lack of awareness that Hamas poses any national security threat at all. And that in turn is a result of believing one’s own PC line. “Hamas confirms meeting with group of Democrats: Leader claims U.S. party willing to hold dialogue with terrorists,” by Aaron Klein for WorldNetDaily.com, with thanks to R.E.:
TEL AVIV — A key Hamas official has confirmed reports from last week the terror group held meetings with “important Democrats.”
Ahmed Yousuf, chief political advisor to Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, told the Maannews Palestinian news website that Hamas officials met recently with high-ranking American figures, “especially members of the Democratic party.”
He said Hamas also met with European leaders, including members of the British parliament.
Yousuf did not say when the meetings took place or which members of the Democratic party the terror group allegedly held dialogue with, but he stated the meetings were fruitful in introducing the Hamas political vision.
Last week, Maannews quoted a Hamas source claiming the terror group met with a delegation of “important Democrats” who expressed interest in relations with Hamas even if it doesn’t recognize the right of Israel to exist.
Stacie Paxton, a spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee, told WND the party was not aware of any meeting.
According to the report, the alleged meeting with the Democrats took place in a European country following a series of preliminary meetings with representatives from the British and French governments.