In a posting on his website, brought to The Daily Caller’s attention by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah revealed that he met at the White House on June 13 with Gayle Smith, senior director of the National Security Council, and Rashad Hussain, President Obama’s special envoy Organization of the Islamic Conference, among other officials.
The posting also initially stated that the “national security adviser” was at the meeting, without naming him directly, though that part of the post was removed shortly after TheDC contacted the White House to see if National Security Adviser Tom Donilon was in fact at the meeting. According to the Investigative Project on Terrorism, the Arabic version of the post was also changed to say that the deputy national security adviser attended, not the national security adviser.
Among the topics the post says Bin Bayyah addressed at the meeting was how to “lift the injustices from vulnerable peoples such as the Syrian people, the Palestinians, and the Muslims in Myanmar” and for the U.S. to do more to aid the Syrian revolution.
According to Bin Bayyah’s website’s account of the meeting, it was the White House who asked for an audience with him.
A senior Obama administration official confirmed to TheDC that the meeting took place, but declined to confirm whether all the officials listed by Bin Bayyah’s website, including the American “national security adviser,” were in attendance. The official claimed that the meeting was set up to learn about Bin Bayyah’s efforts to ”counter the al Qaeda narrative.”Well it's interesting they want to look for ways to "counter the al Queda narrative" with someone who is vice president of an organization whose founder praised the Holocaust, as well as the killing of US soldiers.
Did The White House know of Bin Bayyah's views of terrorist groups that attack the State of Israel, as well as viewing the Jews as "transgressors" on Muslim land.
While Bin Bayyah says he opposes terrorism, he has at the same time sought to distinguish between Palestinian terrorism and terrorism perpetrated by groups like al Qaeda.
“[P]lacing the Palestinian resistance, which defends internationally recognized rights, on an equal footing with intercontinental terrorist organizations not based on any moral principle, would be detrimental to the cause of the fight against terrorism and mix the cards,” Bin Bayyah declared on his website, according to a translation by the Investigative Project.
Bin Bayyah has also said that Muslims should only enter into dialogue with the “small group of Jews in the world who have a humanistic approach” and who oppose the existence of the State of Israel, or as he put it, the “Zionist project in the region.”
“The Muslims have to distinguish between dialogue with the Jews transgressing on our land and holy places, and the Jews opposing this occupation,” he has said. “That is, there is a small group of Jews in the world who have a humanistic approach. This group stands strongly against the Israeli occupation and the Zionist project in the region. Hence, there is no harm in opening a channel of constructive dialogue with them to the interest of the Muslims.”No wonder the LA Slimes did their best before 2008, and again in 2012, to hide the going away party of former PLO official Khalid Rashidi that was attended by Obama.