Site offers $50k for Obama speech video honoring 'radical'

By BEN SHAPIRO
July 28, 2012 20:39

The US internet news portal, Breitbart News is offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who can provide the videotape of a 2003 dinner honoring a radical Palestinian American academic attended by then Illinois state senator Barack Obama.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, The Los Angeles Times reported that Obama attended a farewell dinner for his longtime friend Rashid Khalidi. Khalidi reportedly served as the director of the PLO’s WAFA news agency in Beirut during the 1970s. At that time, the PLO was one of the most active terrorist organizations in the world.

The 2003 dinner was a tribute to Khalidi on the eve of his departure from the faculty of the University of Chicago. Khalidi left the university for Columbia University in New York City where he was appointed to serve as the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies and the director of Columbia’s Middle East Institute.


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