Revealed: Photo of Obama's Radical Mentor Chucking Rocks at Israeli Soldiers

This may help explain Barack Obama’s animosity towards the Jews…

Barack and Michelle Obama attend a May 1998 Arab community event in Chicago where their friend Edward Said gave the keynote speech.

Campus Watch reported more on Obama and his friend and instructor Edward Said:

The invaluable Andrew McCarthy takes note of a connection between Barack Obama and Edward Said, an apologist for terrorism, who played a key role in changing the field of Middle East Studies towards an anti-Western and anti-Israel bias.

Said, a writer and professor at Columbia University, trained many of the Middle East professors who now broadcast his message to thousands of students across America and the world. Said hated Israel so much that he was seen throwing rocks from Lebanon at Israeli soldiers across the border.

His role in distorting the field of Middle Eastern studies has prompted a counter-movement led, among others, by the esteemed Bernard Lewis of Princeton University.


Obama was a student at Columbia from 1981 to 1983. He refuses to discuss those years; it is known only that he studied for at least some time under Edward Said, the late PLO apologist.

Not only has Barack Obama refused to discuss those years-as he refuses to discuss much of his past, he will not release his transcripts from Columbia or his thesis that he wrote before he graduated (claiming he “lost” the thesis). Would a transcript reveal more about his education under Edward Said?

How long-lasting and durable were these ties between Barack Obama and Edward Said? There is a photo of the Saids and Obama having dinner together in 1998 at an Arab community event in Chicago at which Said gave the keynote speech.

And, here is Barack Obama’s close family friend, former instructor and mentor Edward Said chucking stones at Israeli soldiers.

Edward Sa’id launching a stone against Israeli soldiers on the other side of Lebanon’s border with Israel from the southern Lebanese village of Kfar Kila on July 3, 2000. Sa’id, who is on a private visit to Beirut, took a trip to south Lebanon to visit the formerly occupied area which Israel evacuated in May. Sa’id’s family is originally from Jerusalem.

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  • Derak

    Barack Obama: Chucking rocks at the American people since 1/20/09. He learned well from Said.

  • xxx

    WOW, and we accept this type of behavior in colleges accross the USA. If this is not stopped, because these folks inflitrated all campuses now, not just Berkeley, then these fools will start WWIII.
    Edward Sa’id is a racist and accepted as one by Columbia, and Ivy SChools and now in elementary schools. This sh** needs to stop now. Great Post, what a photo.

  • gus

    What will it take for Americans to GET IT.
    Obama is a muzzlim.

  • Anybody have an idea what Israel’s statute of limitations is on matters of this sort ?

    Let’s make the attempt to ascertain if there is such a law and “hope” we’re still within the valid time frame so we can offer Mr. Said some ‘change” in his life.

    Kenny Solomon
    Eeeeevil American Jooooooooooo.

    Throw a rock at me, Mr. Said…… Go for it……. Let’s see what happens after that.

  • so we can offer Mr. Said some ‘change” in his life

    That’d be a neat trick.

  • Richard Romano

    Edward Said is an icon of the left — his book, Orientalism made the case that Arabs and Muslims have a constructed identity; essentially, the West has defined everything East (or Oriental) as backward, evil, and ignorant.

    What’s particularly ridiculous is that Said, while excoriating the West for its excesses, enjoyed a flamboyant lifestyle in NYC.

    Another liberal academic whose smarts could not overcome his foolishness.

  • Stephen

    Are you sure that’s not a cell phone in his hand?

  • Robert

    A haiku:

    Edward Said threw rocks
    Obama was his student
    Edward Said is dead

  • NoMo

    To the LA Times: Release the tape!!

  • Kemo Sabe

    Rule #1

    Never, ever bring rocks to a gun fight!

  • sliderblaze

    Bush’s fault

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  • Joe

    Great article, great photos! Keep up the good work. Americans had better wake up. As it is, we are going to pay a high price for this mistake of a president. He cannot be trusted in any way.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    You can throw rocks at Israeli troops and live to tell about it.

    Try throwing rocks at Gazan, Syrian, Iranian or Egyptian troops, there Professor. You’ll find out who the animals are.

  • wanumba

    The Caliphate was pure empire-building with slaving and subjugation as empire-building policies. To watch this rapacious bunch whinge and whine that tiny ISRAEL which has been Hebrew-central for 3,000 years, even with the disapora is somehow a foreign colonial power is pathetic. That they get hysterical pompous Leftists with huge self-absorbed egos, a spoiled brat upbringing and trust fund money to dog along with them is more infuriating.

  • Obama is a master of cunning and deception. He plays both sides of every issue. His very first executive order the day after inauguration was to seal his records from public viewing, the first president in history to do so. He is nothing but a fraud. He was born in Kenya, by the very admittance of his wife and grandmother. He is a Muslim, as he has admitted himself on more than one occasion. Ask yourself, how does a child raised in a dirt poor family become president of the United States and no one knows how?

  • Agent99

    xxx AGAIN….You are correct. I did a quick of the Brown Berets…SO THX!! And Yes Jim …Good work again!! I “could” hang out with my Military Brethren but I like it here cuz of Jim. And anyway…MilCom will not allow ANY links at all…neither hot or cold links. But never doubt I love my Military Brethren. Always! And Sooo The CIC is the ‘enemy’ is he not?? Why yes cuz there are 2 wars against the Mooosliiims. What if Eisenhower was Hitler’s PAL?? Where would we be. BUT THEN AGAIN…The WWII crowd did not put up with BS libs. They all PULLED TOGETHER! They had VICTORY GARDENS and did not have (nor would that Generation have permitted) CODE PINK to do as they do.

  • Dee

    Remember that interview that Percy Sutton, the civil rights activist, gave in which he said his former business partner, Khalid Al-Mansour, recommended Obama to Harvard and there was also talk he financially contributed to his education. Obama’s people said he was mistaken, but Sutton’s people said he wasn’t mistaken. Mansour is also pro-Palestinian, isn’t he.

  • Agent99

    YEP!! Give Up The TAPE LA TIMES!! This is Code Pink with Obama …Just before the Long-delayed Troop Surge–M “These traitors were petitioning with signs that said “We support the Murder of American Troops”. That is peace?” YEP! The CIC with Code Pink @ a fundraiser in Ca! Unbelievable!! And yes DEE! Add Rashid Khalidi and other Plo/Muslims to his list of Pals! GRrrrr!!! Heck add Tony Resko. And LOTS more.

  • Joanne

    crickets…..just think if the mainstream leftard media ran with the truth once in awhile, they could put an end to Obama’s presidency.

  • Agent99
  • kansas

    George Bush’s transcripts would show up in the New York Times in about 2 seconds.

  • wanumba

    Mark Steyn mentioned this point recently, no one agrues about Pakistan’s right to exist – established officially same year as Israel. And who sides with the Sikhs and Hindus who were BOOTED out, no compensation? WHO says “right of return” for them?

    It’s a one way street ALWAYS. The lying is nauseating.

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  • diana

    In the article it says his family is from Jerusalem, I read somewhere that his father was a Palestinian Arab who immigrated here to the U.S, they then returned to the M.E and lived in Cairo, Egypt, they had family in Jerusalem they visited sometimes and it was during one of those visits Edward was born there. However, according to what I read he was primarily raised and schooled in Egypt until he came here to the U.S.

  • I prefer the word “hucking”

  • bg


    Obama and Pro-Palestinian supporter Rashid Khalidi

    [.] “You mentioned Rashid Khalidi, who’s a professor at Columbia. I do know him because I taught at the University of Chicago. And he is Palestinian. And I do know him and I have had conversations.[.]

    [.]“So we gotta be careful about guilt by association.”[.]

    [.] the Democratic presidential hopeful befriended
    Khalidi when the two worked together at the university. [.]

    [.] Khalidi lectured at the University of Chicago until 2003 while Obama taught law there from 1993 until his election to the Senate in 2004.

    [.] Khalidi and Obama lived in nearby faculty residential zones and that the two families dined together a number of times. The sources said the Obama’s even babysat the Khalidi children.

    Khalidi in 2000 held what was described as a successful fundraiser for Obama’s failed bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, a fact
    not denied by Khalidi [.]

    i hardly knew ye Khalidi..

    [Bill Ayers also sat on the board of the Woods Fund Obama participated in awarding grants, including a $70,000 grant to the Arab American Action Network, a Chicago-based group founded by Rashid and Mona Khalidi, during his last year on the board of The Woods Fund in 2002.]

    yeah right..

    ps: Michelle Obama, Hatem El-Hady and the NOI..

    links @ links


  • wolf t.


  • bg


    Hack @ 12:56 pm #16

    re: Obama is a master of cunning and deception.


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  • No Man

    Both Said and Obama throw like French soccer players.

    You don’t throw rocks at a man with an Uzi.

  • bg


    The Said-Khalidi-Obama Connection

    [Obama was a student at Columbia from 1981 to 1983. He refuses to discuss those years; it is known only that he studied for at least some time under Edward Said, the late PLO apologist.]

    Col. U. Edward Said Professor Rashid Khalidi Caught Lying


  • MommyPatriot1

    Just when I think I can’t be anymore disgusted with this Pres or his admin, I again have to re-assess my level of repugnance on a daily basis!

  • bg


    Edward Said’s “Orientalism revisited”

    [Some of these purchasers may well have been puzzled by the cover of Said’s book, which features a reproduction of a painting by one of the artists prominently featured in the exhibition, the Viennese-born, Paris-based Ludwig Deutsch, who did most of his work between 1885 and 1905. Titled A Guard with a Zither Player in an Interior, the cover picture is one of a series by Deutsch of scenes inside North African palaces and harems. To the untutored eye, these paintings seem fabulous. The architecture is sumptuous, the clothing and ornaments are rich and lavish. The whole effect appears to be a highly romanticized celebration of Islamic culture. Moreover, the Nubians standing guard at Deutsch’s dwellings, like the black servant attending Delacroix’s Women of Algiers in their Apartment, seem to be making a political point, suggesting that it is their Arab masters who are the imperialists in Africa. And yet the exhibition catalogue assures the spectator that this uninformed impression must be naïve, because art critics who follow Said have determined that these paintings are primarily a reflection of European arrogance and Western prejudices: “the idea of Oriental decay, the subjection of women, an unaccountable legal system—pictorial rhetoric that served a subtle imperialist agenda.”

    Edward Said looms large over the current cultural landscape. The influence of this American-Palestinian professor of literature is so great that a remarkable number of commentaries about European art, literature, cinema, music, and history now ritually genuflect to his ideas and to the wider “postcolonial” critique they helped engender. Newspaper reviews of performances of Verdi’s Aida now frequently feel bound to cite Said’s opinion that the opera is “an imperial notion of the non-European world.” Surveys of the American cinema now identify an Orientalist genre that extends from The Sheik through Casablanca to Raiders of the Lost Ark. In the prodigious new reference work Companion to Historiography, edited by Michael Bentley, an entire chapter is devoted to Said, giving him as much space as the whole corpus of ancient Greek historians. Above all, he holds sway over the literary criticism of the nineteenth-century novel. His most recent magnum opus, Culture and Imperialism (1993), is a critique not only of those authors like Rudyard Kipling and Joseph Conrad who wrote about Europe’s colonies and dependencies, but also of such quintessentially domestic writers as Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. In the new Penguin Classics edition of Austen’s Mansfield Park, the editor’s introduction approvingly quotes Said’s explanation of the Bertram estate “as part of the structure of an expanding imperialist venture,” and even the cover blurb feels obliged to call attention to the introduction where “the family’s investment in slavery and sugar is considered in a new postcolonial light.” For analyses of this kind, The New York Times in September 1998 declared him “one of the most important literary critics alive.”]

    On Orientalism-Edward Said

    picture this reality..

    and face the truth..


  • bg


    All Aboard!

    Edward Said on Islam as Politics

    SEEMINGLY ECHO ONE ANOTHER, go figure.. /truth sarc/


  • OklahomaBound

    That’s nothing, Obama puts knives in both Israel and America’s backs.

  • Chris Vehr

    Don’t waste your time listening to what Obama says, just watch what he does and with whom he associates. It will tell you everything you need to know.

  • bg


    OT.. and don’t think for one minute the powers that be aren’t hard at work behind the scenes trying to establish Sharia Law & much more in the US..

    Sharia Law in Britain: A Threat to One Law for All and Equal Rights

    Creeping Sharia

    may i suggest you at least browse & learn about what has been & is going on in plain sight.. well, evidently not the MSM’s (but then again, they too have been infiltrated)..


  • Said died in 2003

  • Sandy

    Its getting obvious that if he looks like a duck and walks like a duck — its a duck.

    You don’t have this many antisemite pals unless you yourself are one. Maybe Obama doesn’t care to hide it any longer. After all he has Da Powah.

  • LibsAreTerrorists

    Gee, yet another radical Lib terrorist-sympathizing Obama friend…

  • j.b.

    Ummm…that sure looks like Larry David to me!

  • Peter Warner

    Don’t think for a moment that they’re fighting for peace.
    They’re fighting for the other side.

    Best regards, Peter Warner.

  • AuntieMadder

    What a POS.

  • MWTexas

    Maybe Said was just taking part in the local traditions when he visited palestine. You know, a sampling of the culture . . .Too bad he didn’t get to take part in another local palestinian tradition – catching a rubber bullet in the nuts after throwing rocks at armed soldiers.

  • bg


    re: bg #38

    “We are God’s partners in matters of life and death”

    NWO of ISLAM

    Today, the responsibility, which used to be laid at
    the door of God, is fastened on the shoulders of man.

    Political Islam

    [“Yes. One law. One people.

    But what is the basis for this unity? Collective consensus? The views
    of the majority? All humanistic political foundations degenerate to social Darwinism. The Declaration of (Political) Independence derives its political liberty based on a dependence of God. Cut the link with God and that ontological independence will usher political slavery. But this is precisely what the US has been doing over the last 50 years (witness, evolutionism, abortion, sexual liberalism). But God is not mocked by this. We will reap what we sow. As a culture, we are unable to extol excellence. We have lost our moral moorings. We have lost our understanding of political liberty.

    If there is a political dualism with Christianity, it is almost the opposite of the dualism of Islam. Islam teaches that the kafir “should feel themselves oppressed” (Koran 9:29). Christianity teaches the opposite, “to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you, so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need” (1 Thes. 4:11-12). In Christianity, the believers go out of there way to insure that the unbelievers experience NO oppression.”]

    “my individual salvation is not gonna come about
    without a collective salvation for the country”-BO

    “I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.”


  • bg
  • Janine

    The anti-christ is living in OUR White House!

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  • HTuttle

    Obama’s Columbia years will be revealed after he leaves office and will make everything perfectly clear.

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  • TCinAZ

    Gee, What A Shocker!

    So the Haji Hood’ Rat In Da’ Heezy Wants to give KSM a “Fair Trial” In NYC and He Won’t protect either One of our Borders, But He’s MORE than Willing to Deport This Good Man, who’s Also a Critical Asset To Us In The War On Terror!


    Oh, but “Barry” was No Manchurian ‘Candydate’, and he’s No Manchurian President Either. Nope.

    That Ordinary (Arrogant, Insolent, I WON It! Ergo, I OWN IT!) Child-like Smile of his? Unless you Dare to “Disobey” Him,of Course. Nothing to worry about There…

    Get Outta MY House! You Can’t W/MY Toys Anymore!

    Haven’t you Heard!? I’M SPECIAL!