Barack Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC for the last time Thursday morning.
During his speech Obama praised Muslim community organizer Rami Nashashibi from Chicago. Obama told the story of how Rami put down his prayer rug and prayed in a Chicago park the day after the San Bernardino terrorist attacks.
Obama praised Rami’s courage but said nothing about the 14 victims of the Islamist massacre at the San Bernardino Christmas party.
Obama met with Rami Nashashibi yesterday in the White House.
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Rami Nashashibi is also an pro-Hamas activist who protested Israel during its War on Hamas in 2009.
The crowd chanted “Free, Free Palestine” as it protested Israel’s attacks on Hamas terrorists.
CAIR Chicago reported:
The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and about 30 other organizations are calling on public officials to pressure Israel to stop its offensive, which Palestinian health officials have said has killed hundreds. Ten Israeli soldiers and four Israeli civilians have also been killed during the conflict, which has brought calls for a cease-fire from aid groups and the United Nations.
“Free, free Palestine,” thousands of marchers chanted. “Hey [Israeli Prime Minister Ehud] Olmert you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide.”
They gathered at Daley Plaza at 3:30 p.m. and left en masse at about 4:20 p.m. Organizers said they would head north on Dearborn Street to Wacker Drive, then east on Wacker Drive to the Israeli Consulate, 111 E. Wacker.
“We believe the blood of a Palestinian child is not cheaper than the blood of an Israeli child. We believe the tears of a Palestinian child is not cheaper than the tears of an Israeli child. We believe the pain of a Palestinian child is not cheaper than the pain of an Israeli child,” Zaher Sahloul, of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago and president of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, said to the rally crowd before it departed the plaza.
“Brothers and sisters it is a dark hour, but it is also a hopeful hour when we can stand in this country with all communities,” Rami Nashashibi, head of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, told the crowd.
Rami Nashashibi with fellow Israel hater Jim Wallis the founder of Sojourners.
— Rami Nashashibi (@RamiNashashibi) October 17, 2015