"We like Mr. Obama, and we hope that he will win the elections. I understand American politics and this is the season for elections and everybody tries to sound like he's a friend of the Israelis. All that would change if Obama would get elected. I hope Mr. Obama and the Democrats will change the political discourse.... "
--Ahmed Yousuf, Hamas' top political adviser in the Gaza Strip
Perhaps Hamas is returning the favor from Obama's Trinity Church when it published the organization's terrorist manifesto as part of its church bulletin:
Sen. Barack Obama's Chicago church reprinted a manifesto by Hamas that defended terrorism as legitimate resistance, refused to recognize the right of Israel to exist and compared the terror group's official charter – which calls for the murder of Jews – to America's Declaration of Independence. The Hamas piece was published on the "Pastor's Page" of the Trinity United Church of Christ newsletter reserved for Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr...