Do you remember when Hillary Clinton hugged Suha Afatrat and listened to her as she accused Israel of poisioning PLO Arab children? According to WorldNetDaily, this may be nothing when compared to the exploits of John Kerry’s wife.
If John Kerry becomes president, the first lady will have a track record of support for the causes of radical, anti-American groups ñ including Islamists, terrorist-defense law firms, abortionists and homosexual activists ñ that, by comparison, would make much of the country nostalgic for the days of Hillary Clinton, a study of her philanthropy patterns by Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin concludes.
Heinz Kerry, worth an estimated three-quarters of a billion dollars, working through the Howard Heinz Endowment, oversaw the donation of more than $4 million to the Tides Foundation between 1995 and 2001, reports G2 Bulletin, a premium, online intelligence newsletter published by WorldNetDaily.
While John Kerry criticizes the way President Bush has conducted the war in Iraq, he actually cast a Senate vote to support it. Yet, Tides’ Iraq Peace Fund and Peace Studies Fund supports the War Resisters League and Ramsey Clark’s International Action Center. Clark actually offered to defend Saddam Hussein. His center also sponsored International ANSWER and United for Peace and Justice, both of which were run by long-time communist revolutionaries.
The Democratic Justice Fund, created through the efforts of Tides and George Soros, seeks to ease U.S. restrictions on Muslim immigration from countries designated by the State Department as ìterrorist nations.î Tides also supports the Council for American Islamic Relations, a group that bills itself as a ìMuslim civil rights group,î but one whose leaders have links to the terrorist group Hamas.
Tides supports the National Lawyers Guild, which began as a Communist Party front. Last October, Lynne Stewart, an indicted terrorist NLG lawyer, gave a rousing closing speech at the organization’s convention. Stewart was arrested for helping her client, convicted 1993 World Trade Center bombing mastermind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, communicate with terrorist cells in Egypt.
The Earth Island Institute is a recipient of Heinz cash. Three days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America by Islamists, the group published a statement on its website rationalizing the terrorist actions. Under the headline, “U.S. Responds to Terrorist Attacks with Self-Righteous Arrogance,” the statement explained that the destruction of the World Trade Center, the crash at the Pentagon, the four airline hijackings and the 3,000 Americans killed “was not an ‘attack on all American people,'” but “an act of anger, desperation and indignation.”
In addition to its support of CAIR, Tides supports the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and the Arab American Action Network.
On the other hand, Kerry has a brother who converted to Judaism.