Paul L. Williams
Hamas for the Homeland
February 17, 2009
Travis contributed to the writing of this article.
A reporter from World Net Daily (WND) has claimed that the
New Media Journal and Canada Free Press were incorrect in reporting that
President Barack Obama recently issued a presidential determination to
allocate $20.3 million from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration
Assistance Act to enable refugees from the conflict in Gaza to relocate
in the United States.
The rejoinder, penned by Aaron Klein, appeared as WND's lead story on
Sunday, February 15. It took to task the statement that the $20.3
million would be used to relocate thousands of HAMAS supporters to the
Mr. Klein insisted that the money would not be used for this purpose but
that the presidential determination stipulated that the funds were to be
used for "distributing emergency food assistance, providing medical
assistance and temporary shelter, creating temporary employment, and
restoring access to electricity and potable water."
But such wording is not contained in
the determination and the notion
that the $20.3 million in funds can only be used to alleviate the
refugee situation within the borders of Gaza appears to come from an
unofficial memo or the reporter's fanciful imagination.
The official document, as signed by President Obama, reads as follows in
Presidential Determination No. 2009-15 of January 27, 2009
Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related To Gaza
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the
United States, including section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee
Assistance Act of 1962 (the "Act''), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601), I
hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Act, that it is
important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act
in an amount not to exceed $20.3 million from the United States
Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of
meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs, including by
contributions to international, governmental, and nongovernmental
organizations and payment of administrative expenses of Bureau of
Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State, related
to humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the
THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, January 27, 2009
[FR Doc. E9-2488 Filed 2-3-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 4710-10-P
The order contains no further wording and no addendum, let alone the
stipulation reported by Mr. Klein.
The purpose of the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund
is "to provide U.S. resettlement opportunities to refugees" so that
"U.S. admissions programs may become more responsive to critical refugee
rescue needs." Since this is the purpose of the legislation, it should
be abundantly clear to any perceptive reader that the funds are
earmarked for the resettlement of thousands of Palestinians in the
United States - - not for the alleviation of conditions in Gaza.
The order signed by President Obama follows a pattern of Islamic
rapprochement that he established as soon as he took a seat within the
▪ His first call to any head of state as president was to Mahmoud Abbas,
leader of Fatah party in the Palestinian territory.
▪ His first one on one interview with any news organization was with Al
▪ He ordered Guantanamo Bay closed and all military trials of detainees
▪ He ordered all overseas CIA interrogation centers closed.
▪ He withdrew all charges against the masterminds behind the USS
Cole and 9/11
The directive should be a matter of grave concern to all American
citizens, but even more alarming is Klein's contention that the $20.3
million will be handed over to the nefarious, terror-supporting, UNWRA...otherwise
known as the HAMAS Central Bank.
$20 million can train a lot of terrorists and buy a lot of bombs and
Readers may take heart in the realization that the WND is in error and
that Klein fails a make a distinction between the presidential
determination and an unofficial memo.