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OBAMA PASSED ON HELPING PERSECUTED “MUSLIM ZIONIST”

Dr. Richard L. Benkin
www.InterfaithStrength.com
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Tuesday, 25 March, 2008

In an article published Monday in The American Thinker, the man who secured
the release of self-described Muslim Zionist Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
said Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was “the only member of
the US Congress or Senate who passed on helping the imprisoned and tortured
journalist.”

Dr. Richard L. Benkin of Chicago said that he approached about 15 percent of
the US House and “a handful of Senators.” Everyone took some action, he
wrote, except Obama. Although The American Thinker is an influential
journal of conservative thought in the US, Benkin makes it clear that this
is not a liberal-conservative issue. In the article and elsewhere, he sites
liberal and conservative members of Congress who went on record to protest
Choudhury’s persecution.

“Since I’m from Illinois, I naturally approached both of my Senators for
help. Dick Durbin came through. He recognized the matter as “an important
human rights issue” and wrote a letter of protest to the Bangladeshi
government. Obama, however, was another story. I spoke with him personally
on two occasions, met with his people in Washington, and sent them a ton of
information on the case. I never even got a form letter. If everyone did
the same thing as Obama did, Shoaib Choudhury still would be in jail-or
worse.”

Benkin also notes that when he brought the matter before his Congressman,
Mark Kirk, he took immediate and powerful action, calling the Bangladeshi in
his office where the three of them had an hours-long meeting. Three weeks
later, Shoaib Choudhury was released.

The American Thinker article can be accessed at:

www.americanthinker.com/2008/03/barack_obama_would_let_shoaib.html

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