Obama's Saudi connectionAt Townhall.com, Amanda Carpenter unearthed a video in which New York civil rights activist Percy Sutton, who was Manhattan Borough President when I was in college in New York City, claims that he was introduced to Barack Hussein Obama by Khalid al-Mansour and asked to get Mansour into Harvard Law School. What's more interesting is that Sutton implies that Obama has received moneys from a man to whom Mansour serves as an adviser - HRH Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal.
Let's go to the videotape. A partial transcript will follow and then I will discuss who Mansour and Talal are and why if Sutton is correct this relationship is so significant.
"I was introduced to him by a friend who was raising money for him and the friends name was Dr. Khalid al Mansour from Texas. He is the principle adviser to one of the world's richest men. He told me about Obama. He wrote to me about him and his introduction was 'there is a young man that has applied to Harvard and I know that you have a few friends left there becasue you used to go up there to speak, would you please write a letter in support of him?'...I wrote a letter in support of him to my friends at Harvard saying ot them I thought there was a genius that was going to be available and I sure hoped they would treat him kindly."So who is Mansour? Amanda Carpenter has three videos of Mansour (one of which runs more than an hour and a half) together with her comment. Mansour is a virulent hater of Jews and Christians and whites generally, and I urge all of you to watch the videos of this man who introduced Obama to Percy Sutton. Here's a brief biography of Mansour:
Dr. Khalid Al-Mansour, Senior Advisor, HRH Prince Al-Waleed Bin TalalFor those of you who have forgotten who HRH Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal is, please allow me to remind you. In December 2005, Georgetown University accepted a $20 million donation from Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud to expand its Islamic studies department. At the same time, Harvard accepted a similar $20 million donation. Bin-Talal, a nephew of the Saudi King, has also donated $5 million to the Carter Center (former President Dhimmi Carter's think tank). But what most of you probably remember is that it was Bin-Talal's $10 million gift to New York City that was declined by then-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani shortly after 9/11.
Dr. Al-Mansour is an international attorney and businessman and is renowned as an intellectual, activist, author, and teacher. He co-founded the law firm of Al-Waleed, Al-Talal, and Al-Mansour and has served as a director of the Saudi African Bank and the United Bank of Africa among others.
What is Obama's relationship to Bin Talal and al-Mansour? I cannot say for sure. But it seems quite likely that there is one. And that would be yet another reason to vote against Obama.