President Barack Obama has "a painful, unpleasant, shocking sympathy to radical Islam," Morton Klein, president of Zionist Organization of America and former economist for Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, tells Newsmax TV.
"This is a man who refuses to use the term Islamic terrorism, a man who refused to go to the Paris march to fight against Islamic terrorism, a man who fought to get rid of [Hosni] Mubarak in Egypt, an ally," Klein said Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show."
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"[With] Guantanamo, he's released dozens of extremely high risk terrorists, virtually for nothing and when the Palestine Authority joined with Hamas, [he] said nothing and kept giving money to the Palestine Authority.
"This is painful to say … the evidence requires me to believe that he has a painful, unpleasant, shocking sympathy to radical Islam."
Klein is also disturbed with what he believes is the commander in chief's lack of criticism toward Iran. Despite protests from Israel, the U.S. and other world powers hammered out a deal limiting the Middle East nation's ability to build nuclear bombs in exchange for economic sanctions being lifted.
"He has never criticized Iran even once. He's never said, 'Stop saying death to America,'" Klein said.
"When [Iran President] Hassan Rouhani last week said 'death to America to say is easy, what we need is death to America with action,' and Obama doesn't criticize him, I'm worried about where he stands on these issues."
Despite protests from Israel, the U.S. and other world powers hammered out a deal limiting the Middle East nation's ability to build nuclear bombs in exchange for economic sanctions being lifted.
"This deal gives them hundreds of billions of dollars in money … as the world's leading country who funds and arms Islamic terrorists … You're going to see a dramatic increase of Islamic terrorism because they're going to be funding them," Klein said.
"They already give hundreds of millions of dollars a year to Hamas and Hezbollah, they've already given tens of thousands even 100,000 missiles to Hezbollah. There will be more, they have 80 training camps in South America of jihadists training for terrorism. They're doing terrorism in 30 countries on five continents.
"This is an insane deal to be funding and giving all this money to a country that promotes Islamic terrorism. As [Sen.] Ted Cruz said, 'It'll make America the biggest financier of Islamic terrorism on Earth.'"
Klein's group, the oldest pro-Israel organization in the United States, describes itself as "dedicated to educating the public, elected officials, media, and college/high school students about the truth of the ongoing and relentless Arab war against Israel."
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