January 26, 2010, - 12:12 pm

Tom Campbell, Cali GOP U.S. Senate Candidate: Loves Terrorist Sami Al-Arian “Like a Brother”

By Debbie Schlussel

Yesterday, I reminded you about the pan-terrorist “record” of liberal Republican Tom Campbell, a very wealthy man who is running for the U.S. Senate from California.  I’ve been on the case of Campbell–an open supporter of a ton of Islamic terrorists and terrorist groups, and an avowed enemy of Israel–for years.  Unfortunately, he keeps rearing his ugly head because Republicans and Jewish Republicans continue to look the other way and even promote him.

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GOP U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Campbell: Loves Terrorist Al-Arian “Like a Brother”

After I posted the item, I heard from a friend, who is very much a person in the know.  I can’t say more other than the person is eminently reliable and informed.  This is a MUST-READ for anyone considering voting for Tom Campbell in the event he is the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer.

I have just finished reading your posting on Tom Campbell.

On or about August 30, 2000, the American Muslim Association had a convention in Irvine, Ca. at a hotel.  It was a three day convention (the entire weekend).  I was asked to go because Sami Al-Arian was scheduled to speak at one of the panels.  I went on a Friday.

Tom Campbell was the speaker at the luncheon that followed. He was introduced by Sami Al-Arian. It was a love fest. I was very surprised. I had not followed Tom Campbell’s career, but when he appeared on radio talk shows, he presented himself as a libertarian. He and Al-Arian embraced.

You may recall that Al-Arian’s brother, Mazen Al-Najar [DS:  also spelled, "Al-Najjar"], was in prison because of the Secret Evidence Provision of the 1996 AntiTerrorist Act.  Campbell talked about visiting him and of how much he admired him. He said that he felt like a brother to Al-Najar and Al-Arian. He spoke of the “courage” and “fortitude” of Al Najar. He also spoke of travelling to the Middle East with his wife and observing the “terrible treatment” of the Palestinians by the Israelis. I could understand a libertarian objection to the Secret Evidence Provision, but to embrace Islamic terrorists?

By that time the nature of the AMA and of Al Arian and Al Najar were obvious.

This is what Tom Campbell was doing while he was in Congress and after he left. This is what he’ll do if elected to the U.S. Senate. Even Barbara Boxer, as obnoxious and repellent as she is, is not this bad. Let’s hope another Republican is the nominee against her.

Stop Tom Campbell before it’s too late.

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11 Responses

My barf reflex kicked in the moment I heard Tom Campbell’s voice on a local radio show. When I figured out he was running for the US Senate my fear reflex kicked in. Boxer sticks her finger in the air on terrorist topics. She issued an award to C.A.I.R. but later revoked it when ravaged on the Internet for doing it. The only thing wrong with Tom Campbell running for the US Senate is he should be running in the primary against Boxer. He needs to switch parties and become a member of the Terrorist Enabler Party like Boxer is.

B: There are no prominent Republicans publicly calling him out for his terrorism support and, in ten years, there never have been. Just lotsa crickets chirping, which is why he’s running and still even a contender. If he truly belonged in the Democratic Party, he’d have been ousted by Repubs long ago. But never a peep from them about him because when it comes down to it, they are hypocrites who embrace terrorism enablers, so long as there is an “R” after the name. Boxer’s horrid, but not as bad as him. DS

BernardL on January 26, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Back almost 20 years ago, a bunch of us got together, exposed Campbell for what he was/is, and helped push Herschensohn over the top in a narrow primary victory. We were out-spent, and the Republic Jewish Coalition (RJC), led by Matt Brooks, supported the anti-Israel candidate, Campbell, over Herschensohn, who is both Jewish and pro-Israel.

The question is, do we have today, the kind of relentless commitment that so many of us showed in 91, to defeat Campbell in the primary. I no longer live in the state, others have moved on. Hopefully a new generation will step up and do what it takes. Campbell is like that zombie in the horror movie that keeps coming back, no matter how many times you defeat it.

Joe on January 26, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Well, as far as I’m concerned if the choice is between Boxer vs Campbell, I’d vote Boxer in a heart beat.

Imagine the potential damage which could be done with a person such as Campbell in the Senate! The “insider” info, the networking possibilities, the expansion of terrorist sympathy “ties”; etc., etc.

(btw, I’m glad that your focus, DS, is on these issues — I’m in total agreement with your sense of priorities in the political realm — and, thankfully, your focus is not slavishly devoted to, say, Global Warming, etc.)

J.S. on January 26, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I am so dissapointed fo hear that Tom Campbell is another Daryl Issa but that represents here in northern California compared to Daryl from down south. I never knew this side of him, I really did think of voting for him because as you can tell Barbara Boxer is not my favorite elected official. Anyway, thanks for the info and I have a few questions to ask Mr. Campbell.

Mario on January 26, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Unfortunately, the Republican Party has quite a few people who are either in office or running for office that fit Tom Campbell’s description. Conservatives need to steer clear of such people, even if they make libertarian noises.

Worry01 on January 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Campbell is a sleazeball, and as you say, has a record of support to Islam worse than Boxer’s. Yet, I’d hesitate to say that Boxer is better. She has a long record of opposition to virtually every decent political objective nationally and internationally, and if the situation arose, or she found it to her advantage, I’m sure she would have no hesitation in oportunistically supporting terrorists. I don’t think she has ever stood in principle against Campbell’s pandering to Islam. She certainly doesn’t support any effective measures designed to detect or combat terrorism on a national or international basis.

I would think that in a Campbell/Boxer contest, a third-party write-in would be the best alternative.

Little Al on January 26, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Re my suggestion for a write-in, it is partially motivated by a long-term need to build a political organizational movement capable of standing for the things that readers of this blog want to see for America. Write-ins could help build such a movement.

Little Al on January 26, 2010 at 6:33 pm

I am in California and will vote for Campbell for Senate he is a good conservative who is not in with neocons.

Robert on January 26, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Robert, you will vote for Campbell because he is not with the neocons. Instead you will vote for a man who is in with those who at best want to relegate you to dhimmi status, and at worst want to cut off your head.

Shari on January 26, 2010 at 7:53 pm

With republicans Arnold and Campbell holding office in California, what can I say?…with friends like these who needs enemies.
What kind of friend would let terrorists in through the back door anyway? Actually when it comes to Cambell (and others like him) he’s leaving the front door wide open.

theShadow on January 26, 2010 at 8:56 pm

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