Meet the pro-Hamas activist court­ed by the Biden admin­is­tra­tion

He’s called Pales­tin­ian ter­ror­ists “free­dom fight­ers,” bragged about telling the White House he won’t “apol­o­gize for Hamas fir­ing rock­ets at Israel,” and defend­ed the Hamas-led Oct. 7, 2023, mas­sacre in the Jew­ish state.
Meet Osama Siblani, pub­lish­er of the Arab Amer­i­can News, an anti-Israel web­site in Dear­born, a city in Michi­gan with the largest Mus­lim pop­u­la­tion in the Unit­ed States that the Wall Street Jour­nal in Feb­ru­ary dubbed “America’s Jihad Cap­i­tal.” And on Thurs­day, at least sev­en Biden admin­is­tra­tion offi­cials head­ed to Dear­born to vis­it with Arab and Mus­lim Amer­i­can lead­ers as part of the White House’s efforts to win back pro-Pales­tin­ian activists angry with the U.S. gov­ern­ment for sup­port­ing Israel. One attendee was, in fact, Siblani.
That Siblani was includ­ed in the meet­ing, which fea­tured Jon Fin­er, the deputy nation­al secu­ri­ty advis­er, and U.S. Agency for Inter­na­tion­al Devel­op­ment Admin­is­tra­tor Saman­tha Pow­er, under­scores how the Biden admin­is­trati …