That’s president of the Palestinian Authority, not the United States. Unfortunately that’s a point that has to be clarified these days.
Sheikh Tayseer Tamimi’s presidential plans are a bit debatable because
A. The Palestinian Authority doesn’t really do elections anymore
B. Palestinian Authority leaders come out of Fatah or the IMF. They don’t come from elections. If they did Hamas would be running the Palestinian Authority.
C. The Palestinian Authority isn’t allowing Sheikh Tamimi to run and they probably only let him get this far to warn Israel that there are worse creatures than Abbas or Fayyad out there.
But A through C could be irrelevant because the Middle East has gone Islamist and with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the AKP in Turkey dominating local politics, the time might be right for a takeover of the Palestinian Authority by the Chief Islamic Judge of the Palestinian Authority.
Sheikh Tayseer Tamimi has formed one of those Islamist sounding parties, The Party of Freedom and Independence, which sounds a whole lot like the Muslim Brotherhood’s party in Egypt. And he has what it takes to be popular among Palestinian Arab voters… he really hates Jews.
“The Jews are destined to be persecuted, humiliated, and tortured forever… , and it is a Muslim duty to see to it that they reap their due. No petty arguments must be allowed to divide us. Where Hitler failed, we must succeed.”
But Palestinian Arab voters concerned that Sheikh Tayseer Tamimi is a single-issue candidate can be reassured that Tamimi doesn’t just hate Jews. He also really hates America.
“Islam is escalating and cannot be resisted. I pray that Allah may tear apart America just as the Soviet Union was torn apart.”
That should give him something in common to talk about with Barack. Still Palestinian Arab voters need not be too worried that Sheikh Tamimi will be too distracted from his hatred of Jews, by his hatred of America. He’ll likely take on such major issues as Israel’s export of AIDS.
“Israel is trying to hurt the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian people also by means of exporting AIDS, drug trafficking, promiscuous norms, and making prostitution legal,” warned president of the sharia religious court in the PA, Sheikh Taissir Tamimi.
But speaking of AIDS, the Palestinian Authority’s Chief Islamic Judge has a certain tawdry history that may come up in an election.
Tamimi, 60, was at the center of a scandal that erupted in 2010, when a woman lodged a complaint against him for sexual harassment.
The scandal broke out after former Palestinian intelligence officer Fahmi Shabaneh said that Tamimi had exploited his position to sexually harass a woman who came to his office seeking work.
It’s amazing Sheikh Tamimi combines together the best qualities of Obama and Clinton. Now he’s almost qualified to run on the Democratic Party line for President.