Yes, a US official sits and talks with Hamas (that’s news, apparently)

Al-Jazeera reports on a story that shows the rather pathetic fear that accompanies even meeting an Islamist organisation. Better watch out, you may catch the resistance bug:

I could not believe my eyes this morning at the Al Jazeera Centre for Strategic Studies conference on Political Islam.…  Perusing the programme I noticed a panel that included Hamas politburo member and…  spokesman Osama Hamdan alongside my friend and fellow blogger Steve Clemons.…  But what made my eyes pop out was the panel’s inclusion of Rachel Schneller, an international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations AND commissioned… US Foreign Service Officer.

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