Ammar Campa-Najjar is running for a Congressional seat in San Diego against the troubled Duncan Hunter. Campa-Najjar's grandfather was a terrorist, and Hunter has allegedly broken a few laws himself, leaving San Diego in quite a sticky situation.
Ammar Campa-Najjar is squaring up against Duncan Hunter for a seat on the Congress and a major skeleton just fell out of Najjar's closet. His grandfather, Yusuf al-Najjar, was literally a terrorist working for Fatah.sponsor
Members of Fatah were responsible for the 1972 Munich Olympics attack that left 11 athletes/coaches without life. Al-Najjar and his wife were killed in a 1973 raid that could have been a response to the attack on the Olympics.
The grandson and Congressional candidate in the 50th District of California, Campa-Najjar, wasn't born until 1989.
Campa-Najjar did not ever meet his grandfather who was a terrorist, but it still makes room for concern.
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Former President Barack Obama has endorsed Campa-Najjar.
Campa-Najjar’s paternal grandfather was Muhammad Yusuf al-Najjar, head of the intelligence wing of Fatah, the political party founded by Palestinian political leader Yasser Arafat. Some Fatah members formed the Black September organization, a terrorist group that was responsible for a series of attacks against Israelis, including the 1972 killing of 11 athletes and coaches at the Munich Olympics.
Israel launched a series of responses to the Munich attack, including a 1973 commando raid in Beirut, Lebanon, where Yusuf al-Najjar and his wife were both killed.
Yusuf al-Najjar’s orphaned son, Yasser Najjar, moved to Egypt and later immigrated to eastern San Diego County where he met his wife, Abigail. The couple had Campa-Najjar in 1989, about 16 years after his biological grandfather was killed.
As children, the world defined us by the parent we knew least.— Ammar Campa-Najjar (@ACampaNajjar) September 17, 2018
As men, we found who we are in whose we are: Citizens of the United States. We belong to America.#ThanksObama, for helping me navigate my journey & giving me the destination itself — a role in your administration. pic.twitter.com/LeJ37gr4EQ
We're going to fight our hearts out for my new bill to #EndCorruptionNow. But there's something you can do right now to fight back: chip in to help @ACampaNajjar beat indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter this November. https://t.co/GAFVS08EaO— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) August 22, 2018
FACT: @Rep_Hunter voted to take away health care from people with pre-existing conditions, like diabetes. #CA50 #GOTV for @ACampaNajjar & #ProtectOurCare! https://t.co/git4PDTH1G pic.twitter.com/nNzW4sCmwY— MoveOn (@MoveOn) October 17, 2018
Campa-Najjar also had a job with Barack Obama, which is something that is surely notable.
In 2012, Ammar served as Deputy Regional Field Director for the president's reelection campaign, where he helped oversee Southern California’s grassroots operations from a headquarters in San Diego. Ammar worked alongside thousands of people, who in the spirit of public service, volunteered their labor and love in advocacy of a common cause.
Campa-Najjar has the likes of MoveOn, Barack Obama, and Elizabeth Warren. Campa-Najjar has been heavily criticized for being backed by MoveOn because of George Soros supporting the group.
It looks like California is in a tough situation. They have one candidate who is technically related to a terrorist. They have another candidate who threw his wife under the proverbial bus as he got caught up in some indictments for his allegedly illegal actions.
It should be noted that Campa-Najjar has denounced his grandfather's bad behavior and any alleged participation in crimes, as much as he's calling out Duncan Hunter.