ELDER PATRIOT – Except for the presentation of colors to start the Democratic National Convention, the American flag was nowhere to be seen in the Wells Fargo Center.  The only flag visible inside the Arena was the flag of pan-Arab nationalism – the flag of “Palestine.”  This spoke volumes about where the Democratic Party is and where it is heading.  To dismiss the significance of this would be to turn a blind eye towards the dangerous shift the Democrats have taken in abandoning the values of Western civilization.

This is the same flag under which Haj Amin al-Husseini met with Adolph Hitler to discuss their shared hatred of Jews and Englishmen during World War II.

Make no mistake about what you’re seeing this is Hillary Clinton’s convention.  You can be sure that every optic emanating from this convention, including the absence of the American flag and the sole presence of the “Palestinian” flag, had previously been approved by Mrs. Clinton.  Otherwise, the pan-?Arab flag would’ve been removed, forcibly if necessary. 

This is not the first time Mrs. Clinton ordered the American flag to be removed.  When she gave her valedictory speech at Wellesley 47 years ago she demanded the American flag be removed before she would begin addressing those in attendance.  Mrs. Clinton has never been a fan of America, nor of her allies.

Nothing that we saw yesterday should come as a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention.  The common thread shared by the party’s presumptive presidential nominee and her vice presidential selection is their acceptance and promotion of radical Islam here in America.  Tim Kaine’s support for the growth of Islamic fundamentalism was outlined in a detailed and annotated account, CLINTON VP PICK TIM KAINE’S ISLAMIST TIES, written by Breitbart’s Ryan Mauro.

Among the subjects of Mauro investigation is Kaine’s history since becoming governor of Virginia.  He appointed a Hamas supporter to a state immigration commission; spoke at a dinner honoring a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect; and received donations from well-known Islamist groups,” Mauro wrote and then provided a lengthy summary of what is so troubling about Kaine’s associations with these radicals.

As for Hillary Clinton, she has a long history of supporting and promoting groups like Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood and forgiving the terrorism that they spread for the purpose of advancing Islam the world over.  She has spent her entire public career promoting the cause of Middle Eastern terrorism in support of radical Islam as we have chronicled many times in the past including this report on her contempt for Israel and this historical accounting of her relationship Arab terrorists since the time her husband became president. 

They are the leaders the Democratic Party has elected to lead them.  But do party members know whom they’re embracing?  Unfortunately, the answer appears to be a resounding, yes.

As Adan Kredo writes in the Free Beacon, “Congressman Hank Johnson (D. Ga.) Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga.) launched into a tirade against Israel and its policies toward the Palestinians, comparing Jewish people who live in disputed territories to “termites” that destroy homes. Johnson also compared Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a remark that drew vocal agreement from those in the room.”

Breitbart’s Raheem Kassam recounts the history of Marcia Fudge (D., Oh) who is waiting in the wings to be announced as the next DNC chairperson as soon as this convention convenes. 

Kassam writes of Rep. Fudge: While having previously declared herself a supporter of the State of Israel, she was one of the few – alongside Mrs. Clinton’s Vice Presidential pick Tim Kaine, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders – to skip an address by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu last year. She called the event “inappropriate” and said it undermined the U.S. President. And since 2011 she has become less and less outspoken on Israel, seeking to placate her Jewish constituents with tweets about Yom Kippur instead.

“It is no surprise therefore that her rankings with the ‘End the Israeli Occupation’ group have risen between 2013 and 2015, almost doubling over that time period.”   

Kassam has detailed the rise of Islamist influence within the rank and file of the Democratic Party in his article, “Old Glory’s Old News To The New Democrats As The Palestinian Flag Flies At The DNC.”

Frankly, Kassam’s chronicle is woefully incomplete.  You would be hard-pressed to find a current Democrat who pays more than lip service to the issues of the Jewish people and of Israel.

The party of Hillary Clinton is fast becoming the party of Islam and her choice of Tim Kaine as her running mate only confirms that as was outlined here when she made the announcement.

It should not pass without comment that there were 61 speakers on the first day of the convention, yesterday and not one made a single mention of ISIS.  The threat of terrorism is second only to the economy among voters’ concerns yet the Democrats have chosen to hide from it rather than expose the indefensible positions they have almost unanimously embraced on the road to this convention.

Any member of the LGBTQ community or any person of Jewish heritage who continues to put their faith in the modern Democratic Party is a fool. 

Yesterday, when only the flag of Arab terror flew at their convention, they declared themselves the Party of Islam.