Senator Barack” I am not a Muslim” Obama has taken this Muslim thing a bit too far. At rally in Detroit Monday Two Muslim women were barred from taking seats near the podium for fear that they would show up in press photos with their head scarves.
The campaign has apologized to the women, both Obama supporters who said they felt betrayed by their treatment at the rally.
“This is of course not the policy of the campaign. It is offensive and counter to Obama’s commitment to bring Americans together and simply not the kind of campaign we run,” said Obama spokesman Bill Burton. “We sincerely apologize for the behavior of these volunteers.”
Building a human backdrop to a political candidate, a set of faces to appear on television and in photographs, is always a delicate exercise in demographics and political correctness. Advance staffers typically pick supporters out of a crowd to reflect the candidate’s message.
But for Obama, the old-fashioned image-making contrasts with his promise to transcend identity politics and to embrace all elements of America. The incidents in Michigan, which has one of the largest Arab and Muslim populations in the country, also raise an aspect of his campaign that sometimes rubs Muslims the wrong way: The candidate has vigorously denied a false, viral rumor that he himself is Muslim. But the denials seem to some at times to imply that there is something wrong with the faith, though Obama occasionally adds that he means no disrespect to Islam.
Obama’s Message must be, ” I Swear to All..I mean God that I have never been a Muslim.” I think that the Junior Senator from Illinois needs to chill a bit. Just as he needs to understand the whole Muslim thing. It has very little to do with religion and much to do with HONESTY. America doesn’t feel that he is being entirely honest with us on this and other issues. It goes to credibility not worship.
And by the way, can someone in the Senator’s Campaign explain to me why this Muslim thing is considered a Smear, while your TV commercials misleading the public about McCain’s 100 years in Iraq statement is Fair?
As for the two ladies who’s seat was moved one has commented:
“I was coming to support him, and I felt like I was discriminated against by the very person who was supposed to be bringing this change, who I could really relate to,” said Hebba Aref, a 25-year-old lawyer who lives in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills. “The message that I thought was delivered to us was that they do not want him associated with Muslims or Muslim supporters.”
No Hebba, its not that at all. You see Senator Obama is a sleezeball politician who will do and/or say anything just to get elected.