Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Disappointment Had to Start Somewhere

The Politico reports:

Two Muslim women at Barack Obama's rally in Detroit Monday were barred from sitting behind the podium by campaign volunteers seeking to prevent the women's headscarves from appearing in photographs or on television with the candidate.

The campaign has apologized to the women, all Obama supporters who said they felt betrayed by their treatment at the rally.
(Muslims barred from photo at Obama event").

One of the covered women had it explained that "because of the political climate and what's going on in the world and what's going on with Muslim Americans it's not good for her to be seen on TV or associated with Obama."

The other woman was given another explanation by a different volunteer. "We're not letting anyone with anything on their heads like baseballs or scarves sit behind the stage," she paraphrased the volunteer as saying. . . . "It has nothing to do with your religion!"

But it turns out there were photos showing people behind the stage with hats on.

Dearborn is bracing for the sure and certain onslaught of criticism from CAIR, directed at the Obama campaign's Islamophobia.

Just you wait till those guys from CAIR weigh in.

Just . . . wait.




Anonymous said...

Today's Freep the victim stated, "obviously this is not Obama's fault".
So, BHO is in the clear it was just those evil campaign workers.

Anonymous said...

It was Bush's fault, dude!