Barack Obama’s Islamophobia
It is reported that two Muslim women were removed from sitting behind the Democrats’ presidential candidate at his rally in Detroit on Monday. They were barred from sitting behind the podium in order that their hijabs would not appear in photographs or on television.
This is not only offensive; it belies any notion that Barack Obama is the ‘unity candidate’ who will ‘bring America together’. Cranmer fully understands that the human backdrop to such a high-profile political candidate is always ‘a delicate exercise in demographics and political correctness’, but he has never heard of the purposeful eradication of the visual representation of an entire faith group. Presumably, men with Islamic-looking beards or headwear would also have been ejected.
It is a good job that circumcised penises are concealed.
Of course, all of this has everything to do with Mr Obama’s sensitivity to accusations that he is a closet Muslim, although he ‘means no disrespect to Islam’ in the increasingly vehement denials.
As if to emphasise his point, Barack Obama's half brother Malik is reported by The Jerusalem Post as confirming that, if elected, his brother will be ‘a good president for the Jewish people, despite his Muslim background.’
This would be the ‘Muslim background’ that he denies ever having.