A leading story on the news sites today is the reaction two Muslim women got when they tried to have a picture taken with Barack Obama. It appears that two Muslim women wearing traditional Muslim headscarves were barred from taking seats directly behind Barack Obama, and consequently directly in the camera angle. An Obama campaign worker demanded that the women leave so as not to be in the camera angle and give the impression of a large Muslim crowd of support. Of course the women were offended and are demanding justice.
“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.”
In Detroit on Monday, the two different Obama volunteers – in separate incidents – made it clear that headscarves wouldn’t be in the picture. The volunteers gave different explanations for excluding the hijabs, one bluntly political and the other less clear.
In Aref’s case, there was no ambiguity.
So this is the great uniter, ehhh? This is the man that will bring America together? It sounds to me like he is one of the Extremist Muslims we hear about in Iran – where women are forced to walk behind their husbands and not appear in public without a husband’s presence – for fear of a beating.
So when Obama mimics Deval Patrick and says things like “Together we can” he clearly isn’t talking to women or Muslims. Since the incidents occurred Obama has apologized, but his apologizing to two women will earn him no points with Hamas who are now second-guessing their open support of Barack Obama’s campaign.
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