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Muslims barred from picture at Obama event

Two Muslim women at Barack Obama‘s rally in Detroit on 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, 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.”  More from the Politico

The scarf issue has resurfaced.  I asked “When is a Scarf Just A Scarf” after the Rachel Ray/Dunkin Donuts issue a couple of weeks ago.  Ray was wearing a black and white paisley scarf, not a hajib or a kaffiyeh, in an ad that created quite a controversy. 

Now, the Obama campaign is crawfishing after two women in Muslim headscarves were barred from sitting beside Barack Hussein Obama.  So much for inclusion by their ‘messiah’…..





June 18, 2008 - Posted by | Politics | ,

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