Saturday, June 14, 2008

Fight the smears

As a former full-time journalist, I have a vested interest in reporting the truth. For that reason, I want to prominently promote Senator Obama's new initiative to fight the right wingnuts' smear campaigns against him. Check it out:

Don't believe everything you read in a forwarded e-mail. In fact, you are more likely to be correct if you are skeptical of the outrageous comments. To reiterate:

Senator Obama is not a Muslim.
Senator Obama does not refuse to say the Pledge of Allegiance.
Michelle Obama did not use the term "Whitey" on tape.
Senator Obama was born in Hawai'i and is not hiding his birth certificate.
Senator Obama's books do not contain racially inflammatory remarks.

Amazingly, Pew found that about one in ten people think the Senator is a Muslim despite the controversy about the (Christian) Rev. Wright. Only a truly spiritually confused person can be both a Christian and a Muslim. All I can say is "Yikes!" and "where's the logic?"

Please help spread the word.

By way of full disclosure, this was the thing that finally convinced me to donate $25 of my economic stimulus check to the Obama campaign. Spend it well.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Senator Obama is NOT a Dirty Muslim!

"What you won't hear from this campaign or this party is the kind of politics that uses religion as a wedge," says Mr. Obama, while denouncing statements of him being a Muslim as a smear. Why is the presidential candidate who claims to be religiously inclusive is treating the word "Muslim" as an insult? Apparently, it is OK for Mr. Obama to be associated with terrorists like William Ayers or racists like Jeremiah Wright, but God forbid somebody would call him a Muslim! No, he won't stand for that kind of smear! We admit that most terrorists are Muslims, but most Muslims are not terrorists and the statement on Mr. Obama's website is insulting to hundreds of millions of people.

How could a man who discards his family heritage in favor of political expediency be even considered for presidency of the United States? Where are all the so-called "Islamic civil rights groups" like CAIR, MPAC, ISNA, MAS, etc. who are quick to defend every Islamic terrorist, but are silent when Muslims in general are being denigrated? Would Mr. Obama have the same reaction if someone claimed that he was raised as a Jew? We sincerely doubt that.

Muslims Against Sharia demand immediate removal of "SMEAR: Barack Obama is a Muslim" statement from the official Barack Obama's website as well as an apology for giving the word "Muslim" a negative connotation.