Skip to comments.Obama concedes mistake over Muslim outreach meeting
Posted on 10/10/2008 2:20:40 PM PDT by mathprof
The Obama campaigns Muslim outreach director participated in a meeting in mid September that was attended by several controversial Muslim activists, NBC News has learned. The Obama campaign now concedes that was a misjudgment, and that its top Muslim staffer would not have attended the meeting if she had known the full participant list beforehand.
Would a campaign staffer have attended if they were aware of the complete list of attendees? No, said Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt in an email statement to NBC.
The Muslim outreach meeting On September 15, newly named Muslim outreach director Minha Husaini spoke to a small group of Muslim leaders and potential Obama supporters at a hotel in Springfield, Virginia, several meeting participants and the campaign said. Two other Obama-affiliated Democratic Party workers joined Husaini and also spoke to the crowd. Some Virginia and Washington, D.C.-based Muslim activists and interested citizens attended, and flyers were passed out from Arab Americans for Obama stating Sen. Obamas goals for achieving peace in the Middle East, protecting the civil liberties of Arab Americans and ending the war in Iraq. [snip]
One meeting attendee was Mahdi Bray of the Muslim American Society, several of the participants said. The MAS website describes Bray as an imam and long time civil and human rights activist. Brays critics say he has a history of defending terrorists. They point to a video of Bray at a rally in 2000, for example, in which he can be seen pumping his fist in the air in support of the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah. In a 2004 interview, he called the Israeli assassination of a Hamas spiritual leader an unlawful, cowardly and dangerous act of state-sponsored terrorism. Bray did not return a call requesting comment.
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I love the way NBC included Obama’s mea culpa. ‘Nuff said, right?
And when you put a few of these folks into your administration, Mr. Obama, would that just be a mere mistake or misunderstanding, or you just don’t know who they are and what they stand for????
“This isn’t the Tupperware party?!?”
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! ‘Cause Obama doesn’t pal around with terrorists!!!!!
Bray? a mooslim? say it ain’t so, Joe.
The only thing Buraq Hussein Obama is sorry for is getting caught.
The Obama campaign now concedes that was a misjudgment,
Honestly, does this guy have any judgment OTHER than MISjudgment?
Obama admits it was a misjudgment for him to reveal his affinities for Islam before the election.
"...and the air-tight lid will keep the vapors of the explo... er... flavor of the food in!
Jesus / Buddha / Ahura Mazda, someone save us before this bastard steals the election.
The real mistake: Obama’s candidacy
The man who would be king is starting to step on his di##! He is not as good as he thinks, a liar cannot remember all of his lies because they are not the truth. Truth is mroal conviction and comes naturally
Please it is not Barak Hussien Obama, It’s Barak Millhouse Obama!
Another "renegade staffer" goes under the bus by Team Obama.
Once again.......A muslim will never support a Christian. Does that tell you anything about Obama?
This is not the Muslim outreach program that I used to know...
Ya' know...I fully expected to see the word "distraction."
Whatever it is, I'm sure it's not good for Michelle's kids.
love how the “oops-I did it again” apologies always come via MSNBC....
i think they’re writing them for the camp. “oops”
Barack W. Obama
The Dubya is for “Wayne”.
One man’s terrorist is another’s bundling sponsoring community organizing professor. < /sarcasm >
Other famous quotes:
Honest, officer, I didn't know my passenger was selling marijuana from my car!
Lord Chamberlain: "If I knew that Herr Hitler was coralling Jews and planning to start a war, I would have never signed that accord!"
Ted Kennedy: "I was dazed...I was disoriented when it happened. I honestly did everything I could for Mary Jo..."
Barney Frank: "I didn't know he was running a male prostitution ring from my very own home!"
Chris Dodd: "It wasn't a sweetheart deal from Countrywide!"
“Not the same Muslim outreach I once knew”? Did he apologize for being a Marxist yet?
In the 1990s, Barack Obama was a member of the Chicago New Party [http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng42.html#anchor792932 ],which is a socialist party [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Party_(USA) ].
From the mid 1996 to 2005, Barack Obama attended annual meetings of the Chicago chapter of the Democratic Socialist of America [http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=site:chicagodsa.org+obama+Town+Meeting&btnG=Search ], the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International [http://www.dsausa.org/about/index.html ], which draws upon Marxism, religious and ethical socialism to bring about fundamental restructuring of our socio-economic order [http://www.chicagodsa.org/democraticsocialism.html ].
During meetings of the DSA, Barack Obama has promoted the Marxist concept of a social wage, redistribution, and the allocation of wages and jobs” using “labor law reform, public works and contracts [http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng45.html ].
Barack Obama was the chief sponsor [http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng96.html#anchor495069 ] of an Illinois bill to set up state-wide universal healthcare [http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng94.html#anchor349979 ].
In its latest newsletter, the Democratic Socialists of America endorsed Obamas candidacy, claiming that if Obama advertised his real plans he would not be elected
Barack Obama has admitted that he has run voter registration drives for ACORN, an organization being investigated for voter registration fraud [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FewmvkaTXHU ] in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Michigan, Nevada, Indiana, New Mexico, Wisconsin, North Carolina and other states [http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-vote-fraud_frioct10,0,2159694.story ]
Obama's middle name is Misjudgment.
We can't call him Hussein.
This is some garbage. This NEEDS to be exposed. CAIR is a joke and is incredibly arrogant - they flipped out over the “Obsession” release when they themselves have terrorists in their ranks. Anything that might be offensive to their agenda demands, apparently, an immediate “it’s hate speech and propaganda!” response. Pathetic. Watch the film, it’s incredibly important. I’m trying to spread the word, and I urge you to check it out.
Obama concedes “FOR NOW” mistake over Muslim outreach meeting
There are an awful lot of these ‘mistakes’. Frankly, we can’t afford the mistake that is Obama. This is the overwhelming evidence he is a threat to our security.
Context: We have good men and women risking their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, some spilling their blood in service to our nation fighting the same kind of A$$ HATS who were at this meeting and this is a "mea Culpa."
The JIG is up!
They got caught.
A mea culpa is insufficient.
Add this to the Ayers, Wright, Odinga list. Is there a pattern here MSM? HUH?
What a triffled traitorous titmouse this Jim Popkin is.
He needs a Popkin up along side of his empty head!
Thats MSM journalism folks. No dots will be connected!
My Irish Setter could connect these dots!
“Controversial,” for the MSM, is a common term for left-wing and Islamic hate groups.
Right-wing hate groups are called “hate groups.”
Mahdi Bray is not only with the Muslim American Society, he is also a key member of the Workers World Party (Stalinists), fronts known as IAC (International Action Center) and ANSWER (Act Now To Stop War & End Racism).
He has been with ANSWER for over 10 years and I personally heard him speak at ANSWER/United for Peace & Justice front protests in Washington, D.C.
He is slick. He is the perfect example of the new convergency of the Moslem extremist with the Communists. He works in both worlds. One has to wonder who his master is - Allah or Stalin/Castro/Nasrullah/Achmednutjob/Kim Mentally Il Whaterver.
This guy cannot stop lying. He is full of SHITE!!!
Friday night release. Nobody will see it.
Russia and Iran will eventually converge on Israel together. (Ezekiel).
Some think Obama is the anti-Christ, but he may just be a precursor, paving the way.
No we can’t, in fact I think everyone should now refer to the messiah as Barack irresponsible rhetoric Obama.
Here I was hopeful we would actually see an instance when Obama admitted his judgment was poor. But no, this was a misjudgment claimed by the campaign, or the campaign worker who attended the meeting, not the Anointed One. Fits with the psychological profile of narcissists that they will never admit error.
Link to entire article. It’s definitely worth a read.