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Obama concedes mistake over Muslim outreach meeting
[p]msnbc ^ | 10/10/08 | Jim Popkin, NBC News Senior Investigative Producer

Posted on 10/10/2008 2:20:40 PM PDT by mathprof

The Obama campaign’s 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. Obama’s 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.” Bray’s 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'm shocked! Shocked!
1 posted on 10/10/2008 2:20:40 PM PDT by mathprof
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To: mathprof

Pants-on-fire alert!


2 posted on 10/10/2008 2:21:37 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi)
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To: mathprof

I love the way NBC included Obama’s mea culpa. ‘Nuff said, right?


3 posted on 10/10/2008 2:22:45 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: mathprof

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????


4 posted on 10/10/2008 2:23:50 PM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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To: mathprof

“This isn’t the Tupperware party?!?”


5 posted on 10/10/2008 2:24:12 PM PDT by hsrazorback1 (To get what you had, do what you did.)
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To: mathprof

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! ‘Cause Obama doesn’t pal around with terrorists!!!!!


6 posted on 10/10/2008 2:25:54 PM PDT by Yaelle (One candidate fought America's enemies and one candidate owes all he has to America's enemies)
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To: bray

Bray? a mooslim? say it ain’t so, Joe.


7 posted on 10/10/2008 2:25:55 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (don't worry, they only want to take water out of the other guy's side of the bucket.)
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To: mathprof
I call B.S. They knew damn well who was going to be there. This is now their playbook response, "I/We didn't know at the time." That along with calling anyone who challenges them on any point a racist! again I call Bullsh*t!
regards
8 posted on 10/10/2008 2:28:01 PM PDT by hewhowaits
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To: mathprof

The only thing Buraq Hussein Obama is sorry for is getting caught.


9 posted on 10/10/2008 2:29:58 PM PDT by Tarpon (Barrack Obama will ban all the guns he has the votes for ...)
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To: mathprof

The Obama campaign now concedes that was a misjudgment,

Honestly, does this guy have any judgment OTHER than MISjudgment?


10 posted on 10/10/2008 2:30:28 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider. www.patriotguard.org for info. MAVERICK/BARRACUDA '08)
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To: mathprof

Obama admits it was a misjudgment for him to reveal his affinities for Islam before the election.


11 posted on 10/10/2008 2:31:56 PM PDT by PeterFinn (Buraq HUSSEIN Obama. If the libs don't like his name then why support him?)
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To: hsrazorback1
“This isn’t the Tupperware party?!?”

"...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.

12 posted on 10/10/2008 2:31:59 PM PDT by CE2949BB (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: mathprof

The real mistake: Obama’s candidacy


13 posted on 10/10/2008 2:33:50 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Is Obamanation what our founding fathers, our fallen men in combat, and Ronald Reagan had in mind?)
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To: CE2949BB
WARNING: Hate speech alert.

Wait for it . . .

Hussein



No big deal, Barry. You are what you have made of yourself.
14 posted on 10/10/2008 2:35:39 PM PDT by Thickman (Term limits are the answer.)
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To: mathprof

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


15 posted on 10/10/2008 2:36:59 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (THE NEW MILLIONAIRES CLUB : YOUR FRIENDLY NIEGHBORHOOD CONGRESSMEN)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Please it is not Barak Hussien Obama, It’s Barak Millhouse Obama!


16 posted on 10/10/2008 2:38:47 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (THE NEW MILLIONAIRES CLUB : YOUR FRIENDLY NIEGHBORHOOD CONGRESSMEN)
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To: mathprof

Another "renegade staffer" goes under the bus by Team Obama.

17 posted on 10/10/2008 2:43:05 PM PDT by RasterMaster ("CHANGE is not a destination - HOPE is not a strategy!" Rudy Guiliani RNC 2008)
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To: Yaelle

Once again.......A muslim will never support a Christian. Does that tell you anything about Obama?


18 posted on 10/10/2008 2:45:23 PM PDT by RC2
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To: mathprof

This is not the Muslim outreach program that I used to know...


19 posted on 10/10/2008 2:46:34 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: mathprof
"The Obama campaign now concedes that was a misjudgment..."


Ya' know...I fully expected to see the word "distraction."

Whatever it is, I'm sure it's not good for Michelle's kids.

20 posted on 10/10/2008 2:46:48 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Sarah'cuda Rocks)
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To: mathprof
The Obama campaign’s 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.


21 posted on 10/10/2008 2:51:17 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: mathprof

love how the “oops-I did it again” apologies always come via MSNBC....

i think they’re writing them for the camp. “oops”


22 posted on 10/10/2008 2:51:25 PM PDT by AmericanGirlRising
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To: ronnie raygun

Barack W. Obama


23 posted on 10/10/2008 2:52:09 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: ronnie raygun

The Dubya is for “Wayne”.


24 posted on 10/10/2008 2:52:26 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: mathprof

One man’s terrorist is another’s bundling sponsoring community organizing professor. < /sarcasm >


25 posted on 10/10/2008 2:54:51 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: mathprof
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.

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!"

26 posted on 10/10/2008 3:00:03 PM PDT by meandog (please pray for future President McCain, day minus 98-Jan. 20--and counting)
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To: mathprof

bttt


27 posted on 10/10/2008 3:00:49 PM PDT by meandog (please pray for future President McCain, day minus 98-Jan. 20--and counting)
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To: mathprof

“Not the same Muslim outreach I once knew”? Did he apologize for being a Marxist yet?

In the 1990’s, 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 Obama’s candidacy, claiming that if Obama advertised his real plans he would not be elected
[http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng120.html ].

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 ]


28 posted on 10/10/2008 3:03:42 PM PDT by sanchmo
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To: mathprof
The Obama campaign now concedes that was a misjudgment

Obama's middle name is Misjudgment.

We can't call him Hussein.

29 posted on 10/10/2008 3:10:20 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: mathprof

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6263


30 posted on 10/10/2008 3:11:12 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


31 posted on 10/10/2008 3:21:23 PM PDT by GPSkins
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To: mathprof

Obama concedes “FOR NOW” mistake over Muslim outreach meeting


32 posted on 10/10/2008 3:22:51 PM PDT by Dacus943
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To: mathprof

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.


33 posted on 10/10/2008 3:43:18 PM PDT by bushfamfan (Palin is America's Thatcher, Obama is America's Chamberlain with beliefs of Lenin)
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To: skeeter; Allegra
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.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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."

TRAITORS!!!!!

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!

34 posted on 10/10/2008 4:14:39 PM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: mathprof

“Controversial,” for the MSM, is a common term for left-wing and Islamic hate groups.

Right-wing hate groups are called “hate groups.”


35 posted on 10/10/2008 5:07:57 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("[Obama acts] as if the very idea of permanent truth is passe, a form of bad taste"-Shelby Steele)
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To: mathprof

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.


36 posted on 10/10/2008 6:01:51 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: mathprof

This guy cannot stop lying. He is full of SHITE!!!


37 posted on 10/10/2008 6:03:26 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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To: mathprof

Friday night release. Nobody will see it.


38 posted on 10/10/2008 6:04:54 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: mathprof
just a little "Misjudgement" nothing to see here everything is ok now!

OMG!!!! LOOK OVER THERE SARAH PALIN'S DAUGHTER MAY REALLY BE TRIGS MOM!!!!! AND SHE SHOOTS MOOSE!!!! AND JOHN MCCAIN SAID "THAT ONE"!!!!! DONT FORGET TRENT LOTT AT THURMONDS 100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
39 posted on 10/10/2008 6:10:21 PM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Both.

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.


40 posted on 10/10/2008 6:29:31 PM PDT by tpanther (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke)
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To: tpanther

41 posted on 10/10/2008 6:37:58 PM PDT by Lady GOP
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To: P-Marlowe

No we can’t, in fact I think everyone should now refer to the messiah as Barack irresponsible rhetoric Obama.


42 posted on 10/10/2008 7:09:59 PM PDT by tpanther (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke)
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To: mathprof

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.


43 posted on 10/10/2008 7:11:32 PM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Link to entire article. It’s definitely worth a read.

http://deepbackground.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/10/09/1525564.aspx


44 posted on 10/10/2008 8:53:45 PM PDT by lonevoice (John McCain was a Kinoki foot pad in the Reagan Revolution)
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To: lonevoice

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45 posted on 10/11/2008 10:18:47 AM PDT by Lady GOP
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To: RedCell

bump


46 posted on 05/24/2013 2:34:01 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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