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Muslim Voters' Waning Support for Obama?
abcnews.go.com ^ | June 24, 2008 | Kristina Wong

Posted on 06/24/2008 6:32:20 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

In Democratic primaries this year the overwhelming majority of Muslim Americans voted for a man who has, throughout the campaign, vigorously knocked down rumors that he is a Muslim.

But support for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., during the primaries doesn't mean the Democrat has a free pass from the Muslim American community.

Last week's incident at an Obama rally in Michigan put some added strain on Obama's support in the Muslim American community. A campaign volunteer reportedly barred two Muslim American women from appearing in camera-range behind Obama's podium after they refused the campaign representative's request to remove their headscarves. After the incident received media attention, Obama called the women personally to apologize. But the hurt still lingers for some Muslim Americans.

"I was quite disappointed. The Obama campaign to me, represents a change from traditional politics and embodies an America which supersedes discrimination and racism. This incident is in stark contradiction to that notion," said Lydia Habhab, a 23-year-old Arab Muslim-American graduate student and Dearborn, Michigan native.

"For a candidate who is talking about change, and who is a minority … who is talking about giving hope to everyone, it was very offensive to me as a Muslim woman who wears a headscarf," said Tuqa Nusairat, a 24-year-old Arab Muslim-American who is a Virginia native and graduate student.

"Although Obama personally called the girls wearing hijab to apologize, it is still disheartening to think that the level of Islamophobia in his campaign and within America is so high, that having women wearing hijab within a camera shot away from Obama was even an issue, especially within one of the most highly populated Muslim areas in the country," said Habhab.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alikhwanalmuslimeen; bo; dearborn; democrat; democrats; islam; islamophobia; michigan; msa; muslim; muslimbrotherhood; muslims; muslimvote; obama; safe
The two Muslim "girls" are radical Muslim activists.

Hebba Aref, was an official of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), in charge of proselytizing. The Chicago Tribune identified the MSA as part of the American manifestation of the Sunni terrorist group, Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen--The Muslim Brotherhood. Aref served on the executive board of the University of Michigan-Dearborn's MSA, which demanded and obtained tax-funded Muslim foot baths at that university,

Shimaa Abdelfadeel, the other woman allegedly excluded by the Obama campaign, was chair of SAFE, a University of Michigan-Ann Arbor group that hosted the 2002 Divestment Conference against Israel at which "Annihilate the Jews!" was chanted and Islamic Jihad founder Sami Al-Arian was keynote speaker. She's the author of vehement anti-Israel propaganda.

1 posted on 06/24/2008 6:32:20 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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2 posted on 06/24/2008 6:34:56 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now that’s interesting.


3 posted on 06/24/2008 6:35:16 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: Squantos

I’m getting bloody tired of seeing “Obama” on FR. I wonder how many other people feel the same way? I’m thinking that you and the “others” do. I’ve been ignoring it for the most part. :-)


4 posted on 06/24/2008 6:35:32 PM PDT by hiredhand
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To: Cindy

Thanks for the links. Good work!


5 posted on 06/24/2008 6:36:20 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Stop the Obamanation!))))
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To: hiredhand

I’m getting bloody tired of seeing “Obama” on FR. I wonder how many other people feel the same way? I’m thinking that you and the “others” do. I’ve been ignoring it for the most part. :-)


You’ve got to know your enemy, FRiend.


6 posted on 06/24/2008 6:38:18 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You’re welcome FreeThinker and thanks for this update and article.


7 posted on 06/24/2008 6:40:10 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ABC news talking about waning Muslim support can only mean one thing: They are concerned about Obama’s muslim ties, so they must distance Obomba from Muslims... so that they can pull voters to vote for him that wouldn’t with his strong Muslim roots.


8 posted on 06/24/2008 6:42:57 PM PDT by C210N (The television has mounted the most serious assault on Republicanism since Das Kapital.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Aref served on the executive board of the University of Michigan-Dearborn's MSA, which demanded and obtained tax-funded Muslim foot baths at that university,

Shimaa Abdelfadeel, the other woman allegedly excluded by the Obama campaign, was chair of SAFE, a University of Michigan-Ann Arbor group that hosted the 2002 Divestment Conference against Israel at which "Annihilate the Jews!" was chanted and Islamic Jihad founder Sami Al-Arian was keynote speaker. She's the author of vehement anti-Israel propaganda.

They're trying to get foot baths in at the new Indy airport currently under construction. I don't know the current status, but I fail to see why gov't should be supporting an individual religion. If they are built, guess who's going to be one of the first to bathe his feet in it...

9 posted on 06/24/2008 6:43:55 PM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: C210N

Yes, exactly. Behind the scenes, Obama’s minions will be going around to all the mosques and Muslim organizations reassuring them but warning them to keep their distance until after the election, so as not to upset the infidels.

And ABC loyally goes out and finds a typical Muslim-on-the-street to say that he’s worried.


10 posted on 06/24/2008 6:49:59 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cindy
It's high time for Americans to dig into the trenches and get ready for the fight against Obama's Kommunism in November.

We are facing a nasty racist whose media intentionally deceives people, manipulates data and alters reality.

Obama must be continuously exposed as the pathological liar that he is, and his Stalinist goals must also be exposed to the public.

I truly appreciate your efforts to keep us informed about the clear and present danger that Obama poses to Americans everywhere.

Keep up the good fight!

WOLVERINES!!!


11 posted on 06/24/2008 6:54:52 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
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To: unkus
You’ve got to know your enemy, FRiend.

I agree. But we already know what he is, and who he is...day in...day out...in ad-nauseum. It's as if FR is becoming a repository for everything bad one ever wanted to know about Obama, whereas it's touted as being a conservative discussion forum.

We're not just advertising what a useless turd he is anymore, we're "rolling" around in it...sort of like my dogs do when they kill something and it's positively and thoroughly DEAD. But the roll in it anyway and it takes days for the smell to wear off!

I guess since the GOP has royally screwed us we might as well participate in badmouthing Obama and distract ourselves from reality just a little. I'll view it that way. I can handle that. :-)
12 posted on 06/24/2008 6:56:09 PM PDT by hiredhand
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To: Free ThinkerNY

that’s odd.

many on this forum believe obama to be a muslim!


13 posted on 06/24/2008 7:03:13 PM PDT by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: hiredhand

“I’m getting bloody tired of seeing “Obama” on FR.”

It helps us from thinking about McCain.


14 posted on 06/24/2008 7:03:49 PM PDT by Shermy (Handlebars, Flobots. A prophecy about egomania, megalomania and Obama.)
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To: Shermy
I hear ya. That was a reason I had thought of....unfortunately.
15 posted on 06/24/2008 7:05:13 PM PDT by hiredhand
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To: Prole

“We are facing a nasty racist whose media intentionally deceives people, manipulates data and alters reality.”

OPINION: I agree.


16 posted on 06/24/2008 7:14:35 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: ken21

He is a Muslim. The evidence is overwhelming.
Google “The Obama File” Check under “Islam”.


17 posted on 06/24/2008 7:19:18 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: hiredhand

I understand people being tired of hearing about Obama, but I think we need to keep up with the new information about him. The MSM is not telling people the truth. We need to inform each other and get the word out about this man.


18 posted on 06/24/2008 7:20:56 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Stop the Obamanation!))))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I can't argue with that really. It just seems that it's run its course here, and we ought to be doing something useful and productive such as mustering support for Bob Barr instead of that best of the worst, Juan McPain.
19 posted on 06/24/2008 7:26:06 PM PDT by hiredhand
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To: patriot08

how is it that the majority of intelligent people in the public life today

do not agree with you?


20 posted on 06/24/2008 7:27:36 PM PDT by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The perceived “snub” is only a feint and a sleight-of-hand, more for the benefit of the greater number of Americans who see Barack Mohammed (since we are no longer to refer to his given middle name) Obama, Jr., the charismatic, messianic Magic Negro, as being a potential Islamic sympathizer, to somehow calm their hysteria over that particular point.

But once in office, he will revert to type, and show his REAL bias. That is, insofar as a puppet of a really wealthy “mover and shaker”, George Soros, can show any personal bias at all. It depends on which side the bread is buttered on.


21 posted on 06/24/2008 7:27:45 PM PDT by alloysteel (A taxpayer voting for Obama - is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://sailor359.multiply.com/video/item/14

BHO has problems in other areas as well ... check this out!


22 posted on 06/24/2008 7:28:15 PM PDT by Bobibutu
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All the more reason that Hussein should feature women with headscarves, and who knows, maybe even burkhas, in his campaign spots.


23 posted on 06/24/2008 8:55:28 PM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: Post Toasties

Say, maybe some conservative women should dress up in burkhas and attend Hussein rallies:)


24 posted on 06/24/2008 8:58:26 PM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
OK, so hypothetically you have a Muslim considering prez candidates. He/she has to decide between Obama and McCain. Does anyone really believe they would consider McCain? Obama could eat a pork chop sandwich in a mosque and they will still vote Obama.

Their support isn't going to "wane".

25 posted on 06/24/2008 9:20:34 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder if the “Bean Pie Muslims” will be supporting Barry this time around.


26 posted on 06/24/2008 9:23:37 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t buy these MSM stories. The muzzies will come out in force for him.


27 posted on 06/24/2008 9:58:43 PM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: ken21

MSM TELLS DUMBED DOWN AMERICA WHAT OBAMA WANTS THEM TO KNOW-AND HE SURE DON’T WANT THEM TO KNOW HE’S A MUSLIM.
If you did your research, you’d see the evidence is overwhelming. Google ‘The Obama File’ and check under Islam.
Protecting Bwarry’s honor, are we?


28 posted on 06/24/2008 10:35:32 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I can't think of anything more insulting than to push people out of a camera shot. No phone call could ever right that wrong.
29 posted on 06/25/2008 12:47:17 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Vote For McCain But Trust In The Lord.)
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