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Black Burka Clad Woman Wearing U.S. Military Insignia Booted From Obama Event
Based on Pool, AP and Twitter reports | Saturday, May 5, 2012 | Kristinn

Posted on 05/05/2012 5:58:19 PM PDT by kristinn

A strange happening at the Obama campaign event at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond today. The media pool reports mentioned a woman wearing a black burka who was removed from the event. To make things more interesting, the pool reporter says the person was wearing U.S. military insignia.

From the AP:

VCU police reported that a heckler was removed from the arena, taken outside and released. A police dispatcher didn't know what the woman had yelled.

According to a White House pool report, photographers observed a woman wearing a black burka being escorted out of the gym by Richmond police and other security officials. The woman appeared to be wearing U.S. military pins and was carrying book. She cooperated with police, according to the report.

From Twitter:

Amie Parnes, White House reporter for The Hill:

As I wrote in my pool reports, a woman wearing a black burka was escorted out of the Richmond rally by police during Obama's speech.

7:26 PM - 5 May 12 via Mobile Web

Soon after that Tweet, Parnes retweeted a Tweet by West Wing Report about her pool report:

Pool reporter @AmieParnes studied pool photos of the woman. She "appears to be wearing U.S. military insignia" and "had a book in her hand"

Retweeted by Amie Parnes 7:12 PM - 5 May 12 via web

Nothing more about this so far. I haven't found the photos of the incident.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 20120505; bho44; burka; burqa; heckler; keepowt; militaryinsignia; muslimwomen; obama; obamaspeech; patches; richmond; va2012; vcu

1 posted on 05/05/2012 5:58:24 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

That was his sister from Kenya.


2 posted on 05/05/2012 6:06:32 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Whoa black burka bam ba lam
Whoa black burka bam ba lam

black burka had a bomb bam ba lam

damn thing blowed up bam ba lam


3 posted on 05/05/2012 6:09:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kristinn

I’ve been seeing this trending up in my blog feed and twitter. It seems there is some buzz around this. Eg
http://ironicsurrealism.com/2012/05/05/woman-in-burka-escorted-out-of-obamas-richmond-campaign-event/


5 posted on 05/05/2012 6:09:47 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks kristinn.


6 posted on 05/05/2012 6:11:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cripplecreek

Maybe it was one of the hookers from Columbia lookin for Bammy to pay his bill.


7 posted on 05/05/2012 6:12:54 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kristinn

It was Julia.


8 posted on 05/05/2012 6:14:44 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: kristinn

Whenever anything like this occurs around the MARXIST in chief I immediately think plant.
Somehow the press will make him look good.


9 posted on 05/05/2012 6:17:29 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: All

so they let a person in the arena where the president was speaking with her entire body covered in heavy black outfit and just a slit for her eyes?

Or was she just wearing a head scarf?


10 posted on 05/05/2012 6:17:29 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: kristinn

http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/143931880.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF8789215AB089EE596C6588A53681DA3050F724CF9E9CF83D6B39F7C2BC54F7BFC59E94E30A760B0D811297


11 posted on 05/05/2012 6:21:43 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

What happened to Obama’s new law where they can lock you up when the Secret Service is present at a rally?

Oh!! I forgot this is a Muslim they just turned her loose.


12 posted on 05/05/2012 6:26:24 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: TornadoAlley3
Thanks for the link to the photo of the burka clad woman being confronted by LEOs at the event.
13 posted on 05/05/2012 6:29:47 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

another.

http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/143931877.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF8789215AB089EE596C6588496564AC7BCBFD85CF9E9CF83D6B39F74F2728C433FB7629E30A760B0D811297


14 posted on 05/05/2012 6:30:49 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: kristinn

That’s intolerant.


15 posted on 05/05/2012 6:33:54 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. So vote for Goode.)
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To: kristinn

doesn’t look like a woman to me...lol


16 posted on 05/05/2012 6:34:59 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (If You Don’t Look Like Obama’s Son, No One Cares)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Another suspicious looking character at the event.

17 posted on 05/05/2012 6:35:26 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Wasn’t she supposed to be sitting behind Obama during his pep rally to show that his campaign values diversity?

I believe that woman was discriminated against and should sue the campaign.

Aren’t there lawyers who love cases like this?


18 posted on 05/05/2012 6:36:55 PM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: TornadoAlley3

I’m getting an error message on that link.


19 posted on 05/05/2012 6:38:49 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

Did the police have the good sense to escort her out of our country as well?

PING!


20 posted on 05/05/2012 6:48:55 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: kristinn

nation of islam?


21 posted on 05/05/2012 6:53:20 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: kristinn
A police dispatcher didn't know what the woman had yelled.

"Allahu FUBAR" ?

22 posted on 05/05/2012 7:02:38 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: lightman

How’d they know it was a she?


23 posted on 05/05/2012 7:09:23 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: cripplecreek

Hahahaha, wow!


24 posted on 05/05/2012 7:15:08 PM PDT by hope
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To: MadelineZapeezda

Looks black to me....


25 posted on 05/05/2012 7:30:03 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: kristinn

Obama prefers to wear the Burka himself.


26 posted on 05/05/2012 7:39:42 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: kristinn

Would Laz hit it?


27 posted on 05/05/2012 7:52:06 PM PDT by Larry381 ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.")
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To: kristinn
Obama’s in luck - the MSM will pretend this never happened - and if it did happen, that it was too complicated to report on... and if it's not too complicated, then it's ‘old news’... or some such nonsense.
28 posted on 05/05/2012 8:12:05 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: kristinn; TornadoAlley3
Now all of the photogs can release theirs since that one is out.

The second link doesn't work any longer TA3.

29 posted on 05/05/2012 8:26:21 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: mnehring
The Obama campaign event was crawling with media and not one has the guts to report the full details. Get up off of your knees!
OUCH!
30 posted on 05/05/2012 8:30:57 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: kristinn
From UPI...
Obamas campaign in Ohio, Virginia
During Obama's speech in Richmond, photographers observed a woman in a black burka being escorted out of the gym by city police and other security officials. She appeared to have a collection of U.S. military insignia pinned to her garment and a book in her hand.

No pics.

31 posted on 05/05/2012 8:34:17 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: kristinn

whole lotta profilin’ goin’ on


32 posted on 05/05/2012 8:38:06 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: kristinn
This is strange,with all of the media with cameras there and of course all the cell phones there and there's not 1 video of this event.
33 posted on 05/05/2012 9:24:14 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: RitaOK

???? I never questioned its blackness....just said it didn’t look like a woman to me


34 posted on 05/05/2012 10:24:53 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (If You Don’t Look Like Obama’s Son, No One Cares)
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To: TornadoAlley3
I couldn't get the second picture to display, but got the first one to work. I think these might disappear from the internet, since it seems to show the Obama campaign in a bad light.
35 posted on 05/06/2012 6:36:44 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: TornadoAlley3

this picture looks like a man to me
http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/143931877.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF8789215AB089EE596C6588496564AC7BCBFD85CF9E9CF83D6B39F74F2728C433FB7629E30A760B0D811297


36 posted on 05/06/2012 7:09:28 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: philman_36; TornadoAlley3; RummyChick
By Eva Russo, Richmond Times-Dispatch:


37 posted on 05/06/2012 5:07:24 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: All
Local TV news article by WTVR-6 adds that woman not arrested and Secret Service is investigating.
38 posted on 05/06/2012 5:24:42 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: RummyChick

39 posted on 05/06/2012 9:53:19 PM PDT by Yehuda (www.jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: kristinn

Some rather well developed upper arms for a woman.


40 posted on 05/06/2012 10:15:54 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36; TornadoAlley3
That's what folks are saying. The Spandex tights and short sleeves are rather odd.

Richmond's WTVR-6 news has a brief video of the woman being taken out of the arena. Another clue in the mystery...

Click here.

41 posted on 05/07/2012 8:40:36 AM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn
...a brief video...
Indeed. And not useful at all in any way.
42 posted on 05/07/2012 10:05:54 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36; TornadoAlley3
Story getting legs. CBS News Washington.
43 posted on 05/07/2012 2:08:38 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn
Story getting legs.
Short stumpy ones.
It was dwarfed by the fawning adulation. {;^)
44 posted on 05/07/2012 3:03:38 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Fantasywriter

See 44. Thought you might like that one.


45 posted on 05/07/2012 3:05:10 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36
LOL!

WTVR has updated their report with a video featuring two eyewitnesses. The woman who filmed the incident said she couldn't make out what language the burka gal was screaming.

46 posted on 05/07/2012 4:24:08 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Ping to #46.


47 posted on 05/07/2012 4:24:49 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn
Thanks for keeping on top of this and for pinging me to your updates.
I'd really like to see if any follow up articles ever come out.
From the scope of the coverage exhibited so far there won't be.

"Oh, we've already covered that" will probably be the meme.

48 posted on 05/07/2012 7:47:27 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: kristinn

“Durka durka Muhammad jihad?”

}:-)4


49 posted on 05/08/2012 7:22:12 AM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: philman_36; TornadoAlley3
New story from WTVR with video. Muslim eyewitness and imam question whether 'burka gal' was actually a muslim based on odd get-up. The mystery deepens...
50 posted on 05/09/2012 8:18:06 AM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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