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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Friday, June 27, 2008

Everyone is more Muslim than Obama

By now, everyone is aware of the highly publicized, racially charged statements from Barack Obama’s Christian pastor, Jeremy Wright. In spite of that, and defying all logic, one in ten Americans still believe that Obama subscribes to the Muslim faith. Among the “proof” of this Muslim affiliation is the picture of Obama taken during his visit to Africa during his 2006 visit.

What I find interesting is that, while Obama made a typically respectful gesture to a people while visiting their culture, this image has been used as proof of his allegiance to a particular faith other than his own. With all due respect to people of Islamic faith, pictures of him garbed in their ceremonial garments are hardly proof of his allegiance to their beliefs.

I ran across a website that shows how other public figures have likewise shown understanding of other cultures, including Islam, and have adorned themselves with the trappings of those cultures.

Join me for a tour of cultural tourists who have “proved” that they are Muslims by adorning themselves in the garb of the cultures they have visited.

First, let’s look at Meghan McCain, John McCain’s daughter. She has accompanied her father on the campaign trial and is blogging her adventures. Here she is with her Mom in a relaxed moment with pillows, but she's sporting a disturbing kaffiyeh, which is a garment that Rachel Ray caught a steaming pile of criticism for wearing in a Starbucks ad as a terrorist-sponsoring symbol.

Then there is the current president, mixing it up with the current head of Saudi Arabia. Since the majority of the 9/11 conspirators were Saudis, we can be assure that this “patriotic” administration would have nothing to do with them, the fact that Georgie would clown around with this guy with a sword is clearly evidence that we embrace the Muslim way of life.

And then there’s the infamous fist bump with Michelle – obviously a tip of the hat to Hamas in Palestine. Unfortunately, dubya’s daddy did the same thing to a notorious communist, Anna Kournikova.

There are many other examples, but you get the idea. Just because Obama dressed in local garb while visiting a friendly nation does not mean he subscribes to their beliefs.

If you still believe this infers a connection to terrorist organizations, I leave you with this disturbing possibility; your house pet sympathizes with our enemies:

Now you can be afraid…