June 18, 2008

AT LEAST IT'S CONSISTENT...:

Muslim Woman: Scarf Kept Her From Seat Near Obama (JEFF KAROUB, 6/18/08, Associated Press)

A young Muslim woman said she and another woman were refused seats directly behind Barack Obama — and in front of TV cameras — at a Detroit rally because they wear head scarfs.

Hebba Aref said Wednesday that she and Shimaa Abdelfadeel were among 20,000 supporters who gathered to see the Democratic presidential hopeful on Monday at the Joe Louis Arena when the groups they were with were separately invited by Obama campaign volunteers to sit behind the podium. But Aref said the volunteers told members of both parties in separate discussions that women wearing hijabs, the traditional Muslim head scarves, weren't included in the invitation and couldn't sit behind the podium.

Aref, a 25-year-old lawyer, said a member of her group was told by a volunteer that she could not invite Aref because of "a sensitive political climate."


...with his not caring how Muslim women were treated in Saddam's Iraq.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 18, 2008 8:55 PM

So you are saying that opposing the Iraq war is evidence that he didnt care about the plight of women under Saddam? Thats ludicrous.

Posted by: M at June 19, 2008 10:54 AM

Yes, supporting saddam was opposing iraqis.

Posted by: oj at June 19, 2008 12:43 PM

Then again, it appears that it wasn't what they were wearing, but who they are that got them tossed under The Bus.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at June 19, 2008 3:32 PM

As Orwell said, being a pacifist is being objectively pro-fascist (or Islamofascist in this case).

Posted by: Mikey at June 19, 2008 4:33 PM
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