During a June 16 rally held in
And so it continues.
Throughout the democratic primaries, Senator Obama was forced to go on the defensive, insisting time and again that he is not Muslim, often ending each clarification with a laughable “[not that there’s anything wrong with Muslims.]” I cringed each time he had to disavow any connection to Islam to reaffirm his Christian orientation. I couldn’t help but wonder about the Muslims being alienated and stigmatized by his actions. What were their thoughts? How did they feel? Granted, we reside in a tough political climate where each day brings more news of some Muslim radical or terrorist blowing up themselves and dozens others in the name of Allah. And who in
But perhaps we should not castigate and write-off Obama or his campaign staff for their actions at the June 16 rally. After all, is it too far-fetched to postulate that their actions were products of monsters bred by too often irrational fears and prejudices?