Thursday, September 11, 2008

Words fail me: Obama's Muslim Outreach director? Just laying low til after the election?

Although with taquiyah and all I don't know why I'm surprised by this. Just another instance of Muslim trickery and mischief from the brothers.

From Investors Business Daily. Obama conducts "nuanced outreach" and key aide Mazen Asbahi "hasn't really quit."

Last month, his coordinator for Muslim outreach, Mazen Asbahi, a Chicago lawyer, quit after reports that he belonged to the board of an Islamic investment fund that included a radical imam.

Asbahi has not stopped working on behalf of Obama, though. He appeared at the luncheon to say that despite his official exit he was still "110%" behind Obama and that he was participating in campaign conference calls on Muslim outreach.

Stepping down was a "strategic decision," he told the audience. Asbahi declined to answer IBD questions clarifying his current role.

About that nuance:

Inayal Lalani, an activist with the American Muslim Democratic Caucus, didn't wait for the question to be raised. He volunteered that, despite some rumors, Barack Obama's campaign was not "shunning" the Muslim community. The same point was made repeatedly at the caucus' Democratic National Convention luncheon in Denver on Monday by Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., Andre Carson, D-Ind., and Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick, among other representatives from the Obama campaign.

"There is an unfortunate impression among many in the Muslim community that Obama has been distant," Joshua DuBois, Obama's national religious coordinator, admitted. That's not so, Dubois says.

The House Muslims, Keith Ellison D- MN and Andre Carson D-IL, were in attendance and they were quick to point out how much support the Messiah had given them.

Ellison and Carson, the only Muslims in Congress, tried to reassure the audience. They noted Obama endorsed and did ads for both of them in their recent campaigns.

Ellison also noted that "this is the first time ever that Muslim Americans have gathered together as a group at a Democratic convention."

It's like 9/11 never happened to these people.