Thursday, June 19, 2008

Obama Apologizes to 2 Muslim Women from the Detroit Area

This afternoon I had read the article regarding two women who weren't allowed to sit behind Senator Barak Obama because they wore Hijab during his rally at Joe Louis Arena on Monday. I left home around 5:30pm or so. I was back by like 7pm to see an updated article stating that Obama had apologized to these two women. That was a pretty quick apology, that I knew would take place anyway. Hebba Aref and Shimaa Abdelfadeel were told by campaign volunteers that they couldn't sit behind the senator because it would give a negative impression while their non-muslim friends were invited to the seats. When I read the initial article I thought that the gesture was pretty lame. I actually was invited to attend the rally by a friend of mine who happens to be Muslim. Unfortunately, I had to decline because I had hair clients that day but, I thought to myself, "what if that would have happened to my friend." Ignorant Americans tend to automatically associate Muslims with terrorists but, when I think of terrorists I think of molesters and rapists. I think of George Bush and a lot of other people. A lot of comments made beneath those to articles were in regards to Obama being a secret Muslim, which is hilarious to me. If in fact Obama was a "secret Muslim" , SO WHAT! If that was his religion of choice, who cares? It's really sad that a country that is suppose to be so great has a lot of small minded and ignorant people. I think it would be hilarious as hell if Obama got into office and then converted! I'd love to see all of the American idiots shake in their boxers and panties. LMAO!


Anonymous said...

Yeah...I saw this! Ridiculous. Right? At the rally, I definitely took note of the demographics of the group of people chose to sit behind the range of the camera. Mostly white women...a couple blacks thrown in for contrast. Victor called it "orchestrated". I couldn't have said it better myself.

But...Obama's gotta play the game to win the game.

glennisha said...

Right. It's sad but, that's how it goes.