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October 28, 2008

Depicting Obama as a Muslim radical

http://www.jewishjournal.com/blog/item/depicting_obama_as_a_muslim_radical_20081028/

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I found this image on Bill Lobdell’s blog. Lobdell’s no nut, but he does live in Orange County, so it goes without saying that he is surrounded by many. (Come on, some of my best friends live in Orange County.) A friend of his wife evoked the cartoon with this e-mail:

“I just finished with a client whose 9yr old is going as Obama for halloween with his machine gun because he believes that he is linked to pakistan and his muslim roots. Did I also mention that she is a born again christian, lives in [an affluent neighborhood in Orange County] and her hubby is CEO of a major bank! What is up with some people?”

Such scary sentiments about Barack Osama are what I thought made that controversial New Yorker cover so funny. They say so much more about our prejudices and fears than they do about who he really is.

I mean, 28 percent of Kentucky Republicans still—still, despite months of stories dispelling the Obama rumors—believe the Democratic presidential candidate is Muslim. He’s not—not that there’s anything wrong with that. At least ... there shouldn’t be.

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