Skip to comments.Obama concedes mistake over Muslim outreach meeting
Posted on 10/10/2008 2:20:40 PM PDT by mathprof
The Obama campaigns Muslim outreach director participated in a meeting in mid September that was attended by several controversial Muslim activists, NBC News has learned. The Obama campaign now concedes that was a misjudgment, and that its top Muslim staffer would not have attended the meeting if she had known the full participant list beforehand.
Would a campaign staffer have attended if they were aware of the complete list of attendees? No, said Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt in an email statement to NBC.
The Muslim outreach meeting On September 15, newly named Muslim outreach director Minha Husaini spoke to a small group of Muslim leaders and potential Obama supporters at a hotel in Springfield, Virginia, several meeting participants and the campaign said. Two other Obama-affiliated Democratic Party workers joined Husaini and also spoke to the crowd. Some Virginia and Washington, D.C.-based Muslim activists and interested citizens attended, and flyers were passed out from Arab Americans for Obama stating Sen. Obamas goals for achieving peace in the Middle East, protecting the civil liberties of Arab Americans and ending the war in Iraq. [snip]
One meeting attendee was Mahdi Bray of the Muslim American Society, several of the participants said. The MAS website describes Bray as an imam and long time civil and human rights activist. Brays critics say he has a history of defending terrorists. They point to a video of Bray at a rally in 2000, for example, in which he can be seen pumping his fist in the air in support of the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah. In a 2004 interview, he called the Israeli assassination of a Hamas spiritual leader an unlawful, cowardly and dangerous act of state-sponsored terrorism. Bray did not return a call requesting comment.
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I love the way NBC included Obama’s mea culpa. ‘Nuff said, right?
And when you put a few of these folks into your administration, Mr. Obama, would that just be a mere mistake or misunderstanding, or you just don’t know who they are and what they stand for????
“This isn’t the Tupperware party?!?”
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! ‘Cause Obama doesn’t pal around with terrorists!!!!!
Bray? a mooslim? say it ain’t so, Joe.
The only thing Buraq Hussein Obama is sorry for is getting caught.
The Obama campaign now concedes that was a misjudgment,
Honestly, does this guy have any judgment OTHER than MISjudgment?
Obama admits it was a misjudgment for him to reveal his affinities for Islam before the election.
"...and the air-tight lid will keep the vapors of the explo... er... flavor of the food in!
Jesus / Buddha / Ahura Mazda, someone save us before this bastard steals the election.
The real mistake: Obama’s candidacy
The man who would be king is starting to step on his di##! He is not as good as he thinks, a liar cannot remember all of his lies because they are not the truth. Truth is mroal conviction and comes naturally
Please it is not Barak Hussien Obama, It’s Barak Millhouse Obama!
Another "renegade staffer" goes under the bus by Team Obama.
Once again.......A muslim will never support a Christian. Does that tell you anything about Obama?
This is not the Muslim outreach program that I used to know...
Ya' know...I fully expected to see the word "distraction."
Whatever it is, I'm sure it's not good for Michelle's kids.
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