Wednesday, October 08, 2008

An Islamic Call To Pray for Obama

What does the call for prayer have to do with electing Barack Obama for president? Some Arab-Americans are offended by the ad claiming that it is offensive to non-Islamic Arab-Americans.

According to an article earlier this year in The Arab-American News, more than half of the Arab-American community is Christian, “and the majority are of Lebanese origin.” The ad was put up by ArabAmericans4 Obama to show support for Barack Obama.

“We will do everything we can to aid Barack in becoming the next president of the United States of America. It is our goal to Unite Muslims, Christians, and Jews to work together to elect Barack Obama.”

Some question that an Islamic call to prayer in Arabic could unite English speaking Christians and Jews to elect Obama, but this is the claim made by ArabAmericans4 Obama.

The same article also cites statistics showing that Arab Americans (62%) will be voting Democratic this year due to the belief that Republicans support a “permanent presence” in Iraq and show support of the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

That claim made in February seems be holding up because a Zobgy poll taken in September shows that Sen. Barack Obama holds a 21-point lead over Sen. John McCain.

Citing the same Zogby poll, an article in USA Today yesterday shows that Arab-Americans cite the economy, job loss, and a desire for change from the Bush administration Middle East policies as a reason they are turning away from Sen .John McCain.

The Zogby poll indicates that at least one-third of Arab-Americans live in the five battleground states and the majority will be voting for Obama. Some will vote for Obama because of the identity politics of his Arabic name.

“Be proud of America when Barack Hussein Obama is nominated to be president of the United States,” James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute (AAI) and a former deputy campaign manager of Jesse Jackson’s 1984 presidential run, told the crowd between acts at a comedy club event Aug. 25 at Bar Standard.

There is also a very interesting article this week in The Arab American news, “Why America should listen to Ahmadinejad" by Paul Craig Roberts which claims that America’s our Founding Fathers would have comprehended and endorsed Ahmadinejad's speech to the United Nations.

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  1. Very interesting that some Arab Americans are not happy with this call to prayer for Obama. Yes I noticed that they use his middle name. We're not supposed to use it against him, but it's ok for them to use it for him.

    Debbie Hamilton
    Right Truth

  2. Is anyone aware of the fact that, in a N.Y. Times interview, Sen. Obama recited the Adhan in Arabic and described it as the "sweetest sound at sunset"?

    Is anyone aware of the fact that the Adhan includes the Shehada, repeated recital of which makes one a Muslim?

    Is anyone aware of the fact that the Adhan includes "Come to success"; that 'success' is connected in the Koran with victory in Jihad and obtaining admission to Paradise by being martyred in Jihad?

    Does anyone give a damn? Who will stand forth and disrespectfully demand that Obama denounce and condemn the Koran verses which sanctify & mandate conquest, genocide & terrorism? He will not answer my Challenge to the Candidates.

  3. This probably should be posted with the one you have. It's Obama's message to the Arab community thanking them for their support. I believe it's part one in a series, added two week ago. It will be interesting to see what he will say next time around.

    BTW, Mark Davis is now posting the same stuff on my blog. I'm sorry, but the guy is a plant.

  4. Y'know...the Arab Americans I grew up with would be appalled with the whole Obama thing, but then, they were all Christian.

  5. Obama is a muslim at heart, if not in fact he was sent here years ago to help in the mass murder of Americans.

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