Monday, February 18, 2008

US-Islamic forum in Gulf backs Obama

Delegates at a US-Islamic forum voiced support on Monday for US presidential hopeful Barack Obama, although some warned against expecting any radical policy change irrespective of who captures the White House.
Obama, who is vying to become the first black president of the United States, won overwhelming support in a mock election by more than 200 American and Muslim delegates at the US-Islamic World Forum in the Qatari capital.

His Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and Republican candidates won only a handful of votes.

Around 280 public figures and academics from 32 countries, including Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the US ambassador to the United Nations, Zalmay Khalilzad, attended the fifth edition of the forum due to end in the gas-rich Gulf state later Monday.

Many Muslim delegates said they hoped to see Obama win the Democratic nomination and go on to be elected next November to succeed US President George W. Bush.

"I would like to see Obama become president of America because he champions 'change and hope', which we Muslims need as much as the Americans do," Islamic television preacher Amr Khaled told AFP.

I ponder on how many more of these are going to fall out of Obama's closet.......

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:33 PM

    Video "Muslim Americans for Barack Obama"
    Creepy, violent . . .very telling. Listen to the script . . .

    first gunshot at marker :36
    At 1:00 "They hate all of us for the same reason(s).
    All of us catch hell from the same enemy. We are in the same bay, in the same boat.
    . ..We suffer
    "Political oppression"
    "Economic exploitation" and
    "Social degredation"
    "All of them from the same enemy"
    The verbage after that segment at 1:24 is unintelligible.
    The next overlayed speaker is equally unintelligble, but the sound effects imply a car crash/carbomb? ending with the words 1:40 "kill with this violence" "?? this attack"?
    Further along, 2:05 you hear the reference:
    "I am reminded of young David, I am reminded of young David the shepherd boy who stood up before the great warrior of the Philistines. Young David having all of the courage. There must be someone somewhere. There has got to be somebody somewhere . Young David took that one small stone and with the faith of his God and SLAYED THE GIANT!". . ."CRY HOPE" . . .ending with a tribal chant & heavy drumbeat escalating in intensity until the final burst of machine gunfire.

    Comparing the muslim minority to David? The giant/Small stone to 9/11?

    The audacity of muhammedan hope?