I was planning to start off the new year on this blog with a positive or uplifting post, but this story is too frustrating to ignore. Evidently a Muslim family was kicked off a plane flight on New Year’s Day because they were overheard discussing the safest place to sit on an airplane. I am […]
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Leonard Pitts, of the Miami Herald, published a great opinion piece yesterday about the bigoted attacks on Barack Obama. You can read the column, Obama foes make appeal to ignorance, fear on the Miami Herald web site. Note that the column title in the Colorado Springs Gazette was, “What if America had a Muslim President?”
I was shocked to learn that an acquaintance of mine recently overheard someone in her church insisting that Barack Obama is a Muslim. The rumor has been debunked repeatedly, yet somehow this canard lives on.
This unfounded rumor irritates me for two reasons. First, and most straightforwardly, it’s simply untrue. Barack Obama is not a Muslim; […]