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"The American Muslim Community's 'Obama' Problem"

Posted by Maureen Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Labels: , , ,

Today I heard some good, balanced discussion regarding the debate over Obama's faith, finally. How many times have you heard someone ask "Is Obama a Muslim?" and then quickly here a sharp, immediate, "NO! He's NOT a Muslim!", as if being a Muslim is a negative attribute. A more appropriate answer would be, "No, he's not a Muslim, but if he were, what's it to ya?"

Today on Talk of the Nation with Neal Conan on NPR, this was the topic at hand. It was so refreshing to hear some honest, fair discourse on the erroneous "villifying" of the Islamic community both in the U.S. and throughout the world. Listen to the show at the link above, and read Firas Ahmad's article here.

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