Obama Could Say—“So What If I Am A Muslim?”
A rumor is going around that Senator Barack Obama is a Muslim.
This rumor is false.
Here is what Senator Obama has said in denying the rumor—
“I’ve been a member of the same church for nearly 20 years, praying to Jesus with my Bible,” Obama told 1,200 people at a church-run community center in Sumter. “Don’t let people turn you around because they’re just making stuff up. That’s what they do, they try to bamboozle you.”
What I’ve not heard Senator Obama say is, “I’m not Muslim, but so what if I was?”
So why not just say–“I’m not Muslim, but it would not matter if I were.”
And as Senator Obama, who is the favored candidate of this blog, makes an effort to win black voters in South Carolina, he uses a word–bamboozle– that Malcolm X had been know to use.
As in this example from Malcolm X—
“You’ve been hoodwinked. You’ve been had. You’ve been took. You’ve been led astray, led amok. You’ve been bamboozled.”
Mr. Obama is paraphrasing Malcolm X to deny he is Muslim, and not saying anything, as far as I know, about how it would make no difference if he were in fact Islamic.
This does not seem like leadership from Senator Obama.