Election 2008

Anti-Smear Tactics 2.0

Time magazine reports today that the Barack Obama campaign has come up with a new approach to dealing with Internet rumor-mongering: to take the rumors head on. The campaign today unveiled a website called "Fight the Smears."

The first few entries on the website take on some familiar rumors, like the one that Obama is a Muslim and the one that he doesn't put his hand on his heart or refuses to recite the pledge of allegiance. In each entry, his campaign presents evidence that it says refutes the rumor.

Snopes has looked into some of the same rumors.

We'll see if the site helps to douse some of the rumors or if it just fans the flames.

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As an Obama supporter, I say to the rumor-mongers: bless your lil' tinfoil-hatted hearts. You just get on out there with your crackpot conspiracy theories, because the more crazed and incoherent you get, the easier my job becomes.

Sent by Stewart | 4:28 PM | 6-12-2008

Senator Obama is NOT a Dirty Muslim!

"What you won't hear from this campaign or this party is the kind of politics that uses religion as a wedge," says Mr. Obama, while denouncing statements of him being a Muslim as a smear. Why is the presidential candidate who claims to be religiously inclusive is treating the word "Muslim" as an insult? Apparently, it is OK for Mr. Obama to be associated with terrorists like William Ayers or racists like Jeremiah Wright, but God forbid somebody would call him a Muslim! No, he won't stand for that kind of smear! We admit that most terrorists are Muslims, but most Muslims are not terrorists and the statement on Mr. Obama's website is insulting to hundreds of millions of people.

How could a man who discards his family heritage in favor of political expediency be even considered for presidency of the United States? Where are all the so-called "Islamic civil rights groups" like CAIR, MPAC, ISNA, MAS, etc. who are quick to defend every Islamic terrorist, but are silent when Muslims in general are being denigrated? Would Mr. Obama have the same reaction if someone claimed that he was raised as a Jew? We sincerely doubt that.

Muslims Against Sharia demand immediate removal of "SMEAR: Barack Obama is a Muslim" statement from the official Barack Obama's website as well as an apology for giving the word "Muslim" a negative connotation.

http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2008/06/senator-obama-is-not-dirty-muslim.html

Sent by Muslims Against Sharia | 12:41 AM | 6-17-2008