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Headscarves are Out in the Obama-Nation

Posted by Ryan on June 18, 2008

In an Obama Nation, those traditional Muslim headscarves (hijabs) that some women wear will not be allowed in photo-ops.  At least that’s what happened in Detroit on Monday

The Obama camp apologized for what two of his campaign’s volunteers did on Monday by asking two women with hijabs to get off the stage.  Both volunteers gave different excuses: a heightened fear of Muslims by Americans, versus just making sure no one with headscarves or baseball caps were on stage for security reasons!  I know Obama is very touchy about his middle name (Hussein), so I’m not convinced that these incidents were done accidentally or without any wink-wink/nudge-nudges. 

Imagine what the MSM would do if John McCain’s Republican volunteers in two separate instances at a rally asked Muslims to remove their hijabs or get off the stage and out of the cameras?  I wonder how much play that would have gotten in the MSM?  I think I know the answer to that — and we wouldn’t have waited until Wednesday to hear about this incident either. 

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Catholics Down in Worldwide Count to Muslims

Posted by Ryan on March 31, 2008

Roman Catholics: 1.13 billion 

v. 

Muslims: 1.3 billion 

I have a really big problem with this Reuters story about the above statistics.  The Vatican, using hard to verify UN statistics, indicates that the world’s Muslim population has eclipsed Roman Catholicism as the world’s largest religious sect. 

I’m not concerned about nor am I playing a “my religion’s bigger than yours” game, but I do believe that the premise is ignorant:  Islam is not a monolithic religion — it has sects too that we hear about every single day

Ever hear of a “Sunni” or a “Shi’ite”?  What about a Sufi, Khariji, Druze or Wahhabi, etc.?  They are all sects of Islam, just like Roman Catholicism is a sect (albeit a super-large sect) of Christianity. 

I’m not sure what the Vatican was trying to say here with this statement about these numbers, but on the surface, it seems either sneaky or ignorant: either a chance to unify other Christian sects to gain numbers, or a politically correct way of starting some kind of a dialogue.  But, maybe I’m missing something here.

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