Thursday, July 3, 2008

One of the Best Reasons to Elect Obama

Mark Levine has an op-ed at Al-Jazeera entitled "Obama's Other Muslim Problem" in which he argues:

"As soon as Barack Obama rose to the top of the field of Democratic presidential contenders, he developed a "Muslim problem" based on false accusations that he is, or once was, a Muslim. But... a far more serious Muslim problem awaits "President" Obama: A majority of the world's 1.4 billion Muslims have an utter lack of trust in the US.

Senator Obama's experience of living in a Muslim country (Indonesia, where he attended school during his childhood), along with his relative youthfulness and message of hope, have the potential to heal this rift, however.

He has the merits which can energise young Muslims in the same way he has inspired millions of young Americans."
Worth reading.

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