21 September 2008

Kristof: “The Push to ‘Otherize” Obama”

A sticky note of sorts: this article offers plenty of food for thought on the “Obama is a Muslim” and "Obama is the anti-Christ" memes, and why people continue exploit them. Read Nicholas Kristof’s column from today’s New York Times.

It's worth questioning how many people are pursuing the Bibilical/religious line of argument are doing so out of sheer, or willful, ignorance, and how many are exploiting these ideas as cynical attempts to shape the election. Whichever it may be, the argument relies on simple religious bigotry.

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