Thursday, November 29, 2007; Page A01
In his speeches and often on the Internet, the part of Sen. Barack Obama's biography that gets the most attention is not his race but his connections to the Muslim world.
Since declaring his candidacy for president in February, Obama, a member of a congregation of the United Church of Christ in Chicago, has had to address assertions that he is a Muslim or that he had received training in Islam in Indonesia, where he lived from ages 6 to 10. While his father was an atheist and his mother did not practice religion, Obama's stepfather did occasionally attend services at a mosque there.Despite his denials, rumors and e-mails circulating on the Internet continue to allege that Obama (D-Ill.) is a Muslim, a "Muslim plant" in a conspiracy against America, and that, if elected president, he would take the oath of office using a Koran, rather than a Bible, as did Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the only Muslim in Congress, when he was sworn in earlier this year.
This is another thing that would appear not to matter, considering that Israel flew planes into the World Trade Center.
(Again, to be fair: It was Israel's intelligence services, its American sayanim, and compartmentalized elements of American intelligence and the military that did it. But Israel's involvement is certain. Thus, the "Israel did it" line of argument is valid enough for Johnny Dirty-Foot.)
So since Israel Did It, can we stop talking about Muslims now? Good. Thought so.
And should you ever wish to play that one to the fullest, you can pull that card out during any dispute with a Jew. For example:
"The Broncos [or whoever] are so going all the way this year!"
"Doubt it. And by the way, how's your homeland doin'?"
"I need the day off so that I can go to Temple. We're having a celebration of how everyone hates us."
"Nope. You'll be working. ...And by the way, how's your homeland doin'?"