Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:17 pm Post subject: Sen. John McCain/Barak Hussein Obama matter...
I John Quincy, am a Conservative of sorts, and would to get the views of some Liberals on a subject I recently shared. It involved the concern of those who questioned John McCain citizenship. And ultimatly seemed to draw alot of attention to whether He was a legit Candidate for Pres. On the other hand the issue of Sen. Barak Hussien Obama's, Muslim name seem to draw sneers when the question to his Islamic roots raised concerns. Finally, I just wanted to share a thought that comes to mind when a person with a Muslim name is running for the office of President in the U.S. The analogy I presented was this: A person born and raised in a predominately Muslim country and raised in the Islamic faith and is running for the office of Head of State. Let's say in Iraq, who has family and ancestral ties with the U.S. and was given the name, George Washington Smith. How do you think the people of Iraq will handle this? Sincerely, John Quincy
Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 11:33 pm Post subject: Really?
Ok...so you know he's not a muslim right? He's a Christian. With that said...
I was recently in the Netherlands and talking to a business associate of mine. He was telling me a story about how people in India were impressed by the Americans having someone with a name like Hussien running for president let alone African American brought up by a single white mother and his grandparents.
So I guess that's the best example I can give you of any kind of international opinion. Other than contacts I have in parts of the world like the UK, Australia, Ghana, Canada, Bolivia, South Korea and others said that their faith in the US that has been lost in the past 6 years would be redeemed by the American people's judgement to elect Senator Obama.
As for the Iraqi's I don't think they think about names that much these days...
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Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 2:28 pm Post subject:
The analogy I presented was this: A person born and raised in a predominately Muslim country and raised in the Islamic faith and is running for the office of Head of State. Let's say in Iraq, who has family and ancestral ties with the U.S. and was given the name, George Washington Smith. How do you think the people of Iraq will handle this?
JQ is seeking an answer of the sort "the people of iraq would shun the candidate" but his analogy simply points out that he has made up his mind already - he seems to believe that because, perhaps, some other people would find fault with the ludicrous suggetion that a name equates to the person, it is reasonable for him to find fault. Well, the answer is: it is not. JQ and others only fool themselves when they find fault in a middle name, what they really can not do is look at themselves in the mirror and truth and understand it is their own prejudice they are trying to find an answer for.