August 07, 2008
Ker-Thump. Another One Under The Bus
The Obama campaign finds yet another Muslim to squash under the wheels of the bus... or would that be sucked into the engines of his customized airliner?
Whichever mode of transportation you prefer, Obama has one more Muslim supporter sucking bitter exhaust fumes:
Mazen Asbahi, a Chicago lawyer who had been appointed to help Obama reach out to Muslims, stepped down on Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported late last night.
The paper had inquired about his relationship with Jamal Said, who served on a board with Asbahi in 2000 that is a subsidiary of the North American Islamic Trust, which holds titles to mosques, Islamic centers, schools, and other real estate around the country. Said had been named in an investigation of alleged Hamas fund-raisers, which ended in a mistrial last year, the paper reported.
"I am stepping down from the volunteer role I recently agreed to take on with the Obama campaign as Arab-American and Muslim American coordinator in order to avoid distracting from Barack Obama's message of change," Ashabi wrote in a statement Obama's campaign staff released last night.
Unlike some of some of the previous grill-marked victims of the Bus List, Ashabi has ties to groups possibly related to terrorism, and divorcing himself from terrorists is something we should encourage Obama to do more often in the future.
As it stands however, the two domestic terrorists that helped jump-start Barack Obama's political career with a fundraiser he attended at their home are still clinging to the bumper.
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