Hillary Clinton tells email slur aide to quit

A volunteer for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has resigned after forwarding a chain email that suggested her rival Barack Obama is a Muslim who wants to destroy the United States by being elected to its highest office.

Judy Rose, a co-ordinator of the Clinton campaign in Jones County in the election battleground state of Iowa, forwarded the statement to eight people on Nov 21, according to a copy of the email obtained by the Associated Press.

“There is no place in our campaign, or any campaign, for this kind of politics,” said Patti Solis Doyle, the Clinton campaign manager, in a statement which called the email “outrageous and offensive”. She added: “This was wholly unauthorised and we were totally unaware of it.”

Daily Telegraph, 7 December 2007