Obama and ‘the Jihadist vote’

“… the threat Obama poses is being taken very seriously. The right here is all of a tizz, in part because of the writings in the US of figures such as Frank Gaffney – a former senior official under US President Reagan – who says that Obama ‘hopes to win the White House by relying, in part, on the Jihadist vote’ funded by ‘between $30m and $100m from the Mideast, Africa and other places Islamists are active’. Obama has promised change but writing in the Washington Times, Gaffney tells us that his election will in fact lead to ‘global theocratic rule under shariah, and the end of our constitutional, democratic government’. Unless James Bond intervenes. And Doctor Who. And Austin Powers.”

Hugh Muir in the Guardian, 28 October 2008