Obama says Islam smear offensive to Muslims

Ali Eteraz takes issue with those who criticise Barack Obama for failing to take a principled stand against the “Muslim smear” campaign. He posts a video in which Obama says:

“I have never been a Muslim. Am not a Muslim. These emails are obviously not just offensive to me, somebody who is a devout Christian, who’s been going to the same Church for the last twenty years, but it’s also offensive to Muslims, because it plays into, obviously, a certain fear-mongering there.”

And at the end of the video, Jane Fissler Hoffman, a minister from the Obama’s Church says: “There is absolutely nothing wrong with being Muslim. But second of all, Senator Obama doesn’t happen to be Muslim. He is a Christian and he’s a member of my Church.”