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June 02, 2009

White House National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Smears President Obama as Having Muslim Roots

Smear!

You're not allowed to say this. Or, rather, you weren't allowed to say this before the election.

During a conference call in preparation for President Obama’s trip to Cairo, Egypt, where he will address the Muslim world, deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Denis McDonough said “the President himself experienced Islam on three continents before he was able to — or before he’s been able to visit, really, the heart of the Islamic world — you know, growing up in Indonesia, having a Muslim father — obviously Muslim Americans (are) a key part of Illinois and Chicago.”…

Since the election, however, with the threat of the rumors at least somewhat abated, the White House has been increasingly forthcoming about the president’s roots. Especially when reaching out to the Muslim world.

In his April 6 address to the Turkish Parliament, President Obama referenced how many “Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim majority country. I know, because I am one of them.”

Jake Tapper's report includes a brief history of the Obama campaign's determination to brand anyone suggesting Obama might have Muslim roots a hate-filled liar.

Turns out, it just depends on how you say it. If you say it in a good way, it's true.


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