Thursday, June 19, 2008

Muslim Women in Hijab Denied Seat on Obama's Stage

Don’t shoot the messenger! Simply telling everyone what happened, that’s all.

According to, Two Muslim women in hijab, in separate instances were told by volunteers in the Obama campaign that they were not allowed to sit behind the presumptive nominee on the stage, because of their headscarves. One of the women was told it was because of the “political climate” that she would not be permitted to sit behind Obama, among other supporters. The other woman was simply told that they would not let anyone with any sort of headgear on stage (it has been reported that people, during other occasions, have sat behind Obama and have worn things like baseball caps or hats).


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