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Submitted by Norma Fares (Lebanon), Oct 30, 2008 at 15:00

In Arab World, some of renowned Arab Satellite TV stations have already expressed--through their promotional spots-bumpers-- their preference to Obama:

A few days ago, Al-Jazeera started its promotional endorsement to Obama within its US. Election coverage, through 2 text-captions:

Caption-text 1: [Obama] "He is Muslim"

Caption-text 2: "from a Kenyan father".

Al-Arabiya implicitly may have the intention to promote Obama as the U.S President through the order of the candidate's shots:

A neutral Media would choose a-2-window-shot to show both candidates. Al-Arabiya's promotional spots start with a shot of Obama first followed with McCain's. In a world of video i.e. TV, that order has a meaning.

However and if you get the chance to visit Doha a few days before the U.S. Election, you would be hearing the opinion of Qatari's in favor of Obama "because he is Muslim. He likes us, Muslims and Arabs"; Khalil, one of my ex-Qatari colleagues, said to me.

How would 2 completely different cultures - societies i.e. the dream of America and the Islamic-Sharia-Arab World has identical support a US candidate?

It is hard to believe that Arab World has become suddenly a civilized world: Facts i.e. Islamism proves it. So it's most likely that some American voters have become Islamic-Sharia supporters. Facts i.e. polls prove it as well.

"When seen in the context of Obama's other dubious connections (Ayers, Davidson, Wright, Khalidi, et al.), this network is all the more alarming." Indeed.

Norma Fares from Lebanon


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