Barack Obama apology for moving Muslim women away from cameras
Original post made by Jane, Professorville, on Jun 18, 2008
Barack Obama's campaign apologised today to two Muslim women who were moved from behind the podium at a rally in Detroit earlier this week because volunteers wanted to prevent headscarves appearing in photographs and TV shots.
A spokesman said the decision was "offensive and counter" to Mr Obama's "commitment to bring Americans together".
But this incident reflects the sensitivity of a campaign which has spent months rebutting false rumours that Mr Obama is a secret Muslim - and the past 48 hours fighting charges he is soft on terrorism.
Getting crowded under that bus. Obambi's gonna have to get a bigger one.