A billboard in Colorado is causing considerable controversy and gives an insight into the radical fringe of America. The billboard by car dealership owner Phil West in Wheat Ridge, Colorado combines the “birther” controversy with the suggestion that Obama is both a Muslim and a terrorist. It further makes the bizarre connection to Fort Hood — suggesting that Obama could at any time go on a shooting spree in the West Wing.
The billboard shown above included a cartoon of Obama wearing a Muslim turban and reads “PRESIDENT or JIHAD?” It also says “WAKE UP AMERICA! REMEMBER FT. HOOD!”
West sees nothing wrong in such a message. He insisted in one interview “You can’t suggest things. You can’t profile. You gotta call a spade a spade.”
He further adds (while dancing on the edge of sanity) “[e]verything I have read about Mr. Obama points right to the fact that he is a Muslim. And that is the agenda of what Muslim is all about. It’s about anti-American, it’s about anti-Christianity.” People buy cars from this man.
My favorite quote, however, comes from passing motorist Keith Walters: “I can’t honestly say he’s a Jihadist, but there’s a lot of things that are questionable. The whole birth certificate controversy. From what I’ve read, there’s no proof Obama isn’t a Muslim. And I don’t believe there’s any racism [in the billboard]. I think that should be a question asked to any president who — they have some questionable backgrounds.”
I love the use of “proving the negative.” The sign is legitimate because “there’s no proof Obama isn’t a Muslim.” There’s no proof that he is not the Anti-Christ or the Second Coming either.
By the way, Obama makes a terrible Muslim. He smokes, drinks, attends Church, fails to observe any Islamic holidays, raises his children as Christians, and eats pork. Pat Robertson would make a better Muslim.
It is moments like this that one wonders how we succeeded in forming a nation of self-government, let alone acquired nuclear weapons.
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