October 8, 2008

Th Truth is Racist! Sheriff investigated for using Obama's middle namen Hussein

Hussein, Hussein, Hussein,

Barack Hussein Obama.

One day after Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott sparked a national controversy by referring to Democratic presidential candidate as Barack Hussein Obama, the federal government is investigating a complaint about his remark and members of the local NAACP have called for an apology, saying Scott’s action was racist.

Meanwhile, Scott’s office has been inundated with more than 600 calls from people registering their support or opposition to what he said, and a record of more than 1,000 posts had been made to the developing story on news-press.com Tuesday night.

Opponents claim he was taking a swipe at Obama by attempting to falsely link him to Muslim terrorist ties.
James Muwakkil, founder of the 300-member Fort Myers Coalition for Justice and a life member of the NAACP and ACLU, called for a formal apology. He said while he supports the sheriff’s right to speak his mind, he criticized him for doing so while in uniform. He believed it was an affront to all county residents who may not share the sheriff’s views. He also believed there were racial connotations.

“He spoke in an inflammatory manner,” Muwakkil said. “As a citizen he has the right to free speech, but not when he represents all people with that sheriff’s uniform. That uniform represents something much bigger than him. That uniform represents justice and equality for all people.”

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