Posted on September 1, 2008
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Foreign Relations, Pakistanis Abroad, People
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87 responses to “Barack Obama’s Pakistan Connections”

  1. Call Pakistan says:

    Not sure if he has any soft corner for Pakistan just because he and his mother have lived in Pakistan

  2. Watan Aziz says:

    Some more meanwhile for tonight,

    Meanwhile, the White House apparently has scrubbed plans for Obama to visit a Sikh temple during his visit to India — because he’d have to wear a turban or other head covering. Some fear that would make him look like a Muslim.

    Muslims don’t wear turbans, Sikhs do. But, apparently, Americans who think Obama is a Muslim also think that Muslims wear turbans.

    Sikhs are not happy about any of it.

    “The Sikh community in India believes President Obama not visiting (the temple) would be a missed opportunity to educate the world community about rights of minorities generally, and specifically, the distinctiveness of the Sikh identity,” one group lamented.

    “The rampant misinformation is in direct contrast to the President’s actions of championing religious tolerance and diversity. For example, President Obama has always been comfortable and respected the customs of other faith traditions, as exhibited by his trip to the Wailing Wall in Israel where he wore a yarmulke,” another group lamented.

    What’s a Jesus-worshipping, yarmulke-wearing, mosque-supporting, Sikh-temple-avoiding President to do in these hyperbolic, hypersensitive times?

    Source: Washington Post dot com

    And so here I say it again,

    No soul has duty except to the extent of its ability.

    And to whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required: and to whom they commit much, of him will they ask the more.