These clips from John McCain’s increasingly raucous rallies – are going all round the world – and it doesn’t look good – on the Republican Presidential nominee.

The whole thing looks bad – further because she said he’s an ‘Arab’ – and McCain answered Obama is not a ‘bad person’ – though you have to give McCain credit – for making the effort.

In the Islamic world if Obama’s father was a Muslim or even if his grandfather was a Muslim – in places like Egypt – or where there is Islamic law – Obama would have been arrested, tortured – never mind what his preacher of 20 years was saying – the very fact that he went to church would have been punishable under the law. Obama is a product of a free society – and by the looks of the McCain crowd we have to decide which world we want to live in.

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Last night we posted text and video of the much-praised (by the media) moment at a John McCain town hall where he corrected a woman who told him that Obama was an “Arab,” and got booed by some in the bargain. It turns out that she is holding her ground. The Star Tribune of Minneapolis followed up today noting: “After the rally, [Gayle] Quinnell was unrepentant. ‘You can’t trust Barack Hussein Obama because he is a Muslim and a terrorist,’ she said.” It also turns out that she had actually said “Arab terrorist” but the second word was not picked up by the mike as McCain was grabbing it.

Talking Points Memo has a video of Quinnell talking to an interviewer, and summarizes the chat this way: “She got the idea from a pamphlet she got not from the McCain campaign but from a fellow volunteer at the local McCain headquarters, where she’s a volunteer. She’s been sending the pamphlet to people in her area. And she thinks that McCain really knows that Obama’s Arab but didn’t want to get into it with her on camera.”

Source: E&P

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