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Why Are Muslims Not Burning Effigies of President Obama?

Obama seems to be the right choice at the right time? An American leader who is black, with an eastern name might be just what the doctor ordered, as the rest of the world seem to be eating from his palms.

15 May 2011, 12:00 AM

By: gop

Osama bin Laden has recently been killed by the United States (US), through the directions of its president, Barack Obama, yet effigies representing the president have not been seen on cable television being burnt as in the case of his predecessor, George W. Bush.

In 2008 a security pack between the US and Iraq, which proposed that US troops should stay another 3 years, lead to protest against America as it was referred to as an enemy of Islam. The president of the United States, George Bush's effigy was pelted with shoes, and water bottles, and later burned.

None of the sort has been occuring with the current President Obama. The situation leads one to wonder if the idea to have a black president, who carries an "Islamic name", at this time following the 9/11 events where those from the "Islamic world" were identified as the perpetrators was a calculated move by the powers that be.

We have witnessed less American flag burning and the destruction of effigies of its president than had become the norm in recent pass under other presidencies. There therefore appears to be some respect being shown to this current president.

On May 1, 2011, Osama bin Laden who was suspected of global terrorism, was killed at a compound while in Pakistan by American forces (seals). Mr. bin Laden death has witnessed relatively mild protest against the US, but on May 13, 2011, reports were made that Pakistan Taliban might have orchestrated a double suicide bombing in revenge for the death Osama bin Laden.

The Taliban has therefore at this time, at least turned its attention to the Pakistan government and its people for the death of bin Landen. Why is America not receiving the same display of wrath?

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