“Islamophobic” Cover of Obama from the New Yorker Magazine

Posted on July 14, 2008


In the following article from CNN, Alex Mooney purports that the New Yorker Poster shows Obama in traditional “Muslim” attire. I would like to know what is “traditional muslim attire”? Muslims come from just about every country on this planet, and a Muslim from Saudi Arabia will dress differently from a Muslim from India or from the USA and France or from China or from Ghana. Since when is a turban a “traditional” Muslim attire? Where does it say in the Qur’an that Muslim men should wear turbans? I have never worn one in my whole life though I have always been a Muslim.

Rafik Beekun

New Yorker Cover Showing Obama in \"Islamic\" Garb while US flag is burning

Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign has sharply criticized The New Yorker magazine over the publication’s latest cover illustration, which appears to portray the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and his wife as terrorist enemies of the United States.

The New Yorker cover published Sunday shows Barack and Michelle Obama with a flag burning in the fireplace.

The cover, published Sunday, shows Obama in the Oval Office dressed in traditional Muslim attire. His wife, Michelle, wears an Afro hairstyle and has a machine gun slung over her back. An American flag can be seen burning in the fireplace, and a picture of Osama bin Laden hangs on the wall.

“The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Sen. Obama’s right-wing critics have tried to create,” Obama spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement. “But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree.”

Please click here to read the article from CNN.