Allegations that Sen. Barack Obama was educated in a radical Muslim school known as a "madrassa" are not accurate, according to CNN reporting.
Insight Magazine, which is owned by the same company as The Washington Times, reported on its Web site last week that associates of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-New York, had unearthed information the Illinois Democrat and likely presidential candidate attended a Muslim religious school known for teaching the most fundamentalist form of Islam.
This is not surprising, as the Washington Times is a conservative newspaper. Besides the Times,
The Insight article was cited several times Friday on Fox News and was also referenced by the New York Post...It doesn't take long to put two and two together, as Sen. Hilary Clinton's camp did quite nicely.
As if to turn the Obama on Clinton, his Democratic rival for the presidency in 2008, the false report made a claim that sounds too preposterous:
Insight attributed the information in its article to an unnamed source, who said it was discovered by "researchers connected to Senator Clinton."
Clinton's people knew what was up:
A spokesman for Clinton, who is also weighing a White House bid, denied that the campaign was the source of the Obama claim.
And to hammer home his point,
He called the story "an obvious right-wing hit job."
Bravo to CNN for sending a reporter to the actual school, and to Clinton's folks for calling a spaid a spaid. Let's hope the conservative fear mongering around Obama is soon silenced.
via Huffington Post