No small flap in the United States arose over the Colorado car dealer who put up an billboard demanding Obama’s birth certificate, headed with a cartoon image of Obama in Arab costume under the caption “President of Jihad?”.
I suppose it was just a matter of time before Arab media would take note of the decidedly anti-Arab, anti-Muslim rhetoric coming from Obama fringe denialists. The Nation from Abu Dhabi produced a feature article on the billboard and American reaction to it.
One notes the decidedly moderate tone of the article, which characterizes this as an event most Americans see as “over the line.”
The sign towers over a busy stretch of Colorado highway, where it has attracted national media attention, sparked protests and a boycott, as well as a rash of threats against Phil Wolf, who designed the sign and put it up.
One can imagine how the article could have been spun in a completely different light by media in other countries that are no friends of the United States.