I lauded the McCain campaign for the incident in Virginia where supporters of McCain and campaign representatives alike vigorously confronted an Islamophobic idiot and his sidekick and forced them to depart the rally. One of the McCain supporters, Daniel Zubairi, is also a muslim himself and was among the most articulate in rejecting the notion that the bigot spoke in any way for McCain’s camp. However, it seems that Zubairi has been forbidden by the campaign from speaking to the press:
Daniel Zubairi, a Muslim McCain grassroots organizer who told racist rally attendeesin Woodbridge, Virginia that the campaign didn’t “endorse thatbehavior,” was for some reason not allowed to talk to CNN about theincident.
Anchor Rick Sanchez said Zubairi was “ready and willing” to talk, but “the McCain camp won’t let him do so.”
Here’s more footage of Zubairi at the incident:
It’s perplexing why McCain’s campaign won’t let this articulate, muslim supporter and grassroots organizer speak out about it.
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