A few days ago, I wrote on Twitter and asked a question that has been bothering me for weeks. That question is, if Obama was a Muslim, why would that automatically disqualify him in the eyes of some people. I also added the second question, which is why people who are saying that don't see themselves as racist.

I've been fairly non political this year because the one thing that's a waste of time is getting into political discussions when people have already made up their minds. Sure, every once in awhile you can possibly tell a person something that may make them question some things, but rarely do they change their minds. I know who I'm voting for, and that's pretty much that. However, I also mentioned a couple of posts ago that I will point out something that bothers me during the campaign, and this is one of those issues.

So, you can't imagine how happy I was when Colin Powell was on Meet The Press on Sunday morning and said the same exact thing I did, and told the story of one young man whose father was killed in the 9/11 attacks in 2001, and how he waited until he was old enough so he could join the military and go to fight for America against terrorism.

Muslims get a bad rap in this day and time, and yes, there are a lot of acts committed by Muslims. However, basically it's the same Muslims over and over. This isn't endemic to the population; after all, Timothy McVeigh certainly wasn't a Muslim when he bombed the Federal Building, and all those hijackings of airplanes that occurred in the 70's weren't by Muslims. The IRA bombings in England also weren't carried out by Muslims. That, plus the estimate that there are close to 1.61 billion Muslims around the world, should pretty much show that the percentage of Muslims committing acts of violence are fairly low.

Of course, one can find almost anything on the web, so I was gratified to see a Republican supporter of McCain get his comeuppance by a large group of other McCain supporters, many of whom were also McCain supporters. What do you know; some Muslims are actually supporting McCain, even with all the inferences. Below is that encounter; enjoy.