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Anti-Obama billboard stirs controversy

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A controversial billboard against President Obama was displayed in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, stirring up the community there. The billboard shows two cartoonish images of Obama wearing a Muslim turban and reads “PRESIDENT or JIHAD?” It also says “BIRTH CERTIFICATE – PROVE IT!” alluding to the conspiracy theory which claims Barack Obama was born in Kenya rather than Hawaii, which would disqualify him for the office of Presidency. The words “WAKE UP AMERICA! REMEMBER FT. HOOD!” appears on the bottom of the billboard.

Clearly this is a racist act against President Obama and should be taken down. However the owner of the billboard claims it is his freedom of speech to say such allegations. Should the owner of the billboard be held accountable to the allegations he is making? And how can we help clarify that such allegations are false to the public?

Read the full article: http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-obama-billboard-112009,0,2612065.story

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Written by icet0696

November 21, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. im not s fan of obama but this is crossing the line!!

    dtrincado

    November 22, 2009 at 5:49 am

  2. WOW. That is extremely uncalled for and ridiculous. I’m surprised that the city would allow that billboard to even be put up.

    kellerae

    November 22, 2009 at 2:47 pm


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