Barack Obama's campaign has been forced to apologise to two Muslim women barred from sitting behind him at a public event.Can’t think why….
The two women in headscarves were asked not to sit in view of cameras at a rally in Detroit on Monday, where Al Gore endorsed Mr Obama.
Hebba Aref, a 25-year-old lawyer, told Politico magazine: "I was coming to support him, and I felt like I was discriminated against.
"The message that I thought was delivered to us was that they do not want him associated with Muslims or Muslim supporters."
Campaign spokesman Bill Burton said: "This is of course not the policy of the campaign. It is offensive and counter to Obama's commitment to bring Americans together and simply not the kind of campaign we run.That’s what happens when you surround yourself with enthusiastic amateurs. They see all sorts of things that aren’t there!
"We sincerely apologise for the behaviour of these volunteers."
Or are they…?