Obama campaign doesn’t sell merchandise for Muslim supporters

Matthew Boyle Investigative Reporter
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President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is selling merchandise aimed at various minority, religious and ethnic groups, but there appears to be at least one glaring omission from its website’s selection: Obama isn’t selling anything marketed to “Muslim Americans for Obama.”

The campaign does sell gear branded for “Jewish Americans for Obama,” “African Americans for Obama,” “Latinos/Hispanics for Obama,” “LGBT for Obama,” “Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders for Obama” and “Women for Obama,” among other groups.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) told The Daily Caller that the president’s campaign should be “inclusive.”

“CAIR believes any campaign for public office should seek to be inclusive of all Americans,” CAIR’s National Legislative Director Corey Saylor wrote in an email to TheDC.

A spokesperson for Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison – who is a Muslim and an outspoken advocate for Muslims in Congress – said on Wednesday that the congressman was “unavailable to comment today” on the matter.

The Obama campaign doesn’t sell any merchandise branded for Christians, either, making Jewish Americans the only religiously-affiliated constituency with official Obama swag.

Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt didn’t respond to TheDC’s requests for comment on the matter.

Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign website only offers specially-branded merchandise for “Moms.”

A grassroots group calling itself “Muslims for Obama” had, as of this publication, raised only $25 for Obama from three donations, according to the Obama campaign’s website.


Screengrab of "Muslims for Obama" fundraising numbers (TheDC)

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