The conservative non-profit West Virginia Conservative Foundation has put out an ad attacking West Virginia Congressman Nick Rahall, who is third-generation Lebanese-American, for his involvement with the Arab-American community.
The WVCF was founded by Mike Stuart, who is now chairman of West Virginia's Republican Party. Stuart claims he is no longer linked to the Foundation.
An opinion poll this week shows Rahall 25 points ahead of his Republican opponent, Spike Maynard.
Meanwhile, The Washington Times, the number-two newspaper in the nation's capital, declares in an editorial, "Islamic Flag Over the White House: Radical Muslims Want America Ruled by Shariah". It explains:
Islamists say the Koran is destined to rule America. In fact, the Muslim takeover of the White House is not just an unfolding action plan but a directive from Muhammad himself....
Many Americans believe this conquest is well underway, if not already secretly completed. President Obama was concerned enough about perceptions of his faith to address the question at one of his recent "backyard discussions" in New Mexico. Mr. Obama said he is "a Christian by choice," which may or may not assuage the concerns of those who believe he is a Muslim by birth.