Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Palestinian student campaigns for Obama from Gaza refugee camp

A young Palestinian in a Gaza refugee camp is doing his part to get Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama into office.

With a little help from the Internet, 24-year-old Ibrahim Abu Jayab is cold calling random American families from his parent's home in Gaza, imploring them to vote for Obama.

Seated in front of his computer, he uses the Skype internet phone service to leave messages for potential voters.

"I'm Ibrahim Abu Jayab from Gaza Strip. I support the Senator Obama from Gaza Strip," he said in one. "I think the Senator Obama achieve the peace in the world and in my area."

"For the peace, please elect Senator Obama. Thank you very much."

The media student at Al-Aqsa University, who doesn't speak English, recited these words specifically for this purpose. His computer features a screensaver of a smiling Obama giving a thumbs-up.

This is so fucking sad. I guess this poor guy has no idea that whomever he calls will probably be less likely to vote for Obama because he called. It's sad for many other reasons, too of course...

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