Obama ignores attacks on his Muslim ties

CAIRO – A vicious campaign to scare Americans of White House hopeful Sen. Barak Obama by playing on his connections to the Muslim world might not be all bad news. “He understands that there are scurrilous attack e-mails going on underground that distort his religious affiliation and worse, but his judgment is that he trusts the American people more than that,” David Axelrod, a top Obama strategist, told the Washington Post on Nov. 29. “He genuinely believes…that people want to have a president that the world looks at and says, _I believe this guy has an understanding of us and how we fit together on the planet.'”