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When he endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, former Secretary of State Colin Powell cited a photo he recalled of the grieving mother of a Muslim soldier. Blogs, including The New York Times’ The Lede, have helped readers find that photo, which was featured in The New Yorker. On […]

Categories: Beliefs, Politics


Adelle M. Banks

Adelle M. Banks, production editor and a national reporter, joined RNS in 1995. An award-winning journalist, she previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton.

1 Comment

  1. A few weeks ago during a nationally televised interview, Sen. Obama actually said “my Muslim faith.” The interviewer helpfully corrected him by saying “my Christian faith.”
    Why did a man who guards his words as carefully as Sen. Obama does say that? Does retired general Powell know?