But unlike some, the fine folks at the Hindustan Times don't seem to have an interest in smearing Sen. Obama:
Many Indonesians madrassas today are Saudi-financed and propagate the ultra-orthodox Wahhabi school of Islam. ***
Indonesian experts noted that Saudi influence on Indonesian schools was minimal in the time Obama lived there. His family lived in Indonesia from 1967 to 1971. They left the country when he was 10 years old. ***
The present controversy is already fading from the news and has left no perceptible mark on Obama. However, the two-year long campaign has just started and the issue can be expected to return again.