Bibliography – My Writings on Barack Obama's Early Years as a Muslim
by Daniel Pipes
Aug 28, 2008
updated Sep 14, 2012
I wrote a series of articles on Barack Obama's Muslim childhood before the 2008 presidential election which, for convenience sake, I list here in chronological order (and will update this bibliography as needed) with brief summaries:
- "Was Barack Obama a Muslim?" FrontPageMag.com, December 24, 2007. Raises questions about Obama's having been born and raised a Muslim and considers the implications of his hiding this fact.
Barack Obama in Kenya.
- "Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam." FrontPageMag.com, January 7, 2008. Replies to a critique of the previous article by "Media Matters for America."
- "Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood." Jerusalem Post, May 1, 2008. Pulls together existing information on Obama's childhood religion.
- "Barack Obama through Muslim Eyes," FrontPageMag.com, August 25, 2008. Reviews confused Muslim reactions to Obama's religion.
- "New Information About Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood." DanielPipes.org, August 28, 2008. Ongoing collection of new information about Obama's childhood religion. The only place at DanielPipes.org to find post-2012 new information on this topic.
I also raised some other Obama-and-the-Middle-East subjects before he became president:
- "Obama Would Fail Security Clearance," The Philadelphia Bulletin, October 21, 2008. Deals not with Obama's childhood religion but with his many ties to extremist Islam, and to the Council on American-Islamic Relations and to the Nation of Islam in particular.
- For follow-up on this article, see "More on the links between Obama and extremist Islam." (Oct 21, 2008)
- "Obama's Mansion, Saddam's Money," The Philadelphia Bulletin, October 29, 2008. Traces the "complicated connection" from the Democratic Party presidential candidate to the executed Iraqi tyrant via two corrupt Middle East businessmen living in the West, Nadhmi Auchi and Antoin S. "Tony" Rezko.
- Additional details and updates on this topic can be found at "More on the Links between Obama and Saddam Hussein." (Oct. 29, 2008)
I continue to follow the subject of Obama and Islam after his election as president:
- "Muslims Respond to a President Obama." DanielPipes.org, November 7, 2008. With Obama elected president, an on-going, updated weblog entry on how Muslims see Obama's religion.
- "Obama Wins, Muslims Divided." Philadelphia Bulletin, November 12, 2008. A survey of the surprisingly mixed reaction among Muslims around the world to Obama becoming the next U.S. president.
- "Barack Obama and Islam: An Ongoing Saga." DanielPipes.org, January 19, 2009. The flip side: follows Obama's statements about Islam through his presidency.
- "Obama, 'Respect' and Muslims." DanielPipes.org, January 26, 2009. Follows the mind-numbing times Obama talks about respecting Muslims.
- "Islam in Obama's Cairo Speech." DanielPipes.org, June 4, 2009. Looks in some detail at the capstone of Obama's efforts vis-à-vis the Muslim world.
- "Obama Makes Little Headway among Arabic-speaking Muslims." National Review Online, May 29, 2010. Notes that after an initial euphoria, Obama's poll ratings in the Middle East resemble those of George W. Bush.
- "Islam, Israel and Insurgents." Q&A - Adventures in democracy, Australian Broadcast Corporation. August 22, 2011. Note the section "Barack Obama a Muslim?" and the sarcastic hilarity at even taking up this topic.
(August 28, 2008)
With a new presidential election, I return to this topic:
Related Topics: Bibliography, Muslims in the United States, US politics
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