6 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Obama's faith

Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam

Submitted by Janusz Kowalik (United States), Jan 7, 2008 at 12:36

The real question is what Muslims around the world think of Obama's past and present faith. If they regard him as an apostate then his presidency would create a significant problem for the US diplomacy and relations wirh Muslim countries.

Given this potential problem Obama should disclose and completely explain his early childhood faith and whether he could be regarded as a convert from Islam. Only he himself can provide enough reliable information clarifying this important issue. For all reasonable people around the world, Obama's religion is not an issue at all, but unfortunately we live in the world divided along religious boundaries and full of religious fanatics for whom this issue is extremely essential.

Let me hope that American people will be sufficiently intelligent to understand that it is not us who care if he attended a mosque with his step father, but one billion Muslims influenced by their religious leaders care if he is a convert from Islam.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Obama's faith by Janusz Kowalik

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)