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Submitted by Sammy Finkelman (United States), Jan 7, 2008 at 13:38

I am wondering - why are you trying to call attention to that - to the extent of sort of trying to prevent Obama from telling this lie. Let him tell this rather transparent lie.

Of course many Americans may not understand the signifucanace of someone being considered a Moslem by birth. It may be worth wondering what efefct it may have. And there is no real harm in talk on this forum.

But push it too far and you could cause trouble. Now for most things, I would say we can't let the jihadists stop us from doing anything. But here, maybe it is better to keep this half-quiet, since it is not like anything is actually changing. He is only burying some history that has no real meaning in and of itself - except tghat he might ahve some understandinbg of how islam *used to be* taught in Indonesia in the 1960s - but that, if the truth were publicly acknowledge, would set him up a a man whom they would have a religious duty to kill.

This does not mean the facts should be kept fully quiet - the American people should know - but don't try to force Obama into some kind of a different public statement . Can't we do that?

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