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Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam

Submitted by Seth Kaufman (United States), Jan 7, 2008 at 14:15

While I don't always agree with your analysis, I read your emails because your comments are generally on topics of importance and your analysis is tight. This tempest in a teapot probably started as some opposition research analysts "gotcha" and remains at that level of importance. Obama's religious beliefs are really not a concern unless he makes them central to his appeal (as Huckabee has his) and from everything I've read, including in your article above, Obama has been a practicing Christian for as far back as anyone can remember or establish and for all those to whom this is important, that's the whole story.

Please move on to substantive matters of interest and importance to those of us whose horizon isn't limited to evangelical and politically fringe ranting.

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