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Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam

Submitted by John W. McGinley (United States), Jan 7, 2008 at 19:03

Professor Pipes: I too believe that "falsehood" was an imprecise word by which to describe your previous article as to whether Obama was, as a young child, a Muslim. On the other hand your article itself, in my opinion (as well as the present one to which I am now reponding), made too much of whether these childhood years in Obama's life would lead to him to be perceived as an apostate by some Muslims. Perhaps. More than likely not.

In any case when President Obama deals with Muslim nations they will have to deal with him as President of the United States, "apostate" or not. Period. End of Story. Think of in these terms: If a "Jew for Jesus" were elected as President Israel would simply have to deal with it, and would.

John W. McGinley

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