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Obama was born in the United States

Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam

Submitted by Jeffrey Ellis (United States), Jan 17, 2008 at 17:03

... The facts are that Obama was born in the United States to a Christian American mother and non-practicing Muslim Kenyan Father. Parents divorced when he was two. His mother raised him alone until remarrying, to an Indonesian foreign student. The family lived in Jakarta where Obama attended school from ages 6-10. Under Indonesian law, at the time, he was classified by religion at both schools he attended -- Barack himself had no choice, and all evidence is that he had very limited contact with religious education and no more significant practice of Islam than Jewish children in America had in public schools that promoted Christmas and Easter through limited quasi-religious cultural events .

Other than those four years of early childhood, Obama lived and was schooled in the United States in non-sectarian schools and when he reached an age where he could freely choose, declared himself to be Christian, as was his mother.

Now, if Pipes wishes to present Obama's full biography, rather than snippets carved into the shape he wishes to sculpt, then let him make is "analysis" for all to evaluate in the light of the full facts. ...

As many readers may be aware, attacks on Obama from the Jewish right have been repudiated by leaders of many major Jewish organizations, including Rabbi Marvin Heir and Abraham Foxman -- hardly left wing liberals.

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