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Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam
in response to reader comment: Obama cannot be considered an apostate

Submitted by Gandydancer (United States), Feb 4, 2008 at 07:33

I don't think Daniel Pipes' response is on point, though his result may be correct. Obama reports his conversion to active Christianity took place as an adult, but it was a conversion from skepticism (his mother's religious conviction) not from Islam. Thus =if= he had to accept Islam at 15 in order to be Muslim (the argument made) there is no reason to believe he became apostate at 20-something. The argument may be an error, but it is not irrelevant.

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