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Did the Apple fall far from the Tree?

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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), May 3, 2008 at 04:35

While childhood religious instruction obviously is not the fault of the child, and should Obama become President he will no doubt be viewed by some Muslims as "apostate" - I wonder if there is not more along these "religious" lines to be considered.

"Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors, here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love....." - leading theorist of Black Liberation Theology, James Cone.

"I do not in any way dissagree with James Cone. Jim is a personal friend of mine." - 9:15 a.m., Reverend Jeremiah Wright (Obama's "former" pastor of twenty years), at the National Press Club, 4/28/08.

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright also has admiration for Louis Farrakhan -

"Do you know some of these satanic Jews have taken over BET (Black Entertainment Network)? Everything that we bulit, they have. The mind of Satan is now running the record industry, movie industry, and television. And they make us look like murderers; we look like we're the gangsters, but we're punk stuff." - Louis Farrakhan, Nov. 11, 2007.

One month later, Obama's minister and friend, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, and his Trinity Church honored Louis Farrakahn at a gala, bestowing on him it's Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr. "Lifetime Achievement & Trumpeteer Award".

One has to wonder what exactly Pastor Wright said to Barak Obama, at the very beginning, during Obama's "conversion", let alone what Obama saw that resulted in his loyalty toward Rev. Wright, as a member of Wright's congregation, based on Black Liberation Theology, for twenty years.

What actually did Rev. Wright say to Obama that convinced him to "convert" to "Christianity"?

Who does Rev. Wright hold in high esteem? Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam.

While most Muslims hold the "Nation of Islam" is NOT true Islam, and are very emphatic regarding this, the major "crime" that Muslims point towards is 1930's Wallace Ford Muhammad's claim to be a prophet (Mohammed of the Qur'an alone is the last prophet in Islam).

The Nation of Islam argues that because of the unique experience of the oppression and degredation of slavery, Elijah Muhammad (1930's founder of NOI Wallace Ford Muhammed) used "unique methods" for introducing Islam to his people (the black community).

The Nation Of Islam preaches adhearance to the Five Pillars of Islam. They accept the Qur'an and Hadiths and believe in the prophets.

Both Malcom X (before his 'enlightenment') and Louis Farrakhan made the "pilgrimage to Mecca".

While Islam's rejection of "The Nation Of Islam" is obviously full of merit (Wallace Ford Muhammad's "unique method" is truly bizzarr), I wonder - did Obama find a "commn ground" of sorts, through his pastor, Rev. Wright?

National Press Club, 4/28/08, 9:53 a.m. -

Question to Rev. Wright - "Jesus said I am the way, the truth, and the light. Is Islam the way to salvation?"

Answer - "Jesus also said, "other sheep I have, which are not of this fold."

Who provided security for Rev. Jeremiah Wright during this National Press Club?

The Nation Of Islam.

Is it a coincidence that Barak Obama's first experience with "Christianity" should be through a anti-Semitic, Islamic-glad-handing, Louis Farrakhan-embracing hater of America?

It's not where he came from, it's what he later (for twenty years) condoned.

Barak Obama is a "uniter" - uniting his childhood, his "Dreams from My Father", with what he hopes will rule the future.

This guy would "re-affirm" his Muslim belief in a heartbeat.

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