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Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam

Submitted by Arthur (United States), May 17, 2008 at 17:05

Which nation do you imagine is going to have a cow over this sort of thing? Saudi Arabia, clearly the most conservative nation in the world? Don't bet on it, their security is closely tied to a strategic alliance with our country.

I was raised as an agnostic, but I also went to a Congregational Sunday School and a church-linked summer camp. Did that and does that make me a "Christian"? Nope. It makes me better educated. The idea that all Muslims are orthodox fanatics is laughable and simply false. I have been into Mosques in India, did that make me a Muslim? My father studied to be a Methodist Minister and then left the Seminary to become a University Professor. So does that make me a Methodist any more than Barack Obama's father being raised a Muslim makes his son one as well? By the most stringent of definitions, akin to the sort of racial and ethnic calculations of Nazi Germany, well, maybe, but that was then, this is now. I rather think you are making much of very little.

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