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Childhood Religion Is Not the MAIN Point Against Obama Presidency, But, for One, He Lies About It. Then there's ....

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Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), May 18, 2008 at 22:34

Because Barak Obama practiced Islam as a child, in itself, is not the main issue.

But, among other reasons, what is important about this fact is:

The issue of honesty about his past -- he has and continues to lie in order to hide this fact, which has been proven via many avenues. While many running for office naturally try to hide some fact of their past which would work against them, once exposed they usually admit to it, which he has not done. But whether or not many would consider this to be a "minor" factor, it is not minor when discussing the past influences in the life of a Presidential candidate. Americans have an absolute right to know it -- and lying to hide it speaks volumes about extremely negative character traits -- which under "normal" circumstances would disqualify him from running for the highest office in our nation.

If, as an "apostate" he could be marked for assassination, Americans need to take this into consideration, and not have it hidden from them.

It's important to at least take into consideration that he has many close family ties with Muslims in Africa. In fact, aside from cousins, his entire immediate family, on both his birth father's and step-father's side, is Muslim. It's only realistic to question if these family ties could influence his judgment of current affairs and regarding what might have to be faced in the future. And it's not as if any of these Muslim relatives are among those who are dedicated to fighting Islamism, or were pro-American enthusiasts. If that were the case Americans could have more to discuss about it, but, it seems to be the opposite.

It's curious and needs examining and exposure that his Rev. Wright is a former member of Nation of Islam, while still to this day giving great praise and support to Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. 20 years is a long time for Obama to have been not only listening to the racist sermons, but reading the ravings in Trumpet magazine, and donating $20,000 a year. This is an alliance with not only Islam, but a particularly racist branch of it -- (foregoing for now discussion of the racism of Rev. Wright's supposedly Christian Church itself). And let's not forget that that Obama's $20,000 contributions helped to pay for Wright's and Farrakhan's "supportive" visit to Libya, which at the time was an avowed enemy (now it's only an enemy without specific "avowal") of the U.S.

His ties and intense support of Odinga in Kenya (Odinga claims to be Obama's cousin) and the Islamists there who caused the deaths of many in their rebellion against the Kenyan Government -- an American ally. Note that as a U.S. Senator, Obama had no right (and should be subject to censure) to go to Kenya and make speeches inciting unrest against the Kenyan Government to the point that the Kenyan government had to demand that he leave the country.

There are so many other reasons why he shouldn't be President. These are just a very few relating only to his Muslim Childhood and it's relation to and influence on his candidacy.

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