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in response to reader comment: Murtadd or not, Barack Hussein Obama is "statutorily" a Muslim.

Submitted by K.H. Ahmed (United States), May 21, 2008 at 09:36

Sir,

I am going to accept the MD you have shown as correct and be as respectful as possible. But there is no such thing as "statutorily Muslim" Mr. Obama may have had a Muslim father but he must make the "Testimony of Faith", the Shadaha to be a Muslim.

As I have pointed out elsewhere, to truly be a Catholic there are certain things you must do, to be a Baptist certain things and a certain age, it is also true in Islam and to say otherwise is a falsehood. My father was Muslim, my mother was Christian and until such time as I am either Baptized or take the Shadaha I am neither. Honestly people - don't like his politics fine - but let us stop the intentional twisting of the truth.

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