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"Obama's having been born and raised a Muslim ....and is now hiding that fact, this points to a major deceit..."

Reader comment on item: Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood
in response to reader comment: Apologist- I don't think so

Submitted by Krista (Canada), May 23, 2008 at 17:45

I noticed a reply that was already written especially for you...did you read it?

Daniel Pipes replies:

1 - Like Obama, you decide your faith. Like him, you were raised a Muslim.

2. You seem to have missed the final paragraph of the article you have commented on, judging by your second paragraph. Allow me to repeat it here:

Obama's having been born and raised a Muslim and having left the faith to become a Christian make him neither more nor less qualified to become president of the United States. But if he was born and raised a Muslim and is now hiding that fact, this points to a major deceit, a fundamental misrepresentation about himself that has profound implications about his character and his suitability as president.

I am also concerned about other facts,

Obama's book Audacity of Hope he writes "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

Those who support Obama must spin and wash what they see so they can justify their vote. They want to believe in hope and cannot bear to look at facts.

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