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Response to Krista

Reader comment on item: Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood
in response to reader comment: "Obama's having been born and raised a Muslim ....and is now hiding that fact, this points to a major deceit..."

Submitted by K.H. Ahmed (United States), May 24, 2008 at 07:49

Krista,

I did read his reponse and have responded although regretfully was a bit rushed and still have to respond to part 1.

If you read "Audacity of Hope" you would note that Mr. Obama was talking about the reaction to the treatment of "American Muslims" by other "Americans" after the events of 9/11. President Bush also state he would stand with American Muslims if the reactions should turn ugly.

Again it is the danger of quotes without perspective. And let me reiterate I do not have a dog in the political argument between Obama and McCain or whoever - it is the types of things that pass for discourse that disturb me. And I am not speaking about you personally - Statements are made by academics and journalists and people take them as fact and don't have all day to research or just know what is or isn't true - I just try to fill in some of the blanks that others like to leave sitting out there - you can accept it as accurate or not just as you do the statement of others.

Submitting....

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