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Reader comment on item: Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood
in response to reader comment: So exactly what am I?

Submitted by K.H. Ahmed (United States), May 24, 2008 at 08:05

Mr. Pipes,

I wrote a response to you but it hasn't appeared yet. However, I was a bit rushed at the time and failed to respond to your point 1.

Sir, I was not raised a Muslim. If you will note I stated that I was taught Islam - I did not say for how long or how old - the fact is my parents divorced when I was quite young - I was raised in the First Baptist Church from age approx. 9 until I went into the military. If you asked me what I was raised or practiced as a child I would say Christian. So it appears to me you have built your case on my and Mr.Obama's religious upbring on some very unstable sand of facts.

Two other notes. Again Mr. Obama made it quite clear in his bio his exposure to Islam. And of course you know this but I will remind you - that Muhammad is not a Muslim name either it predates Islam - just as my name Ahmed is not a Muslim name all I ask is clarity.

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