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Remember Freedom of Religion?

Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam

Submitted by Alicia (United States), Jul 15, 2008 at 15:24

For all those who want to eradicate Islam from America, remember the foundations of this country. It was religious persecution that led to the mass exodus from Europe of the Puritans and it was their desire to practice their religion without governmental interference that pushed them to leave. You do NOT have to be a Christian to be a participating member of our government and those of you who feel that Muslims are beneath you are not true Christians at all. It makes me sick to listen to a crowd of hate-mongers attack someone who is on his own spiritual journey. Barak Obama is not the Messiah, he is just a man who wants to make his country better, who still believes in the good, hard-working American principles that make this country great. What the opposition is espousing is hate, fear, ignorance, and repression...we have had a decade of that mentality and the time has come to move in a different direction...stop focusing on his religion and look at him as a total person instead.

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