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Submitted by Miah Termanini (United States), Aug 27, 2008 at 13:03

August 21 2008

Greetings,

Subject: Senator Obama's Religion

I am so surprised that no one in the media has consulted with Muslim scholars at the Al Azhar Islamic Centre in Egypt (renowned for its authority in Islam studies and the Sharia/Islamic Law; and please, don't go to the Muslim scholars in this country as they are either ignorant or puppets to Muslim countries who fund their organisations) to ascertain Senator Barak Obama's religion in the eye of Islam and the Sharia Law based on his birth-faith. Given the Senator candidacy for the most influential role in the world, it is paramount to share publicly the truth of the following points:

1. How does the Sharia Law consider the Senator' conversion to Christianity? Will the Sharia Law exempt him from its judgment as written in the Qu'ran?

2. How the Senator is viewed in the Eye of Islam and the Muslims around the world including Muslim American (as identified Muslims first and then Americans as secondary identity).

3. And finally, to determine the consequences resulting from 1) deserting Islam and adopting Christianity, and/or 2) unspoken responsibility (ies) to Islam and the Muslim World – at least what Islam and Muslims expect from Muslim-by-birth Senator who if elected to be the president of the United States of America.

Based on my personal knowledge, one of the key definitions of a Muslim in the Sharia Law and in the eye of Islam is a person whose father is Muslim. It is my understanding that this definition is NOT open to discussion. In other words, if the father is Muslim, regardless if he is alive, dead, absent since childhood or not-practicing Islam, then the children born to him are by definition Muslims!!! (and this is true regardless of the mother's religion and the faith of the schools the children attend).

So since Senator Obama's father was Muslim, then Senator Obama is, in the eye of Islam and Muslims around the world, a Muslim for life. Again, this is regardless of his father being non-practicing Muslim and/or absent since childhood.

Millions of Muslim children around the world attend Christian schools and colleges but they maintain their Muslim identity. Similarly, million of Muslim Children have non-Muslim mothers and yet, they are by definition Muslims.

Furthermore, converts from Islam to Christianity or to any other religion are considered in the eye of Islam and the Sharia Law traitors and "deserters of Islam" and death is their punishment - as stated in the Qu'ran. Again, this judgment is not open to discussion or argument. However, If Senator Obama declares publicly that he is Christian, then, I would like to ask the Senator if he is implying that he has publicly deserted his birth-Muslim faith and converted to Christianity like many Muslims who convert to Christianity. Please note that Muslims who convert to Christianity and profess Jesus Christ as their Savior suffer a great deal and many are persecuted to death by Muslims. Currently, the world is witnessing sever persecution of Christians by Muslims in Muslim countries.

Most importantly of all, I would like to ask the Senator if his claim to Christian faith means that he has accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and willing to carry publicly his Cross facing Islam and Muslims as a convert, OR, does he believe that he is Christian simply because he attended Christian classes/school and attended church for 20+ years!!!. Is the Senator aware of the repercussion of his claim? Do Americans truly understand the severity of this claim? Professing to be a follower of Jesus Christ is far more superior, serious and carries far more responsibilities than his claim to be mere Christian.

And lastly: if the senator has truly attended the Trinity United Church of Christ church for 20 years as he claims, then how come he does NOT remember any of pastor Jeremiah Wright's controversial comments? Is he taking the American people for a fool? YES!, some democrats fell for it!!!!

I can now understand Senator Obama's motto being "Change"! He is changing the definition and most importantly the integrity of "truth"!

May GOD preserve America and protect us all from a "Change" that blinds the eyes of our conscience and muffs the voice of the truth!

Sincerely, A caring American citizen.

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