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Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam

Submitted by Jere Dozier (United States), Sep 5, 2008 at 19:08

The information about Senator Obama is based upon the comments of bystanders some 30 years after the fact. In American courts, most lawyers attempt to avoid such murky evidence. Senator Obama might have been in a room with a Muslim. The accusation here is that ALL Muslims are somehow terrorists or un-American.

I understand that the point of the article is highlight what Senator Obama has himself attempted to downplay, but gauging the response to these speculations, one cannot claim to not understand his motives. He was a child, under the age of ten, and I am certain that most people can agree that one has not really made religious convictions until much later in their lives...

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