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Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam
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Submitted by Chico (United States), Sep 8, 2008 at 08:16

Witness the recent AP article sinisterly intoning that Palin "often identifies herself simply as a Christian," then going on to tell us Pentacostals are lunatics. Yet Obama doesn't have to "simply identify himself as a Christian." The press does it in every article they need to, usually with the modifier "devout" or "committed," and we're not allowed or invited -- nor does AP do it for us -- to look into his cult sect.

When the Rev. Wright tapes come out, then it's said to be a smear and all black churches do it -- which they do NOT, I assure you. Obama slips and says he's a muslim, and the slip -- arguably the biggest of his career, and hugely damaging when he's trying to refute a charge -- isn't even reported.

So, no, nobody cares if you're a Democrat. However, Mr. Pipes did explain why the religion is important in his opinion: Muslims will be gunning for Obama if he's an apostate. Since we care so much what other countries think of us, I would think liberals would care. I for one, don't think Obama is religious at all. He's his own religion, one of humanism and not recognizing any higher power.

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