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Barack Obama a Muslim? hardly

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Submitted by Quennel Gale (United States), Oct 1, 2008 at 14:08

I am very amused at these Muslim claims being penned on Barack Obama. Frankly for those who have actually studied Islam, if one reverts from the Islamic faith and becomes a Christian, he/she is an apostate and therefore NO LONGER A MUSLIM! Being a follower of Orthodox Trinitarian Christianity Obama would in no ways considered to be even a closet Muslim. He has also talked openly and publicly about invading Muslim Pakistan and killing Muslim Osama bin Laden. All of these actions are hereasy to say the least.

I personally know people who are close to Mr. Obama and he is in no ways a Muslim. This is the equivalent of me saying that just because my mom or day was born a pastor that I AM GOING TO GROW UP AND BE A CHRISTIAN FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE, whether I convert to Hinduism, buddishm or any other religon for that matter. The problem with America is that no matter how much we try to lie to the rest of the world and talk about tolerance of others, we aren't tolerant. ...

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I'll just point out that I am in agreement that Obama is not now a Muslim. I have documented that he was a Muslim as a child and is lying about his background, not about his current faith.

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