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Submitted by jeff carter (Canada), Oct 17, 2008 at 19:40

Here's what Obama wrote on hotel napkin that he inserted in a crack in jerusalems wailing wall, that was taken out of the wall by journalists after it was placed there:

"lord, protect my family and me, forgive me my sins and help me guard against pride and despair. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just, and make me an instrument of your will."

Hardly the words of a radical. Also, I don't think a practicing muslim would ever even think about placing a prayer into the wailing wall, a symbol of jewish hope for the rebuilding of the temple of solomon, where the dome of the rock now stands.

Obama may have been raised in a partly muslim, partly christian environment, but he is clearly a christian now. And the fact that he was raised in an environment where he had the opportunity to glean understanding of the islamic point of view, will only help him in dealing with issues related to middle eastern foreign affairs.

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