4 readers online now  |  69 million page views

"Barack Hussein Obama's present religious identity"

Reader comment on item: Counting Islamists
in response to reader comment: "was Barack Hussein Obama ever a practising Muslim?"Lactantius Jr

Submitted by Lactantius Jr (United Kingdom), Oct 19, 2008 at 15:48

To Faqi

Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim, says Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, WorldNetDaily dated Sunday 19th.October 2008 carrying a report titled Mideast leader: Obama a Muslim who studied in Islamic school which can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/6r82ll

Senator Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim of Kenyan origins who studied in Islamic schools, and whose campaign may have been financed by people in the Islamic and African worlds, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said during a recent televised national rally.

"There are elections in America now. Along came a black citizen of Kenyan African origins, a Muslim, who had studied in an Islamic school in Indonesia. His name is Obama," said Gaddafi in little-noticed remarks he made at a rally marking the anniversary of the 1986 U.S. air raid on his country.

The remarks, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, MEMRI, were aired on Al Jazeera in June.

The video has been posted on YouTube titled If you think Obama is not Muslim watch this and can be seen here:http://tinyurl.com/6cpa72

Whatever Barack Hussein Obama's present religious identity really is, I think Dr Pipes' saying "In sum, Obama was an irregularly practising Muslim, who rarely, or occasionally, prayed with his stepfather in a mosque," is a very reasonable thing to say.

With kind regards and best wishes

Lactantius Jr

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to "Barack Hussein Obama's present religious identity" by Lactantius Jr

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)