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Is Obama a Muslim

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Submitted by Jimmy Blue Eyes (United Kingdom), Jan 15, 2009 at 18:15

America is a country made up of immigrants ... and he is not an illegal immigrant, his mother and grandparents are American citizens.

As for whether he is a Muslim, does it matter? He is black does it really matter? Both his parents are dead, does this matter?

I just think because someone is Muslim does that make them evil or unable to run for office. The large majority of Muslims are moderate, and hardworking people, it is this very sort of view and poison that causes small minded and less educated people to adopt the view, that muslims are bad.

Read his book Audacity of Hope, and you will realise that he knows more and cares more about America, the Constitution, and the principles that America was founded upon than a lot of Americans. The fact that he is passionately engrained the history of America in his thought process - indicates someone who cares...

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