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Was President Obama a Muslim?

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Submitted by Carol (United States), Aug 19, 2010 at 14:53

To conclude that President Obama was a Muslim based on statements that he followed his stepfather to the Mosque, that he did not "regularly" attend Muslim services at school, and that he was registered as a Muslim in a school that has already confirmed that they registered the faith a "child" based on his father's faith is pure nonsense.

I believe the operative word is "child." I attended Christian services with my parents as a "child." That does not make me a Christian. I had no real understanding of the services and certainly no real understanding of Christianity or the Christian faith. Children do what their parent's tell them to do, go where their parents tell them to go. The only thing you can accurately conclude from that information is that President Obama's stepfather was a Muslim.

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