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Barack Obama is not a Muslim

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Submitted by PK Hammel (United States), Jun 14, 2016 at 12:40

His half sister in an interview in 2008 (possibly the same one you picked from the NYT) told the reporter that Barack Obama was a Christian, although she herself was Muslim. His mother's parents, with whom he lived at times, were also Christians. I have my own criticisms of his actions, but this is a red herring.

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It would help if you paid attention to what I wrote, which is that Barack Obama was born & raised a Muslim, not that he is one now.

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