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Born a religion?

Reader comment on item: Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood

Submitted by Mia (United States), Mar 22, 2017 at 10:48

Hello All,

I would like to make it clear that NO ONE is born a religion. That is one of the fundamental issues with Islam in general, their children are automatically labeled Muslim, this in no way reflects their beliefs or their views. If the above article is truth, it should be noted that this is not a choice that Barack made, just like he did not choose his name. An infant has no idea, nor the skills to actively participate in any religion, so cannot be accused of taking on that religion or following that religion. At best, he was exposed to that religion and chose to be a Christian when he had the mental capacity to make a choice.

It is known that you cannot openly state I am not a Muslim, in a Muslim majority country, if you are born of a Muslim father, you are considered a Muslim and might get killed or left for dead for such a comment. I would not expect a 6 year old Obama to do such a thing or any 6 year old for that matter. He also did not fill out his school paperwork, likely his father or mother did.

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