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What do you have on Obama's Islam?

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Submitted by Kepha (United States), Mar 20, 2021 at 21:15

Re our President who is now in his Third Term, what do you have on Obama having ever been a conscientious adult Muslim, apart from his gaffe of "...my Muslim faith"? His open adherence in adult life seems to have been a kind of black liberation theology Christianity [?]--Mr. Wright's Chicago church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ, whose denominational adherence to historic Christianity is open to question.

I get it that under Indonesian law, the young BHO was a Muslim, but, chiefly because his putative father was supposedly Muslim, as was his stepfather, Lolo Soetero (but, syncretic Islam Statistik rather than Islam Fanatik, I understand). But, was young BHO's Indonesian Islamic identity truly absorbed, or taken on to conform to an outside expectation and "fit in" in a new environment (which cannot have been easy for him)? From all I can surmise, BHO's working faith has always been American Leftism.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

"what do you have on Obama having ever been a conscientious adult Muslim?"

Nothing. I know nothing of his beliefs or faith, so I accept that he converted to Christianity, if a sketchy version.

I concur that his "working faith has always been American Leftism."

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