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Submitted by mufuta mulongo (United States), Dec 26, 2007 at 03:24

Relation to Senator Obama's apostacy. Based on the news that is going on, and discussion revealing many people including his sister and even his step father saying that Obama was considered as muslim. My one experience traveling in South Asian, and Middle East countries, majority of people want you to be muslim. They look it strange for someone else not being one of them. Because one is in touch with public than he/she can be with few learned people, who may not care or ask about your faith. I was from the Christian family, when I traveled to Pakistan, people were shocked to see me being of other faith, they call me Kaafir, unbeliever, and could not consider me as a clean, but a nasty dirty person. I was in a type of isolation, everyway I went, they were inviting me to accept Islam, in order to be assimilated in the society.

Obama's step father would have the same aspect toward the young boy, he would have no doubt enroll him in the school where he could learn something about Islam, the atmosphere is so understandable, even the mother would not object that, because that was the life in the area as in general. I was in need of accomplishing my goal in Pakistan, psychologically, I had no chance to survive without being in muslim's gathering, that was any way I go, they ask my name, when they hear a typical African name, they did not like and did not trust me, and were not open to help me around, because I did not first of all speak their tongue and I did not pray with them. I was compelled to start studying the Arabic language classically, from the Egyptian teachers who were also muslims. I learned how to speak the local tongue by listening and speaking, I became overwhelmed whenever I go with preachings, inviting me to enter mosques and pray like them, definitely I had to do it and continued doing it.

Now in the US I may tell you the story why I joined the faith, and then you will not give me a decent job because I have learnt the religion of Islam, or I should deny that I did not become an adherent to Islam sometime in my life? Obama knows having taught something about Islam, and the name Barak is purly a muslim name that means "blessing, benediction, Barak.

As long as his mother is not a very strong christian goer, it did not matter to her whether or not the boy mixes with with other muslim kids majority in the populated village, city or town. Discrimination has something to do with it, America has a lot of issues when coming to partage of power. The later President Abe was an American man, the way he was disliked by many well to do people was a strange matter, what about JFK, his demise was not by the hands of the poor people but from the few elites conspiracy. People should learn from the past history, Obama should have thought that too, the public show that they like Obama and pools are misleading as well, people who have the final world will do what they deem fit, if not Hillary , they may get Edward, but not Obama. This was my personal opinion

Mufuta

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