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Reader comment on item: Was Barack Obama a Muslim?

Submitted by john P. Crowder (United States), Dec 27, 2007 at 11:28

Get off the Obama-Muslim kick.

There is nothing in the article that gives one any reason to believe that the youthful Obama ever accepted HIMSELF as a Muslim. Thus, any kind of formula used to assert that he was Muslim is without merit. There are all kinds of devices used by various religions in attempts to inflate the claimed numbers of adherents. Catholics claim just about everyone born into a Catholic family and christened by a Catholic priest, excepting only those who were not later formally excommunicated. Among the thousands--and more likely millions--of persons who fit that description--are those who NEVER do anything "Catholic" and would consider themselves not only "lapsed," but not members AT ALL of the Catholic faith. ...


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