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HOW IMPORTANT IS IT?

Reader comment on item: Was Barack Obama a Muslim?

Submitted by john (United States), Jan 4, 2008 at 22:12

Who cares what this man religion is? As long as,he is a god fearing man what is it to you i ask again Mr.Pipes?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I have received quite a bit of mail along the lines of this note.

As in the case of Mitt Romney, the fact that a presidential candidate like Obama has an unusual religious background has inevitable political consequences.

I did not espouse pro- or anti-Obama sentiments in this article but strictly limited myself to looking at some of the implications of his connections to Islam. That, I believe, is a valid, interesting, and important subject.

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