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Did Obama Say, "Thank Allah, God." If so, the "Invitation" may have been addressed.

Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam
in response to reader comment: Was Obama invited to return to Islam last year, by the president of Iran?

Submitted by Mike Ramirez (United States), Jan 9, 2008 at 23:46

Did Barack Obama say "Thank, Allah, God" when stepping up to the microphone, Saturday, February 10, 2007, just moments before announcing his presidential candidacy? Sure sounded like it. A replay of the words spoken as Obama approaches the microphone in Springfield, Illinois would clear this up.

Out of great curiosity, I specifically tuned in to watch Senator Obama's speech announcing his intent to run as a presidential candidate of the United States. While the cameras were recording the opening event, Senator Obama is seen approaching the stage and within a few steps before getting directly behind the microphone it sounded like Senator Obama can be heard saying "Thank, Allah, God."

My question is, did Senator Obama indeed say, "Thank, Allah, God."? I have asked this question of cable networks including CNN, FOX and C-Span but have not received any response nor acknowledgment of my question.

I believe this would be of importance for American voters to know if the Senator is indeed of the Islamic faith for no other reason than to be truthful about his beliefs.

Mike Ramirez



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