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Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam
in response to reader comment: Vera, converting Non-Christians CAN be trusted but NOT if they're Muslims who might display SJS as President of the US !

Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Jan 15, 2008 at 17:50

Vind and Goran and others: actually, a lot of Christians come from non-Christian backgrounds. Some even be found in the ministry and serving as elders. Also, missions organizations have been taken by surprise by an unprecedented openness to the Gospel among Muslims--and some seems to be linked to embarrassment at the clear connections between Islam and political violence. It is said that Iranian-background Christians in America are now as frequently from Muslim backgrounds as from historically Christian Assyrian and Armenian backgrounds.

Frankly, I would trust the Caner brothers (sons of a Turkish immigrant who left Islam to become Baptist ministers) farther than I would Obama only because the brand of "Christianity" with which Obama identifies is highly colored by African-American nationalism and reverse racism.

If the Anglo-Israelites and Kluxers who see non-whites as subhuman are disgusting, so are some of the "black theologies" that have sprung up since the 1960's and their advocates. And, by the way, the only thing I have against the Caner brothers is that they are Baptists rather than Presbyterians like me (heheheh).

But, in the hypothetical case of a President Obama, a major issue would be security. As a murtad, he would be the target of many Ikhwan and other types. The street in places like Pakistan, Gaza, or Egypt could be even more easily inflamed against the USA by a President Obama even if he shows only good will (which he probably would). Should he call off the War on Terror, you can bet the farm that Saudi and Egyptian clerics will crow about how cowardly Americans are, and the murtad President is seeking to save his own hide.


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