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Reader comment on item: Was Barack Obama a Muslim?
in response to reader comment: Technically in Islam we are ALL Muslims...

Submitted by David Warburton (United Kingdom), Jan 29, 2008 at 06:50

"According to Islam we are all born Muslims (ones who submit to the ‘oneness of God' (tawhid) and are led ‘astray' by the previous revelations which, according to the Qur'an, have been altered from the true word of God throughout history by human beings and their quarrels. Tell a Muslim cleric that ther eis no difference between a Muslim and a Christian and wait for the response!!!!

Someone believing something does not make it so - The Mormons believe we are all mormons and even baptise us by proxy - does that make you a Mormon - if a Christian thinks we are all children of God does that make a Muslim a Christian? If a religion believes we are all reincarnated - are you?

So if Muslims "ambush" a particular person and then just declare that they are Muslim does this make them so? I think not.

In relation to Mr. Obama, many Muslims will consider him a prime target if he has commited the extreme sin of converting from Islam


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