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Submitted by chicago (United States), Feb 27, 2008 at 11:23

As an American born and raised practicing muslim, I will say this. This is absolutely ridiculous. Barack Obama is not a muslim-period. I still support him because as an African American. I am so happy to see someone with a global perspective and world view aim for the presidency. He is what America needs.

Furthermore, he is more 'threatened' by racist white people than by muslims. The man is not, and has never been muslim. He never apostated, he was not raised as a muslim. He had no religious parents. Most of his life he was raised by his grandparent. As an adult, which is the only time that counts, the man never practiced Islam. And that nonsense about H-S-N trilateral making a person by definition muslim is a complete fabrication. ...

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