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Reader comment on item: Was Barack Obama a Muslim?

Submitted by ahmadzafire (United States), Mar 24, 2008 at 22:31

When Obama become President of the United States. I think he brings many aspects to the table which not many people or presidents have in the past.

You know what this is a great time if any to show not only America but the world that we shall over come this great plague called racism. People forget that slavery in America was really longer then what many books say. Some say it was 400 to 500 hundred years but the fact is it lasted 670 years from the true time it started. Way before Christopher Columbus (who really didn't find America) but anyway Europeans and Vikings that came before him already had enslaved Africans in America.

Another thing that you people forget is in the early stage of Obama's running he had to confront the African American voters that he was Black enough, for whatever that means.....Maybe because he has a white mother...you got me. But he dealt with that for a good part of late 2007. I thought that he would mostly like not have a chance because many blacks thought that we were not ready for a black president or fear of him being killed if elected. One of his responds to that was... (If I m not black enough then let see if I can get a cab in New York). Now ....that he concord that issue..... It flips sides.

Now his other half is questioning who he is. To me why is America going through this? This man is not only black but white. Bi-racial is what he is but America more less labels him as black. How can a man be racist when he is from both races? He can't...I believe he loves his mother and father the same and race. When this campaign began he made no distinction on race at all, like some for the former black campaign runners.

This man never came at any of the candidates in a negative way...showing much respect for all. At first I was with Clinton, although I knew of Obama's success I give Clinton the edge. But through the course of it all I saw something from her I never seen before. How she was playing the black votes as her cream of the crop and being so ruthless in trying to bring down Barrack the way she did. And when I compared the two by the way they we're acting I switched and will stand by him through the rest of the way.

As an American soldier I like McCain for his valor, commitment and heroism as a POW. Plus, I like his views on many topics. I just think in this time and age we need a new face for America and who would be better for that face then Barrack Obama? The times that are at hand he represent the Muti-Cultural socially we have here in America. #1 Black and white. #2 Christian with and Islamic name. #3 Mottos all about change. I believe that he can help being peace across the world more so then any other President ever.

He can help with the problem in Kenya and other African nations. He is the step son of a Muslim nation where he went to school with Muslims so he can understand the Islamic ways of many Muslims that many Christians can't. He's can understand the poor people here in America because he lived it, He can relate to people with bad credit and people that struggle with student loans because he's been there. He can relate to the rich because he is rich and he can relate to blacks and white or bi-racial and others because he is.

So for people that saying he can't handle America or debate are wrong. The very situation that he is under going right now shows that he can keep he composer and stay cool and professional. No other candidate can go through what he has because of race difference. Plus he didn't run from it, he took it head on and he is right. Once America realize the real effect slavery have on African Americans and Africans Americans stop blaming whites for what their great grandparents or forefathers did, we can get on with protecting this Country we all so much love.

It's just like the Us Army that I serve in. I believe that we are the best well rounded people because we deal with people from all backgrounds. Ethnic, Religious, Sex, Culture etc. We may not agree all the time but we are all brothers and sisters in arms. Yes I'm Muslims but I'll fight for my country alongside my Brothers and Sisters from many different faiths of the Armed Forces. And that's what makes America great...that we disagree to agree. We may have different beliefs but we all hold something near and dear to our hearts and that's the love for our great country United States of America.


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