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DREAMS OF MY FATHER - JEREMIAH WRIGHT DABBLED WITH ISLAM.

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Submitted by Janet (Canada), May 3, 2008 at 23:16

Did Jeremiah Wright do a little more than just "dabble" with Islam? Did Barack Obama lie to the American people when he implied that the Jeremiah Wright of today was not the Jeremiah Wright he met twenty years ago? In his own words in DREAMS OF MY FATHER ... Obama implies otherwise.

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Audacity of Barack Obama and Rev. Wright
by Michael Gaynor
March 18, 2008 01:00 PM EST

In Senator Obama's first book, titled Dreams of My Father and published in 1995 (after he had been elected president of the Harvard Law Review but before he had been elected to public office), Senator Obama wrote at length about Rev. Wright and his moving "Audacity of Hope" speech.

In Dreams, Senator Obama explained how he met Rev. Wright, whom he mentioned had been "dabbling with liquor, Islam, and black nationalism in the sixties."

He acknowledged that Rev. Wright immediately had given him fair warning that he was controversial, by quoting Rev. Wright as having said: "Some of my fellow clergy don't appreciate what we're about. They feel like we're too radical. Others, we aren't radical enough. Too emotional. Not emotional enough."

He also acknowledged that Rev. Wright let him know at their first meeting that he looked unfavorably on America and expected to continue to do so, by stating, "Life's not safe for a black man in this country, Barack. Never has been. Probably never will be."

Senator Obama left with one of Rev. Wright's "Black Value System" brochures.

When Senator Barack listened to Rev. Wright's "Audacity of Hope" sermon, September 11, 2001 was years away, but, Senator Obama admitted in Dreams, Rev. Wright castigated America.

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Obama's Remarks on Wright

Published: April 29, 2008

You know, I have been a member of Trinity United Church of Christ since 1992. I have known Reverend Wright for almost 20 years. The person I saw yesterday was not the person that I met 20 years ago.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/29/us/politics/29text-obama.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&oref=slogin

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