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Reader comment on item: Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood

Submitted by Roy (United States), May 10, 2008 at 21:35

It distresses me to find that many people still desperately want to believe that Obama is a Muslim. If they read his books, they would have the full story. The fact that he might have been identified as a Muslim by his father as a young child means little. He had no control over that. It's time to be fair. Obama is a Christian. Oppose Obama on other grounds, but not because of this false accusation.

Besides, what if people opposed a candidate because he were Jewish? Would that be justified? Of course not. We are and should be a land of many faiths. I myself am a devout Christian, but God is too big for any one religion. Actually, the election of Obama as president could be a very effective blow against the terrorists. I doubt if they would risk attacking a nation whose president's father was an African Muslim. That would turn millions of fence-sitting Muslims against such Muslin crazies.

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