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Reader comment on item: Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood
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Submitted by K.H. Ahmed (United States), May 22, 2008 at 09:45


Radical Islam is indeed a problem - but it is not a problem that one needs to go to bed at night looking for boogey men under the bed - Most of my life was spent being told by Right Wing Republicans that the communists were coming - Radical Islam must be confronted calmly and by showing a superior example and civilization - Just as with communism radical Islam will fail because it does not offer a hopeful future for the people it speaks to.

Obama didn't lie as I explained to another previously until he makes the "Testament of Faith" he is not a Muslim -...you are not born into Islam - if your father is Muslim in most countries you are registered as a Muslim - not out of choice but by law - just as here if your mom lists you as Catholic your Catholic - but you are truly neither Muslim nor Catholic until such time as you take the actions to accept the faith. Obama never did - so he is not an apostate because he was never a truly a Muslim. So if you were to ask was I ever a Baptist I would say no - but if you looked up the records my mom took me to a Baptist church for many years - does that make me a liar? i don't think so - I went because I was told to like a good boy.

Relax Krista we are talking a minority of wacked out Muslims out there who make a lot of noise just like a minority of Christians - say Reverend Hagee - God sent Hitler so the Jews would move -or even Reverend Wright - we can't be responsible for every kook we run into or every innuendo that certain Middle East experts want to throw out there. I see you're from Canada - trust me, American politics are full of fear mongering and very little in the way of dealing with major issues. You have to cut through all the special interest folks around here.


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