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Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam
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Submitted by DrRJP (United States), Jun 25, 2008 at 13:21

While Obama did not say, in verbatim, "I will stand with the Muslims if the winds of change get ugly," he did say the following:

"I will stand with them [Muslims] should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

From Audacity of Hope, pages 260-261 (bold emphasis is mine):

"Whenever I appear before immigrant audiences, I can count on some good-natured ribbing from my staff after my speech; according to them, my remarks always follow a three-part structure: "I am your friend," "[Fill in the home country] has been a cradle of civilization," and "You embody the American dream." They're right, my message is simple, for what I've come to understand is that my mere presence before these newly minted Americans serves notice that they matter, that they are voters critical to my success and full-fledged citizens deserving of respect.

"Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific assurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

Hop in the WayBack machine to the 2004 Democratic National Convention, when a very unknown Obama said in his keynote address:

"If there is an Arab-American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney or due process, that threatens my civil liberties." (from Obama's 2004 DNC speech).

Jump forward to this year, and listen to what BHO said in a TV ad:

If there is an Arab-American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney, it threatens my civil liberties." (from Obama's TV ad aired in Texas, March 2008).

Notice how Obama dropped the Habeas Corpus reference in his 2004 speech. But, both of these sentiments come directly from his book, "Audacity of Hope."

What I find significant is that no other ethnic group was mentioned, especially absent was any reference to "African-Americans," which is what you'd expect from a disciple of Rev. Wright.

So, Fred. What do YOU think he is saying?

To me, Obama became "reacquainted" with his Muslim heritage, following 9/11, and has grown overly protective of Muslims in this country and abroad. So much so, that, like the recent Supreme Court decision, he believes that all terrorists (especially Muslim-American terrorists ) who wish to destroy America and kill as many Americans as possible should have the same rights as law-abiding American citizens.

Why else would he say, "We should forget about 9/11 and move on?"


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