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12th Imam, the messiah?

Reader comment on item: Was Barack Obama a Muslim?
in response to reader comment: Once elected, Muslims will try to convert Obama to Islam like no religious crusade we have ever seen before

Submitted by Syra (United States), Jul 2, 2008 at 13:23

I don't even know what that means.

Muslims aren't sitting around waiting for a messiah to come - that is the Jews. An Imam is equivalent to a priest -- someone who leads a congregation in a mosque. An Imam is not a religious figure that is revered above mankind! Muslims are not waiting for any kind of savior.

The real problem here is that until people decide to educate themselves and learn the cold, hard facts, they will never understand where the true roots of their racism/prejudices come from. Why do we really hate Muslims? Is it because we're brainwashed, or do we really disagree with their religious ideals?

Obviously, it can't be the latter because we aren't educated enough. Looking for the 12th Imam, the messiah..

I laugh at that comment!


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