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Now Anne says his "heritage"is Muslim

Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam
in response to reader comment: Children Don't Choose Religion-By the More educated

Submitted by The More Educated Anne (Italy), Jul 31, 2008 at 03:25

So you have amended your commentary to say that Barack Obama has a Muslim heritage instead of saying that he is muslim. Sounds like you agree now that children do not choose religion. And his middle name is Husein. So what. Our name is Anne, and it is a Hebrew name that means grace. Are you and I of Jewish heritage? And are you and I practicing Jews that chose the religion as adults? Give me a break. And what if he were Muslim? The US constitution was founded on freedom of religion. George W. claims to be of the same religion of Tim McVeigh, the "Christian terrorist"?

Funny how people hide behind their true prejudices by focusing on other parts of people's identity, like their religion, upbringing, or family ties. Funny how people spend hours discussing everything but the issues and the candidate's intelligence, judgment, or organizational skills. I guess we would rather lose or status as a world power and become a second rate has been like Spain just to feed what we really are ashamed to admit. Can we honestly say that if Barack Husein Obama were had a white father from Kenya, spent two years of grade school in Indonesia and was raised by white christian grandparents that we would be talking about his religion? And if John McCain were a mixed race senator septegenarian with a drug addict wife who broke up his first marriage by infidelity and who could not even remember the difference between sunnis and shiites that he would even be a candidate at all?

And if George W. were a black C student that got in to Ivy League schools by grandfather clauses (the other form of race based admissions) who avoided the draft, was arrested for drunk driving, that he would have been elected? And if he had taken out the only arab leader that hated osama and al qaeda using the lie of wmd's instead of attacking al qaeda and increasing our security at home with the help of McCain's authorization of war), that he wouldn't be impeached?

If you agree with me, don't respond. Your silence will belie your enlightenment. If you do however, then tell me only what about the adult Obama and his choices and his abilities make him the poorer choice than John McCain. Leave the identity politics out. Common sense, right?


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