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Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam

Submitted by Jakar Farkar (United States), Sep 1, 2008 at 10:13

Obama, where should I begin.. well as far as the question about Muslimness or not I would just reference his own words.

The actual quote from the book is from page 261 and is as follows: "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 reassurances 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."

For these reasons, Barack Obama is a perfect symbol of Chicago. Arrogant and motivated, he is a natural self-promoter. A practicing Christian, he bears a Muslim name. Identifying himself as an African-American, Obama is the offspring of a man from Kenya and a woman from Kansas. A self-proclaimed son of Chicago, he attended school overseas and spent most of his childhood in Hawaii, the last state, the state that doesn't appear on most maps. Obama, like Chicago, is from everywhere, and he is from nowhere. And he promises great, ambiguous things: change, hope, unity. His critics call him messianic, and there is no doubt that he is peddling his own religion. No, the questions are more basic: Who is he? Where did he come from? What does he believe in? What does he want? If he was a Muslim and not now he has a death sentence in the eyes of all Muslims.

I feel sorry for all you people that have short-term memory loss and do not remember that the economy was starting to tank the last two years Clinton was the President. That housing prices were out of control. That this is an adjustment on the market that everyone was expecting.

Our Public Schools scorecard compared to other counties has fallen, not due to anything Bush has done but the policies the Clinton era but in place with the "no kid left behind". Lower expectations so everyone can pass. We should have been drilling in the gulf 8 to 10 years ago. It took the price of gas to top $4.00 a gallon for anyone to start to think, Hey maybe it's not such a good idea to have other countries control the flow of our most precious resource that we have decades of sitting right under us.

However, no one did anything about getting it. My suggestion to take care of healthcare cost is to put a cap on litigation rewards on lawsuits to doctors and hospitals, and caregivers. The price of healthcare goes up every time the doctor's insurance premium goes up. Don't figure. You want universal healthcare. Talk to a country that has it and find out where they are getting the money to pay for it. The money just does not appear out of nowhere it comes from YOUR wallet. You only think your paying a lot now. Just wait. We have one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Why screw it up. Just get the cost under control.

Wake up America…Your future is at stake!


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