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Reader comment on item: Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood
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Submitted by Hippie (United States), Oct 1, 2008 at 18:04

"This author is clueless. A child of a Muslim father does not chose to become a Muslim - he is one in the eyes of fellow Muslims. Period"

This is exactly what i was trying to convey....RELIGION isn't something we ever choose on our own....It is TAUGHT to us from the TIME WE ARE BORN. I marvel at ppl that try to change their religious beliefs later in life. It just never works. i know someone who has changed thier religion 3 times! to say the least,they are very unhappy with every change....they finally went back to christianity, they religion they were born into. their family never looked at them as anything more than a rebellious christian kid trying to prove something to them, for that matter,the whole neighborhood did.

there was one poster that mocked my Uncle who fought in WW 2 along side of the Russians.....my Uncle was a Ranger....RANGERS were dropped BEHIND enemy lines.....no the US didn't actually join up with Russia till the end...but he and his outfit did,and thats where he witnessed the Russians PRAYING! they went right back to the religious security blanket the communists tried in vain to destroy out of fear in a perilous time of serious bombardment!. i would too,as any of us would. the reason that this was something he remembered is because like my family, the russians are Orthodox.

in any case,if the poster that you commented to understood,they would realise that EVERYONE would change religions then if their post was ligit. these are the facts Ppl {christians} in the MIDDLE EAST aren't converting to ISLAM. they're being forced to or die/live under horrible conditions, as i should know. MY FAMILY WAS FORCED TO LEAVE THE MIDDLE EAST OVER A 100 YRS AGO

Hippie

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