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Submitted by Michael (United States), Oct 11, 2008 at 01:26

Why is it so important to brand or label an individual. The fact that Obama's parents registered him muslim when he was a school boy 40 years ago doesn't make the man muslim. He was raised as a christian and professess that faith. What should be outstanding here is the intolorance of so many freedom loving peaceful Americans. My hope is that his knowledge of the thought processess of the people of the predominently muslim areas of the world will help to bring peace and prosperity to areas that have long suffered under dictators and colonialists. If he is able to broker peace between Israel and Palistine, forge a stronger alliance with Pakistan and Afgahnistan, and lead in the recovery of our world financial and capital markets, then who cares he has a traditional muslim name.

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