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Submitted by Dean (United States), Oct 13, 2008 at 18:19

There is some discussion online about Senator Obama's Kenyan roots. These happen to be from Mombassa in Kenya. In his book, THE SHIA REVIVAL, Vali Nsar says concerning Mombassa that there, as well as Zanzibar, "Shia communities have deep roots." (page 78) So I must add this to my previous post on Obama as a cryto-Shiite practicing Taqiyya. Also, Shiism is the blessing (baraka) of Hussein (martyr-founder of Shia Islam).


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