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So what if he is a Muslim???

Reader comment on item: Was Barack Obama a Muslim?

Submitted by Hilwa (United States), Nov 10, 2008 at 16:48

I'm disgusted that this is even an issue. Obama's father was a Muslim and yes he attended a Muslim school as a boy, but is obviously a practicing Christian. Either way, who cares? Why do people fear Muslims? Mostly because they are ignorant and prejudice. They don't understand Islam, choose to see Muslims as terrorists and therefore fear them. And what is even scarier than a Muslim or a Black man as President to these ignorant people is a Black, Muslim President. Get over it!!!

Here in the United States of America we have the right to practice whatever religion we choose. That includes our President. So whatever religion he practices is his business. How dare people question what type of leader he will be based on his religious beliefs. In case you weren't aware, we Muslims and Jews have been living in this country generation after generation under Christian leadership and have respected that. Personally, as a Muslim I wish he was one too, but he is not. Either way, God bless him and give him the strength and wisdom to lead this broken country. And God helps us all that there are so many small-minded, ignorant people in this country.

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