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Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam

Submitted by Thomas (United States), Jan 23, 2009 at 00:42

This article does bring up some good points. I am an American born into a Military family and am 26 years old. I have lived in 3 different countries for brief periods but spend 90% of my life in Florida and New Jersey. I happened to be living in Atlantic Highlands, NJ on 9/11 and for anyone who has ever been there would know that the NYC skyline is in plain view from just about anywhere in the town.

I knew a lot of people who were victims and such so I did have some resentment towards Islamic people for some time. However, I was born and Baptized as a Catholic, and hated going to chuch, but was forced to in my early childhood.

We do not know the details of Obama attending these Muslim functions. He could have been like me, dragged there because he was a young child by his father. I do not consider myself a Catholic even though I have attended church numerous times. Although I do agree with many things that Catholics also believe in, such as opposition towards gay marriage, and some other Catholic ideologys. Just because Obama happens to agree with abortion, and Muslims agree with abortions, doesn't make him some psycho incogneto Islamic fundamentalist. So what is he attended some Muslim services a few times when he was younger, he went to Catholic School, was married a Christian and so on.

Even if he was Muslim, I still have no problem with him running this country. Its time to open your eyes people and start being more receptive of cultures other than your own. You people who have this Islamaphobia need to grow up and start worrying about your life and forget about other peoples. well i can go on for a lot longer but don't want to to there i just wanted to get that out. foood foor though ahhh


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