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Reader comment on item: Was Barack Obama a Muslim?
in response to reader comment: Yes it matters!!!

Submitted by Awesome-O (Canada), Feb 10, 2009 at 18:55

Religion doesn't matter. What does that have to do with a person being a natural U. S. citizen or not? Obama was born in Hawaii. Period. Check your sources that claim he wasn't born in the U. S. I suspect they aren't very reliable.

Bush made a HUGE mess of things! Look at your economy! He has spent BILLIONS on his Iraq invasion. Money that could have gone to the betterment of your society so people aren't being forced out of their homes. Had he not spent these billions and billions of dollars, what state do you think your economy would be in now?

I can't agree with your argument that Bush 'kept you safe.' You can't argue that he did a good job because nothing happened. That is specious reasoning and it is flawed. I have a rock that keeps tigers away. I know this because I don't see any tigers around. Same reasoning.

I am relieved that Bush could not run for another term. Obama is the best choice to lead the American people through this economic fiasco. Don't worry! You will be fine with him as your leader. I realize that the American education system is horrible, but educate yourself! Use reliable resources for your research. Wikipedia is not a reliable source. Wikis generally aren't reliable.

Don't be afraid of Muslims! Don't buy into the fear your leaders have been feeding you! Islam is nothing to fear! Educate youself! Not all Muslims are terrorists! Christianity is not the be all and end all of religion. People who think like you make me sad.

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