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Who Is A Muslim

Reader comment on item: Barack Obama and Islam: An Ongoing Saga

Submitted by Renee Levine (United States), May 4, 2009 at 06:48

According to Muslims, everyone is born a Muslim, even those who are parts of religions that existed before the Muslims came to be. It is said "we just don't know it." Therefore, when Obama's half-brother says that inside Obama is a Muslim it doesn't have to mean that Obama has in any way committed himself to that faith. What does optional mean in your request for the email address?

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