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Holla glad to be back!!! OBAMA!!!!

Reader comment on item: Barack Obama and Islam: An Ongoing Saga
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Submitted by ahmadzafire (United States), Sep 4, 2009 at 20:10

First thing first...Iam so glad to be back in home!. Hope all are in good spirts and health.

Now! To comment on Lauren topic about Obama being Muslim. Number one everyone is born Muslim. Let me explain..Islam derives from the word peace. etc Salam,Sholom, Al'Salama Al'Lkum all mean peace or peace be unto you in Arabic,Swahili or Hebrew. Now everyone is born with no hatered or evil for others. But as one grows society in which we live expose us to different situations. Therefore our mines change direction to adopt to our own surroundings. The only real time when a person is completely peaceful and at the free will and mercy of God is as a child. So everyone was born muslim but everyone don't follow Islam, even if they say they do.

My next comment is more on Obama and my experience and feelings.

This is my thoughts on the matter… For many of us, we are our own worst enemies. Because we are scared of what we don't understand, what's not the normal or different from the way we live and also scared of change, rather if it's good or bad.

To me this election made me see a lot of what I couldn't before. Number one, I 'am a born American Muslim and proud of it. I was brought up in the American culture. Number Two, I'm a United States Soldier that been serving for eight years now. I just got back from a 15 month tour in Iraq for the fourth time. Yes, I'm tired of leaving my family, kids and friends. Yes I'm tired of seeing my fellow comrade's die and innocent Iraqi and children die for a cause I still can't understand. I joined the US Army days after 911 to fight those who try to destroy my country and way of life, for that is the only reason why Muslims should fight.

During and after the election, people were making all these excuses why they don't like Obama because race, religion, his friends etc. Now I understand some things concerning association and stuff but come on!. His race and religion shouldn't be part of the equation. So what if he was Muslim?? What does that has to do with being President? Real American's know that the President is basically the spokes person for congress or front runner as I call them.

They are the people who will take the fall or praise when things are good or bad. America is not a Dictatorship, It's a Democracy. Therefore it is a collective process in which laws and ideas come together by votes. The thing of it is that I felt personality attacked by words and acts, that by the way many of my so called comrade, brother and sister in arms was saying about our new commander a chief. I took it like this... I'm black and a Muslim. Yet I can serve in the army of my country for eight damn years, causing me a divorce and heart aches etc. All I had then was my fellow comrade brothers and sister in arms. They were the ones holding me together, my so called second family.

But now I wonder what do they really think about me? Now I'm an open minded Person, Muslim and Soldier. They never really treated me different from everyone else. Until Obama… nothing directly was said but the looks and uncertain stairs. It's so crazy that many called him the anti-Christ but eight years before they called bush the anti-Christ. After eight terrible years one my say it's true. But I beg to differ, he was just following orders. But now people are calling Obama the same. So how many Anti-Christ are there? and he hasn't been in office an damn year yet. A little to eary don't you think?. Thought it had to be eight years for him to be the Anti-Christ.

In one way I feel that many people felt like they had the upper hand and had no reason to fear me. Now because Obama's the president with there radical reasoning's feels either he's Muslims, Anti-white and so on. They might just look at me the same. So you know what I have to say about that??? Is if they were truly my friends, brothers in arm and comrades, they wouldn't have even thought twice but I don't need them. They can think the way they want. I know who I'm and where I'm going.

AMERICAN SOLDIER!!!!HOOAH

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