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Embassy sents letter on behalf of armstrong about religious beliefs

Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?
in response to reader comment: Why Christians hate Muslims.....

Submitted by Desk Jockey (Australia), Sep 11, 2010 at 02:28

To Adem the information the Neil Armstrong had become Muslim is false and is a rumour.

Note Please the following:

A Statement by the US State Department sent to all embassies and consulates in the Islamic World:

P 04085 OZ MAR 83 ZEX FM SECSTATE WAHD C TO ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS PRIORITY BI UNCLAS STATE 056309

FOLLOWING REPEAT SENT ACTION ALL EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC DIPLOMATIC POSTS DTD MAR 02.

QUOTE: UNCLAS STATE 056309 E.O. 12356: N/A TAGS: PREL, PGOV, US, ID SUGJECT: ALLEGED CONVERSION OF NEIL AMSTRONG TO ISLAM--------------------------------

REF; JAKARTA 3281 AND 2374 (NOT..)

1. FORMER ASTRONAUT NEIL ARMSTRONG, NOW IN PRIVATE BUSINESS, HAS BBEN THE SUBJECT OF PRESS REPORTS IN EGYPT, MALAYSIA AND INDONESIA (AND PERHAPS ELSEWHERE) ALLEGING HIS CONVERSION TO ISLAM DURING HIS LANDING ON THE MOON IN 1969. AS A RESULT OF SUCH REPROTS, AMSTRONG HAS RECIEVED COMMUNICATION FROM INDIVIDUALS AND RELIGIOUS ORGANISATIONS, AND A FEELER FROM AT LEAST ONE GOVERNMENT, ABOUT HIS POSSIBLE PARTICIPATION IN ISLAMIC ACTIVITIES.

2. WHILE STRESSING HIS STRONG DESIRE NOT TO OFFEND ANYONE OR SHOW FOR ANY RELIGION, ARMSTONG HAS ADVISED DEPARTMENT THAT REPORTS OF HIS CONVERSION TO ISLAM ARE INACCURATE.

3. IF POST RECEIVE QUERIES ON THIS MATTER, ARMSTRONG REQUESTS THAT THEY POLITELY BUT FIRMLY INFORM QUERYING PARTY THAT HE HAS NOT CONVERTED TO ISLAM AND HAS NO CURRENT PLANS OR DESIRE TO TRAVEL OVERSEAS TO PARTICIPATE IN ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES.

Note also a second source in response:

http://www.mukto-mona.com/Articles/skm/neil_armstrong.htm

Neil Armstong is not a Muslim and never has been

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