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Reader comment on item: Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood

Submitted by Russell Osbourn (United States), Feb 24, 2011 at 10:15

After I read your article one thing became very clear. During the time that Obama was living in a Muslim country and obviously attended some relgious cermonies with his dad one important fact is undeniable...Barack Obama was a child! As a child you are not responsible for anything that you do. If your father, like my father required, tells you to "go to church" thats what you do! Obama was no different!

When I was enroled in public school my church afiliation was listed based upon my parents relgious beliefs. No different for Obama. What really matters is what Obama believes today, not what happend 35 years ago when he was a CHILD!


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