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Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam

Submitted by The Magic M (Germany), Mar 2, 2011 at 14:04

... conclusions!

  • "Interviews with dozens of former classmates, teachers, neighbors and friends show that Obama was not a regular practicing Muslim when he was in Indonesia" – implying he was an irregularly practicing Muslim.

    => No, just as "I am not a regular moon visitor" does not imply I ever visited the moon at all. Get your first class logic right, will you?

  • "Obama occasionally followed his stepfather to the mosque for Friday prayers, a few neighbors said" – confirming that he did pray in the mosque.

    => No, confirming that his *stepfather* prayed there. If Obama prayed or not is neither implied nor stated explicitly. I often follow a friend for prayer to the synagogue, doesn't mean I pray there, just that he does.

  • "Obama's 3rd-grade teacher at the Catholic school, who lived near the family [said that] 'Rarely, Barry went to the mosque with Lolo'" – confirming that Obama attended mosque services.

    => Yeah, just like I visit churches or synagogues regularly without being Christian or Jewish.


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