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Submitted by Zamalik Abdul Rahman (Malaysia), Jul 6, 2016 at 04:12

Does it matter whether a president of USA is a Muslim, Christian or profess any other religion?

The US Constitution makes it clear under Article VI, paragraph 3 of the Constitution that: "The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."

If the Constitution does not specify that religious test shall ever be required why must some Americans question Obama's religious faith? Whether he is a Muslim or inconsistently a Muslim or a Christian, his faith is protected by the law in US.

In fact freedom of religion in US is a fundamental right and similarly this is also being practiced by many countries hence, today it is one's unquestionable human right to practice a religious belief. In a country like US, freedom of religion is generally considered to mean that the government permits religious practices of other sects and does not persecute believers in other faiths.

In practice, freedom of religion means that there is some tolerance of different theological belief hence, when a person says he is a Moslem that does not mean that after taking office as a senator or president we should start harboring prejudice towards him. Give him a chance.

Let's look at the Londoners' support for a Muslim lawyer, Sadiq Khan, where he won a landslide victory for the London mayoral post. In his pamphlet Sadiq emphasized his policy is about "Fairness, not Favors,"

He lays out a range of specific policies in work, education, language and childcare which aim to link communities together through the recognition that everyone has a stake in the improvement of the life in London and at the same time share equal opportunities regardless of religion. That makes him a popular leader.

ZA Rahman (Malaysia)

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