Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Was Barack Hussein Obama Raised A Muslim?

From Joel C. Rosenberg:
Are Democratic operatives trying to sabatoge the political aspirations of one of their party's fastest rising stars? ...

Here’s what they say they have found so far:

* “He was a Muslim, but he concealed it,” one source told Insight. “His opponents within the Democrats hope this will become a major issue in the campaign.”

* “Obama was given the name Hussein by his Muslim father, which the Illinois Democrat rarely uses in public.”

* “Mr. Obama, 45, spent at least four years in a so-called Madrassa, or Muslim seminary, in Indonesia.”

* “In two best-selling autobiographies—The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream and Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance—Mr. Obama, born in Honolulu where his parents met, mentions but does not expand on his Muslim background, alluding only to his attendance at a ‘predominantly Muslim school.’”

* "In The Audacity of Hope, Mr. Obama says, ‘I was not raised in a religious household.’ He describes his mother as secular, but says she had copies of the Bible, the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita in their home. Mr. Obama says his father was ‘raised a Muslim but by the time he met my mother he was a confirmed atheist....’”

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