The Emergence of President Obama's Muslim Roots


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The Emergence of President Obama's Muslim Roots
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ABC News' Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller report: The other day we heard a comment from a White House aide that never
would have been uttered during the primaries or general election
campaign.

During a conference call in preparation for President Obama's trip to
Cairo, Egypt, where he will address the Muslim world, deputy National
Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Denis McDonough said
"the President himself experienced Islam on three continents before he
was able to -- or before he's been able to visit, really, the heart of
the Islamic world -- you know, growing up in Indonesia, having a
Muslim father -- obviously Muslim Americans (are) a key part of
Illinois and Chicago."

Given widespread unease and prejudice against Muslims among Americans,
especially in the wake of 9/11, the Obama campaign was perhaps
understandably very sensitive during the primaries and general
election to downplay the candidate's Muslim roots.

The candidate was even offended when referred to by his initials
"BHO," because he considered the use of his middle name, "Hussein," an
attempt to frighten voters.

With insane rumors suggesting he was some sort of Muslim Manchurian
candidate, then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and his campaign did
everything they could to emphasize his Christianity and de-emphasize
the fact that his father, Barack Obama Sr., was born Muslim.

The candidate's comment at a Boca Raton, Florida, town hall meeting on
May 22, 2008, was typical: "My father was basically agnostic, as far
as I can tell, and I didn't know him," he said.

In September 2008, candidate Obama told a Pennsylvania crowd, "I know
that I'm not your typical presidential candidate and I just want to be
honest with you. I know that the temptation is to say, 'You know what?
The guy hasn't been there that long in Washington. You know, he's got
a funny name. You know, we're not sure about him.' And that's what the
Republicans when they say this isn't about issues, it's about
personalities, what they're really saying is, 'We're going to try to
scare people about Barack. So we're going to say that, you know, maybe
he's got Muslim connections.'...Just making stuff up."

Back then, the campaign's "Fight the Smears" website addressed the
candidate's faith without mentioning his father's religion:

"Barack Obama is a committed Christian. He was sworn into the Senate
on his family Bible. He has regularly attended church with his wife
and daughters for years. But shameful, shadowy attackers have been
lying about Barack’s religion, claiming he is a Muslim instead of a
committed Christian. When people fabricate stories about someone’s
faith to denigrate them politically, that’s an attack on people of all
faiths. Make sure everyone you know is aware of this deception."

The website also provided quotes from the Boston Globe and Newsweek
mentioning his father's roots.

Since the election, however, with the threat of the rumors at least
somewhat abated, the White House has been increasingly forthcoming
about the president's roots. Especially when reaching out to the
Muslim world.

In his April 6 address to the Turkish Parliament, President Obama
referenced how many "Americans have Muslims in their families or have
lived in a Muslim majority country. I know, because I am one of them."


- Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller
 

rockwerks

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Only the blind could not see that this impostor was a Muslim.
Who gives a RATS AZZ what religion he grew up with? Does he attend an Islamic church now or Christian?

You guys should be applauding the fact that he has converted to Christianity! :to_pick_ones_nose:
 
Not the most important thing to me.

Personally, I don't about whether or not he is Muslim. My biggest concern is that he is definitely a socialist, and more probably a Marxist communist.

:cray:
 

HK4U

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The point is that he is a two faced lier period. The Muslim reglion is dangerous. A Marxist that is one reglion one time a Christian another and the next time who knows is really dangerous. He will say anything and be anything to advance himself.
 

rockwerks

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The point is that he is a two faced lier period. The Muslim reglion is dangerous. A Marxist that is one reglion one time a Christian another and the next time who knows is really dangerous. He will say anything and be anything to advance himself.


Kinda like Bush huh? WMD's everyone has WMD's and needs attacked! Please Obama is no worse than any other president in history.
 

Bohemian

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Kinda like Bush huh? WMD's everyone has WMD's and needs attacked! Please Obama is no worse than any other president in history.

More like worst ever...

And the Usurper is just getting started...

Welcome back Carter...

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