Skip to comments.Revered Jeremiah Wright, "former Muslim" (?!)
Posted on 04/07/2008 2:29:18 PM PDT by Timeout
Today I came across this year-old, largely biographical article about Barack Obama. It reads as though Lizza relied on Obama for large chunks of the piece, with other material coming from his books and interviews with those who knew him.
About 2/3's down the page, I came across this astonishing nugget:
After many lectures like this, Obama decided to take a second look at Wright's church. Older pastors warned him that Trinity was for "Buppies"--black urban professionals--and didn't have enough street cred. But Wright was a former Muslim and black nationalist who had studied at Howard and Chicago, and Trinity's guiding principles--what the church calls the "Black Value System"--included a "Disavowal of the Pursuit of Middleclassness.'"Wright is a "former Muslim"?!
I've never seen this anywhere else. Where did Lizza get it....from Obama? From Wright (whom he apparently interviewed)?
Have any of you ever heard that before?
Probably a disciple of Calypso Louie
Yup! Just switched to where he saw a better cash-flow!
Well, he practically worships Louis, so probably so.
Wright's "church" could be taqiyaa (Nation of Islam flavor) on a commercial scale (and typical white people would never suspect a thing).
These people must be Muslims operating under a false “Christian” conversion in order to come into power under the radar.
No, I don't have a link. I saw an article on that here a few days ago (say, 03/17-03/25) and some posts that referred to it, but I didn't save the link, and I've since deleted my browsing history. If you're interested, maybe someone here will post a link.
“The Muslim perspective is that there is no such thing as a “former Muslim”. He is an apostate Muslim. Islamic law demands the death penalty for that offense.”
That would apply to Obama as well being born of a Muslim father.
Check out this website http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1998112/posts Put this on every website you can. People need to know what this guy is all about.
Muslim congressman speaks at symposium
April 7, 2008
By Michael Drakulich, Staff Writer
The first Muslim elected to U.S. Congress shared some of his experiences as an elected official with those who hope to follow in his footsteps one day.
Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) was keynote speaker at the Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium, hosted by the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
The symposium was held at the Mosque Foundation Community Center, 7260 W. 93rd St., in Bridgeview.
The two-day event brought together Muslim high school students from the area to inspire them to use their faith values toward constructive citizenship, benefiting their communities and country.
Ellison told the 100 or so students in the audience being in a position of leadership means not only recognizing problems, but finding the solutions to them. And he said it would be up to them to build cultural understanding.
He encouraged students to look within themselves and embrace the challenges they face as Muslims, even if those challenges seem unfair.
“You’ve been given a gift, an opportunity to face adversity with courage, with patience, with the assistance of prayer. And to come out on the other side of it more successful than you were before. Find out about things about yourself you didn’t know before,” he said.
Ellison told of the adversity he’s faced as a Muslim such as during his run for Congress when Robert Fine, brother of his opponent Alan Fine, called him a terrorist.
During such trying times, he received support from his family and friends during the campaign. He said it was his faith that helped carry him.
He said teachings in the Koran could help the racial divide in America. And he encouraged students to embrace and answer questions about their faith, even if those questions seem repetitive.
“Let’s use what we have, what our faith is all about, to help America get over the barrier of racial division and false barriers based on color,” he said.
Ellison went on to say if more people knew of what Islam had to teach, the controversy created by statements from presidential candidate Barack Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, might not have occurred.
Ellison took questions from the audience. At one point, he was asked whether Republican presidential candidate John McCain should be forgiven for saying he would never vote for a Muslim presidential candidate.
He reiterated Islam’s teaching of mercy.
“That’s what it means to be Muslim. To want the best for everyone, even if they want to chop you up into little pieces,” he said.
Michael Drakulich can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 802-8841.
What a load of BS from another Obama politician
Makes sense. Wright’s rants are virtually indistinghuisable from those of Muslim black nationalists. A Christian, he isn’t. ...and neither is B-HO.
Christian, Muslim, Black Muslim, whatever it takes.
I would suggest that Conservatives need to learn how to gain public power. It is something that is clearly lacking in our mindset. I'm not all that familiar with Saul Alinsky; I know that Hillary Clinton was a devotee of his. And now we find out Obama was. Whatever. We need to rip a page out of their playbook (maybe even the whole book) and read it, study it, learn it, and apply it. Why are Conservatives so LAZY??? No wonder the Liberals are rolling over us, and changing our society daily. They're changing our society, and we're letting them. This forum is good for an exchange of ideas. But I'm coming to the conclusion that we're just talking amongst ourselves and not DOING anything. We're not out in the real word WHERE IT COUNTS. The Libs are organized, they've got playbooks, they've got power. What do we have?
Really, I think he meant to say “to want the best for everyone, even if you have to chop them up into little pieces.”