Skip to comments.Malik Obama confirms his half-brother Barak grew up a Muslim
Posted on 06/13/2008 3:33:18 PM PDT by white trash redneck
Apparently the Obamas of Kenya have been reading those scurrilous emails to which Barak likes to refer, because they have no doubt -- contrary to the claims of the Obama campaign, that the presidential candidate was raised a Moslem. They take that as a given.
As the Jerusalem Post reports, "Barack Obama's half brother Malik said Thursday that if elected his brother will be a good president for the Jewish people, despite his Muslim background. In an interview with Army Radio he expressed a special salutation from the Obamas of Kenya."
The Obama brothers' father, a senior economist for the Kenyan government who studied at Harvard University, died in car crash in 1982. He left six sons and a daughter. All of his children - except Malik -- live in Britain or the United States. Malik and Barack met in 1985.
In a remarkable denial issued last November that still stands on the official campaign website, Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs issued a statement explaining that "Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised as a Muslim, and is a committed Christian."
Apparently Malik Obama, himself a Muslim, had not read the press release.
Melanie Phillips is the most recent commentator to draw attention to the massive body of evidence that leaves no doubt that Barak Hussein Obama was born a Muslim (Islam is patrilineal) and raised a Muslim (so registered in school, acknowledging attending Islamic classes, reported accompanying his step-father to the mosque, and able to recite the Koran in the original Arabic).
Reuven Koret, Aaron Klein and Daniel Pipes have previously pointed to the attempts by Obama and his campaign to conceal the candidate's Muslim background. The well documented evidence draws upon the on-the-ground interviews by researchers in Indonesia and Kenya, published quotations of Obama's childhood friends and his school records, as well as the candidate's own autobiography.
It is not clear whether Barack Obama will now disown his half-brother Malik for acknowledging that shared family background.
OK... Hand him a bowl of pork cracklins and see what happens. That will put the whole controversy to rest!
So, are the Democrats going to join him in asserting that he was never a Muslim?
The article about Malik doesn’t do anything to substantiate this.
Sorry...no story here.
See the following (from 2004):
“It was in the United States, in 1985, that he (Malik) first met his 43-year-old half-brother Barack.”
I believe the religion angle would be overblown except for St. Barack’s [pbuh] evasions and attempts to write his own history the way he wants to. I believe he is not religious, does not “cling” to religion, but uses religion as a tool. I call him St. Barack [pbuh] acknowledging two faiths not that he embraces them, but how he thinks he should be regarded by them.
Perhaps this FReeper would be interested in finding the missionaries of this letter and verifying the facts?
Letter from Africa
In a letter received from American missionaries who have spent the last twelve years living and serving in Africa, the Agent of Change comes into focus. ...
For plenty of background info on "Osama" Obama check out:
Barack’s mother and father seperated when he was 2.
Barack’s mother remarried and at age 6, he moved to Indonesia.
At 10, he moved back to Hawaii to live with his white grandparents.
So ... is it the father that raised Barack as a muslim, from birth to 2?
Or the stepfather, from 4 to 10?
Or the white grandparents, from 10 on?
Nothing surprises me no more! OBTW, watch out for the OsAMA trolls fighting to quench out rumors!
Good question. Apparently obama's father was already married when he "married" Ann Dunham, who, if we count backwards from obama's birthday, appears to have been an underage teenager when she became pregnant.
USA Today = News For Dummies (loaded with propaganda as well).
She started out as a Christian. She continued as a Christian. She's still a Christian.
There are Moslem/Christian marriages all over the world.
Ain't no thang!
I am really confused...Obama is 46 years old now so who was 43 in 1985? Malik? Or does the article have more than one fact wrong?
“Obama’s school registration records from Asisi Primary School in Indonesia list his religion as Islam.
“Further, Several of Obama’s classmates including Emirsyah Satar the CEO of Garuda Indonesia Airlines describe a young Obama as a very religious and devout Muslim.
“On 22 January 2007, Emirsyah Satar stated:
“”Saat itu, dia memang beragama Islam namun setelah menikah dengan Michelle, dia pindah agama.”
“The English translation is as follows:
“”At that time, he was quite religious in Islam but after marrying Michelle, he changed his religion.”
“Other classmates of Obama have made similar claims to the Indonesian media, claiming that Obama was very religious and devout Muslim in his youth.
“The issue is and the only question Americans need to ask themselves is this:
“Is Barack Hussein Obama being honest and forthright with the American people?”
Check out comment # 16 above.
An American Expat in Southeast Asia
Now that is a funny comparison!
Reason and science beat hocus pocus anyday of the week.
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