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Obama’s ‘My Muslim Faith’ Gaffe Fuels New Round of Rumor-Busting
Foxnews.com ^ | 9 September 2008

Posted on 09/08/2008 11:22:55 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher

Barack Obama’s campaign brushed off suggestions Monday that a verbal gaffe the Democratic candidate made during a weekend television interview is anything more than just that.

In an interview Sunday with ABC’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos, Obama tried to suggest that FOX News and others “closely allied” to Republicans are promulgating the notion that the Illinois senator is Muslim.

Asked about whether McCain himself has done anything to suggest he’s Muslim, Obama said, “Let’s not play games. What I was suggesting — you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. And you’re absolutely right that that has not come…”

“Christian faith,” Stephanopoulos interrupted, correcting Obama.

“… my Christian faith. Well, what I’m saying is that he hasn’t suggested that I’m a Muslim. And I think that his campaign’s upper echelons have not, either. What I think is fair to say is that, coming out of the Republican camp, there have been efforts to suggest that perhaps I’m not who I say I am when it comes to my faith, something which I find deeply offensive, and that has been going on for a pretty long time,” Obama said.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gaffe; husseinobama; islam; mohammedanism; moozieobama; moozierat; obamabiden; osamaobama; presidentmoozie
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Your "Muslim faith", Senator?????
1 posted on 09/08/2008 11:24:01 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpUrnZHc0I4


2 posted on 09/08/2008 11:26:05 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: Aussie Dasher
I saw the interview, he's not Muslim. this is a silly pursuit and it was a gaffe not some secret admission. Can we poke fun at him for tripping over his words instead of trying to decode them into something they weren't.
3 posted on 09/08/2008 11:26:15 PM PDT by Tempest (The devil and the media have sided with Obama)
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To: Maelstorm

ROFL!!! BWHAHAHA!!! That’s hilarious!


4 posted on 09/08/2008 11:28:17 PM PDT by Tempest (The devil and the media have sided with Obama)
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To: Tempest

Why would he gaffe on this one? Sounds more like a freudian slip to me.


5 posted on 09/08/2008 11:28:48 PM PDT by SolidWood (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: Tempest
it was a gaffe

Potatoe.

6 posted on 09/08/2008 11:28:49 PM PDT by Mojave
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To: Tempest

ah but it is fun and he isn’t being straight up about his life in Indonesia. I do agree we have plenty of reasons to not vote for him and attack him without worrying about whether he is a Muslim.


7 posted on 09/08/2008 11:29:40 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: Aussie Dasher

He’s not Muslim. But I don’t think he’s Christian either. He’s secularist.


8 posted on 09/08/2008 11:30:16 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: Tempest

I thought so too. Now I thought Obama wasn’t funny. Comedians couldn’t think of anything to laugh at. Hmmm seems they haven’t been trying too hard.lol


9 posted on 09/08/2008 11:30:48 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: Tempest
I agree. He was talking about supposed accusations from the McCain camp that he's a Muslim. Stephie compounded the problem by suggesting "Christian Faith" as a substitute, instead of "supposed Muslim Faith" or whatnot.

Obama was unable to provide Stephie with any actual examples of smears coming from the McCain camp, but I think he was trying to blame it all on surrogates like Sean Hannity (who he really has a bug up his butt about).
10 posted on 09/08/2008 11:31:42 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Jesse Jackson talks about neutering Obama, but Sarah Palin actually delivers.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I don’t think he’s a Muslim, but he certainly is as gaffe-prone as W, if not moreso. And yet, I’m shocked, shocked! to see the MSM are still treating him as The Most Exhalted High Mumbler.


11 posted on 09/08/2008 11:32:23 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Sarah Palin--the man Biden and Obama wish they could be.)
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To: Tempest
"I saw the interview, he's not Muslim. this is a silly pursuit and it was a gaffe not some secret admission. Can we poke fun at him for tripping over his words instead of trying to decode them into something they weren't."

Why would you say he is not Muslim?

Is it because he says that he isn't?

I'm really interested with what you have to say.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

12 posted on 09/08/2008 11:32:25 PM PDT by expatguy (Support "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - DONATE and Help Beat Obama)
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To: SMCC1

I believe you are right. Obama does appear to be a Christian secularist.


13 posted on 09/08/2008 11:32:39 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: SMCC1
Kindly read my post above and answer the same question.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

14 posted on 09/08/2008 11:33:17 PM PDT by expatguy (Support "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - DONATE and Help Beat Obama)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

If Hopontopovus had not corrected him, Obama would never have been aware of his Freudian Oopsie.


15 posted on 09/08/2008 11:33:23 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: Aussie Dasher

Well, what I’m saying is that he hasn’t suggested that I’m a Muslim.

he hasn’t but you have
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet90/summary/900SR0110.html

and...
Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset
-Nicholas Kristof NY Times


16 posted on 09/08/2008 11:33:33 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: Maelstorm

That is just soooo funny!


17 posted on 09/08/2008 11:34:39 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Maelstorm

isn’t that like a lion that’s a vegetarian?


18 posted on 09/08/2008 11:34:45 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

“My Muslim faith” was not a “slip.”

It was bait.

0bama wants to bait McCain into attacking his faith, thereby breaking a campaign promise.

It’s a trap for suckers.


19 posted on 09/08/2008 11:34:50 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Southack

you sound as if Obama was smart or something


20 posted on 09/08/2008 11:35:40 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: expatguy

See post #19.


21 posted on 09/08/2008 11:36:21 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Maelstorm

Ya, let’s not beat him up over whether this is a secret admission of being Muslim. Let’s instead see this as part of a trend where he says awkward things, to not be able to think on his feet, of not doing well when he’s not with his tele-prompter. That’s the bigger issue, that he may be exposed in the debates or other interviews as being in over his head.


22 posted on 09/08/2008 11:38:27 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Aussie Dasher
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23 posted on 09/08/2008 11:39:55 PM PDT by xuberalles (The Best Anti-Liberal Novelties On The Net! http://www.cafepress.com/titillatingtees)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Once again his convoluted answer to a direct question got him in trouble.

The words of a President should be measured carefully and this man cannot seem to get past introspection. I cannot stomach a leader who would give a 5 minute answer to “whopper or big mac”.


24 posted on 09/08/2008 11:43:15 PM PDT by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Hey! He’s been to all 57 Islamic states..


25 posted on 09/08/2008 11:43:36 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: expatguy

I’m only saying that this whole “muslim” thing is a fruitless, pointless pursuit.


26 posted on 09/08/2008 11:44:24 PM PDT by Tempest (The devil and the media have sided with Obama)
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To: Maelstorm

Ubama is NOT a Christian...in one interview, when asked what he would ask Jesus in person, his response was along the lines of “I hope I get to go to heaven”. Christians *know*. He’s also given some of those ‘there are many paths to God and heaven’ Oprah-type answers to faith questions, and that’s a big Christian no-no too.


27 posted on 09/08/2008 11:45:15 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud Rush Conservative leaning toward the McCain/Palin ticket now!!)
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To: Mojave

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gaffe


28 posted on 09/08/2008 11:46:08 PM PDT by Tempest (The devil and the media have sided with Obama)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Is the video title at the ABC website still saying that Obama claims McCain *did* call him a muslim? I saw that here on FR
earlier today—have to check my pings for the link.


29 posted on 09/08/2008 11:47:09 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud Rush Conservative leaning toward the McCain/Palin ticket now!!)
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To: SMCC1
I don't know what he is really, but even if he is Christian. He's either tormented or confused and should be prayed for if he's a brother in Christ.

Just not voted for.

30 posted on 09/08/2008 11:47:51 PM PDT by Tempest (The devil and the media have sided with Obama)
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To: Maelstorm

Yep, this “muslim” path is a foolish pursuit that just makes us look silly, well because it is.


31 posted on 09/08/2008 11:48:52 PM PDT by Tempest (The devil and the media have sided with Obama)
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To: Southack
“My Muslim faith” was not a “slip.”

It was bait.

0bama wants to bait McCain into attacking his faith, thereby breaking a campaign promise.

It’s a trap for suckers.

Oh brother. Barry can't even talk let alone think and talk at the same time. I doubt he can put together such a plan.

32 posted on 09/08/2008 11:49:46 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Amazing how Obama, Rangell, Biden and Dodd all got killer mortgage rates and below cost property.)
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To: pillut48
Here it is.

"Obama: McCain Has Suggested I Am A Muslim"
33 posted on 09/08/2008 11:52:12 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud Rush Conservative leaning toward the McCain/Palin ticket now!!)
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To: Darkwolf377

That is really annoying as well. Obama easily makes as many gaffes as GWB does. But simply gets a pass or an apology for it from the media.

I guess it’s time to start e-mailing these links around to family and friends ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap2Cg_FDRy4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMo0WlSvrIY&feature=related


34 posted on 09/08/2008 11:53:49 PM PDT by Tempest (The devil and the media have sided with Obama)
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To: Aussie Dasher
And he comes out with a convoluted run-on sentance after Stefanopoulos corrects him.....

“…… my Christian faith. Well, what I’m saying is that he hasn’t suggested that I’m a Muslim. And I think that his campaign’s upper echelons have not, either. What I think is fair to say is that, coming out of the Republican camp, there have been efforts to suggest that perhaps I’m not who I say I am when it comes to my faith, something which I find deeply offensive, and that has been going on for a pretty long time,” Obama said.

Like all Obambi's off the cuff follow up's ....he digs an even bigger hole....

.... (there have been efforts to suggest that perhaps) I’m not who I say I am...." Obama said.

35 posted on 09/08/2008 11:54:44 PM PDT by spokeshave (Sand between the ears)
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To: Aussie Dasher

It needs to be said ... it’s NOT a rumor if it came directly from his own mouth....


36 posted on 09/08/2008 11:56:05 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: SMCC1
He’s not Muslim.

He was born a Muslim. Has he ever renounced Islam? Has he ever been baptized into the Christian Faith?

Islam considers everyone who is born a Muslim to be a Muslim.

Frankly I think he is neither a Christian nor a Muslim. He is an Obamian. He worships the ground he walks on.

How many other men his age and with his thin of a resume have ever written two autobiographies and nothing else?

37 posted on 09/08/2008 11:57:57 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Aussie Dasher
barry is a muzzie... and anyone that thinks he is not, is buying into a satanic deception.

LLS

38 posted on 09/09/2008 12:02:22 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except for dims!)
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To: Tempest

You are wrong.

LLS


39 posted on 09/09/2008 12:02:47 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except for dims!)
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To: ari-freedom

They are liberals, logic is optional.


40 posted on 09/09/2008 12:03:14 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: Southack
I'm of the opinion it was a slip.

What amazes me is how people can mindlessly nod in agreement with Barack Hussein Obama when he repeats the mind-numbing mantra "I'm not a Muslim"

This is a man who revels in his own cleverly-crafted ambiguity. With all the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, his claim that he is not a Muslim is nothing more than a fallacy of his own composition.

It's like much of the right has been mezmerized by the guy as well. "Pay no attention to the facts - listen to me - I'm not a Muslim"

What is it going to take before someone realizes that his avowals of being a Christian are just for political expediency.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

Did someone somewhere forget that we are at war?

41 posted on 09/09/2008 12:04:15 AM PDT by expatguy (Support "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - DONATE and Help Beat Obama)
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To: Southack
obambi is dumber than a box of rocks... as is his campaign. He does not have that skill level.

LLS

42 posted on 09/09/2008 12:05:00 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except for dims!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

No I’m not. Exactly what part of the electorate will care about accuassations you can’t prove?!


43 posted on 09/09/2008 12:05:28 AM PDT by Tempest (The devil and the media have sided with Obama)
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To: Tempest
If that how you feel about it.. then that your own opinion.
However, there was a news article that came out yesterday on NEWMAX.COM ( and we don't know if this was before his slip up ) that the Iranians are hoping and wishing that ( in their own word " MUSLIM " Obama wins.
There is a video of Qaddafi of Libya on you tube saying that Obama is " Muslim ... not that we believe everything that come from his ( Qaddafi's mouth ) but, he did say that Iran would get it's butt kicked if attacked by the USA ) All this give credence to whether Obama is Muslim or not.... to many dots to connect to say that he is NOT a Muslim.
44 posted on 09/09/2008 12:06:13 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Tempest
"I’m only saying that this whole “muslim” thing is a fruitless, pointless pursuit."

Considering that we are at war with militant Islam I dont think it is fruitless or pointless at all.

45 posted on 09/09/2008 12:06:56 AM PDT by expatguy (Support "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - DONATE and Help Beat Obama)
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To: Tempest

“My muslim faith”
“My muslim faith”
“My muslim faith”
“My muslim faith”
“My muslim faith”

Repeat and rinse until it sinks in.

LLS


46 posted on 09/09/2008 12:07:18 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except for dims!)
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To: Maelstorm

“Obama does appear to be a Christian secularist.”

Why in the heck do you (and SO many others, including all the media) think he’s a Christian - because he constantly says he is???

Learn his history/biographical facts and with whom he’s aligned himself from youth through the present. At the very least, his “Christian” ties have been with a black nationalist, radical anti-American, hate doctrine church for the last twenty years.


47 posted on 09/09/2008 12:08:25 AM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: Tempest

You are wrong and taking up for an evil man. satan has fooled you.

LLS


48 posted on 09/09/2008 12:08:40 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except for dims!)
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To: expatguy
NOT thinking or caring about whether or not Obama is a Muslim or not doesn't mean that you've been beguiled by him. It simply means that there are much better, provable ways in order to state a case against him.

Geesh, is this the DU alternate universe thread?!

49 posted on 09/09/2008 12:09:33 AM PDT by Tempest (The devil and the media have sided with Obama)
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To: Tempest
Prove... I use the man's own words as MY EVIDENCE!

Study Freud.

LLS

50 posted on 09/09/2008 12:09:58 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except for dims!)
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