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Republicans Fuel Rumor That Obama Is Muslim (barf alert)
Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/21/2008 | Steven Waldman

Posted on 10/22/2008 3:38:28 AM PDT by markomalley

One of the most striking parts of Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama was his accusation that Republicans have helped spread the rumor that Sen. Obama is Muslim, and turned the word into a smear. “I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion he’s Muslim and he might be associated with terrorists,” he said.

Some Republicans took umbrage at the comment, saying John McCain and Republicans haven’t directly made such an accusation. Jonah Goldberg, a writer for The National Review, said it was a “low and dishonest blow,” and asked: “Is there really much evidence that the GOP or the McCain campaign have had anything to do with the stories that Obama is a Muslim?”

It’s an important question, worth a detailed look.

First, Gen. Powell noted that Sen. McCain himself has never intimated that Sen. Obama is Muslim. And he’s right about that. Neither McCain nor his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have suggested such a thing, or even referred to their opponent by his full name, Barack Hussein Obama. At one point, the campaign fired a volunteer who had told voters that Sen. Obama is Muslim, and a recent video showed rank-and-file McCain supporters chastising an anti-Muslim McCainian.

Stoking the Rumor

Hillary Clinton arguably stoked the rumor more directly than McCain when she said during the primary that Sen. Obama wasn’t Muslim “as far as I know.”

What about the Republican Party itself? There’s no evidence that the national Republican Party has driven, coordinated or even overtly encouraged the Obama-is-a-Muslim line.

Yet...

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; husseinobama; muslim; nosmear; obama; obamaandgod; obamaisamuslim; smear; truth
Øbama is not a Muslim. He is an opportunist who will embrace anything that will help his goal of "change" (change to a socialist state).
1 posted on 10/22/2008 3:38:28 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

The media fuels the rumor that he’s qualified to hold office.


2 posted on 10/22/2008 3:42:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: markomalley
Barack Hussein Obamah:

"I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

3 posted on 10/22/2008 3:43:40 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: markomalley

I don’t think O is a Muslim.

Bill Ayres could be, his sons have Arabic names, he’s not an Arab....


4 posted on 10/22/2008 3:43:58 AM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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To: markomalley
Walid Shoebat says there is more to Sen. Obama's past ties to Islam than many of us realize.

But what would Walid know? He's only a former Palestinian terrorist...

5 posted on 10/22/2008 3:46:28 AM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: markomalley

Why are they bringing this up again? The only ones fueling the rumor are the press by continually accusing the Republicans of fueling the rumor!


6 posted on 10/22/2008 3:46:36 AM PDT by athelass (Proud Mom of a Sailor & 2 Marines! Hey Obama, it's not "the" wealth, it's MY wealth. Hands off!)
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To: markomalley

No, we think Obama is a Kenyan, or Indonesian by naturalization, with muslim sympathies and ambiguous feelings towards Israel that makes him a Manchurian Candidate.

Even IF he was born in Hawaii he hung around, FOR DECADES, with America-haters and terrorists and gave the flag an indifferent snub until he realized the political spotlight got too hot.


7 posted on 10/22/2008 3:49:05 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: markomalley; All

I have very little respect for Colin Powell, and his endorsement of Barack Obama simply cements that.

I appreciated and respected his service in the military, but when he went to the State Department, I saw him as I think he always was.

Then, his compliance in the Scooter Libby lynching just filled me with disgust. He could have spoken up at any time, since he KNEW Scooter Libby was innocent of what he was being prosecuted for, but instead, for political reasons, let him twist in the wind.

But most of all, what he did to his own boss and administration infuriated me. These things he did to people who trusted him and did everything they could to further his career. Colin Powell has since expressed in his conduct every grasping, back-stabbing, conniving, self-serving and duplicitious trait that have grown to detest in politicians.


8 posted on 10/22/2008 3:51:39 AM PDT by rlmorel (Who is Saul Alinsky and why is Barack Obama a disciple of his methods?)
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To: markomalley
“Republicans have helped spread the rumor that Sen. Obama is Muslim, and turned the word into a smear.”

It was the Obama campaign that did not allow Muslim women wearing head-scarfs to stand on a stage behind Obama. What does Powell have to say about that??

9 posted on 10/22/2008 3:51:57 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (The Obama Nation)
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To: markomalley

If he didn’t like his middle name, he could have changed it long ago. It is completely ridiculous that one must not speak his middle name. The “must not speak the name” stuff is usually reserved for the Divinity in some religions, but maybe that’s the point.

I don’t care if he is a Muslim or not, it is important to me to know if he is even a natural citizen and legally qualified to be president, aside from the fact that he is disqualified by lack of experience.


10 posted on 10/22/2008 3:53:22 AM PDT by finnsheep
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To: markomalley

Pop quiz: Who said the words, “My Moslem faith”? Hint: It wasn’t a Republican.

If I had to pick either Moslem or Christian as Osama’s religion, I’d go for Moslem. No matter what he says, he doesn’t demonstrate the slightest hint of Christian faith.

But it doesn’t matter. Doesn’t matter if he’s Moslem, doesn’t matter that he’s half-African. It matters that he’s an anti-American Marxist troll.


11 posted on 10/22/2008 3:56:26 AM PDT by Tax-chick (After 5:00 p.m., slip brains through slot in door.)
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To: finnsheep

He picked the name out himself didn’t he?


12 posted on 10/22/2008 4:02:00 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: markomalley

Barack Hussein Obama, blessed be his name, is not a Muslim! and once he is declared Caliph any infidel who utters such blasphemy will be put to death!


13 posted on 10/22/2008 4:02:33 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (F'ah K'Obama! That's Kenyan for Obama's a communist!)
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To: markomalley
“My muslim religion”... plus his cousin odinga, claims to be a Christian but said, “islam is the only true religion”. Runs in the family... plus his father and grandfather were muslims... his grandfather being an imam.

LLS

14 posted on 10/22/2008 4:04:06 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except when it comes to dims!)
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To: markomalley

Everyone will consider Obama a terrorist after what he does to our economy after 4 years.


15 posted on 10/22/2008 4:04:31 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: markomalley
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16 posted on 10/22/2008 4:05:50 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: markomalley

I received the following e-mail insert a few days ago and initially thought it was a pro Obama news report... it was given as actually being one but have doubts about that but truth is often strange:

WALKING EAGLE
Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, you might enjoy reading this .

‘Walking Eagle’ Senator BARACK OBAMA was invited to address a major gathering of the American Indian Nation two weeks ago in upstate New York. HE spoke for almost an hour on HIS future plans for increasing every Native American’s present standard of living, should HE one day become the President. HE referred to his career as a Senator, how he had signed ‘YES’ for every Indian issue that came to his desk for approval.

Although the Senator was vague on the details of his plan, he seemed most enthusiastic about his future ideas for helping his ‘red sisters and brothers’. At the conclusion of his speech, the Tribes presented the Senator with a plaque inscribed with his new Indian name - Walking Eagle.

The proud Senator then departed in his motorcade, waving to the crowds.
A news reporter later inquired to the group of chiefs of how they came to select the new name given to the Senator.

They explained that Walking Eagle is the name given to a bird so full of shit it can no longer fly.

Based on that I personally know of several potential nominees for Walking Falcons, Osprey and Sea Gulls....


17 posted on 10/22/2008 4:08:28 AM PDT by Daniel Ramsey (Live from Wasilla, Alaska and saying NO to Barack HUSSEIN Obama)
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To: markomalley

Obama was born a muslim. Now he’s anything he tells the msm he is...no questions asked.


18 posted on 10/22/2008 4:11:05 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: markomalley

McCain should take note....

This is what you get when you entrust liberals with national security.

I predict Powell will resign or be fired within the first 6 months of his appointment to “whatever” position he just bought.


19 posted on 10/22/2008 4:28:47 AM PDT by Safrguns
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To: Liberty Valance

Obama admitted to Stuffingenvelopes that he was Moslem.

The ABC Overlord corrected him, and got him back on-agenda,
that he was “Christian” (at least until the voting was over).


20 posted on 10/22/2008 4:29:00 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: markomalley

I heard/saw him speak about his Muslim faith. He does associate with terrorists. What’s there to refute?


21 posted on 10/22/2008 4:29:32 AM PDT by itsthejourney (1 of every 10 people you pass in the mall is here illegally)
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To: markomalley
I believe it was Obama himself who who said "my Muslim faith",and then had to be corrected by the person doing the interview.
22 posted on 10/22/2008 4:35:12 AM PDT by tapatio
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To: TexasCajun

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Quote from Barack Obama’s book, Dreams Of My Father:

“THE PERSON WHO MADE ME PROUDEST OF ALL, THOUGH, WAS MY [half brother], ROY..HE CONVERTED TO ISLAM”.
(Oh REALLY, Hussein? If you’re so proud why did you leave Islam? Answer; you didn’t. Your ‘conversion’ to ‘Christianity’ was for political expediency)

From ‘Dreams of my Father’, “IN INDONESIA, I SPEND TWO (YEARS AT A MUSLIM SCHOOL” “..I STUDIED THE KORAN..”
(Why is your campaign denying and lying about this when you admit it in your own books?)

From ‘Audacity of Hope: “LOLO (Obama’s step father) FOLLOWED ISLAM....”I LOOKED TO LOLO FOR GUIDANCE”.
(Lolo was a practicing Muslim)

From ‘The Audacity Of Hope, “I WILL STAND WITH THEM (MUSLIMS) SHOULD THE POLITICAL WINDS OF WAR SHIFT IN AN UGLY DIRECTION..
(He has already proven that. He went to Kenya to campaign for his Islam-backed murderous cousin, Odinga ( he had a pact with Islamics to force sharia law on the country if he won the election), - who instigated riots that when he lost the election causing over 1500 deaths (including 50 Christians burned alive when their church was burned).

From The Audacity Of Hope, “WE ARE NO LONGER JUST A CHRISTIAN NATION, we are also a Jewish nation, a MUSLIM NATION, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”
(In your dreams, Hussein. We are still a Christian nation)

http://www.examiner.com/a-536474~_Trapped_between_two_worlds_.html
http://www.examiner.com/a-534540~Can_a_past_of_Islam_change_the_path_to_president_for_Obama_.html?cid=dc-article-obama

In an interview with the New York Times, published on April 30th, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Obama’s younger half sister, told the Times, “My whole family was Muslim, and most of the people I knew were Muslim.”

Obama describes his new found “Christian” faith as: (1) Suspicious of dogma (2) Without any monopoly on the truth (3) Nontransferable to others (4) Infused with a big healthy dose of doubt, and (5) Indulgent of and compatible with all other religions.

On February 27th, speaking to Kristof of The New York Times, Barack Hussein Obama said the Muslim call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

In an interview with Nicholas Kristof, published in The New York Times, Obama recited the Muslim call to prayer, the Adhan, “with a first-class [Arabic] accent.”
The opening lines of the Adhan (Azaan) is the Shahada:

“Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that Muhammad is his prophet? “

According to Islamic scholars, reciting the Shahada, the Muslim declaration of faith, makes one a Muslim. This simple yet profound statement expresses a Muslim’s complete acceptance of, and total commitment to, the message of Islam. Obama chanted it with pride and finesse.

THE EVIDENCE IS OVERWHELMING:
http://theobamafile.com/ObamaIslam.htm


23 posted on 10/22/2008 4:35:38 AM PDT by patriot08
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To: markomalley
Republicans have helped spread the rumor that Sen. Obama is Muslim, and turned the word into a smear.

No, 9/11 turned it into a "smear." Beslan turned it into a smear. Khobar turned it into a smear. Madrid. Klinghoffer. Pan Am 103. London. Munich. THOSE turned "Muslim" into "muslime."

24 posted on 10/22/2008 4:39:01 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: markomalley

He a non-religious candidate who hates capitalism and wants to turn America into a socialist nation.


25 posted on 10/22/2008 4:50:25 AM PDT by gotribe (obama just sucks)
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To: markomalley

I think Muslims have fueled the “rumor” that he is a Muslim.


26 posted on 10/22/2008 4:53:31 AM PDT by lonestar
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To: markomalley

Explain this from Obama

From Audacity of Hope: ‘I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.’

You think maybe his muslim upbringing might something to do with his core beliefs


27 posted on 10/22/2008 5:00:40 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: markomalley

Muammar Qadaffi thinks he’s Muslim. In fact, he’s said so twice.


28 posted on 10/22/2008 5:04:15 AM PDT by saganite (Obama (Senator Government) is a political STD)
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To: markomalley

Hey Colon: Name one name, you lying M.F.!


29 posted on 10/22/2008 5:07:41 AM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D. - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: All

BO will be anything he feels will elevate his popularity.

Muslim on Tuesday - Cool Kat on Thursday - Global Savior on Sunday - yada yada


30 posted on 10/22/2008 5:07:46 AM PDT by imintrouble
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To: markomalley

Obama studied the Koran for four years in Indonesia....Only Muslims go to the Koran classes he went to. Obama has never been baptized thus he is still Muslim

Obama claims to be Christian but he needs a baptism to prove it to me


31 posted on 10/22/2008 5:07:52 AM PDT by dennisw (Never bet on Islam! ::::: Never bet on a false prophet!)
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To: Tax-chick
Pop quiz: Who said the words, “My Moslem faith”? Hint: It wasn’t a Republican. If I had to pick either Moslem or Christian as Osama’s religion, I’d go for Moslem. No matter what he says, he doesn’t demonstrate the slightest hint of Christian faith. But it doesn’t matter. Doesn’t matter if he’s Moslem, doesn’t matter that he’s half-African. It matters that he’s an anti-American Marxist troll.

You are correct on all counts!

I might add that Barry Soetoro (aka Baraq Hussein mohammed 0bama) registered at the madrassa (muzzie school) in Indonesia as a muslim.
Also, why did Hussein change his name [in adulthood] to add the muzzie name "Hussein".

32 posted on 10/22/2008 5:11:34 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Just your average "Whitey" - clinging to my guns and religion!)
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To: markomalley
For pity's sake, Obama was filed saying "my Muslim faith." Was that just a slip of the tongue???
33 posted on 10/22/2008 5:43:09 AM PDT by pray4liberty (Watch, pray, and work.)
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To: pray4liberty
filed=filmed

oops.

34 posted on 10/22/2008 5:48:59 AM PDT by pray4liberty (Watch, pray, and work.)
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To: markomalley
Although I can't call him a muslim, I also can't call him a Christian. I would almost have to say that he's more not a Christian than not a muslim...
35 posted on 10/22/2008 5:49:56 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: markomalley

36 posted on 10/22/2008 5:55:36 AM PDT by Bobalu (Obama cannot win without the kind of people that Palin appeals to.)
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