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The Emergence of President Obama's Muslim Roots...
Abc News ^ | June 2nd, 2009

Posted on 06/02/2009 4:55:42 PM PDT by TaraP

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.

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1 posted on 06/02/2009 4:55:43 PM PDT by TaraP
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2 posted on 06/02/2009 4:57:58 PM PDT by BigLittle
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already posted three times


3 posted on 06/02/2009 4:58:12 PM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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Closet Muslim....


4 posted on 06/02/2009 4:58:42 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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Because it just proves how much of a Liar BO is!


5 posted on 06/02/2009 4:59:58 PM PDT by TaraP (Unless we stand for something, we will fall for everything.")
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I wonder if he beats Michelle.(I think she could probably whup his a$$.)


6 posted on 06/02/2009 5:02:34 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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Remember when he said “My muslim faith” to George Stephanopolous interview? How does one get his religious faith mixed up?


7 posted on 06/02/2009 5:03:13 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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The same way he mixed up 50 states vs 57 states (57 states in the Muslim world)


8 posted on 06/02/2009 5:04:48 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: BigLittle

Wow! Scandalous!

Next thing you know we’ll see him giving HUMMERS to the Chinese.


9 posted on 06/02/2009 5:05:18 PM PDT by sayfer bullets ("...and if it stops moving, subsidize it." - RR)
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Obama/Axelrod ran a smart campaign in which they baited talkradio enemies into making ad hominem attacks against Obama that turned swing voters into Obama voters for fear of being called racist/mean-spirited.

In the past 40 years there are always more swing voters who don’t want to be called mean spirited than those who would swing in favor of a Republican based on an ad hominem attack.

Reagan fans just don’t understand the 11th commandment. Ad hominem just does not work for us.


10 posted on 06/02/2009 5:06:27 PM PDT by spintreebob
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I believe that Barry O’Bamagh wrote a New York Times Bestseller about his Muslim roots with the title: “Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.”
Pictured on the cover of that book is Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Senior, Barry’s paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy.


11 posted on 06/02/2009 5:08:34 PM PDT by jamese777
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I hate to be naive but are there 57 muslim (Cap M not done purposely) states?


12 posted on 06/02/2009 5:08:58 PM PDT by IrishPennant (RLT = Radical Left Terrorism...feel it????)
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Maybe Present Obama is a Muzziesexual???


13 posted on 06/02/2009 5:12:24 PM PDT by waterhill
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To: IrishPennant

You can only lie so long before you are exposed. Let it unfold. We are watching!


14 posted on 06/02/2009 5:12:33 PM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messia. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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I think so - when Barry made that gaffe about visiting 57 states someone or other brought out there are 57 muslim states - slip of Barry’s tongue ....(lower case ‘m’ on purpose)


15 posted on 06/02/2009 5:19:32 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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I’ll Do a search...I hate to sound so uneducated about my muslim knowledge :)


16 posted on 06/02/2009 5:22:07 PM PDT by IrishPennant (RLT = Radical Left Terrorism...feel it????)
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I hate to be naive but are there 57 muslim (Cap M not done purposely) states?

Organization of Islamic conference, member states

The member states are tabulated in three columns of 19 rows, 3x19=57.

Maybe we should ask for O's passport and check if he really visited them all.

17 posted on 06/02/2009 5:22:55 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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Bless ya LRM...I had no idea until now!


18 posted on 06/02/2009 5:31:34 PM PDT by IrishPennant (RLT = Radical Left Terrorism...feel it????)
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Well countries but Barry said states. Here's the search:

Leaders of 57 Muslim countries criticize offensive cartoons in Mecca summit. Hassan Fattah New York TImes 2/10/2006. BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. ... www.cggl.org/scripts/new.asp?id=493 • Found on Google, Windows Live, Ask.com

19 posted on 06/02/2009 5:32:28 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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someone or other brought out there are 57 muslim states

The king of Jordan made that statement last month in relation to Obama settling the Israeli-Palenstinian issue. He said that it must be a "57-state solution, not a two-state solution."
20 posted on 06/02/2009 5:34:46 PM PDT by callisto (It's the three T's: Too Many Taxes, Trillions in Debt, and Transparency)
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Jordan's king says U.S. pushing new plan for Mideast
Reuters
May 11, 2009

"The United States is promoting a peace plan for the Middle East involving a "57-state solution" in which the entire Muslim world would recognize Israel, Monday's Times of London quoted Jordan's King Abdullah as saying."
21 posted on 06/02/2009 5:38:03 PM PDT by callisto (It's the three T's: Too Many Taxes, Trillions in Debt, and Transparency)
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Hahahahaha...I put in 57 muslim states in Google and the first two pages all were references to Obomination. I love it!


22 posted on 06/02/2009 5:42:13 PM PDT by IrishPennant (RLT = Radical Left Terrorism...feel it????)
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Hey - I didn’t do it that way but cool!


23 posted on 06/02/2009 6:07:20 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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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.

False premise. There is widespread unease against Muslims for good reason. Widespread prejudice? I'd like to see his evidence. If that was so, there would have been dead Muslims all over the U.S. after 9-11.

24 posted on 06/02/2009 6:58:57 PM PDT by Ghengis
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