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Obama and Islam ( Baracka Hussein Abu Amama)
Asharq Alawsat English edition ^ | August 23, 2010 | Muhammad Diyab

Posted on 09/02/2010 11:47:05 AM PDT by Red Steel

The West always champions its slogan that religion is a special relationship between man and God, and no one has the right to intervene in this matter. Yet today we find that some have inquired into the affairs of President Obama, to determine whether he is a Muslim or a Christian. Despite repeated assurances from the man himself that he follows the Christian faith, 20 percent of Americans insist that he is a Muslim, and that his political ambitions prevented him from converting to Islam.

We are preoccupied with the issue of Obama and Islam, as are the Americans. Ever since Obama announced his presidential campaign, we researched his origins and his class. A leader of an Arab party declared that Barack Obama was both Muslim and the son of a Muslim, and that his real name was Baracka Hussein Abu Amama. It was claimed that his mother, after separating from his father, altered his name, and changed ‘Abu Amama’ into ‘Obama’. After these declarations, the Kenyans and the Sudanese entered the dispute surrounding the U.S. President’s background, and our brothers the Sudanese proved that the origins of Obama stem from the ‘Luo’ tribe, which inhabited an area of the Nile in southern Sudan before migrating to Kenya. Subsequently the Indonesians claimed that Obama’s origins could be traced to them, like the other countries, as he had lived amongst them for four years, in the care of his Indonesian Muslim stepfather. During this time he became immersed in the local culture, and it is said that ‘whoever lives with a people for forty days becomes one of them’. Therefore some may wonder: how can Barack Obama, a man who once described the Islamic call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset”, not be a Muslim?

However, first and foremost, people who are preoccupied with the matter of Obama’s origins should leave the issue of creation to the Creator. Whether he is ‘Abu Amama’ or ‘Obama’, the man is what he declares himself to be, and he is ultimately ‘Made in The USA’. As for those who think that Obama's ethnic or religious origins will take priority over his agenda, Obama came to serve the interests of the American voters, who have transcended differences in race and color to choose the son of a Kenyan as their President. Thus he will be loyal to those voters above all else, and those who think otherwise can only grasp at thin air.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: arabstreet; kenya; naturalborncitizen; obama; obamaonreligion; obamatruthfile
Obama seems to have many names...
1 posted on 09/02/2010 11:47:07 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
his political ambitions prevented him from converting to Islam.

Convert to Islam? He was born muslim with a muslim name to a muslim father. When that marriage fell apart, his mother married another muslim (in Indonesia) where Obama was sent to koranic studies classes.

He says he came to Christ as an adult.

2 posted on 09/02/2010 11:51:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: Red Steel

***Obama seems to have many names...***

I read on FR that another east African newspaper printed his name as Barack Abdulla Hussein Obama.


3 posted on 09/02/2010 11:52:40 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( AKA Rodrigo de Bivar)
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To: LucyT

Ping.


4 posted on 09/02/2010 11:54:07 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
As for those who think that Obama's ethnic or religious origins will take priority over his agenda, Obama came to serve the interests of the American voters

Not necessarily. Obama campaigned as a moderate. He needed the votes of those who cling to religion in flyover country to win.

5 posted on 09/02/2010 11:54:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: Red Steel

“Obama came to serve the interests of the American voters, who have transcended differences in race and color to choose the son of a Kenyan as their President. Thus he will be loyal to those voters above all else, and those who think otherwise can only grasp at thin air.”

Liar! Liar! Pants on fire!


6 posted on 09/02/2010 11:54:33 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: Red Steel

To state the obvious, I’m afraid this has gone much further than the mere question of where this man was born. Who is he really?

I think the actions speak for themselves, but the barrage of media gobbledygook and smoke screen intended to divert attention, will not permit the truth to come out... for now


7 posted on 09/02/2010 11:57:54 AM PDT by hope_dies_last
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To: Red Steel
Thus he will be loyal to those voters above all else, and those who think otherwise can only grasp at thin air.

To a Muslim this is true, because he believes it in America's best interest to convert.

8 posted on 09/02/2010 12:00:31 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: Red Steel

To the author:

Obama has no credibility. Why can’t you understand that?


9 posted on 09/02/2010 12:02:46 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: a fool in paradise
He says he came to Christ as an adult.

Yeh -- when he joined the Black Liberation Theology Church of Reverend Wright, himself a "former" Muslim.

10 posted on 09/02/2010 12:03:25 PM PDT by Uncle Chip (TRUTH : Ignore it. Deride it. Allegorize it. Interpret it. But you can't ESCAPE it.)
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To: a fool in paradise

reminds me of “we came to serve man” from twilight zone.


11 posted on 09/02/2010 12:05:40 PM PDT by Dryman ("FREE THE LONG FORM!")
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To: Red Steel

what the eff???? Another name?????


12 posted on 09/02/2010 12:07:15 PM PDT by MissTickly
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To: Uncle Chip

I don’t buy into a religion or ideology that has to lie to the people to make them believe.

Why are Conservatives proud to say they are Conservative but Liberals have to lie about not being Liberal?

Same with religion. The fact that Obama is not proud of his Muslim heritage and has to hide it says it all. What makes it even worse is the fact that he claims he is Christian, but won’t acknowledge the church he went to for 20 years, where he got married and his children got baptized.

If the media did their job, the community organizer would right now be hanging at the park, smoking weed and shooting hoops instead of taking our country down the toilet.


13 posted on 09/02/2010 12:13:03 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: Red Steel

Haram!


14 posted on 09/02/2010 12:13:21 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Red Steel
Despite repeated assurances from the man himself that he follows the Christian faith, 20 percent of Americans insist that he is a Muslim, and that his political ambitions prevented him from converting to Islam.

Obozo didn't need to convert to Islam. He was born to a Muslim father, and went to school in a Madrasa while in Indonesia. The truth is that Obozo has been pretending to be Christian while lying about his true faith, and this has been done for political consideration.

15 posted on 09/02/2010 12:13:47 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: a fool in paradise
he came to Christ as an adult

Was that a taunt I wonder? Anyone who knows the Bible knows that you come to Christ "as a litle child".

16 posted on 09/02/2010 12:21:01 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

It seems someone else throughout history has many names and he is always pleased to meet you with a fiddle in hand.


17 posted on 09/02/2010 12:22:28 PM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: Red Steel
As for those who think that Obama's ethnic or religious origins will take priority over his agenda, Obama came to serve the interests of the American voters, who have transcended differences in race and color to choose the son of a Kenyan as their President. Thus he will be loyal to those voters above all else, and those who think otherwise can only grasp at thin air.

Um, yeah, right. American voters "chose" Obozo because the liberal media lied about his background, and told lies about Bush, and other members of the GOP for nearly 8 years before the 2008 election. As for Obozo being loyal to the voters? Well, I think his actions thus far tell a completely different story. And, the American people are waking up to this fact. Liberals, Independents, and Conservatives are turning against this man in droves. Obozo WILL go down in U.S. History as THE worse occupier of the WH Bar none. The person who wrote this drivel is either an idiot or another deceiver from Islam.

18 posted on 09/02/2010 12:22:46 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Red Steel

too many names.... too many social security numbers....

too many times caught helping terrorists ....

too many times screwing Americans, American states,
American customs, American freedom, and American justice.


19 posted on 09/02/2010 12:25:57 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Red Steel
...Obama came to serve the interests of the American voters...

More taqiyya-talkin' BS.

I will stand with them [Muslims] should the political winds shift in an ugly direction - Taqiyya-Talkin' Collectivist Barack Anti-Individual Insane POS Obama

What freedom-loving, truth-telling, American-principle-honoring, non-collectivist, non-muslim-individual/Christian/Buddhist/Hindu/etc.,etc...OR...MAN...ANY MAN....would EVER say that?

EVER

20 posted on 09/02/2010 2:13:48 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Diogenesis
great comment!

ML/NJ

21 posted on 09/02/2010 6:02:00 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Red Steel

Obullshit!


22 posted on 09/03/2010 3:33:04 AM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: Red Steel
The Facts of Obama's religion


23 posted on 09/03/2010 4:58:04 AM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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