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PIPES: Obama: ‘My Muslim faith’; President uses pious expressions with Muslims
The Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2012 | Daniel Pipes

Posted on 09/12/2012 3:23:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Editor’s Note: In this third of a five-part series, Middle East and Islam specialist Daniel Pipes continues his documentation of Barack Obama’s close ties to the Islamic religion, focusing here on statements he made as an adult.

Several statements by Barack Obama in recent years point to his Muslim childhood.

(1) Robert Gibbs, campaign communications director for President Obama’s first presidential race, asserted in January 2007: “Sen. Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ in Chicago.” But he backtracked in March 2007, asserting that Mr. Obama “has never been a practicing Muslim.” By focusing on the practice as a child, the campaign is raising a nonissue, for Muslims (like Jews) do not consider practice central to religious identity. Mr. Gibbs added, according to a paraphrase by Paul Watson of the Los Angeles Times, that “as a child, Obama had spent time in the neighborhood’s Islamic center.” Clearly, “the neighborhood’s Islamic center” is a euphemism for a mosque. Spending time there again points to Mr. Obama’s being a Muslim.

(2) He may have made faces and horsed around in Koran class, but Mr. Obama learned how to pray the salat, a form of ritual worship, in religion class. Pak Effendi, his former teacher at Besuki, his school in Jakarta, Indonesia, recalls that he would “join the other pupils for Muslim prayers.” Praying the salat in and of itself made Mr. Obama a Muslim. Furthermore, he still proudly retains knowledge from that long-ago class. In March 2007, Nicholas D. Kristof of the New York Times witnessed as Mr. Obama “recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them [to Mr. Kristof] with a first-rate accent.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Current Events; Islam; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012; antichrist; bhoislamism; caughtontape; danielpipes; deceiver; indonesia; islam; muslims; obama; obamaforeignpolicy; obamaonreligion; obamatruthfile; proislamist

1 posted on 09/12/2012 3:23:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In the eyes of Muslims, reciting the adhan in class in 1970 made Mr. Obama a Muslim then — and doing so again for a journalist in 2007 once again made Mr. Obama a Muslim.

I never, ever want to hear some libtard exclaim that 0bama is not a Muslim. He has publicly proclaimed that Muhammed is the messenger of God.


2 posted on 09/12/2012 3:36:15 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Uh-oh...citing facts unfavorable 0bama....where’s the “that’s racist!” kid?

3 posted on 09/12/2012 5:36:33 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.

4 posted on 09/12/2012 8:42:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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