Skip to comments.PIPES: Obama: ‘My Muslim faith’; President uses pious expressions with Muslims
Posted on 09/12/2012 3:23:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Editors Note: In this third of a five-part series, Middle East and Islam specialist Daniel Pipes continues his documentation of Barack Obamas 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 Obamas 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 neighborhoods Islamic center. Clearly, the neighborhoods Islamic center is a euphemism for a mosque. Spending time there again points to Mr. Obamas 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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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.
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Uh-oh...citing facts unfavorable 0bama....where’s the “that’s racist!” kid?