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Obama's Grandmother Changes Islam Story
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Posted on 03/15/2008 4:00:54 PM PDT by stickman20089

Yesterday’s edition of USA Today had a story about Barack Obama’s grandmother in Kenya, in which she slams the Clinton campaign for circulating photos of Obama in Muslim garb—and then states that she is a Christian: Obama’s grandma slams ‘untruths’.

Obama’s grandfather had converted to Islam from Roman Catholicism and taken the name Hussein, Sarah Obama said, but his children had inherited only the name, not the religion. Each person should be able to choose how they worshipped, she said.

“In the world of today, children have different religions from their parents,” she said. She, too, is a Christian.

Just one little problem with this statement.

In April of last year, Sarah Hussein Obama told the New York Times she is a devout Muslim.

Sarah Hussein Obama, who is his stepgrandmother but whom Mr. Obama calls his grandmother, still rises at 5 a.m. to pray before tending to her crops and the three orphans she has taken in.

“I am a strong believer of the Islamic faith,” Ms. Obama, 85, said in a recent interview in Kenya.


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KEYWORDS: hussein; husseinobama; kenya; muslim; nobama; obama; obamafamily; somalielder
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1 posted on 03/15/2008 4:00:56 PM PDT by stickman20089
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To: stickman20089

More popcorn, Jeeves, and bring the Doritos and finger sandwiches, as well.


2 posted on 03/15/2008 4:02:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.fourfriedchickensandacoke.blogspot.com)
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To: stickman20089

the Obamas need to try to keep their stories straight.


3 posted on 03/15/2008 4:04:28 PM PDT by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: nuconvert; shibumi

And next week, she’ll be saying she’s “just pining for the fjords”.


4 posted on 03/15/2008 4:05:53 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent......)
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To: stickman20089

It’s hard to be an effective liar. You have to keep your story consistent and remember everything you said previously. Probably a bit tough to do when you’re 85 and stupid.


5 posted on 03/15/2008 4:05:57 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

Whereas the Clinton’s have had so much practice they’re now experts.


6 posted on 03/15/2008 4:07:00 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Salamander
Beautiful plumage, eh?
7 posted on 03/15/2008 4:08:54 PM PDT by irishtenor (Check out my blog at http://boompa53.blogspot.com/)
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To: Salamander

Sure, dontchya know, by jimminy!


8 posted on 03/15/2008 4:09:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.fourfriedchickensandacoke.blogspot.com)
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To: stickman20089

“Obama’s Grandmother Changes Islam Story”

Really? Show me anywhere where she says she’s a Christian, within quotation marks.

The Christian comment was just Pravda/NYTimes info management.


9 posted on 03/15/2008 4:10:05 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: stickman20089
Just What Did Obama Know About Wright's Past Sermons? (Plenty)

“Barack Obama either agreed with what was preached from the Trinity pulpit, or he tuned it out and stayed around pretending to for political reasons. To say he stayed for 20 years but doesn't agree with Wright's preaching is incredible denial. It'd be like a man buying White Sox season tickets for 20 years, attending the games, and saying he's not a fan.”

Obama’s supporters want us to ignore this story… just push it under the rug. While they’ll align Republicans with any obscure pastor who does or says something controversial, they’re trying to convince us that Obama’s 20-year long close relationship with Wright, including his effective endorsement of him, his church and rhetoric with a $22,500 donation in 2006 is irrelevant.

“When Obama decided against wearing an American flag pin, we may all have been a bit too quick to accept his rationale, too quick to find that issue unimportant. Now, that American flag pin has gotten a lot bigger for a lot of us, especially in light of what may have been and may still be Obama’s deeper, and, perhaps, secret, less than patriotic beliefs about America.”

“Wright says that blacks can’t be expected to sing God Bless America because of racism. Obama doesn’t salute the flag during the National Anthem. That sure strikes me as an amazing coincidence since Obama swears he never heard Wright say anything against America.”


10 posted on 03/15/2008 4:11:18 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Hussein ObamaSamma's Pastor, Jeremiah Wright: "God Damn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11")
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To: stickman20089

***“In the world of today, children have different religions from their parents,” she said. ***

In any religion, this would be a failure. I can’t imagine any pious Buddist, Muslim, Christian, Athiest, or whatever, unless they were LIBERAL, approving of their children worshipping in another religion.


11 posted on 03/15/2008 4:12:15 PM PDT by irishtenor (Check out my blog at http://boompa53.blogspot.com/)
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To: nuconvert

In certain areas in Africa., it is quite common to find Christians and Muslims in the same family. For example, it is not unusual to find a Christian dad and a Muslim mum, with the children choosing whatever religion. (Very prevalent in the Yoruba ethnic group).

Obama’s grandmother’s name is Sarah, so I doubt she is a muslim. (I guess there was a previous error in translation).

Another overlooked fact is that Sub-Saharan Africa has the World’s highest rate of conversion of Muslims to Christianity. (I have several colleagues who converted from Islam to Christianity - I remember one whose surname was Mohammed, another whose surname was Bello, another Taofiq, another Razak).

As someone who understand’s Sub-Saharan Africa, I implore all of you to stop this silly talk. You are indirectly telling the millions of Muslims that convert to Christianity each year that they are not good enough because thier names are funny.

What would you say to Reverend Canon Mohammed? (Yes such a person exists).


12 posted on 03/15/2008 4:15:51 PM PDT by KingJaja
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To: stickman20089

The only grandmother we’ve been allowed to hear from is the black one who can’t seem to get her stories straight. Free Hussein’s white grandmother!!!


13 posted on 03/15/2008 4:16:03 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: stickman20089
Oh, c’mon. Muslim, Roman Catholic, who can keep things like one's own religious convictions straight in this crazy work-a-day world? When you boil it down, it's all about how whitey is ruining the world... or isn't.

You're missing the forest for the trees, people! It's about CHANGE!!!
... and HOPE. And the Audacity of Hope.

14 posted on 03/15/2008 4:18:14 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: KingJaja

I don’t care whether she’s muslim or not. I don’t like lies.


15 posted on 03/15/2008 4:18:22 PM PDT by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: irishtenor

OBama is converting to Judism...just came over the
FWS...Larry Kings service. JK


16 posted on 03/15/2008 4:18:27 PM PDT by sanjacjake
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To: stickman20089
Hillary Spam Ping. Where did all of the new found fondness for Hillary come from -it's becoming absurd?

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17 posted on 03/15/2008 4:18:56 PM PDT by Chief_Joe (From where the sun now sits, I will fight on -FOREVER!!!)
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To: stickman20089

So what people. Who cares if his grandmother lied about being a Christian when she’s really a Muslim. Who cares if his pastor thinks AIDS was genetically engineered to kill people of color. Who cares if his neighbor and friend declared war on the United States, and bombed a bunch of stupid places like the Pentagon. Who cares if he was able to buy his mansion with money laundered through a Saddam Hussein Oil for Food scammer.
If it wasn’t for the dark forces of division no one would care about this stuff. ;-p


18 posted on 03/15/2008 4:19:04 PM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: stickman20089

Will Obama now reject his grandmother ? ;>)


19 posted on 03/15/2008 4:21:52 PM PDT by Gator113 (Serve your country today, fire a democrat.)
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To: mainepatsfan
Whereas the Clinton’s have had so much practice they’re now experts

Whereas Obama and friends are amateur pikers.

20 posted on 03/15/2008 4:21:52 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Fox_Mulder77

I care.


21 posted on 03/15/2008 4:22:00 PM PDT by bfree (liberalism is the enemy of freedom!!!)
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

Exactly. Liars often have difficulty remembering their lies.
They always seem to get riled when they are caught.


22 posted on 03/15/2008 4:23:06 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: stickman20089
Sarah Hussein Obama, who is his stepgrandmother but whom Mr. Obama calls his grandmother

Is this the grandmother he's met once, and was the grandfathers 3 or 4th wife?

23 posted on 03/15/2008 4:23:19 PM PDT by sharkhawk (Here come the Hawks)
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To: bfree

Of coarse you do.
You are an agent of division. ;-p


24 posted on 03/15/2008 4:25:05 PM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: stickman20089

Maybe she is an Islamic Christian


25 posted on 03/15/2008 4:27:03 PM PDT by woofie
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To: KingJaja

Thanks for joining Frepper FEB 20, 2008.


26 posted on 03/15/2008 4:29:13 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: stickman20089

bump


27 posted on 03/15/2008 4:29:52 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Chief_Joe

where do you think its coming from? I sure have wondered about this church deal ...that has definately caught fire


28 posted on 03/15/2008 4:32:16 PM PDT by woofie
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To: nuconvert

Looks like Obama’s Chickens are coming home to roost


29 posted on 03/15/2008 4:32:51 PM PDT by Nashvegas
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To: stickman20089

Whoa...

This could get her in some serious trouble.


30 posted on 03/15/2008 4:33:30 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: stickman20089
Gotcha journalism at its worst, taking advantage of a grandmother, a disabled citizen, a confused victim of Alzheimer's. Let every vote count, give her a mail-in ballot!
31 posted on 03/15/2008 4:33:59 PM PDT by ricks_place
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To: Shermy
"The Christian comment was just Pravda/NYTimes info management."

The April 30th, 2007 New York Times story quotes her as saying she is a Muslim. Here's the link:

Click Here

The USA Today story from March 5th, 2008 reports her as being Catholic, but it isn't in quotes. The USA Today story is by an AP reporter.

32 posted on 03/15/2008 4:34:35 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: stickman20089

Looks like lying is a family trait.


33 posted on 03/15/2008 4:36:05 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: mass55th

I’m sorry for defaming the NYTimes, when it was AP...this time.

Really, people need to read news carefully. Especially suspicious: when someone is quoted, then attributed something without quotes.


34 posted on 03/15/2008 4:36:47 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: nuconvert
"the Obamas need to try to keep their stories straight. "

They're democrats; that's how they do things.

35 posted on 03/15/2008 4:37:59 PM PDT by spunkets ("Freedom is about authority", Rudy Giuliani, gun grabber)
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To: stickman20089
This 85 year old woman did not change her story on her own.

Somebody had to tell her to change her story and it was not Obammy’s campaign manager. It was Obammy, himself.

And if he's telling her to change her story, I'm pretty sure he's changed his own story.

36 posted on 03/15/2008 4:40:33 PM PDT by ryan71
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To: woofie

Do you think it’s at least a little absurd that people on this site are actually advocating for McClain and Hillary now? Some are anybody but Obama, but Hillary and McClain are far more dangerous to me.


37 posted on 03/15/2008 4:43:50 PM PDT by Chief_Joe (From where the sun now sits, I will fight on -FOREVER!!!)
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To: stickman20089
Shouldn't BHO let his dear old forgetful granny know that apostasy is considered an offense punishable by death?

That is, according to the Religion Of Peace..........

38 posted on 03/15/2008 4:44:01 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: spunkets
A Story Change You Can Believe In.
39 posted on 03/15/2008 4:44:12 PM PDT by joshhiggins
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To: Thumper1960

forgetful granny needs to join the crazy uncle up in the attic


40 posted on 03/15/2008 4:47:24 PM PDT by TN Conserative
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To: Chief_Joe

I dont think any real freeper is seriously for Hillary....how this all plays out is anyones guess


41 posted on 03/15/2008 4:47:47 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Gator113

now, now...he’s not going to reject grandma...just denounce her :)


42 posted on 03/15/2008 4:48:56 PM PDT by spacejunkie
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To: stickman20089

Reading this story brings home the notion that my tag-line is accurate.


43 posted on 03/15/2008 4:49:18 PM PDT by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: Chief_Joe
I beg to differ.

All three of these bastards are dangerous as Hell.

God help this nation if these three pukes are the best we can find to run this country.

44 posted on 03/15/2008 4:49:21 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: woofie
Really she just knows she isn't a Jew.

ML/NJ

45 posted on 03/15/2008 4:50:37 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: stickman20089
"“In the world of today, children have different religions from their parents,” she said.

Not in the Islamic world. According to Muslim law, Obama is a muslim. Obviously, that does not make him a muslim, but it is worth remembering that to muslims, he is one of their own, and is obligated, under pain of death, to give fealty to Mecca.

46 posted on 03/15/2008 4:53:33 PM PDT by cookcounty (Obama reach across the aisle? He's so far to the left, he'll need a roadmap to FIND the aisle.)
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To: Thumper1960

I agree. This election campaign has been a complete mocking of the American people.


47 posted on 03/15/2008 4:54:23 PM PDT by Chief_Joe (From where the sun now sits, I will fight on -FOREVER!!!)
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To: stickman20089

This isn’t even his damn grandmother. This was the second “wife” of Obama’s bigamist grandpa after he left his first wife.


48 posted on 03/15/2008 4:54:40 PM PDT by montag813
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To: stickman20089
Seems to run in the family...


49 posted on 03/15/2008 4:56:40 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: stickman20089
Obama's Daddy was a Muslim. All his Stepbrothers and Stepsisters are Muslims. But he's a devout Christian.

Okay, that sounds plausible! /sarc

50 posted on 03/15/2008 4:58:13 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Illegals : Why spend the money to educate them if its against the law to employ them?)
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