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).
I don’t care whether she’s muslim or not. I don’t like lies.
Thanks for joining Frepper FEB 20, 2008.
I find it very hard to believe that Catholics and Muslims can live in the same family - and not have someone ending up stoned for the sake of the family "honor".
Even though she's been quoted as saying that she is?
I am a strong believer of the Islamic faith, Ms. Obama, 85, said in a recent interview in Kenya.
I've never been to sub-Saharan Africa (I'm assuming you have based on your anecdotal info), but it stands to reason that most Christians there haven't converted from Islam, but rather from tribal/animist beliefs, since most people there weren't Muslims to begin with.
But for those who might have been - usually in places where Islam isn't dominant, such as sub-Saharan Africa, it IS more acceptable (at least on the surface) for Muslims to convert to Christianity. It's when Islam threatens to control on a larger political scale that the oppression and persecution of Christians and other non-Muslims begins, as historically and contemporaneously indicated in many African countries that have either succumbed to Islam or are struggling currently.
Regardless, Islam continues to be the fastest growing religion in Africa.