There’s an unfortunate aspect to this. He could be completely and utterly serious when he claims he has never been a Muslim. I actually believe him - I think he has no true religious life except the one he found in Trinity Church (and that was only due to the socialist/marxist underpinnings peeking through the dead flesh of the corpse of faith in that church).
But let’s give him the benefit of the doubt because, like it or not, he IS more truthful than Clinton (but then again, who isn’t?).
So while he may honestly believe he never was a Muslim, and under reasonable standards of you and I it would indeed be true. But that isn’t the case for Muslims.
See, they don’t accept a personal choice in the matter. All that matters to them is “Did he recite that Muhammed was the prophet of Allah and that Allah was God?”
Being in a muslim school no matter how “moderate” means that he did indeed recite such a rote phrase - reflexively, without intent.
That lack of intent means nothing to the Wahabbi sect. The lack of intent, or of interest, or even of understanding means nothing. Only the magic words matter - and under their primitive medieval belief systems that means he is and always will be a Muslim. Since he went on to publicly reject Islam by joining a Christian church, they view him as an Apostate.
And for those 8th century barbarians, Apostate means the death sentence.
He’s in a pickle. And they DO consider him as being raised Muslim - his own half-brother clearly states so in a recent Jerusalem Post article.
If he weren’t such a horrible socialist dirtbag, I’d actually feel sorry for the guy.