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Obama's Brother in Kenya Says He Was Raised Muslim

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Deeper_Background, Jun 16, 2008.

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  1. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Monday, June 16, 2008
    Barack Obama's Half Brother Surprised to Hear Barack Not Raised Muslim

    The question of whether Barack Obama is a Muslim or was raised a Muslim has bounced around here in the United States for some time. It's bounced around so long that at this point, most of it has ended up on many "myths" pages which say it simply isn't true.

    Having read a number of reputable reports that indicate despite Obama's 20-year membership in a Christian church, I was again interested to see this piece from the Israel Insider a couple of days ago entitled "Malik Obama confirms his half-brother Barack grew up a Muslim."

    Apparently the Obamas of Kenya have been reading those scurrilous emails to which Barack likes to refer, because they have no doubt -- contrary to the claims of the Obama campaign, that the presidential candidate was raised a Moslem. They take that as a given.

    As the Jerusalem Post reports, "Barack Obama's half brother Malik said Thursday that if elected his brother will be a good president for the Jewish people, despite his Muslim background. In an interview with Army Radio he expressed a special salutation from the Obamas of Kenya."

    If Obama indeed has a Muslim upbringing, so be it. If he chose to leave that and embrace Christianity, so be it. Many of us have left behind things we were exposed to as children.

    For that matter, Keith Ellison from Minnesota is a practicing Muslim and was elected to Congress a couple of years ago.

    Instead of the denials of Muslim upbringing from the Obama camp, Obama should confront the issue head on and just tell the truth. By denying a reality that too many people in-the-know are telling us is true, Obama is just adding to the uncertainty many people have about him, given what we DO know of him. http://www.dakotavoice.com/2008/06/barack-obamas-half-brother-surprised-to.html
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I think I'd rather see more teacher-student sex threads.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    That story is as ridiculous as the McCain story that ran in the British rag.

    Stick to the issues.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    A blog citing a blog citing a blog. It's the blogpocalypse!
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    On that, you and I agree, Mizzou. The Earth has stopped rotating.
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Malik Obama didn't even meet his half-brother until 1985, when Barack Obama was 21 years old.

    Story has no legs.
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Another clownshow blog.

  8. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    [​IMG] Malik holds a photo of Obama and him in Muslim dress, reportedly when the two first met in 1985
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  9. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    On a lark, I looked up "tinfoil hat news" on the off chance of finding a site where D_B might be finding his stories.

    Shockingly (or not), turns out there's this site....

  10. ScribePharisee

    ScribePharisee New Member

    A candidate being HONEST about WHO HE IS is an issue - it speaks to the character of the person we trust to lead us.
  11. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    So his wearing Muslim dress when he visits a Muslim-heavy area in a foreign nation is proof positive that he's a Muslim?

    OK...I'm convinced. ::)
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  12. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    What is "Muslim dress"?
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