Obama's own campaign/election website had the following on it about his upbringing:

"Barack Obama is not and has never been a Muslim," followed by: "Obama never prayed in a mosque. He has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim."

I have a few questions for the Obama administration and anyone inerested in researching Obama's background...which when considering he has been elected as the President of the United States, we as citizens in this Republic have a de facto responsibility to take interest in.

  1. Did or did not Obama recite the Islamic call to prayer from memory in an interview? Did he or did he not, in that interview refer to it as one of the most beautiful sounds at sunset? - [Reference Obama:Man of the World, March 6, 2007, Nicholas D. Kristoff, NY Times Select]

    From that article:

    “I was a little Jakarta street kid,” he said in a wide-ranging interview in his office (excerpts are on my blog, He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes in his elementary school, but a president is less likely to stereotype Muslims as fanatics — and more likely to be aware of their nationalism — if he once studied the Koran with them.

    Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”
  2. Do or do not many Islamics consider the recital of that prayer as a defacto part of fundamental Islamic/Muslim religious membership? [Reference The Adhan (Ilsamic call to prayer)].
    Allah is Most Great. Allah is Most Great.
    Allah is Most Great. Allah is Most Great.
    I bear witness that there is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah.
    I bear witness that there is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah.
    I bear witness that Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah.
    I bear witness that Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah.
    Come to prayer. Come to prayer.
    Come to Success. Come to Success.
    Allah is Most Great. Allah is Most Great.
    There is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah.
  3. Did or did not Obama attend, as a youth, Muslim schools and was he or was he not considered a member of the religion of his step father in Indonesia? [See notes and reference to number 1 above. Obama admits it himself.]

  4. Was or was not Obama registered in his elementary school classes as a "Muslim" requiring that he study Islamic principles and the Koran each day? [Reference Barack Obnama's Muslim childhood.]

    From that article:

    Obama's half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng explained to Jodi Kantor of the New York Times: "My whole family was Muslim, and most of the people I knew were Muslim." An Indonesian publication, the Banjarmasin Post reports a former classmate, Rony Amir, recalling that "All the relatives of Barry's father were very devout Muslims."

    Barack Obama's Catholic school in Jakarta.

    The Catholic school: Nedra Pickler of the Associated Press reports that "documents showed he enrolled as a Muslim" while at a Catholic school during first through third grades. Kim Barker of the Chicago Tribune confirms that Obama was "listed as a Muslim on the registration form for the Catholic school." A blogger who goes by "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" found that "Barack Hussein Obama was registered under the name ‘Barry Soetoro' serial number 203 and entered the Franciscan Asisi Primary School on 1 January 1968 and sat in class 1B. … Barry's religion was listed as Islam."

    The public school: Paul Watson of the Los Angeles Times learned from Indonesians familiar with Obama when he lived in Jakarta that he "was registered by his family as a Muslim at both schools he attended."
Clearly, the record is at significant odds with Obama's campaign, and his own statements. Why?

Now, whether or not Obama considers himself Muslim now, whether or not he is willing to admit to his past and upbringing, these questions and his efforts to hide or color the truth of his background are relavent to his actions as President.

If he will not even be truthful about his own upbringing, his own can we expect him to be truthful about his own stances on critical issues of the day and his ideology as regards the United States?

The answer is plain...we can't.

His own shifting stances on the issues, his own willful associations for decades with virulent anti-Americans and then his attempts to hide from those associations all atest to this.

Footnote: All of this may help to explain the initial picture in this article of Obama that his half brother proudly displays of Obama at the age of 24, wearing traditional Muslim garb.


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