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Thursday, 10 July 2008

Barack Obama is a Muslim

I got an email today that brought to mind something I hadn't thought of: Barack Obama is on track to become America's first ethnically Muslim president. This is rather astounding, when one considers that although ethnic Jews are considerably overrepresented in Congress, not one has ever made it to the presidency; yet with Congress significantly underrepresented by ethnic Muslims, the front runner for the presidency is not only a Muslim by birth, he continues to go by his Islamic name.

This is much more significant than most Americans would realize. According to Islamic law, under which over a billion people live to one extent or another, a son into whose newborn ear his father breathes the shahada is a Muslim for life. Should he ever apostatize he is under penalty of death unless and until he recants. Obama's recent repudiation of his membership in a Chicago church--the only church to which he has ever belonged--could certainly be read by a billion Muslims as the first step in his return to the faith of his fathers. Should he ever need to make a state visit to an Islamic country, this step could end up saving his life.

I should add that it is nothing to the point that Obama's mother never embraced Islam, despite her marriages to two Muslim men. The mother's religion counts for nothing in Islamic law, and it is by no means uncommon for a staunch Muslim to have a mother who came from infidel stock. It was reported that the Sultan of Turkey who unleashed genocide on the Armenians in his country was himself the offspring of an Armenian member of his father's harem.

One other thing. This is what John McCain is reported to have said about Ted Sampley, who alerted America to the fact that it faced a serious threat from Muslim terrorists in its infancy, and found that the only effective response was "through the medium of war." Considering the source, I find Sampley to be all the more credible:
"I am well familiar with Mr. Sampley, and I know him to be one of the most despicable people I have ever had the misfortune to encounter. I consider him a fraud who preys on the hopes of family members of missing servicemen for his own profit. He is dishonorable, an enemy of the truth, and despite his claims, he does not speak for or represent the views of all but a few veterans. The many veterans I know would think it a disgrace to be considered a comrade or supporter of Ted Sampley."

John McCain obviously doesn't know this veteran.

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