Friday, March 16, 2007

Obama Dissembles

Well, well, well, a little more info on Barack Hussein Obama's Muslim childhood slips out. Before we begin let's go over the previous information- Obama was identified as having been raised as a Muslim by his Muslim father ands there were allegations that he'd attended a radical school; his camp was quick to deny the fact and misconstrued the link between his and his father (they claimed he'd met his father only once in his life- strictly speaking a lie as his father left when he was two and he met him once after that). In any event, we have a clear and unequivocal statement that Obama was never a Muslim.

As I noted before, after his Muslim father left, his mother then married another man- an Indonesian Muslim, hence his stay in that country as a child. He was registered as a Muslim at both the Muslim and Roman Catholic schools he attended there and spoke himself of learning the Koran in class.

Now here's the new information-

As a boy in Indonesia, Barack Obama crisscrossed the religious divide. At the local primary school, he prayed in thanks to a Catholic saint. In the neighborhood mosque, he bowed to Allah. [ed- which I'm taking to mean that he prayed to Allah- funny thing to do for someone who has never, ever been a Muslim.]

Interesting, and now this-

"To be clear, Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ in Chicago," Gibbs' Jan. 24 statement said. In a statement to The Times on Wednesday, the campaign offered slightly different wording, saying: "Obama has never been a practicing Muslim." The statement added that as a child, Obama had spent time in the neighborhood's Islamic center.

His former Roman Catholic and Muslim teachers, along with two people who were identified by Obama's grade-school teacher as childhood friends, say Obama was registered by his family as a Muslim at both of the schools he attended.

That registration meant that during the third and fourth grades, Obama learned about Islam for two hours each week in religion class.

The childhood friends say Obama sometimes went to Friday prayers at the local mosque. "We prayed but not really seriously, just following actions done by older people in the mosque. But as kids, we loved to meet our friends and went to the mosque together and played," said Zulfin Adi, who describes himself as among Obama's closest childhood friends.

Well, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama- who is lying to the American people whose votes you so desperately want? Because someone clearly is- is it your childhood friend, your campaign, you?

What's at stake here is not some question of whether or not he spent some time in the Muslim faith as a child because that's what his father and step-father were (he's since moved onto a radical black Christian church)- it's about telling the truth. Someone here is lying and odds are it's the Obama campaign.

Democrat voters take note- if he'll lie to you about something as inconsequential as this, what else will he lie about?

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