March 19, 2007, - 12:31 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Like I said before: Barack Hussein Obama–Once a Muslim, Always a Muslim. If Obama is really no longer a Muslim, why does he keep lying about it, instead of copping to it and then disowning it?
The Barack Hussein Obama cover-up of his Muslim past continues. But so do the ever widening cracks in the cover-up. Thanks to the many readers who sent me this article from Thursday’s L.A. Times on Obama’s mosque worship:
As a boy in Indonesia, Barack Obama crisscrossed the religious divide. . . . In the neighborhood mosque, he bowed to Allah. . . .
No one knows how voters will react to a candidate with an early exposure to Islam, a religion that remains foreign to many Americans.
Obama’s campaign aides have emphasized his strong Christian beliefs and downplayed any Islamic connection. The candidate was raised “in a secular household in Indonesia by his stepfather and mother,” his chief spokesman, Robert Gibbs, said in a statement in January after false reports began circulating that Obama had attended a radical madrasa, or Koranic school, as a child.
“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.
The campaign’s national press secretary, Bill Burton, said Wednesday that the friends were recalling events “that are 40 years old and subject to four decades of other information.” Obama’s younger sister, Maya Soetoro, said in a statement released by the campaign that the family attended the mosque only “for big communal events,” not every Friday.
The most hilarious thing about all of this is the speed with which Barack Hussein Obama and his staff are running from Islam, and the lies and spin they keep trying to attach to what is, in fact, true. He was a Muslim. He was educated as a Muslim. He was a practicing Muslim.
Why won’t he admit it? And now disown it? And since he won’t do those things, would you trust him?
If so, I have some land under a bridge to sell you. But, don’t worry, it’s not in Indonesia or next to a mosque.
I warned about this in December and was roundly attacked by far leftist nutjobs and even some misguided conservatives wanting attention and yearning for the world to love them for their “tolerance” a/k/a stupidity.
If only they knew a good recipe for Crow. They could sup at a giant buffet.
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