Obama says the Muslim call to
prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth."
help fight the
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While studying for her
bachelor's degree, Anna met and eventually married Lolo
Soetoro Mangunharjo in 1967. Lolo would later become an oil
company executive. Lolo, also a Muslim,
promptly moved his new family to Jakarta, Indonesia, the worlds
most populous Muslim country. In Audacity of Hope, Obama wrote,
"Lolo followed Islam...I looked to Lolo for guidance."
All Indonesian students
are required to study religion at school and a young Barry Soetoro,
being registered as a Muslim, would have been
required to study Islam daily in school.
He would have been taught to read and write Arabic, to recite his
prayers properly, to read and recite from the Quran and to study the
laws of Islam.
In his autobiography, "Dreams From My Father," Obama mentions studying
the Quran and describes the public school as "a Muslim school."
"In the Muslim school, the
teacher wrote to tell mother I made faces during Koranic studies."
one of Obama's teachers and the
principal from 1971 through 1989, Barry actively took part in the
Islamic religious lessons during his time at the school. His
teacher was named Maimunah and she lived in the Puncak area, the Cianjur
"I remembered that he had studied 'mengaji' (recitation of the Quran)"
guy in Jakarta writes: "The actual usage of the word 'mengaji' in
Indonesian and Malaysian societies means the study of learning to recite
the Quran in the Arabic language rather than the native tongue. "Mengagi"
is a word and a term that is accorded the highest value and status in
the mindset of fundamentalist societies here in Southeast Asia. To
put it quite simply, 'mengaji classes' are not something that a non
practicing or so-called moderate Muslim family would ever send their
child to. To put this in a Christian context, this is something
above and beyond simply enrolling your child in Sunday school classes."
"The fact that Obama had attended mengaji classes is well known in
Indonesia and has left many there wondering just when Obama is going to
come out of the closet." As Plato said, the images and
stories we feed our children affect them for life.
"As I've stated before, the evidence seems to quite clearly show that
both Ann Dunham and her husband Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo were in fact
devout Muslims themselves and they raised their son as such."
Obama's half-sister, Maya, recalled that the family attended the mosque
"for big communal events," and "Obama occasionally followed his
stepfather to the mosque for Friday prayers."
On January 24, 2007, the Obama campaign released the following
statement, "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.
Then, on March 14th, 2007, the Obama Campaign
told the LA Times he wasn’t a "practicing Muslim."
But his official
website says: "Obama Has Never Been A Muslim, And Is a
Committed Christian" (dated: 11/12/2007, and still up as of
This is the basic problem with Obama -- his dissimulation
-- some would call it outright lying -- but read what his classmates
In 2007, classmate
described young Barry as enjoying
football and playing marbles and of being a very devout Muslim. Amir said,
"Barry was previously quite religious in Islam."
"We previously often asked him to the prayer room close to the house.
If he was wearing a sarong he looked funny," said Rony.
Amiris now the manager of the Bank Mandiri, Jakarta,
recently said, "Barry was previously quite
religious in Islam. His birth father, Barack Hussein Obama was a
Muslim economist from Kenya. Before marrying Ann Dunham, Hussein
Obama was married to a woman from Kenya who had seven children.
All the relatives of Barry's father were very devout Muslims"
Rony extrapolates further, that Obama at one point had to change his
religion if he ever intended later to run for the office of President of
the United States because America would never elect a Muslim to the be
President of the United States.
Also in 2007, Emirsyah
Satar, CEO of Garuda Indonesia, was
quoted as saying, "He (Obama) was often in the
prayer room wearing a 'sarong', at that time."
"He was quite religious in Islam but only after marrying Michelle, he
changed his religion."
Check out the facts
here . . .
|Islamic Community Day
introduces "Islamic Community Day" bill -- Synopsis of Bill as
introduced: Declares November 1, 1997 to be South Shore Islamic
Community Center Day.
|I Will Stand With Them
|Beyond the visits to his Muslim relatives in Africa, Obama had little to
say about Islam and Muslims until the events of 9/11. After that
date, Obama begins to become more public in his support of Muslims and
Obama is protective of
civil rights for Muslims in the U.S.,
saying, "In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani
Americans have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and
FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense
of security and belonging," he laments.
"I will stand with them
should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."
|Halal Food Act
|In 2001, Obama
sponsored Illinois Senate Bill 750
creating the "Halal Food Act," providing for inspections by the
Department of Agriculture to ensure that all food labeled Halal is
prepared according to Islamic law.
-- here's how it works and why Halal food plays a role.
|A Military Incursion
|While campaigning for the US Senate in 2003, Obama called the Iraq war "a botched
and ill-advised U.S.
military incursion into a Muslim
|The Somali Elder
|In August, 2006, Obama took a taxpayer-funded trip to Africa.
While he was in northern Kenya, he was photographed in full Muslim regalia.
The photo appears in the
February 4th, 2008 edition of "The Examiner," under the caption,
"Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is dressed in Muslim
attire while on a trip to Kenya." (Click source image to enlarge)
Gateway Pundit has uncovered
what is probably the original posting of the photograph at
Han-Geeska Afrika Onlline.
[Geeska Afrika caption:] U.S. Senator Barack Obama, right, is dressed as
a Somali Elder by Sheikh Mahmed Hassan, left, during his visit to Wajir,
a rural area in northeastern Kenya, near the borders with Somalia and
Ethiopia. The area is at the epicenter of a severe drought that has hit
the Horn of Africa region, after erratic and insufficient rains during
the April-June season.
Obama was in this neighborhood at
the same time as the power of the Islamic Courts was certainly
growing, with their forces approaching (and then retiring from) the
region of the government’s home in Baidoa. This was probably a
continuation of their bloody struggle against the shadowy
Counter-terrorism alliance (CTA) -- generally thought to be a creation
of the U.S. and maybe Ethiopia.
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