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Quranic Studies

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." 

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In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell mother I made faces during Koranic studies."

According to Tine Hahiyary, 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 Regency.

"I remembered that he had studied 'mengaji' (recitation of the Quran)" Tine said.

Our 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 8/17/2010)

This is the basic problem with Obama -- his dissimulation -- some would call it outright lying -- but read what his classmates say:

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In 2007, classmate Rony Amiris 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."

 

The above item is as I posted it in the summer of 2008.  In February, 2010, Obama's life story took another mysterious twist.  Although every single account of Obama's life puts him in Indonesia in 1969, the above photo was taken in Hawaii -- while Obama was in the 3rd grade!

 

Check out the facts here . . .

Islamic Community Day
Obama 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 their cause.

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.

Islamization -- 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 country."
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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