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Africa

Africa
When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdomís dwindling empire.  As a Kenyan citizen, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948.  That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.'s children -- yup -- at birth, Obama was a Kenyan citizen and British subject.  He's so proud of this fact, that he has it published on his own website.
 
 

Islam

Islam
In an interview with Nicholas Kristof, published in The New York Times, Obama recited the Muslim call to prayer, the Adhan.  According to Kristof, he did so, "...with a first-class [Arabic] accent."  In the same interview, Obama said the Muslim call to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on earth."  According to Islamic scholars, reciting the Shahada, the Muslim declaration of faith, makes one a Muslim.  Obama knows this from his Quranic studies -- and he knows the New York Times will publish this fact and it will be read throughout the Islamic world.  Regardless of Obama's religion, what message is he sending the world's 1.2 billion Muslims?
   
 

Race

Race

From his early teens onward, Obama desperately wanted to be black.  In "Dreams," he writes, "I was trying to raise myself to be a black man in America, and beyond the given of my appearance, no one around me seemed to know exactly what that meant." 
He claims that, "I ceased to advertise my motherís race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites." -- and this -- "...never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didnít speak to my own.  It was into my fatherís image, the black man, son of Africa, that Iíd packed all the attributes I sought in myself..." 
 
 

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