Alan Caruba: The Religious History of Obama

Many question Barack Obama’s background and religious affiliation.  Many would say that Obama’s only theological affiliation is with Saul Alinski’s Community Organizing” cult.  Others point to his membership in Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s Chicago church as “proof” of his being a Christian.  However, a great deal of research suggests that Obama is very strongly connected with the religion of Islam.

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Given that Obama denies being a Muslim, it is impossible to definitively state that he is.  But a review by Alan Caruba published by TPNN (1/11/15) has raised some interesting questions.  A brief summary of that research follows.

“During an interview with George Stephanopoulus, Obama said, ‘John McCain has not spoken of my Muslim faith’, and Stephanopoulus was quick to suggest to Obama that he meant to say his ‘Christian faith.’

“Obama has made (no) secret of the fact that his father (and stepfather were) Muslim.  In his youth when Obama lived in Indonesia he attended a Muslim madras, a school devoted to the faith. He has referred to the Muslim call to prayer as ‘one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.’ Indeed, he has recited its opening lines with a perfect Arabic accent saying ‘Allah is supreme…I witness that there is no god but Allah…’

“Obama surprised a lot of people when in London on April 9, 2009 he bowed deeply to the Saudi monarch, regarded as the protector of Mecca and Medina, Islam’s two holy cities. No President had ever bowed in that manner to a foreign potentate.

“Observers have pointed out that his wife, Michelle, does not accompany him to Muslim nations because Sharia law would require her to wear a head covering as the wife of a Muslim man in a Muslim nation. Others have noted that Muslims are forbidden to wear jewelry during Ramadan and during that Islamic holy month he has never been seen wearing his wedding ring or watch.

“Obama did not travel to Israel during his first term as President. It was not until March 2013 that he visited Israel and he has consistently displayed a lack of sympathy, if not enmity, toward Israel during both terms, opposing the construction of Israeli housing and suggesting it return to its 1967 borders, echoing the complaints and demands of Palestinians and others.

“It is true that Obama attended a Chicago church led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright who, in an interview, said that Obama ‘was steeped in Islam when he first met him’ and that he ‘made it comfortable’ for Obama to accept Christianity without having to renounce his Islamic background. When Rev. Wright and his church became controversial in 2008, Obama publicly left it. Joining the church was, in his words, related to the fact that he was doing community organizing, often in Chicago churches, thus making a church membership a useful attribute.

“If there is a baptism certificate for Obama, it remains sealed from public view along with many comparable documents such as a certified copy of his original birth certificate. (Many document experts have debunked the one put forth by the White House as a fraud.)

“An Associated Press article was published on June 27, 2004 in the Kenyan Standard Times reporting that ‘Kenyan-born U.S. Senate hopeful, Barack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat’… During and after the campaign Obama did not deny having been born in Kenya until August 28, 2006 when his staff began to say he was born in Hawaii.

“Alan B. West has written, ”President Obama just cannot bring himself to say Islamist, jihadist, Islamic terrorism — nothing. (The) Obama administration … classifies the Islamic jihadist attack at Ft. Hood Texas and the barbaric beheading of an American woman in Moore Oklahoma, both as ‘workplace violence.’

“There is an Islamic doctrine known as “taqiyya” that permits Muslims to deny they are Muslim if it would be dangerous not to or to knowingly deceive infidels.

Obama has pursued a policy of withdrawing our military presence (from Iraq and Afghanistan), despite the fact that we have maintained our presence, for example, in South Korea since the 1950s and in Europe from the end of World War II. The result of the withdrawal from Iraq gave rise to the Islamic State and it is feared that a similar Taliban insurgency will begin as Afghanistan is left with too few military assets.

“An estimated third of (terrorists released from Guantanamo by Obama) have taken to the battlefield.  (Obama) returned five top terrorist leaders from Afghanistan in return for an American soldier deemed to have been a deserter. He has made no secret of his desire to close down the facility.

“No other American President has ever been so partial to Islam and Muslims as Obama and it is not beyond the reach of logic or the imagination that he too is a Muslim.”

Whether or not Barack Obama is “officially” Muslim, his unwillingness to confront Islamist terrorism is proving dangerous for America and for the world.  It is time for all Americans to recognize that danger.

About Doc

I am a Psychologist and a veteran of the Vietnam War. I work with abused children and with agencies which try to both prevent abuse and to empower those who have been abused. I feel strongly about child abuse and take every action I can to prevent it and to support the children I work with who have experienced it. I also feel strongly about politics and especially the course being taken by our nation. I believe that America is at a critical point in its development. How we answer the challenges from Islamic fascists and from our own internal enemies in the media, government, and academia will determine America’s future and the future of our children. I believe that if we don’t take the correct course now, America will go the way of Europe and that we will not reach the potential set out by our founding fathers. I believe that it is now getting serious. My gravitar is from "Darkman".
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