Is Barack Obama really Muslim?

So there’s this online rumour that has been circulating that the current US President, Barack Obama is a covert Muslim and has actually lied to the American people about his religious beliefs. The rumour has circulated long enough for one in five Americans to actually to believe it to be a fact.

For more than 20 years, Barack Obama has declared himself a devout Christian and publicly spoken of his “personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Now Americans are wary, could they have been lied to by their President? Read on to find out.

The whole rumour was actually borne from various disordered and confounded narrations of Obama’s early childhood and background since there is no real, solid proof that he is actually Muslim. By that I mean, he has never been spotted attending a mosque, performing Salah, no sightings of him reading the Qur’an or even celebrating the Muslim festivities. There is actually no indication that Barack Obama has affiliated with any other religion apart from Christianity.

The facts will make one wonder how close he was to Islam during his upbringing that would make one think he is/could be Muslim. This email from by Bill W. on Jan. 15, 2007 would give you the necessary details about his childhood to help you understand where this rumour is rooted from.

Subject: Fwd: Be careful, be very careful.

Barack Hussein Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (a black Muslim) of Nyangoma-Kogelo, Siaya District, Kenya, and Ann Dunham of Wichita, Kansas (a white atheist).

When Obama was two years old, his parents divorced and his father returned to Kenya. His mother married Lolo Soetoro — a Muslim — moving to Jakarta with Obama when he was six years old. Within six months he had learned to speak the Indonesian language. Obama spent “two years in a Muslim school, then two more in a Catholic school” in Jakarta. Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he is a Muslim while admitting that he was once a Muslim, mitigating that damning information by saying that, for two years, he also attended a Catholic school.

Obama’s father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was a radical Muslim who migrated from Kenya to Jakarta, Indonesia. He met Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham – a white atheist from Wichita, Kansas – at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Obama, Sr. and Dunham divorced when Barack, Jr. was two.

Obama’s spinmeisters are now attempting to make it appear that Obama’s introduction to Islam came from his father and that influence was temporary at best. In reality, the senior Obama returned to Kenya immediately following the divorce and never again had any direct influence over his son’s education.

Dunham married another Muslim, Lolo Soetoro who educated his stepson as a good Muslim by enrolling him in one of Jakarta’s Wahabbi schools. Wahabbism is the radical teaching that created the Muslim terrorists who are now waging Jihad on the industrialized world.

Since it is politically expedient to be a Christian when you are seeking political office in the United States, Obama joined the United Church of Christ to help purge any notion that he is still a Muslim.

 

There have been numerous confounded details about his childhood which have given rise to false recitations of his biological father being Muslim which is actually false. As said by Obama Jr., his father was “raised a Muslim” but lost his faith and had become a “confirmed atheist” by the time he attended college.

Another perplexed detail that gave rise to the rumour is that Obama’s mother, after separating from his father when Obama was two years old, married a Muslim man Lolo Soetoro who “educated his stepson as a good Muslim by enrolling him in one of Jakarta’s Wahabbi schools.” In defence, Obama described his step-father as a”non- practicing” Muslim. He added that his education was supervised by his secular mother who made efforts towards giving him a well-rounded education by sending him to both Catholic and Muslim primary schools after they moved to Jakarta.

With all these facts straightened out, I sincerely believe that President is no Muslim. Yes, he has been somewhat exposed to Islam during his childhood, but a covert Muslim? I beg to differ.

What do you think? Could President Obama have lied to the world about his religious affiliation all this while?

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