Barack Obama Muslim?

Is Barack Obama a Muslim?

Here’s a recent email exchange that might shed some light on the subject. First you’ll see the bogus email that is circulating the Net and then a response afterwards:

Obama mentioned his church during his appearance with Oprah. It’s the Trinity Church of Christ. I found this interesting.

Obama’s church:
Please read and go to this church’s website and read what is written there. It is very alarming.
Barack Obama is a member of this church and is running for President of the U.S. If you look at the first page of their website, you will learn that this congregation has a non-negotiable
commitment to Africa. No where is AMERICA even mentioned. Notice too, what color you will need to be if you should want to join Obama’s church… B-L-A-C-K!!! Doesn’t look like his choice of religion has improved much over his (former?) Muslim upbringing.
Are you aware that Obama’s middle name is Mohammed? Strip away his nice looks, the big smile and smooth talk and what do you get? Certainly a racist, as plainly defined by the stated position of his church! And possibly a covert worshiper of the Muslim faith, even today. This guy desires to rule over America while his loyalty is totally vested in a Black Africa!
I cannot believe this has not been all over the TV and newspapers.
This is why it is so important to pass this message along to all of our family & friends. To think that Obama has even the slightest chance in the run for the presidency, is really scary.
Click on the link below:
This is the web page for the church Barack Obama belongs to:

www.tucc.org/about.htm

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Bob -

Thanks for sending me this. Interesting stuff. I tend to wonder how many of my family and friends have received this but haven’t forwarded it to me for obvious reasons. ;-)

First off, I can tell you that all of these issues have come up several times and I can shed some light on these facts:

* The majority of the claims made in this email stem from a conservative radio host named Bill Cunningham. See this article: http://mediamatters.org/items/200801100003
* His middle name is Hussein, not Mohammed.
* This is the church that he belongs to - the Trinity United Church of Christ.
* Obama is obviously not a practicing Muslim nor is he a racist.

If/when the people that receive this email go to the link that is provided, they would see a video at the bottom of the page. At the end of the video a white woman says “. ..know matter who you are, you’re welcome here.”

To me, emails like this are more of a problem to us as a society than they are to Obama… It just shows you how Internet technology has unleashed the ability for untruths to be easily spread around the country - even the globe - without much fact-checking involved. And an even scarier thing is that most people well pass it along without any hesitation (I’m glad you didn’t).

I kinda think the small/trivial act of forwarding an email becomes much more critical when it contains political or religous content.

Just my .02.

Talk to ya soon,

Shawn

17 comments ↓

#1 marion wiley on 02.28.08 at 12:39 am

I’m surprised that the ignorant, fear-mongering person who wrote that garbage about Obama would even be smart enough to work a computer.

Marion in Iowa

#2 mary E. Scott on 03.04.08 at 6:43 am

As a mentalhealth professional, Senator Obams sppears to be a man with a healthy ego. He appears to be well balanced an o not have a racst bone in his body. How cold he have hate for his white family who raised him? To do so means that he hates half of himself. As far as I am concerned this was the better half of who he is, after all, reportedly, his father left them when he was two years old. His role model was his white grandfather, who apparently did a great job.

As a non-religious person who has studied the history of all of the major religions of the world, what diference does it make what religion he is?

#3 DebColson on 03.23.08 at 2:40 am

Senator Obama spoke with courage & intelligence of a true NewAmerican Mutt! Let’s figure out how to keep talking, get “real” most of us will be “a mixed shade of chocolate” by the next generation anyway! Those of you “truly” pure-breeds out there, “Give it up and come to the party” - WE have got bigger issue’s to focus on - If we don’t get back to the environment & our addiction to OIL, none of what Racism is focused on will matter.

#4 Joy in Missouri on 03.27.08 at 11:29 pm

When I was a child, our pastor and my own sweet, devout Baptist mother ranted about the evils and dangers of “Catholics!” She went ballistic when she heard that my grandparents voted for Kennedy: “He’ll take orders from the Pope!” She told us why bother to play with the Catholic kids down the street, because “they won’t be in heaven when you go there anyway.” My mother is very loving and sweet, but was raised steeped in religious/cultural fears (including, of course fear and distrust of black people, as well as Catholics). Our minister was like a second father or grandpa to us all, kindly in all ways… and was in his mind trying to warn us of the ruthlessness and dangers of Catholics. Violent extremist Catholics, Baptists or Muslims should be feared… good-hearted, peaceful Catholics, Baptists, Muslims, (and all other religious peoples) African Americans and Caucasians (and all other peoples) should not be viewed as evil and dangerous. Rev. Wright ranted not so much unlike Southern Baptist evangelists rant while I was growing up in Missouri and Illinois. Obama isn’t Rev. Wright or remotely like him in attitudes, just as I’ve never been like our ministers or my mother in my religion/race attitudes. This is all fear-mongering because Hillary is losing… (in part, for this same kind of fear-mongering), and because race/religion fears are deeply inbedded and perpetuated in our society by people who believe they are superior or can gain by doing so. Obama is a Christian, and I am, too — and why is it that so many “Christians”, among them the Clintons, are so hateful and divisive? That tone and behavior speaks of and speaks to something of our souls, but it’s not our better angels.

#5 Lear Riojas on 04.12.08 at 10:22 am

Wow, suddenly a person’s choice of religous practice is really important. Has anyone reviewed the right wing psycho’s our current world leader is alleged to have associated with? However like most sensible voters we let the president speak on his religion for himself, not via some other pastor.

Now all of a sudden since people cant find anything wrong with Obama himself, suddenly his church is under attack. It’s time to grow up people, Obama denounced his pastor’s statements, and the child like Republican machine continue to use it’s immature buddies such as Shawn Hannity,and Rush Limbaugh and the Fox Republican network to try to push the Obama campaign into the race discussion.

Yet he has answered with astounding clarity on his position on race, and religion and his pastor’s comments yet some clowns won’t let it go. The time to grow up is now. His pastor spoke for himself, allow Obama to do the same.

#6 Patty Taggart RN, BSN on 04.17.08 at 7:38 pm

I have no doubt about Michelle or Barack’s hearts. They bear the fruit of love & giving throughout their lives! New topic-regarding any association with a “Weatherman”…, I am a mother of 6 gorgeous children. My eldest daughter spend 13 months in Bagdad. As a Captain-she commanded 1,000 MPs. I am so proud of her leadership as a soldier. She is also a West Point graduate. In the 60’s, I came very close to joining the “Weathermen”. At that time in history, it was very important that people stood against the atrosities that were being committed. I am glad that ultimatly I chose peaceful protest, but did not know at the time how violent the protest could become. Thank God for those who are willing to stand up & speak out against violence, hatred, usary, & injustice. Praise God for all those people who can, even amid adversity & controversy, stand up for what I believe Jesus stood for. Many people thought that he came to fight a war & free the Jews, but apparently he was given to us to teach love, compassion, & peace. What a unique concept!! I believe that many great teachers (including Mohammed) had the same message in mind. I live for the hope that love & diplomacy may stand as the only remedy for this broken world. Thank you Michelle & Barack for being willing to take a stand in this ugly, hurtful system for the love of others, this country, & all peoples of the world. Thank you both for fighting for this planet’s survival & our most precious human resources!! Much Love & best wishes for the overcoming of ugly misconceptions!

#7 Julia Smith, MBA on 04.30.08 at 1:15 am

I would like to know why the office of the President does not uphold the policy of not discriminating based on race, ethnicity or religion.
While I love Barack and voted for him in the primaries he is beginning to sound like a politician. This whole mockery of my intelligence is turning me off from the whole election.
As for Rev. Wright, it is not like he is speaking untruths, America needs to wake up and smell the coffee. This country suffers from recurrent amnesia and anyone who brings up the past is some how evil. If this isn’t the manifestation of the book of Revelations I don’t know what is.
I personally, would like the media to focus on the real issues, like interest rates across the board (credit card interest rates are ridiculous), gas prices and the price of food ($4 for a gallon of milk). How about they put a moratorium the interest rates for student loans? When I graduated from undergad in 2004 interest rates on student loans were 2% now its almost 7% and we all know what happens if you default.
Quit playing tidily wink and deal with the issue. We don’t need to be outraged at Rev. Wright or Obama. We need to start getting angry with the media and boycotting any show that is clogging our airwaves with irrelevant garbage.

#8 Betsy Jordan on 05.20.08 at 7:17 am

Hey…will someone, anyone, give me the direct facts to answer the Illuminati video being circulated by people against Barack…my concerns are that I am not answering it with facts, merely with assumptions. I want the facts … I know that they are there. Also, there was a certain movie circulated by Michael Moore which was a hard-hitting expose against Bush. Bush was elected, and much of what had been warned about the man, became the truth.

We need to answer this video now. Anyone who can help me with this answer…I welcome it. Please email me.

Thank you!

#9 MOHAMMED G KHAN , BE on 06.08.08 at 10:30 am

One of the best message ( I appreciate Julia Smith, MBA for a very good message ) that i read so far. , and in a country Like US where there is no discrimination of any kind this type topics should not raised against any individual where he is running for any post….That is the strength of America, that is uniqueness America had… that is the one which make America a Great Country.And any such attempt made by any individual to create discrimination is an attempt to make to brake the basic foundation of America. Long live America., May Almighty bless America.

#10 MOHAMMED G KHAN , BE on 06.08.08 at 10:33 am

One of the best message ( I appreciate Julia Smith, MBA for a very good message ) that i read so far. , and in a country Like US where there is no discrimination of any kind this type of topics should not be raised against any individual irrespective of whether he is running for any post or not….That is the strength of America, that is the uniqueness America had… that is the one which make America a Great Country.And any such attempt made by any individual to create discrimination is an attempt to brake the basic foundation of America. Long live America., May Almighty bless America.

#11 Redwood Dolphin on 06.09.08 at 10:37 pm

I for one have been draged thru the streets of this nation. Jailed and Jailed again, I am white free spirited and proud. Global climate change is nothing more that soot that rains down on our ice fields in northern areas. do to smoke stacks , It is comming from areas north of the equater . China, russia , america ,Europe. Our addition to oil is what it is, can anyone send help, If senator Obama can find a way to stop the killing of our planet , God bless Him .Our Oceans are being raped of fisheries, on the west coast of America there are so few salmon left many fishermen are losing there boats. Due to huge offshore vessels that take in any fish and all fish… As well as polution .nitrogen used by large farming projects. coastal daries , mass logging . due to these and other reasons the west coastfisheries are wiped out … wiped out all types of native fish…we put traffic offenders in jail. we police americans yet we do nothing to police our Oceans.These are real issues. Health care, real issues, today we have to pay to visit our natural parks . real issues, we pay iver 30% taxes,we have way to much government , real issues
yet we continue to bash the one man who is aking for change, I have understanding Obama is recieving death threats , wow what a brave soul to continue on tryin to promote change. I for one would like to see a few ceo’s of the big oil companys hanged for murder , last time I checked it was a capital crime.(murder) Yet I have been jailed for much , much less crimes. I have lost my family, I have had to move from my home. I feel like a lost soul , yet I still have hope. It comes from God ,I pray to God, senator Obama will live long enough to send help …

#12 Eileen M. Ford on 07.12.08 at 12:15 am

I voted for Obama in the primary but was very disappointed that he opted out of public financing. In my opinion, it’s not a “flip-flop” - it’s a character issue.
I expected much more from him, but unfortunately, politicians do “whatever it takes” to win.
Eileen

#13 Mike on 08.27.08 at 3:04 am

Im getting trier of Republican attacks and smears and even more tired of Democrats taking it and not responding. McCain has no problem with smears and I fail to see why the Democrats dont ask him WHY the VC called McCain the songbird. Run a few ads like that and McCain’s supposed hero status goes away. Ask him why he worked so hard to seal the records of his fellow POWS. He wants to bring up that he didn’t have a kitchen table and all the other crap on Leno then by God bring up his VC nickname!!! Expose this fake hero for what he really was. Fifth from the bottom of his class. We don’t need any more dumb Presidents. I swear if BO don’t do this then he is going to lose against the rRpublican smear machine. Get tough Democrats and show us what you got. Obama/Bidden 08

#14 Scott Hammer on 08.29.08 at 5:31 am

Wow, you bought the domain and EVERYTHING huh? As a Barack Obama supporter AND a christian, I am ashamed that you so-called “christians” put out all of this dis-information and spread lies and hate monger. Shame on YOU! Perhaps you should just admit it … you are rascist and cannot stand the idea of a black man being president.

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