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Obama Muslim Ties Debunked

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Last Edited: January 23, 2007, 10:58 am

The recent report by Dick Morris attempting to smear Barack Obama seems to have a lot more holes in it than just his Senate votes. This shows the danger of relying on the internet for truth. As I originally responded to this story in another member's blog, consider the source...looks like I was right.

 

Chicago Tribune, Jan. 21, 2007 by Eric Zorn -

"The credulous wing-nuts at Fox News began Friday morning spreading the Internet rumor that Sen Barack Obama 'spent the first decade of his life raised by his Muslim father---as a Muslim and was educated in a Madrassa,' to quote 'Fox and Friends' host Steve Doocy.

The source seems to be a viral e-mail that I've received at least a dozen times in the last few weeks. Without any attribution or supporting documentation, it spins a tale of Obama's being indoctrinated as radical muslim as a youth living in Indonesia and claims that he remains 'ideologically' Muslim.

The truth, according to Obama's books and extra information supplied by his political adviser David Axelrod, is that Obama lived in Jakarta from age 6 to age 10 with his mother and stepfather, neither of whom were particularly religious. For two years he attended a Catholic school and for two years he attended the Besuki School, 'where students were predominantly Muslim but where they had only one hour a week of comparative religious studies,' Axelrod said.

Obama then moved back to Hawaii. 'He never identified as a Muslim and never even set foot in a mosque' during those years, Axelrod said. 'Not that those things would have been necessarily bad things. It's just the truth.' "

 

CNN decided to investigate the story and here is what they found...

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/01/22/obama.madrassa/index.html

 

Think I'll take a pass on the Dick Morris "newsletter".

 

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Comments

1.
LottoVantageComment by LottoVantage - January 23, 2007, 12:14 pm
Isn't it just amazing the amount of effort that some individuals will go to in smearing up a hot democratic candidate? Glad you ran across this article! Now we can wad Dick Morris's article up and ram it up his cubuncus...ha ha!
2.
emilygComment by emilyg - January 23, 2007, 1:29 pm
His newsletter is good for cat litter box.
3.
Rick GComment by Rick G - January 23, 2007, 1:35 pm
LottoVantage,

I knew this "Obama-is-a-hidden-Muslim-extremist" story was false from the get-go. It didn't take long for responsible journalists to confirm this belief.
4.
Rick GComment by Rick G - January 23, 2007, 2:18 pm
Emily, my cats are to discerning....they would not poop in the box with that reading material at hand.
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cps10Comment by cps10 - January 23, 2007, 2:33 pm
If he were a Muslim extremist, don't you think we would have heard a lot about this before now? I think so...Dick Morris is a dope anyway.
6.
Rick GComment by Rick G - January 23, 2007, 2:59 pm
Keith,

That was my original reaction to this story....if this was true, then the electorate of IL is a bunch of fools (which I found as a disturbing allegation) and his Republican opponents in this election dropped the ball big time when they couldn't "drudge report" these allegations before his election to the US Senate.

If it looks like feces and smells like feces, it probably is feces.
7.
cps10Comment by cps10 - January 23, 2007, 4:09 pm
Rick - seems that everything done by the government these days smells like feces....

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