Janet Porter is president of Faith2Action*: turning people of faith into people of action to WIN the cultural war TOGETHER for life, liberty and the family. Author of "The Criminalization of Christianity," she hosts a daily radio program from 2-3 p.m. Eastern and a daily radio commentary heard in 224 markets and at www.f2a.org.
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I’ve misspoken before. I’ve misspoken before on national television. I’ve mixed up words, reversed orders, but I have never once misspoken concerning my faith and the God in whom I trust. Even in the most heated debate on Islam, never did I ever utter the words “my Muslim faith.” Nor, even when talking about Buddhism, have I ever slipped up and referred to “my Buddhist faith.” Ever. Why? Because my Christianity is so ingrained in me, so a part of who I am, that the thought of adhering to a false religion is so foreign, so blasphemous, that the words would never cross my lips.
Not the case for Mr. Obama. On ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, Obama said:
“Let’s not play games, what I was suggesting – you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. And you’re absolutely right that that has not come.”
Matthew 12:34 says: “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”
Notice that Obama didn’t correct himself. He was “corrected” by George Stephanopoulos who interrupted Obama, with the words: “Christian faith.”
Let’s just say he misspoke. Did Obama misspeak when he told the New York Times that blasphemy was one of the “prettiest sounds on earth at sunset”?
That’s right. In a Feb. 27, 2007, interview with the New York Times’ Nicholos Kristof, that’s how Obama described the Muslim call to prayer. That prayer, which Obama recited with a “first-class [Arabic] accent,” begins with this:
Allah is supreme! Allah is supreme! Allah is supreme! Allah is supreme! I witness that there is no god but Allah I witness that there is no god but Allah I witness that Muhammad is his prophet …
Really? No god but the false god Allah is the prettiest sound on earth? Really.
While Obama’s campaign site declares: “Senator Obama has never been a Muslim” and “was not raised as a Muslim,” the records say differently.
As was documented by Jerome Corsi in his best-selling book, “The Obama Nation,” in January 1968, Obama was registered as a Muslim at his primary school under the name Barry Soetoro. Even the Associated Press has released a photocopy of the document where Barack Obama is registered as an Indonesian citizen of the Muslim religion. (Listen to Dr. Corsi on yesterday’s Faith2Action radio program at www.f2a.org discussing it).
Obama also claimed he never attended a mosque. Not so, according to eyewitnesses. As was reported in WorldNetDaily, childhood friends and even his school principal said they saw Obama attend the mosque with their own eyes. In response, the Obama campaign issued another statement: Instead of claiming Obama was never a Muslim, as they had previously posted, they then claimed he “has never been a practicing Muslim.”
Even in Obama’s autobiography, “Dreams From My Father,” he called his school “a Muslim school” and admits he studied the Quran during his formative years from age 6 to age 10: “In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell mother I made faces during Quranic studies.”
He could have never made faces in Quranic studies if he wasn’t studying the Quran.
So this weekend on national television, he referred to his “Muslim faith.” Last year he said that praising Allah as the one true god was the prettiest sound on earth. He said he was never a mosque-attending Muslim, but eyewitnesses say otherwise. Despite what Obama and his campaign have claimed, by his own admission, he studied the Quran.
Add to the fact that on June 13, 2008, Obama’s half brother, Malik Obama, who lives in Kenya, told the Jerusalem Post that “if elected his brother will be a good president for the Jewish people despite his Muslim background.”
In that same article was a picture of Malik with his half brother Barack in traditional Somali elder dress with a turban on his head in 1985. Like many pictures of Obama in Muslim attire readily available on the Internet, he was not between the ages of 6 and 10 when the photos were taken.
Let’s pretend all of this is just part of some smear campaign. Forget everything that I’ve said and take a look of who’s backing this guy.
According to Islamic expert Brigitte Gabriel, author of “Because They Hate, A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America” and her new book, “They Must be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It,” there are some very interesting campaign supporters of Barack Obama. Beyond the support of unrepentant terrorist William Ayers, Obama has backing from some other notorious groups, from “al-Qaida to Hamas, to Hezbollah,” to “Islamic Jihad” to the “Muslim Brotherhood,” to “all the terrorists organizations” who “are coming out in force for Obama for president,” stated Gabriel on the Sept. 3, 2008, Faith2Action radio program (on the “Archives” section of www.f2a.org).
On the same program, she spoke of the Muslim Brotherhood project for North America, in 1982, whose plans were to get Muslims actively involved in politics.
Gabriel claims that the Islamic websites and terrorist organizations are calling Obama the “first Muslim president of the United States.”
As far as they are concerned, said Gabriel, these groups claim “Obama can say anything he wants to get elected – he is a Muslim.” They claim that if he had renounced his Muslim affiliation declared early in life, he would have changed his Muslim name.
What is interesting is the Islamic world has not renounced Obama for becoming a Christian – a capital offense under Shariah law.
What is perhaps more interesting is that Sen. Barack Hussein Obama has never renounced his Muslim ties. He was too busy pretending they didn’t exist until the documents and eyewitness accounts surfaced recently.
Let’s not play games. By way of review, on national television Obama “misspoke” about “his Muslim faith.” Last year he said the words “there is no god but Allah” were “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.” Then he said that he’s been to “all 57 states” (57 states coincidently belong to the “Organization of the Islamic Conference”). According to eyewitnesses, he was a mosque-going, Quran-learning, Muslim (according to official documents released by the AP). His friends say so. His principal said so. His own brother said so. He wears the Muslim turban and Somali elder dress for photo-ops, apparently for fun. While he hasn’t renounced any of this, not one Islamic extremist has called for his death as an apostate from Islam.
Obama is right about one thing. Sen. John McCain isn’t talking about Obama’s Muslim faith. But the rest of the country is beginning to.