Barack Obama Takes On Email Rumors

Barack Obama was on the Brody Files yesterday to clear up email rumors about his religious faith. Obama said the emails where part of a “systematic political strategy.” “I think it ‘s very important for people not to buy into the kinds of dirty tricks that we’ve become so accustomed to in our politics, and people need to understand I’m not and never have been of the Muslim faith,” he told David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network. “I think that those who are of the Muslim faith are deserving of respect and dignity, but to try and feed into this fear-mongering and try to question my faith commitments and my belief in Jesus Christ, I think is offensive,” Obama also said. “And I want to make sure that people are absolutely clear about what’s going on with this, and if they get another one of these e-mails that they’re deleting it and letting their friends know that it’s nonsense.”
Here is a copy of one of those emails:

Who is Barack Obama?

Very interesting and something that should be considered in your
If you do not ever forward anything else, please forward this to all
your contacts…this is very scary to think of what lies ahead of us
here in our own United States…better heed this and pray about it and share it.
We checked this out on “”. It is factual. Check for yourself.
Who is Barack Obama?
Probable U. S. presidential candidate, Barack Hussein Obama was born
in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., a black MUSLIM
from Nyangoma-Kogel, Kenya and Ann Dunham, a white ATHEIST from
Wichita, Kansas.
Obama’s parents met at the University of Hawaii. When Obama was two
years old, his parents divorced. Hi s father returned to Kenya. His
mother then married Lolo Soetoro, a RADICAL Muslim from Indonesia.?
When Obama was 6 years old, the family relocate to Indonesia. Obama
attended a MUSLIM school in Jakarta. He also spent two years in a
Catholic school.
Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he is a Muslim. He is
quick to point out that, “He was once a Muslim, but that he also
attended Catholic school.”
Obama’s political handlers are attempting to make it appear that
that he is not a radical.
Obama’s introduction to Islam came via his father, and that this
influence was temporary at best. In reality, the senior Obama returned
to Kenya soon after the divorce, and never again had any direct
influence over his son’s education.
Lolo Soetoro, the second husband of Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham,
introduced his stepson to Islam. Obama was enrolled in a Wahabi school
in Jakarta.
Wahabism is the RADICAL teaching that is followed by the Muslim
terrorists who are now waging Jihad against the western world. Since
it is politically expedient to be a CH RISTIAN when seeking major
public office in the United States, Barack Hussein Obama has joined
the United Church of Christ in an attempt to downplay his Muslim
background. ALSO, keep in mind that when he was sworn into office he
DID NOT use the Holy Bible, but instead the Koran.
Barack Hussein Obama will NOT recite the Pledge of Allegiance nor
will he show any reverence for our flag. While others place their hands
over their hearts, Obama turns his back to the flag and slouches.
Let us all remain alert concerning Obama’s expected presidential
The Muslims have said they plan on destroying the US from the inside
out, what better way to start than at the highest level – through the
President of the United States, one of their own!!!!

Obama does not know who is behind these emails, but he said, “somehow they appear magically wherever the next primary or caucus is.” Obama also has a section of his web site devoted to clearing up these rumors. My guess is these rumors originated from deep inside the Republican rumor mill, ie Karl Rove and his ilk. They serve as a double smear for them, since many will feel that the Clinton campaign is behind it.
Alan Cosgrove

Here is Barack Obama on The Brody Files 1/22/08;

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