Obama was “previously quite religious in Islam”

ByPamela Geller on April 17, 2009
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I was going though the Atlas 2007 and 2008 archives looking for a source and I found this: "when Obama talks to our enemies, what will he say?"

Indeed. I came across the following post and I am running it again. Perhaps more people are listening. When I ran this post over two years ago, and the following one over a year ago, I was called every name under the sun. I think it's important to read this now in light of all the things he is doing. His submission to the Muslim world, his abandonment of Israel, and his takedown of the American economy, the engine that motors the world.

The "An American Expat in Southeast
Asia" blog reports that Obama's Indonesian schooling began when he was entered into the
Roman Catholic, Franciscus Assisi Primary School on January 1, 1968 and sat in
class 1B.  He was registered under the name Barry Soetoro, serial number 203. School documents listed Barry Soetoro as an Indonesian citizen and his religion
was listed as Islam.
He will spend three years at Franciscus.
[…]

All Indonesian students are required to
study religion at school and a young Barry Soetoro, being a Muslim, would have
been required to study Islam daily in school.

He
called himself Barry as a child. Why did he change and go back to
Barack Hussein? This was a conscious decision that he made. Why? And if
Barack went to all the trouble of going from Barry to Barack Hussein,
why are we vilified when calling him by the name he prefers?

He
would have been taught to read and write Arabic, to recite his prayers properly,
to read and recite from the Quran and to study the laws of Islam.

In his
autobiography, "Dreams From My Father," Obama mentions studying the Quran and
describes the public school as "a Muslim school."

According to Tine Hahiyary, one of Obama's teachers and the principal from 1971 through
1989, Barry actively took part in the Islamic religious lessons during his time
at the school.  His teacher was named Maimunah and she lived in the Puncak area,
the Cianjur Regency.

"I remembered that he had studied "mengaji"
(recitation of the Quran)" Tine said.

Obama himself recalls,
"In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell mother I made faces
during Koranic studies."

Our guy
in Jakarta
writes: "The actual usage of the word 'mengaji' in Indonesian and
Malaysian societies means the study of learning to recite the Quran in the
Arabic language rather than the native tongue.  "Mengagi" is a word and a term
that is accorded the highest value and status in the mindset of fundamentalist
societies here in Southeast Asia.  To put it quite simply, 'mengaji classes' are
not something that a non practicing or so-called moderate Muslim family would
ever send their child to.  To put this in a Christian context, this is something
above and beyond simply enrolling your child in Sunday school
classes."

"The fact that Obama had attended mengaji classes is well known
in Indonesia and has left many there wondering just when Obama is going to come
out of the closet."

"As I've stated before, the evidence seems to quite
clearly show that both Ann Dunham and her husband Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo were
in fact devout Muslims themselves and they raised their son as such."

In 2007,
Obama's classmate Rony Amiris describes young Barry as enjoying playing football and
marbles and being a very devout Muslim.
Amir said, "Barry was previously
quite religious in Islam."

"We previously often asked him to the prayer
room close to the house.  If he was wearing a sarong he looked funny,
" said
Rony.

Amiris now the manager of the Bank Mandiri, Jakarta, recently said, "Barry was previously quite religious in
Islam.  His birth father, Barack Hussein Obama was a Muslim economist from
Kenya.  Before marrying Ann Dunham, Hussein Obama was married to a woman from
Kenya who had seven children.  All the relatives of Barry's father were very
devout Muslims"

In 2007, Emirsyah Satar, CEO of Garuda
Indonesia, was quoted as saying, "He (Obama) was often in the prayer
room wearing a 'sarong', at that time."

"He was quite religious in Islam
but only after marrying Michelle, he changed his religion."

Why lie?

OK, so he was raised a Muslim. Why lie? Why? When did he leave? How?
Those who have left Islam are quite definitive about it. Vocal, even. How
did he leave? When? He claims to be a practicing Christian for 20
years.
He is 47 years old. What was happening prior to age 27?

On March 14th, 2007, the Obama Campaign told
the LA Times that Obama was not a "practicing Muslim."

But his official
website
says:  "Obama Has Never Been A Muslim, And Is a Committed Christian.
"

Islamic links on Obama web site stir criticism

*Video* The Prayer Room Where Obama Played

Related Posts at  "An American Expat in Southeast
Asia,"


Tracking Down Obama in Indonesia
Tracking Down Obama in Indonesia – Part 2
Tracking Down Obama in Indonesia – Part 3

More here: Barack Hussein Obama's "Apostasy" from Islam January 2007

Obama and Islam: The Third Rail in American Politics February 2008

Obama's Jihad: Jakarta to the Whitehouse

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