by sonofdonkeykong, Sat Feb 09, 2008 at 09:05:37 AM EST
First the aliases...
The man you know as Barack Obama used to be Barry Obama
by the way Choom in his year book comment means vagina
Well Barry Obama used to be Barry Soetoro
Obama's sister says he prayed as a muslim tries to downplay muslim influence of "agnostic" mother who married 2 muslim men.
[I put reporter's comments in here they were bold in the story]
"[Your mom has been described as an atheist.] I wouldn't have called her an atheist. She was an agnostic. She basically gave us all the good books -- the Bible, the Hindu Upanishads and the Buddhist scripture, the Tao Te Ching -- and wanted us to recognize that everyone has something beautiful to contribute.
[You didn't mention the Koran in that list, although Indonesia is the most populous Muslim country in the world.] I should have mentioned the Koran. Mom didn't really emphasize the Koran, but we read little parts of it. We did listen to morning prayers in Indonesia.
[Are you worried about mentioning Islam because it has already been evoked by negative campaigners trying to tarnish your brother?] I'm not worried. I don't want to deny Islam. I think it's obviously very important that we have an understanding of Islam, a better understanding. At the same time, it has been erroneously attached to my brother. The man has been a Christian for 20 years."
Obama is 48 he became a Christina 20 years ago? was he Muslim till he was 28?
""My whole family was Muslim, and most of the people I knew were Muslim," said Maya Soetoro-Ng, Mr. Obama's younger half sister. But Mr. Obama attended a Catholic school and then a Muslim public school where the religious education was cursory. When he was 10, he returned to his birthplace of Hawaii to live with his grandparents and attended a preparatory school with a Christian affiliation but little religious instruction."