Friday, June 13, 2008

Somebody didn't get the memo

According to the Jerusalem Post:
Barack Obama's half brother Malik said Thursday that if elected his brother will be a good president for the Jewish people, despite his Muslim background.

In an interview with Army Radio he expressed a special salutation from the Obamas of Kenya. [emphasis added.]

The issue of whether, under Islamic law, Barack's father and step-father being Muslim necessarily means that Barack was born Muslim, which would thereby make him now an apostate, is discussed in detail here.

Hat tip: GatewayPundit.

UPDATE: According to the Jerusalem Post, another possible interpretation/translation of Malik's statement is that the 'background' that Malik was referring to was the Obama family background, that is, their father's religion and, consequently, that Malik was not making a statement, as many interpreted it, about the way that Barack was raised.

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