He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes in his elementary school, but a president is less likely to stereotype Muslims as fanatics — and more likely to be aware of their nationalism — if he once studied the Koran with them.
Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”
According to Pew Research Center polling, in October 2008, 51% of Americans believed Obama is a Christian, and only 12% believed Obama is a Muslim.
And now, in August 2010, only 34% of Americans believe Obama is a Christian, and 18% believe Obama is a Muslim.
At HotAir, the atheist Allahpundit opines:
It’s all very lame and obnoxious, especially given the testimony from pastors that Obama takes his Christian faith seriously
But there are a few things Allahpundit seems to fail to recognize…
First, the “Christianity” practiced by Obama’s “pastor” of 20+ years is, by his own admission, “not the same thing“. See the YouTube video that I’ll also post as the first comment.
What Allahpundit also seems to fail to recognize is the importance, in both Christianity and Islam, of spoken confession, and that Obama has publicly made the Islamic confession of faith, but not the Christian confession!
Visit IslamiCity.com and you’ll see how conversions to Islam are scrolled as follows (“Br.” is for “Brother”, “Sr.” is for “Sister”)
Sr. Kathy from Kentucky, United States took Shahada at IslamiCity on August 18, 2010.
Br. Jarad from California, United States took Shahada at IslamiCity on August 17, 2010.
Br. Dakota from Georgia, United States took Shahada at IslamiCity on August 12, 2010.
Sr. Vernetta from Alabama, United States took Shahada at IslamiCity on August 11, 2010.
And when Barack Hussein Obama publicly confessed the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, he “took Shahada“.
Barack Hussein Obama took Shahada and made the Islamic confession of faith.
And while he has said, “I am a Christian”, that is not the Christian confession of faith.
Saying “I am a Christian” does not make you a Christian. Let’s focus on what the Holy Bible has to say about the confessions of your mouth.
Jesus Christ said:
Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.
Jesus Christ continued:
But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.
The Holy Bible also says:
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
1 John 4:1-6
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
1 John 4:15
For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
2 John 1:7
Once again, Obama has publicly confessed the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. The opening lines of that call to prayer (the Adhan) includes the Shahada, the Islamic profession of faith.
A single honest recitation of the Shahada in Arabic is all that is required for a person to become a Muslim. A conversion to Islam is meant to be a one-way process, both for the individual and their descendants.
Obama has not publicly confessed, “Jesus Christ is Lord.” Saying “Jesus Christ died for my sins” does not confess He is Lord, and does not reveal whether or not you believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead.
That’s just the facts of what Obama has and has not publicly confessed.
So, given that confession, according to the Holy Bible, Obama is not a Christian, but rather “a deceiver and an antichrist.”
While Obama’s time as a member of the Illinois Senate was marked by many instances of voting “present”, it should come as no surprise that in his first year of elected office Barack Hussein Obama was the sole sponsor of SENATE RESOLUTION 90_SR0110, which concluded with the following:
RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE NINETIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS,
that we salute the South Shore Islamic Community Center for their great work in making their community a better place to live;
and be it further RESOLVED,
That we declare November 1, 1997 to be the South Shore Islamic Community Center Day;
and be it further RESOLVED,
That a suitable copy of this resolution be presented to South Shore Islamic Community Center.
I said it before and I’ll say it again…
The confessions of Obama’s own mouth reveal him to be a Muslim, not a Christian.
UPDATE: A few additional thoughts…
Article VI of the Constitution includes the following:
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
Is Keith Ellison actually the first Muslim to serve in the U. S. Congress? According to the national media, the answer is a resounding “Yes!”  That may well be true; however, John Randolph of Virginia, who served in Congress from 1799-1834, expressed that in his early years, he held a position “in favor of Mahomedanism”  and “rejoiced in all its triumphs over the cross [Christianity].”  Randolph was not a Muslim in the same sense as Ellison, but he certainly cultivated what he described as a position of “natural repugnance to Christianity.”  Francis Scott Key, author of the “Star Spangled Banner,”  befriended Randolph and faithfully shared Christ with him. Randolph eventually converted to Christianity  and became a strong personal advocate for his newfound faith.
Openly admitting to being a Muslim would not have had any impact at all on Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of President and Commander in Chief. (There are other issues related to Obama’s eligibility, but this is not one of them). But it would have had a very significant impact on Obama’s electability.
While one does not have to be a Christian to run for office, voters in this country have a long history of following the advice of our first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court who said:
Providence [God] has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest, of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.
Barack Hussein Obama took Shahada and claimed “I am a Christian”. How can he do that? The answer is:
Muslims may conceal their faith when under threat, persecution or compulsion. For Barack Hussein Obama to be electable, he felt compelled to say, “I am a Christian”. Why? Because a mere 7 years after the 9/11/2001 Jihadist attacks, American voters would not have elected an open Muslim to be President and Commander in Chief of our entire military.
And, putting all of that together, recap and consider this…
1) Obama has publicly confessed the Islamic confession of faith, the Shahada, in perfect Arabic. He knows exactly what that means to the Muslim world. He wants the Muslim world to believe he is a Muslim.
2) Obama has not publicly confessed, according to Romans 10:9, “Jesus Christ is Lord, and I believe in my heart that God has raised Him from the dead.”
3) Considering the facts of what Obama has and has not publicly confessed, and that Obama’s own confessions declare him to be a Muslim, doesn’t the following quote imply that Obama shares his journey with Jihadists?
But my journey is part of a larger journey – one shared by all who’ve ever sought to apply the values of their faith to our society. It’s a journey that takes us back to our nation’s founding, when none other than a UCC church inspired the Boston Tea Party and helped bring an Empire to its knees.
– Barack Hussein Obama, June 23, 2007
Michelle Obama’s trip to Spain was not “Tone Deaf”,
it was Pitch-Perfect… …to the Cordoba Initiative.
Hat tip to Dave M for bringing this to our attention:
Posted by Pamela Geller on Friday, September 03, 2010 at 01:28 PM
If any of you needed any more evidence of the Shahada truly being the Muslim confession of faith, and confession of the Shahada in Arabic all that is required to be considered a Muslim by the rest of the Muslim community, read this:
One portion of this I found unusual was the inside look at the conversion process. I spent some time once going to classes with a friend who was converting to Judaism. It’s a very long, detailed, involved process with a great deal to learn. The conversion process for Jeff to become a Muslim seemed to consist of showing up at his future father-in-law’s house and reciting precisely three lines. More to the point, despite his protestations about having done his homework, he seems to be given the speech for the ceremony written phonetically with no clear idea what he’s saying. The bride’s father assures him that, “You’re not denouncing anything. You’re adding more.”
He’s then given the note to read, with sub-titles helpfully added to the scene:
I bear witness,
That there is no God,
…and if you have any doubt that Jihadist Muslims use confession of the Shahada as a a shibboleth to determine if you live or die, read this:
any Christian they met who could not recite the Islamic creed was instantly shot and killed or slaughtered like a lamb.
The title for the Indonesian translation of Barack Obama’s book is
“Menerjang Harapan: Dari Jakarta Menuju Gedung Putih”
which translates into