Monday, September 08, 2008

Is Obama confused about his religion?

Remember that Whopper's Bunker is a impartial forum especially when it comes to politics. As there was quite a lot of coverage there concerning the Republicans over the past week, it's time to see what the Democrats are saying. Unfortunately I couldn't see or hear much of Obama's speech at their convention due to McCain's announcement of Sarah Palin of which it's fair to say completely overshadowed Obama's speech. However, now that the commotion has relaxed a little, we can hear Obama again.

In an interview yesterday on ABC’s This Week with host George Stephanopoulos; Obama was trying to suggest that FOX News and others “closely allied” to Republicans are promulgating the notion that the Illinois senator is Muslim.

The senator was asked if McCain himself has done anything to suggest Obama is Muslim, he said, “Let’s not play games. What I was suggesting — you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. And you’re absolutely right that that has not come…”

“Christian faith,” Stephanopoulos interrupted, correcting Obama.

“… my Christian faith. Well, what I’m saying is that he hasn’t suggested that I’m a Muslim. And I think that his campaign’s upper echelons have not, either.” Obama said.

I does sound like he's a little confused, to me. I mean I talk a lot about Scientology on 2IGTV as we take the piss out of the likes of Cruise and Co., but I never get it confused with being a Jedi do I?

Have a look/listen here and decide for yourself:

Source: Fox News


Anonymous said...

uh, you never confuse it 'cos you're not a Scientologist ;-)

Anonymous said...

Oh my.
Apparently, all you have to do to become a Muslim is simply to state (in Arabic):
"there is no god apart from God, and Muhammed is the Messenger of God."

The 1st 3 lines of the call to prayer - which Obama says with a really good accent - is:
"God is the Greatest"
"I bear witness that there is no deity except God"
"I bear witness that Muhammed is the Messenger of God"

He's not really doing much to dispel rumours about this, is he!

Bruce Russell said...

I'd almost rather he be a Muslim than a disciple of Jeremiah Wright . . .

Anonymous said...

Heavens! You mean that we have a presidential candidate who understands the Muslim faith, has actually bothered to read the Koran, and can kinda speak Arabic? Whatever shall we do?

Oooh, I know:

Vote Obama.

Anonymous said...

The words 'Neville Chamberlain' and 'Munich' spring to mind.