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January 21, 2009

Obama: "U.S. also country of Muslims, nonbelievers"

Obama: U.S. also country of Muslims, nonbelievers

Echoes past remarks in which he said America 'no longer a Christian nation'



Some have been taking issue with largely unnoticed comments made last year by Sen. Barack Obama declaring the U.S. is "no longer a Christian nation" but is also a nation of others, including Muslims and nonbelievers.

The comments have been recently recirculating on Internet blogs.

"Whatever we once were, we're no longer a Christian nation. At least not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, and a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers," Obama said during a June 2007 speech available on YouTube.

At the speech, Obama also seemingly blasted the "Christian Right" for hijacking religion and using it to divide the nation:

"Somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and started being used to drive us apart. It got hijacked. Part of it's because of the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, who've been all too eager to exploit what divides us," he said.

Asked last year to clarify his remarks, Obama repeated them to the Christian Broadcast Network:

"I think that the right might worry a bit more about the dangers of sectarianism. Whatever we once were, we're no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers," Obama wrote in an e-mail to CBN News senior national correspondent David Brody.
"We should acknowledge this and realize that when we're formulating policies from the state house to the Senate floor to the White House, we've got to work to translate our reasoning into values that are accessible to every one of our citizens, not just members of our own faith community," wrote Obama.

Obama did clarify his statement about the "Christian Right."

My intention was to contrast the heated partisan rhetoric of a distinct minority of Christian leaders with the vast majority of evangelical Christians – conservatives included – who believe that hate has no place in our politics.

"When you have pastors and television pundits who appear to explicitly coordinate with one political party; when you're implying that your fellow Americans are traitors, terrorist sympathizers or akin to the devil himself; then I think you're attempting to hijack the faith of those who follow you for your own personal or political ends," wrote Obama.

This is very interesting ........................

Obama long minimized ties to radical Palestinian activist


Even as Barack Obama becomes the 44th president of the United States, anti-Israel professor Rashid Khalidi, whose ties to Obama stirred controversy during the campaign, has stated he could currently communicate with the incoming commander in chief, WND has learned.

Amid concern within the pro-Israel Jewish community, Obama repeatedly had denied he was influenced by Khalidi.

In an interview with the radical Democracy Now! news network last week, Khalidi expressed hope Obama would alter U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, talking to "all sides" of the Israeli-Palestinian arena. He also criticized Israel for killing civilians in the Gaza Strip the past few weeks and for leading what he termed a "propaganda campaign" to de-legitimize the Hamas terrorist organization.

Khalidi was asked whether he could speak now to Obama, and within his reply stated, "I could."

"You knew him? Can you speak to him? Can you talk to him now? Do you have access to President Obama, or President-elect, for the next few days?" Khalidi was asked by interviewer Amy Goodman.
Khalidi replied: "I mean, I was – we were his neighbors. We lived in the same neighborhood. We were colleagues at the University of Chicago. We saw each other quite frequently. I could – I mean, it is not easy to reach a president. The cocoons, the layers, are quite formidable.

Speaking about Obama's foreign policy, Khalidi said "there will be a change in policy."

"I mean we're already seeing it insofar as Iraq is concerned. I think we hopefully will see it in other areas. No, there will be a change. The question is how far. And enormous change is needed. I mean, everything we've been doing over not just the past administration – it's easy to criticize George Bush – but what has been done over several administrations has been fundamentally mistaken. And I don't know how radical a turn he is going to be able to make, even if he's willing and desirous of doing so.

For complete article please go here

And also this................

Anti-Israel professor claims access to prez ( little note here Khalidi and the Obamas were great friends in Chicago and often shared meals together. And also Khalidi is BEST friends with William Ayers) from Hugh Hewitt Townhall's interview.......

Stanley Kurtz' Latest Research Into Barack Obama's Connections To Terrorist Bill Ayers And Radical Palestinian Advocate Rashid Khalidi

Wild Thing's comment......

Obama has to keep re-doing the things he says, or he denies them, or he throws people under the bus that might cause him to be exposed.

His overly concern for Muslims and his connections to Khalidi are very concerning. Nothing we can do about it but it is something we need to be aware of. Like following the money or connecting the dots. Way TOO many ( and one is more then any of us have ) people in the O's life are connected and each one of them are anti-American.

With every passing day, you can see that Obama is a Communist, using propoganda on a scale never before seen in American politics.

Respect is something earned; not deserved Something the O has to learn.

....Thank you Mark for sending these to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at January 21, 2009 05:44 AM


Where is obama getting his facts. This is not a country of Non-believers and Muzzies. 80 percent of the people claim to be Christian of some sort, albeit, backslidin' like me but Christians all the same; not moslem, non believers, hindu or some other made up religion. And of those 80 percent, most don't have a problem with the words, 'under God'.

Sounds to me he is pandering to the anti-God, religion hating, abortion loving left.

Posted by: Mark at January 21, 2009 10:12 AM

Funny Baracksheviks, I didn't hear those words from President Abraham Lincoln or JFK?
- You're NO Mufasa Simba!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at January 21, 2009 10:38 AM

Yes America is a Christian nation. Founded on Christian morals and principals. Obama worries about "pastors and television pundits who explicitly coordinate with one political party", does he mean Black pastors who are all Democrats and most TV pundits who are Liberals?

The America Jewish vote was 78% for Obama. Huh? That sure opens the door to a lot of questions.

Yes WT, I believe that Obama is a communist and he and his infuential buddies are globalists. They are looking to American taxpayers to fianance their agenda, weakening America at the same time.

Posted by: TomR at January 21, 2009 11:59 AM

I wonder hoe many democrats will object to that statement or simply go along with the party mantra as usual. Stereotypes are always based on reality.

"When a stupid man is always doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty." ~ George Bernard Shaw

Posted by: Jack at January 21, 2009 05:00 PM

I hate to agree with Barack Obama but he is half- right in that we are a country of non-believers. On November 4, 2008, 60 million non-believers voted against the Obama Messiah. Add to that, those non-believers who didn't vote plus many too young to vote and about half the country are non-believers. As time passes and more people realize that worshiping a false god was a mistake the number on non-believers will increase.

Posted by: Les at January 21, 2009 06:58 PM

Thank you everyone so much for your input and comments.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 22, 2009 12:07 AM