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Why doesn't the media, (CNN, Hannity and Colmes, FoxNews, etc.) ask Obama about his Muslim upbringing?

Why doesn't the media, (CNN, Hannity and Colmes, FoxNews, etc.) ask Obama about his Muslim upbringing?

He has family ties in the Muslim realm and yet I have not heard him discuss this openly. What are they waiting for....shouldn't the American citizens hear him admit it and express their concerns...or is it "taboo" to discuss this matter because of the freedom religion amemdment in the Constitution. What are your thoughts?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Why doesn't the Media call the Senator on a lot of things he says and claims? Maybe they are all afraid of being called 'racists'? Or maybe they are afraid that their ratings will drop because of a backlash from Obamiacs?

    This article points up several worrisome points about Obama's philosphical base:

    It is not okay to discriminate against anyone based on color or creed. This is central to the freedoms enjoyed by the people of the United States.

    Senator Obama's rabidly AfroCentric Church and Pastor cause grave concern for thinking voters.

    OBAMA'S CHURCH

    By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Tuesday, January 15, 2008 4:20 PM PT

    Election 2008: Since we first drew attention to Barack Obama's Afrocentric church a full 12 months ago, other media have weighed in. And additional disturbing information has come to light.

    At the core of the Democratic front-runner's faith — whether lapsed Muslim, new Christian or some mixture of the two — is African nativism, which raises political issues of its own.

    In 1991, when Obama joined the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, he pledged allegiance to something called the Black Value System, which is a code of non-Biblical ethics written by blacks, for blacks.

    It encourages blacks to group together and separate from the larger American society by pooling their money, patronizing black-only businesses and backing black leaders. Such racial separatism is strangely at odds with the media's portrayal of Obama as a uniter who reaches across races.

    The code also warns blacks to avoid the white "entrapment of black middle-classness," suggesting that settling for that kind of "competitive" success will rob blacks of their African identity and keep them "captive" to white culture.

    In short, Obama's "unashamedly black" church preaches the politics of black nationalism. And its dashiki-wearing preacher — who married Obama and his wife and now acts as his personal spiritual adviser — is militantly Afrocentric. "We are an African people," the Rev. Jeremiah Wright reminds his flock, "and remain true to our native land, the mother continent."

    Wright once traveled to Libya with black supremacist Louis Farrakhan to meet with terrorist leader Muammar Qaddafi. Last year at a Chicago gala, Wright honored his old pal Farrakhan, who's fond of calling whites "blue-eyed devils," for lifetime achievement.

    It comes as little surprise then that Wright would think Israel a "racist" occupier of Palestinians, while describing the 9/11 attacks as a "wake-up call" to "white America" for ignoring the concerns of "people of color."

    Wright makes the Rev. Jesse Jackson look almost moderate and patriotic. Yet this is whom Obama picked to baptize his daughters, plus to act as his "sounding board" during his presidential run.

    The candidate already has heeded his church's "nonnegotiable commitment to Africa," spending an inordinate amount of his campaign time on the Kenyan crisis, for one. Obama has close family ties to Kenya, and even founded a school in his ancestral village — the Senator Obama School.

    In the bloody conflict there, which already has claimed some 700 lives, Obama appears to have sided with opposition leader Raila Odinga, head of the same Luo tribe to which Obama's late Muslim father belonged.

    Obama's older brother still lives there. Abongo "Roy" Obama is a Luo activist and a militant Muslim who argues that the black man must "liberate himself from the poisoning influences of European culture." He urges his younger brother to embrace his African heritage.

    Beyond family politics, these ties have potential foreign policy, even national security, implications.

    Odinga is a Marxist who reportedly has made a pact with a hard-line Islamic group in Kenya to establish Shariah courts throughout the country. He has also vowed to ban booze and pork and impose Muslim dress codes on women — moves favored by Obama's brother.

    With al-Qaida strengthening its beachheads in Africa — from Algeria to Sudan to Somalia — the last thing the West needs is for pro-Western Kenya to fall into the hands of Islamic extremists.

    Yet Obama interrupted his New Hampshire campaigning to speak by phone with Odinga, who claims to be his cousin. He did not speak with Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki.

    Would Obama put African tribal or family interests ahead of U.S. interests?

    It's a valid question, and one voters deserve to have debated regardless of the racial and religious sensitivities. Thanks to a media blackout of these issues, the electorate has yet to benefit from a thorough vetting of Obama.

    We have to wonder how much of the national agenda Africa would consume under an Obama administration. Of the six "world threats" Obama lists in stump speeches, at least half of them concern that chronically troubled Third World continent.

    Yes, some of his African priorities are noble, such as fighting AIDS and genocide. But how much U.S. aid, resources and presidential time would he devote to them? How much is enough? If Bill Clinton was America's "first black president," would Barack Hussein Obama be our first president for Africa?

    Then there is the issue of his Muslim past. Obama, 47, was raised by two Muslim fathers and attended Islamic classes in Indonesia.

    He denies being Muslim, however, and says he "embraced Christ" while answering the altar call 20 years ago at Trinity. (Contrary to anonymous e-mail rumors circulating, Obama never took the oath of office on the Quran. He used a Bible, and Vice President Dick Cheney swore him in during his Senate ceremony.)

    This merely raises another concern, beyond that of the controversial church he chose to baptize him. If Obama were ever Muslim, even as a youth, he would now be viewed as an apostate, which in radical Islam is punishable by death. As Mideast expert Daniel Pipes has noted, a President Obama could be the target of a fatwah.

    Still, his Muslim heritage is not the signal issue before the electorate. It's his Afrocentric church, which preaches black socialism and black nativism, and his family ties to an African tribe that's fanning the flames of Marxism and militant Islam in a country once considered strongly democratic and a friend of the U.S.

    "I believe in the power of the African-American religious tradition to spur social change," Obama has asserted. He also says his faith has led him to question "the idolatry of the free market."

    If a President Obama's foreign and domestic policies are anything like the Afrocentric doctrine he's pledged to uphold, Americans will pay a hefty price, including those among the growing black middle class.

  • Bob O
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    This is what is called a whisper campaign. The major news media would look foolish if it were brought up (although FOX started the madrassa scare and ended up looking foolish).The whisper campaign is more effective because it will only affect the votes of the weak minded and uneducated.This type of smear campaign is by no means a new tactic. In 1920 opponents of Warren G. Harding started a rumor that he was a black man, very effective in the days before television.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    The liberal media has not given the Rev Wright videos much airtime at all. Hillary's camp has come out in favor of Obama.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think I've seen it brought up on Hannity and Colmes. But the evidence is flimsy, at best, so the media is always careful, they don't want to be the next Dan Rather with the National Guard story, something like that not only reflects badly on them and their network but the news media in general.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well, he doesn't have a Moslem upbringing, but he still have retarded, and populistic, plans like 'let pull the troops out of Iraq, leave it ****** up and shame ourselves to the world.' or 'We need heathcare affordable, meaning, I want to raise taxes and line my pocket and degrade the cost of everything.' And the Media is not showing faults in his ideas.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because there is no Muslim upbringing. Believe me, if there were Fox would have been all over it by now. It's a myth and a lie spread on line that he has Muslim roots. And if he did, so what...if you know about the Muslim religion, you know you have nothing to fear.

  • 1 decade ago

    Maybe Fox and some of the conservative commentators want McCain to lose so they can blame his more moderate policies and push the GOP back to the Right? In that context they might half-want Obama to win.

  • 1 decade ago

    Are you living under a rock or do you work for Hillary? Obama has explained this SEVERAL TIMES...and you are just spreading rumors and lies again!

    He IS NOT A MUSLIM AND WAS NOT BROUGHT UP A MUSLIM....

    And he HAS ADMITTED IT WITH PROOF.

    Go to www.snopes.com and type in Obama and see what pops up-so you can't say that I'm lying...the proof is THERE but it's people working for Hillary that keep spreading it around.

  • 1 decade ago

    This has been brought up countless times. Obama is a Christian and repeating that he's Muslim does not make him one. He went to a Muslim school when he was a child but has chosen Christianity as his religion. He has the right to choose the religion he believes in.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because Obama never does interviews with people or shows that he KNOWS will ask those questions.He only does shows like Ellen, Letterman,Trya, and CNN who is clearley backing him. He only does the powder puff interviews so he never has to get asked the tough questions. He for sure will never be on FOX.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They have to answer to the head of the network and the head of the network has to answer to their stock holders. Now the media are being politically correct to the EXTREME by not examining critically his Kenyan Muslim family ties. It behooves us to take the utmost care as to WHO we entrust with running the highest office in our country.

    Someone might want to interview his Kenyan Muslim cousin Odinga who was once caught trying to overthrow the Kenyan govt and implement Sharia law there, but he was captured and castrated. Then recently Odinga ran for President of Kenya and lost and his followers burned Christian homes and farms and crops and when a group of Christians took shelter in a Christian church, Odinga's followers chained the doors shut and burned Christian men, women and children alive!

    Obama SUPPORTED his cousin until the elections started here.

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/?qid=20080211031...

    http://stoptheaclu.com/archives/2008/02/01/barack-...

    http://jaluo.com/wangwach/sohcahtoa%20011106.html (rant about Odinga from a Kenyan)

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7176683.st...

    http://www.webcommentary.com/asp/ShowArticle.asp?i...

    http://sweetness-light.com/archive/obama-wore-musl... (Obama wearing muslim garb)

    My thoughts are that Obama would probably be smart to PAY Odinga to stay in Kenya and OFF our TV stations...

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