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Jeremiah Wright Was a Muslim: Why That Matters
No Quarter ^ | April 10, 2008 | Bud White

Posted on 05/14/2008 7:20:19 PM PDT by Heuristic Hiker

“I am a part of all that I have met.” Ulysses by Tennyson

The Obama-lovin’ media wants you to believe that the Reverend Wright earthquake has passed. Some would have you believe that Obama turned a negative into a positive with his embarrassing public contortionism defending Wright and giving us a history lesson on American racism from Plymouth Rock to the Freedom Riders, as if Reverend Wright’s inexcusable hate needs a context.

Nothing is further from the truth.

There is much to be told about Reverend Wright, Obama’s mentorship with this hate-monger, and the larger implication this relationship has for the Democratic Party and its strained coalition.

Long before Reverend Wright entered the national stage, Ryan Lizza of The New Republic, in the March 19, 2007 issue, dropped this little gem:

Wright was a former Muslim and black nationalist who had studied at Howard and Chicago, and Trinity’s guiding principles–what the church calls the “Black Value System”[Emphasis added]

Why should Reverend Wright’s past as Muslim concern us?

First, Reverend Wright’s hate sermons are virtually identical as those given by his good friend, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who followed in the footsteps of Malcolm X. For example, this description by Ben Wallace Wells, published in Rolling Stone—a magazine that favors Obama, most likely in serving the interests of their demographic–in February, prior to the release of the Wright videos, makes clear the connection:

Wright takes the pulpit here one Sunday and solemnly, sonorously declares that he will recite ten essential facts about the United States. “Fact number one: We’ve got more black men in prison than there are in college,” he intones.

“Fact number two: Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run!” There is thumping applause; Wright has a cadence and power that make Obama sound like John Kerry.

Now the reverend begins to preach. “We are deeply involved in the importing of drugs, the exporting of guns and the training of professional KILLERS. . . . We believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God. . . . We conducted radiation experiments on our own people. . . . We care nothing about human life if the ends justify the means!”

The crowd whoops and amens as Wright builds to his climax: “And. And. And! GAWD! Has GOT! To be SICK! OF THIS SHIT!…This is as openly radical a background as any significant American political figure has ever emerged from, as much Malcolm X as Martin Luther King Jr.

The racist paranoia of AIDS being developed by white America to kill blacks and other inexcusable statements are from the same framework of the NOI and Farrakhan. In fact:

In 1984, Wright was one of the inner circle that traveled with Farrakhan to visit Libyan strongman Col. Muammar Khadafy. The ostentatious Farrakhan junket came at a time when Khadafy had been identified as the world’s chief financier of international terrorism, including the Black September group behind the Munich Olympics massacre.

Secondly, while Obama’s plagiarism of a speech delivered by Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X to mostly black audiences has been correctly noted as a racial dog-whistle, it has not been examined in the larger context of the black separatist movement from which it originates.

Third, why did Wright’s church put the racist and anti-Semitic Farrakhan on the cover of its magazine Trumpet? Why did Trinity Church post:

a manifesto by Hamas that defended terrorism as legitimate resistance, refused to recognize the right of Israel to exist and compared the terror group’s official charter – which calls for the murder of Jews – to America’s Declaration of Independence[?]

The three points above show a consistent pattern of Wright parroting not only the language and but also the attitude of the Nation of Islam.

Wright has synthesized Christianity and an odious brand of Islam. When two religions become one, social scientists refer to this as a syncretic religion. For example, the Mayans developed Mexican Catholicism as a subversive way to maintain their culture in the face of Spanish conquest. The Reverend Wright may no longer be a Muslim, but he clearly embraces Hamas, Minister Farrakhan and others because they dovetail with his established world view, as with other syncretic religions.

Reverend Wright’s hate speeches are a glimpse of someone who has blended Nation of Islam and Black Nationalist Liberation Theology into a subversive Christianity, one that would hardly be recognized by most black Christians, and much less so mainstream American Christians, regardless of color. Indeed, one suspects that Jesus himself would have a difficult time recognizing the message delivered by Jeremiah Wright.

Obama’s 20-year mentorship with Wright not only demonstrates an incredible lack of judgment, but also highlights his views on race. Comments about his Grandmother being a typical white person may simply sound immature, unappreciative, and dismissive of the woman who helped raise him, but in the tradition of Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, and Jeremiah Wright, calling someone a typical white person is an insult indicating a world view.

Thanks to Mary Jo Kopechne, PhD, for her assistance on this essay.

TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; exmuslims; gdamerica; islam; jeremiahwright; liberalagenda; liberalvalues; louisfarrakhan; muslim; muslims; nationofislam; nobama; noi; notchristian; obama; obamatruthfile; socialist; stopobama; wright
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This article is a bit dated...the source is liberal and pro-Hillary, but the point that is made about Wright's attempt to sythesize Christianity into an odious brand of Islam - is I think, an interesting (and troubling) one to consider.
1 posted on 05/14/2008 7:20:20 PM PDT by Heuristic Hiker
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Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. - Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. is Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC) since March 1, 1972. Within a matter of months after his appointment he demonstrated an understanding and deep commitment to help TUCC achieve its motto and vision. The motto, "Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian", was a phrase coined by his predecessor, the Reverend Dr. Reuben Sheares, and was officially adopted by the congregation shortly after Pastor Wright began his ministry. Trinity United Church of Christ’s membership currently exceeds 8,000 and in May 1997, a new 2,700-seat worship center was dedicated. The membership continues to grow numerically and spiritually with large numbers of members tithing and participating in bible classes. Over 70 ministries are offered to enhance our Christian journey.

Click here to read about Dr. Wright’s talking points for Trinity United Church of Christ its Web site and the Black Value System.

Rev. Otis Moss III
Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ

Rev. Otis Moss, III currently serves as Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ under the leadership of Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.

Prior to joining the pastoral staff at Trinity United Church of Christ, Rev. Moss served as pastor of the historic Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia. After his arrival, Tabernacle was blessed, through Christ, to go from 125 members to over 2100 disciples.

Rev. Moss received his BA in Religion and Philosophy from Morehouse College where he served as Student Government President. During his matriculation at "the House," he was inducted as a Ford Foundation Scholar, named by the NCAA as an All-American Track and Field athlete and graduated with honors.

He continued graduate work at Yale University and was awarded the FTE Benjamin Elijah Mays Scholarship in Religion and the Yale University Magee Fellowship. Rev. Moss is recorded as one of the few African-Americans to ever receive this award in the schools' 300-year history. Rev. Moss graduated from Yale with a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Ethics and Theology.

After finishing seminary, Rev. Moss journeyed to Denver, Colorado to pursue a Ph.D. in Religion and Social Change at the University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology, under the tutelage of African-American historian and theologian, Dr. Vincent Harding. While not completing the program due to his call to serve the Tabernacle Baptist Church he maintains a high level academic commitment to research and teaching. He has been Adjunct Professor of Voorhees College, Guest Lecturer for the Interdenomonatial Theological Center, Emory University, Presbyterian College, Paine College, Dillard University, Howard University, Yale, Harvard University and Morehouse College. While in Denver, he continued his ministry to youth and young adults as the assistant to the pastor and Minister of Youth Programs at New Hope Baptist Church. Pastor James D. Peters, D.Min became a mentor to Rev. Moss and inspired in him a love for African-American homiletics and church history.

Rev. Moss has done extensive research in the areas of African-American culture, theology and youth development. Four-G published his first book, Redemption in a Red Light District, in December of 1999. His essays, articles and poetry have appeared in The African American Pulpit Journal, Sojourners Magazine, and the Urban Spectrum. The African American Pulpit Journal recently named Reverend Moss one of the "20 to watch" ministers who will shape the future of the African American church. Belief.Net named Rev. Moss as one of the future religious leaders who will impact the African-American Church. As a result of his commitment to intergenerational ministry and prophetic preaching Rev. Moss has had the honor of speaking at the Hampton University Ministers and Musicians Conference on three occasions. This is largest African American ecumenical conference in the nation. In addition he holds the distinction of being the youngest lecturer ever to present to this body.

His passion for youth and intergenerational ministry led him to create the Issachar Movement, a consulting group designed to bridge the generation gap within churches and train a new generation of prophetic church leadership.

His love for God and young people has led him to speak and preach in churches, seminaries and colleges across the globe; Including places such as South Africa, Bermuda, Puerto Rico and Egypt. Newsweek magazine cited Rev. Moss as one of "God's foot Soldiers' committed to transforming the lives of youth. Currently Rev. Moss serves as a frequent guest commentator on the Naomi Judd New Morning Show on The Hallmark Network He is the husband of Monica Brown Moss a graduate of Spelman College and Columbia University and the son of Dr. Otis (Edwina) Moss, Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio. They have one son, Elijah Wynton Taylor Moss and one daughter, Makayla Elon Moss.

Rev. Barbara A. Heard
Associate Pastor, Pastoral Liaison for Women’s Ministries

Rev. Barbara A. Heard is Associate Pastor and serves as pastoral liaison for the Women’s Ministries. Rev. Barbara Heard received her Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Seminary for Pastoral Studies. Her ministry also includes counseling, individuals and couples, teaching for the Center for African Biblical Studies, and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. For the past five years, Rev. Heard has been the Co-Chair person of the Women’s Week Committee as well as the Co-Convener of Trinity United Church of Christ’s Women’s Conference. Additionally, Rev. Heard has facilitated women’s empowerment workshops and has preached in churches of other traditions, namely the AME, Roman Catholic, Disciples of Christ, Baptist, and Methodist denominations.

Rev. Michael D. Jacobs
Associate Pastor for Youth and Children

Rev. Michael D. Jacobs has been Associate Pastor for Youth and Children since July 1997. Rev. Jacobs earned his Master of Divinity in June 2001 from McCormick Theological Seminary. As Pastor to the Youth and Children, he is responsible for overseeing youth programs such as Vacation Bible School and the Youth Church as well as providing guidance and support to all the youth ministries. Rev. Jacobs work with the youth of Trinity United Church of Christ takes him beyond the walls of the church into the community. He is representative to Project Ceasefire, the City of Chicago’s ongoing interfaith efforts to stem the tide of violence, Chicago Metropolitan Association’s Youth Ministry Network, Family Ministry Reading Group and a number of other initiatives with a focus on youth.

Rev. Ann Patton
Associate Pastor of Christian Education

Rev. Ann B. Patton is Associate Pastor of Christian Education at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL. Rev. Ann Patton received her Bachelors in Business Administration from Roosevelt University and her Master of Divinity from Howard University School of Divinity. She is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Department of Christian Education, interacting with over seventy ministries. Additionally, Rev. Patton developed the "Children as Stewards" program, introducing children to Stewardship as a concept of Christian sharing from an Afrocentric perspective that partners church, home and community. She has facilitated many retreats and participated in many conferences. Rev. Patton believes that teaching and preaching the Word of God is the vehicle that empowers as well as liberates the people of God to live free. Additionally, Rev. Patton is primarily responsible for coordinating the first Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) Midwest Black Religious Summit on Sexuality Regional Conference 2001.

Dr. Julia M. Speller
Director of Christian Education

Dr. Speller is a Christian educator and consultant with Trinity United Church of Christ. She is primarily responsible for all ministry and staff training, retreat material writing and resourcing. Additionally, Dr. Speller works with all the ministries of Trinity United Church of Christ on projects, conferences, panel discussions, etc.

Dr. Speller currently is an Assistant Professor of Church History at Chicago Theological Seminary. She holds a Ph.D. in the History of Christianity and has numerous publications and papers addressing Christianity, the black church and diversity in the Christian community.

Rev. Reginald W. Williams
Associate Pastor for Social Justice

Rev. Reginald W. Williams, Jr. is Associate Pastor for Justice Ministries. "Rev. Reggie" provides spiritual support, guidance and assistance for the 13 ministries within Trinity's Christian Education Division of Justice. These ministries seek to provide support in various areas of social concern, as well as advocate on the local, state, and national levels for equal opportunities and justice for God's children.

Rev. Reggie has earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University 1995; Doctor of Law (Juris Doctor) University of Wisconsin in 1998; Master of Divinity – The Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Rev. Reggie performs daily duties as an Associate Pastor, partners in worship services, and preaches in the absence of the Pastor. There is no task more sacred than the liberation of African People. "At Trinity, we seek to live out this task in partnership with God!"

Rev. Stacey Edwards
Associate Pastor for the Singles Ministries and the Drill Team Ministry

Rev. Stacey L. Edwards was appointed the Associate Pastor to the Singles in August of 2002. As Pastor to the Singles, "Rev. Stacey" is responsible for and committed to providing spiritual guidance, support as well as overseeing programs designed to minister to the holistic needs of unmarried men and women who are never-married, divorced, widowed, single parents and same-gender loving. Rev. Stacey also serves as one of the chairs for our Singles Conference which serves as a magnet for Singles throughout the country, provides spiritual direction for the Drill Team Ministries, partners in weekly worship services and provides preachment in the absence of the Senior Pastor. Rev. Stacey Edwards received her Master of Divinity (Cum Laude) from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry/Biology as well as a Master of Public Health from Indiana University.

Rev. Ramah E. Wright
Associate Pastor for Adolescents (Teens) and Women


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3 posted on 05/14/2008 7:30:49 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Heuristic Hiker

I thought Jeremiah was a bullfrog.

4 posted on 05/14/2008 7:30:59 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party:
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To: pissant

lmao.......i don’t know when I have laughed so hard. Caught me off guard with that one!

5 posted on 05/14/2008 7:32:56 PM PDT by Shortstop7
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To: Shortstop7
Vote Obama Son
6 posted on 05/14/2008 7:35:10 PM PDT by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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To: Heuristic Hiker

Riiiiiiight. Just like RAT Sen. Robert Byrd “was” a grand poobah in the KKK.

7 posted on 05/14/2008 7:39:44 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (Could pacifists exist if there weren't people brave enough to go to war for their right to exist?)
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To: redstateconfidential

Which reminds me: Are Jeremiah Wright and Jaleel White related, or is it just pure coincidence that the good pastor bears a striking resemblance to Steve Urkel?

8 posted on 05/14/2008 7:40:34 PM PDT by RichInOC ("Rich, you figured out my little secret! God DAMN America!")
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To: Heuristic Hiker

WAsn’t Mary Jo Kopechne (listed as author of the article) the poor gal that Teddy (the swimmer) Kennedy allowed to drown in a Cape Cod creek many years ago???

9 posted on 05/14/2008 7:42:06 PM PDT by RatRipper
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To: Heuristic Hiker
Thanks to Mary Jo Kopechne, PhD, for her assistance on this essay

wth ??

10 posted on 05/14/2008 7:44:52 PM PDT by tomkat (helping keep American craftsmanship alive)
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To: pissant

“I thought Jeremiah was a bullfrog.”

He is, with the emphasis on the bull.

11 posted on 05/14/2008 7:46:08 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Concerned about the price of arugula)
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To: tomkat

Good Question! (I didn’t read that far)

12 posted on 05/14/2008 7:46:41 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: RichInOC; redstateconfidential IS urkel, isn’t it?

13 posted on 05/14/2008 7:46:55 PM PDT by Shortstop7
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To: pissant
Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog
14 posted on 05/14/2008 7:50:15 PM PDT by taraytarah
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To: Heuristic Hiker

Obama is not a Christian. Black Liberation Theology is not Christianity.

15 posted on 05/14/2008 7:53:36 PM PDT by igoramus08
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To: tomkat
Thanks to Mary Jo Kopechne, PhD, for her assistance on this essay

wth ??

I know dead Democrats can vote. But this is the first I've heard about them assisting on essays.

16 posted on 05/14/2008 7:54:30 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Heuristic Hiker; All
The Real Story Behind Rev. Wright's Controversial Black Liberation Theology Doctrine
Monday , May 5, 2008
FoxNews/Hannity's America
[special Friday night edition--original airdate May 2, 2008]

(some key excerpts)

REV. BOB SCHENCK, NATIONAL CLERGY COUNCIL: "it's based in Marxism. At the core of his [Wright's] theology is really an anti-Christian understanding of God, and as part of a long history of individuals who actually advocate using violence in overthrowing those they perceive to be oppressing them, even acts of murder have been defended by followers of liberation theology. That's very, very dangerous."

SCHENCK: "I was actually the only person escorted to Dr. Wright. He asked to see me, and I simply welcomed him to Washington, and then I said Dr. Wright, I want to bring you a warning: your embrace of Marxist liberation theology. It is contrary to the Gospel, and you need, sir, to abandon it. And at that he dropped the handshake and made it clear that he was not in the mood to dialogue on that point."

JOSE DIAZ-BALART, TELEMUNDO NETWORK: "Liberation theology in Nicaragua in the mid-1980's was a pro-Sandinista, pro-Marxist, anti-U.S., anti-Catholic Church movement. That's it. No ifs, ands, or buts. His church apparently supported, in the mid-'80s in Nicaragua, groups that supported the Sandinista dictatorships and that were opposed to the Contras whose reason for being was calling for elections. That's all I know. I was there.

I saw the churches in Nicaragua that he spoke of, and the churches were churches that talked about the need for violent revolution and I remember clearly one of the major churches in Managua where the Jesus Christ on the altar was not Jesus Christ, he was a Sandinista soldier, and the priests talked about the corruption of the West, talked about the need for revolution everywhere, and talked about 'the evil empire' which was the United States of America."

The Real Story Behind Rev. Wright's Controversial Black Liberation Theology Doctrine:,2933,354158,00.html

Obama's Church: Gospel of Hate
Kathy Shaidle,
Monday, April 07, 2008

In March of 2007, FOX News host Sean Hannity had engaged Obama’s pastor in a heated interview about his Church’s teachings. For many viewers, the ensuing shouting match was their first exposure to "Black Liberation Theology"...

Like the pro-communist Liberation Theology that swept Central America in the 1980s and was repeatedly condemned by Pope John Paul II, Black Liberation Theology combines warmed-over 1960s vintage Marxism with carefully distorted biblical passages. However, in contrast to traditional Marxism, it emphasizes race rather than class. The Christian notion of "salvation" in the afterlife is superseded by "liberation" on earth, courtesy of the establishment of a socialist utopia.

From "45 Communist Goals":
#27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion.

Jeremiah Wright’s Controversial AIDS Charge [KGB connection]
Accuracy In Media (AIM) ^ | April 28, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid

Asked during the question-and-answer period following his National Press Club speech on Monday [April 28, 2008] why he charged the U.S. Government with manufacturing the AIDS virus to kill black people, Barack Obama’s “former” pastor Jeremiah Wright cited a 1996 book by Leonard Horowitz, Emerging Viruses: AIDS and Ebola. This rang a bell. I had exchanged correspondences with Horowitz several years ago because I caught him promoting an old Soviet disinformation theme that has been disavowed by former Soviet and KGB officials. ...."

Obama the "transformer"?

Louis Farrakhan, at the annual Saviours' Day celebration in Chicago, Feb. 25, 2008: "This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better"..."If you look at Barack Obama's audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed."

Louis Farrakhan, at the Millions More Movement rally in DC, Oct 15, 2005: "...what Mao Tse Tung did was, he went to the cultural community, and they [Farrakhan spreads his arms beneficently] accepted his idea."..."Mao Tse Tung ... had a billion people whose lives he had to transform."..."the idea of Mao Tse Tung became the idea of a billion people, and China became a world power on the base of the culture and the arts community. If we had a ministry of art and culture in every city we'd create this movement [in the U.S.]."

Louis Farrakhan, Santiago de Cuba, February, 1998: "There is not a member of the black masses in the United States who is not proud of the example set by Cuba and its revolution, with Comandante Fidel at its head"

Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Obama's pastor and spirtual advisor "crazy uncle" of more than 20 years, honors "Honorable" Minister Louis Farrakhan with the "Jeremiah A. Wright Lifetime Achievement Trumpeteer Award" at the 2007 Trumpet Gala held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
[it appears the original video was removed, but this one is identical to it]

From "45 Communist Goals":
#27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion.

17 posted on 05/14/2008 7:54:44 PM PDT by Eye On The Left
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To: Heuristic Hiker
Here's a whole article called "The Agitator" written by Ryan Lizza:

It's quite illuminating, and so are some of the comments --- liberals I might add!:

| Posted by SLC
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Can anyone substantiate that Rev Wright was formerly a Muslim? Isn't that a death penalty offense Sharia Law, to convert to Christianity? Did Rev. Wright truely convert?

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| Posted by UAE Don
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RE Sharia Law A Muslim must have a Muslim name. Rev. Wright does not have a Muslim name. It is not allowed to truley be a Christian and have a Muslim name. If you leave Islam you MUST change your name and then you can be sentenced to death. You can be Muslim and join and attend a Christian church. You can be active in the church. As long as you do not change your name it is OK. The Koran states Jesus was born of a virgin named Mary and was a great prophet. Islam holds Jesus as being almost equal to Mohammed. It is not just the middle name of Barrak Obama thet is Islamic. Barack and Obama are African Muslim names Hussein is Arabic. Barack Hussein Obama is 100% Muslim according to Islamic culture and Sharia Law. This doesn't upset me but the denial and lying about it does. In the world of Islam the end justifies the means. If he can become President by hiding under the cloak of Christianity he is forgiven and can obtain Paradise. Do not take my word for this check for yourself. The name is the key.

| Posted by UAE Don taqiyya
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Taqiyya . . .A muslim must have a muslim name? Perhaps . . .that is unless their purpose is to deceive. . .just two examples to google for further confirmation Grover Norquist, founder Islamic Institute Washington; Susan L. Douglass, Textbook consultant
18 posted on 05/14/2008 8:00:29 PM PDT by parisa
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To: pissant
I thought Jeremiah was a bullfrog.

He 'was' a good friend of Obama. Though he never heard a single word he said, he always helped him a-drink his wine.

19 posted on 05/14/2008 8:10:31 PM PDT by Eye On The Left
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“Indeed, one suspects that Jesus himself would have a difficult time recognizing the message delivered by Jeremiah Wright.”

Oh, I’m sure He would recognize it. And not to presume to speak for The Lord, but my bet is he would say. “Get ye behind me” to it.

20 posted on 05/14/2008 8:11:44 PM PDT by piytar
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