Thought I would share this: Facts and Falsehoods about Obama
Lie: The Clinton Campaign leaked information about Barack Obama.
Truth: Barack Obama's attendance at a Muslim elementary school in Indonesia was discussed in his autobiography, "Dreams from My Father". It was originally published in 1995. From his book, page 142:
In Indonesia, I’d spent 2 years at a Muslim school, 2 years at a Catholic school. In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell mother I made faces during Koranic studies. In the Catholic school, when it came time to pray, I’d pretend to close my eyes, then peek around the room. Nothing happened. No angels descended.
Lie: Barack Obama attended a radical Muslim school, where he was taught Wahhabism.
Truth: Obama attended a Muslim elementary school largely because he couldn't afford to go to an American school. He was not taught Wahhabism, or any form of radical Islam. From his second book, "The Audacity of Hope" page 274:
Without the money to go to the international school that most expatriate children attended, I went to local Indonesian schools and ran the streets with the children of farmers, servants, tailors, and clerks.
Lie: Barack Obama attended a Muslim school for four years.
Truth: Obama attended a Muslim school for two years, later attending a Catholic school.
Lie: A madrassa is any school that teaches radical Islam.
Truth: Madrassa is the Arabic word for school. English speaking Schools in Arabic speaking countries that serve the children of American service men and women are also called Madrassas.
Lie: Obama's father raised him as a radical Muslim.
Truth: Obama, in his autobiography written in 1995, describes both his biological father Barack Obama Sr. and his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, as born Muslim, but atheist or agnostic by choice.
Lie: Barack Obama is a Muslim.
Truth: Barack Obama is a member of the United Church of Christ
Lie: Barack Obama is a Muslim who converted to Christianity in order to seek public office.
Truth: Barack Obama has been a member of the United Church of Christ since 1988, well before he sought public office.
Lie: Barack Obama is sympathetic to radical Islam.
Truth: Barack Obama will kick Osama bin Laden's ass. He said so himself
"You want a fight, President Bush? Let's finish the fight with Bin Laden and al-Qaeda, through effective, coordinated intelligence, and a shutting down of the financial networks that support terrorism, and a homeland security program that involves more than color-coded warnings."
Lie: Barack Obama's real name is Hussein.
Truth: Barack Obama's middle name is Hussein. For the absurdity of judging people on their middle names, read this
Lie: Barack Obama willingly chose to study radical Islam as an adult in Indonesia.
Truth: Obama attended a Muslim school between the ages of 6 and 8, so he likely had no choice as to which school to attend. Furthermore, as stated above, the school he attended did not teach radical Islam or Wahabbism.
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