OBAMA bukan muslim saya liat di sctv waktu itu di wawancarai maya soetoro adik obama oleh VOA indonesia, dia bilang obama itu kristen, tapi ayahnya muslim tapi muslim biasa aja, (tdk taat) yg dateng ke masjid kalo hari raya idul fitri dan kalo ada kematian aja.
cek link: http://rinaokta.blogspot.com/2008/06/ma ... -sang.html
Sebagai kandidat yang semula tidak dikenal, Barack Obama, akhirnya berhasil mengumpulkan 2118 delegasi, melampaui jumlah delegasi yang dikumpulkan saingannya, Hillary Clinton. Saudara seibu Barack Obama, Maya Soetoro, yang berdarah campuran Indonesia dan kini tinggal di Hawaii menyatakan rakyat Amerika tidak salah pilih. Maya juga yakin jalan hidup Barack yang unik akan membuatnya menjadi pemimpin yang efektif. Simak selengkapnya reaksi adik Obama ini dalam liputan eksklusif reporter VOA Yuni Salim dan juru kamera Nia Sutadi dari Honolulu, Hawaii. Maya Soetoro
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/w ... 194740.ece
From Times Online
January 16, 2008
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Barack Obama was directly confronted on prime time television last night over allegations swirling around the internet that he is a secret Muslim who worships the Koran, during a Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas.
Mr Obama, who was raised as a Christian by his white mother despite his Kenyan father being Muslim, has been dogged by smears and innuendo for months that he is in fact an Islamist trying to enter the Oval office by stealth.
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"Let's make clear what the facts are: I am a Christian. I have been sworn in with a Bible. I pledge allegiance [to the American flag] and lead the pledge of allegiance sometimes in the United States Senate when I'm presiding."
Mr Obama is a member of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ and is an actively practising Christian
.But opponents, particularly on the Republican side, delight in reminding people that his middle name is Hussein, taken from his father, a Harvard educated economist who left the family when Mr Obama was two.
After a deeply acrimonious dispute between Hillary Clinton and Mr Obama over the issue of race, which has dominated the campaign for over a week, the two blamed aides and campaign surrogates for the controversy and jointly pledged, on Martin Luther King's birthday, to put the matter behind them.
Yet both sought to gain the advantage on other issues. Mr Obama accused Mrs Clinton of taking a page from President Bush's playbook with earlier statements that the next commander-in-chief could expect to be tested quickly by terrorists - and that the next president would not have time to learn on the job.
Mr Obama said: "When Senator Clinton uses the spectre of a terrorist attack... I think that is part and parcel with what we've seen, the use of the fear of terrorism in scoring political points, and I think that's a mistake."
Asked during the NBC debate whether she had meant to say terrorists would test Mr Obama more than her, Mrs Clinton replied, "No, of course not," before adding, "it matters who's president."
The debate comes four days before Nevada's Democratic caucuses. In contrast to previous contests in predominately white Iowa and New Hampshire, Hispanic voters and union muscle in Las Vegas will have a big say in who prevails.
Mr Obama has been endorsed by the state's biggest union, but Mrs Clinton is being backed by several smaller trade organisations. This led her husband Bill to tell an audience in Nevada yesterday that Mr Obama was the "establishment" candidate in the Silver State and his wife the insurgent - a new interpretation on the Democratic race.