To get elected in a Christian country, Barack Obama insisted he was born and raised a devoted Christian. But put him on a world stage and his craving for global adulation compels him to come clean and admit he has done that muslim thing. Let’s be frank, Barack’s burning ambition to gain military and geographic advantages from the Muslim world apparently ignites the pander bug and Barry Obama is magically transformed into Barack Hussein Obama, muslim spawn.
John Harwood, the New York Times reporter and MSNBC analyst, said on MSNBC that Obama was introduced today as “Barack Hussein Obama” and that he emphasized “growing up in a majority Muslim country, that there are a lot of Americans like that and that I [Obama] am one of them.” [Transcribed via DVR playback.]
Jeff Zeleny, another New York Times reporter, responded, “Throughout the course of the primary campaign, one time when I used his middle name, we got a lot of angry e-mail from supporters of then Senator Obama who said, ‘Why do you have to remind people that his middle name is Hussein?‘ But he was doing that directly today to send a purposeful message that he is a part of the world, that he is just piece of American heritage, if you will.” [At NoQuarter, throughout the contests, if anyone used his middle name, we were accused by Obamabots of being racists.]
But today, not only did Barack Obama accentuate his middle name, he said this in a speech to the Turkish parliament:
“The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their families, or have lived in a Muslim majority country. I know, because I am one of them,” he said.
What a stark contrast to his campaigns, when he minimized and disguised his affiliations with his Muslim relatives and his upbringing in a Muslim-dominant country (Indonesia). It is also notable today that every media outlet (CNN, A.P., Reuters, etc.) cut out that section of his speech. But I managed to find the video here, at about 3/4 of the way through this NECN video:
As an example of the heated accusations during the primaries, this was the headline at the Times UK: “Barack Obama: I’m no Muslim.”
From Barack Obama’s own “Fight The Smears” campaign Web site was this strong denial:
Here are the lengths that Barack Obama went to in South Carolina to win over the Christian right. (Click on this image to see the entire brochure, full-sized.)
The left column:
Lastly, who can forget this peculiar slip of the tongue when Obama was interviewed by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in September 2008:
Special thanks to all of the writers at NoQuarter for pitching in and helping me locate these images, links, and videos.