Obama Bashing

You’ve probably received this same chain mail bashing Obama in your inbox multiple times as I have. Sadly the senders of these emails never actually take the time to validate any of the informatioin in them and yet they get to vote. This one actually claims that you should check it out on snopes.com. If only more people actually read the articles on him in wikipedia or snopes. I decided to post this because I’m tired of this email and too many people taking it at face value. Plus I love my brother’s reply to one of them (below the email).

>Who is Barack Obama?
>Very interesting and something that should be considered in your choice.
>If you do not ever forward anything else, please forward this to all your contacts…this is very scarey to think of what lies ahead of us here in our own United States…better heed this and pray about it and share it.
>We checked this out on ‘snopes.com’. It is factual. Check for yourself.
>Who is Barack Obama?
> Probable U. S. presidential candidate, Barack Hussein Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., a black MUSLIM from Nyangoma-Kogel, Kenya and Ann Dunham, a white ATHIEST from Wichita, Kansas. Obama’s parents met at the University of Hawaii. When Obama was two years old, his parents divorced. His father returned to Kenya. His mother then married Lolo Soetoro, a RADICAL Muslim from Indonesia.
> When Obama was 6 years old, the family relocate to Indonesia. Obama attended a MUSLIM school in Jakarta. He also spent two years in a Catholic school. Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he is a Muslim. He is quick to point out that, ‘He was once a Muslim, but that he also attended Catholic school. Obama’s political handlers are attempting to make it appear that he is not a radical. Obama’s introduction to Islam came via his father, and that this influence was temporary at best. In reality, the senior Obama returned to Kenya soon after the divorce, and never again had any direct influence over his son’s education. Lolo Soetoro, the second husband of Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, introduced his stepson to Islam. Obama was enrolled in a Wahabi school in Jakarta. Wahabism is the RADICAL teaching that is followed by the Muslim terrorists who are now waging Jihad against the western world. Since it is politically expedient to be a CHRISTIAN when seeking major public office in the United States, Barack Hussein Obama has joined the United Church of Christ in an attempt to downplay his Muslim background. ALSO, keep in mind that when he was sworn into office he DID NOT use the Holy Bible, but instead the Koran.
> Barack Hussein Obama will NOT recite the Pledge of Allegience nor will he show any reverence for our flag. While others place their hands over their hearts, Obama turns his back to the flag and slouches. Let us all remain alert concerning Obama’s expected presidential candidacy. The Muslims have said they plan on destroying the US from the inside out, what better way to start than at the highest level – through the President of the United States, one of their own!!!! Please forward to everyone you know. Would you want this man leading our country?…… NOT ME!!!

…and now my brothers reply:

“Is it possible for someone to fabricate something more blatantly islamophobic and racist as that?
Why are “Muslim” “Atheist” and “Radical” in all caps? Some sort of desperate attempt at stirring up white protestant middle-class anxieties.
Might as well add two more random lines with all-caps scare words. How about “Obama even speaks SPANISH and has friends who are IMMIGRANTS!”
The stupidity of this thing is so over the top; whoever wrote it is so pea-brained that they cannot even distinguish that jihadi ideology and atheism are completely incompatible.”