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Obama's Granny Prayed For Him To Be Muslim  
User currently offlinekevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1146 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4323 times:

Very interesting development. Obama's granny performed a Hajj recently and told a Saudi newspaper that she wants her son to convert. I wonder is he is gonna comment on this. Here is a kink:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101125...s_alt_afp/usobamareligionhajjislam

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21879 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4314 times:

Quoting kevin (Thread starter):
Obama's granny performed a Hajj recently and told a Saudi newspaper that she wants her son to convert.

Great. She's entitled to do that. Hell, a lot of people pray they'll win the lottery. Doesn't mean it's going to happen.

Non-story, really.

-Mir



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4313 times:

So?

If I had a wacky grandma praying for me to become a scientologist, would that make me one? I don't think so.

This is just the same old birther smear campaign again, without anything even remotely approaching a realistic basis.

The obvious intention behind this kind of innuendo is just disgusting.


User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4314 times:

Seriously? Why is this even news? So what if his grandma prayed he should become a Muslim? He is not. In fact I think he isn't even Christian, but more of an agnostic/atheist. And prayers don't work anyway....


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20362 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4308 times:

Quoting kevin (Thread starter):
Very interesting development. Obama's granny performed a Hajj recently and told a Saudi newspaper that she wants her son to convert. I wonder is he is gonna comment on this. Here is a kink:

Right now, I'm far more concerned about the fact that our furnace is broken and the furnace guy is over an hour late.

Like, a million times more concerned. In fact, the Constitution expressly prohibits requiring any "test of religion" to hold any public office.


User currently offlinephotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2826 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4298 times:

Ok, I just prayed that Obama become a Budhist. When can I expect the media to be knocking at my door? 

As others have noted.... a total non-story.


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4273 times:

Quoting kevin (Thread starter):
Obama's granny performed a Hajj recently

Wait, no one's bitching about that the article didn't say which airline/aircraft/reg. no. she flew on. This is airliners.net still, yes?

(That's the bigger story here, as I see it.)



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User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4253 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 6):
Wait, no one's bitching about that the article didn't say which airline/aircraft/reg. no. she flew on. This is airliners.net still, yes?

Too right, mate. Where's her trip report?


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4245 times:

Quoting Quokka (Reply 7):
Where's her trip report?

LOL!



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20362 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4241 times:

Quoting Quokka (Reply 7):
here's her trip report?

I hope it was an L-1011!

wags tail


User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 9):
I hope it was an L-1011!

Hasn't your furnace guy turned up yet?

[Edited 2010-11-26 19:12:17]

User currently offlineSpeedbird741 From Portugal, joined Aug 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4195 times:

This is as much news as Palin's North Korea gaffe. Quite sad for the public to grab on to trivial things like these.

Speedbird741



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User currently offlineavent From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4183 times:

Quoting kevin (Thread starter):
Very interesting development. Obama's granny performed a Hajj recently and told a Saudi newspaper that she wants her son to convert. I wonder is he is gonna comment on this.

Why don't you explain to us why anyone with half a brain should pay attention to this or think it's anything other than part of the political sewage that permeates current politics?


User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8965 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4118 times:

Quoting kevin (Thread starter):
Very interesting development. Obama's granny performed a Hajj recently and told a Saudi newspaper that she wants her son to convert. I wonder is he is gonna comment on this.

Well technically, according to Islamic law, Obama would legally be considered a muslim since his father was muslim. Since he apparently is now christian, he would be considered an apostate.

The New York Times did a piece on the issue a couple of years ago.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/12/op...l?_r=2&ref=todayspaper&oref=slogin

In which they raise a particularly curious issue:

Because no government is likely to allow the prosecution of a President Obama — not even those of Iran and Saudi Arabia, the only two countries where Islamic religious courts dominate over secular law — another provision of Muslim law is perhaps more relevant: it prohibits punishment for any Muslim who kills any apostate, and effectively prohibits interference with such a killing.

At the very least, that would complicate the security planning of state visits by President Obama to Muslim countries, because the very act of protecting him would be sinful for Islamic security guards.


Things like that must send the Secret Service in to epileptic fits.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20362 posts, RR: 59
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 4039 times:

Quoting Quokka (Reply 10):

Hasn't your furnace guy turned up yet?

Naw, man. We gotta live like this for three more days. Fireplace, oven, space heaters, two warm dogs. Freshly bathed and conditioned.

The part has to come in and it won't be in until Tuesday.

FML.

And lest any mod say that this is OT, I did justify this as being more important to me than Obama's grandmother's prayers on the Hajj.


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7719 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

Quoting kevin (Thread starter):
I wonder is he is gonna comment on this

Why on earth would he??

Quoting Speedbird741 (Reply 11):
This is as much news as Palin's North Korea gaffe

Nonsense - that was at least funny.



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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15839 posts, RR: 27
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 14):
And lest any mod say that this is OT, I did justify this as being more important to me than Obama's grandmother's prayers on the Hajj.

Maybe you should have her pray for your furnace, just to hedge your bets.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20362 posts, RR: 59
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 4020 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 16):

Maybe you should have her pray for your furnace, just to hedge your bets.

Well, I'm a Jew (sorta). I can get some Christians, Muslims, maybe some Bhuddists and Shintoists and Unitarians to pray for it just to cover all my bases.


User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 3937 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 17):
Well, I'm a Jew (sorta). I can get some Christians, Muslims, maybe some Bhuddists and Shintoists and Unitarians to pray for it just to cover all my bases.

What about Hindus...there are more than a billion of us ya know...   



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User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 3911 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 17):
I can get some Christians, Muslims, maybe some Bhuddists and Shintoists and Unitarians to pray for it just to cover all my bases.
Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 18):
What about Hindus...there are more than a billion of us ya know...


Sounds like you could be starting a new movement for inter-faith understanding and co-operation, Doc.  


User currently offlineStuckInCA From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

Every day of her life my grandmother prayed I'd become a Methodist.

Alas. It was not to be.

Do I get a thread?


User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3070 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (4 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 3809 times:

Quoting StuckInCA (Reply 20):
Every day of her life my grandmother prayed I'd become a Methodist.

Grandmothers often seem to pray for strange and irrelevant things. Case in point:

Over dinner once, my grandmother announced that she "prayed all the time" that my Dad and (common-law of about 15 years at the time) stepmother would get married so they'd no longer be "living in sin", and then asked me what I thought about it. I chuckled and said "First off, 'living in sin' makes it sound like a lot more fun than it actually is on a day-to-day basis. I could see your point if they were two 16-year-olds who'd never been out of the house before, but they're both way over 21... in fact, they both have grown kids who are way over 21, it's not like Glenda (my stepmother) is gonna come up pregnant (hysterectomy), plus both of them have been married three times before they met so it's not likely they're gonna find out anything from each other they didn't already know before they moved in together. I figure marriage-wise they've both paid their debts to society already with 'time served' and should be free to do whatever they want now".

After hearing my response on the matter, my grandmother looked as if I'd just force-fed her a bushel of lemons.



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7719 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (4 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

Quoting StuckInCA (Reply 20):
Do I get a thread?

You should start one. I'd be interested to discuss that!



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User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (4 years 1 month 9 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

This clearly sums the thread up:




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User currently offlineZentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 1 month 9 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

We should all just disregard what grandmothers say.

I grew up with a grandmother constantly telling me. "I wish your daddy hadn't married a god damn gook."


25 qantas077 : I guess this finally lays to rest the question of him being a Muslim or not...
26 DocLightning : Yes, but you're polythiestic heathens, all of you. (Fantastic food, though...)
27 Post contains images ALTF4 : No dude, its moving, as if there is just a tiny little bit there. The real meter for this thread would be dead frozen on zero.
28 Post contains images Klaus :
29 474218 : Obama's "granny" wants "her son"? Please provide further details!!
30 Revelation : Most of the Muslims I've met are wonderful people and great members of society. It wouldn't bother me in the least if Obama decided to become Muslim.
31 Post contains images OA412 : Much ado about nothing! So what if she prayed for him to become Muslim. People pray that a lot of things will happen (many of them not so nice), but
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