Obama Christian; Obama Muslim
I’m not about to doubt Obama’s word that he’s a Christian. But, he’s the son of a Muslim. And, that, in the eyes of the Islamic world view makes him a Muslim. By choosing Christianity he is therefore an apostate. (Wikipedia on Muslim apostasy).
The Koran is only really clear that Allah will punish the apostate in the afterlife. But, the actual practice is a de facto death sentence in many Muslim countries; whether imposed by the state or by free-lance murderers with the state authorties looking the other way.
But. But. This is American and the whole issue of apostasy doesn’t matter. Very likely, without much reflection on the theological implications from a Muslim point-of-view, Obama chose his brand of Christianity without giving a second thought. Implications such as the fact, in the Muslim world view, he was Muslim by birthright and had no choice in choosing another faith.
But, again it doesn’t matter. And, all of the theological massaging in the attached Wikipedia article doesn’t matter. Here. In America. Because, here in America, you can choose your religion like your favorite flavor of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. And, unlike many other parts of the world, that that choice would not be your death sentence. Were Obama to be murdered for apostasy, the murderer, at least in America, would be arrested and tried for first degree murder. Theology would not be a mitigating defense.
And why? Simply because there are Americans who insist on the rule of law and are willing to defend that principle against the encroachments of Islamic imperialism. There are Americans who would insist that that choice of religious worship not be in any way threatened. There are Americans who are willing to call these Islamic encroachments against the precepts of our world-view that we call Western Civilization as an act of war. There are 19 year-olds who instead of doing drugs, like a certain Democratic presidental candidate, actually joined the military and are now carrying M16’s in the dusty backwaters of Iraq and Afganistan to insure that Islamic imperialism is contained and its baleful effects are not allowed to poison our country, Constitution and Bill of Rights.