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An Awkward Headline For Obama on the Madrassa Story

I suspect Team Obama would have preferred a different headline in the Houston Chronicle:
Obama denies education as radical Muslim
Thanks, guys. It sounds like, “As a radical Muslim, Obama denies education.”
There was one interesting section – on one school registration document, Obama was listed as a Muslim, but his people say that is an error.

Obama’s mother, divorced from his father, married a man from Indonesia named Lolo Soetoro, and the family relocated to the country from 1967-71. At first, Obama attended a Catholic school, Fransiskus Assisis, where documents showed he enrolled as a Muslim, the religion of his stepfather.
The document required that each student choose one of five state-sanctioned religions when registering — Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Catholic or Protestant. Gibbs said he wasn’t sure why the document had Obama listed as a Muslim.
“Senator Obama has never been a Muslim,” Gibbs said. “As a 6-year-old in Catholic school, he studied the catechism.”


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