• 40 Mind-Blowing Quotes From Barack Hussein Obama On Islam And Christian

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    From Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope: “I am not willing to
    have the state deny American citizens a civil union that confers
    equivalent rights on such basic matters as hospital visitation
    or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love
    are of the same sex—nor am I willing to accept a reading of the
    Bible that considers an obscure line in Romans to be more
    defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount.”

    Since 2009, NOW THE END BEGINS has brought you story after story
    in detailed accounts of exactly how Obama feels about Islam, and
    how he views Christianity and the Bible. So today, in light of
    recent events in Washington, we feel it important that you know
    exactly where your president stands in regards to his faith and
    his god. Below are 20 quotes he has made about Islam, and 20
    quotes he has made about Christianity. Nothing edited or mashed
    up, just exactly in the context he originally spoke them in with
    fully-sourced links so you can see where they come from.

    If after reading this, you still want to think he is not a
    Muslim, then that will be your right to do so. But it won’t be
    because someone didn’t try to warn you and open your eyes to the

    #1 “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet
    of Islam”

    #2 “The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”

    #3 “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith,
    which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world —
    including in my own country.”

    #4 “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to

    #5 “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”

    #6 “Islam has always been part of America”

    #7 “we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim

    #8 “These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in
    common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress,
    tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”

    #9 “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in
    competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles
    of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human

    #10 “I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at
    war with Islam.”

    #11 “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent
    extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.”

    #12 “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to
    the region where it was first revealed”

    #13 “In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have
    been at the forefront of innovation and education.”

    #14 “Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words
    and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial

    #15 “Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great
    diversity and racial equality”

    #16 “The Holy Koran tells us, ‘O mankind! We have created you
    male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes
    so that you may know one another.’”

    #17 “I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating
    Ramadan here at the White House later this week, and wish you a
    blessed month.”

    #18 “We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim
    immigrants – farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the
    railroads and build our cities, the Muslim innovators who helped
    build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped unlock the
    secrets of our universe.”

    #19 “That experience guides my conviction that partnership
    between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not
    what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as
    president of the United States to fight against negative
    stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”

    #20 “I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s

    #1 “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation”

    #2 “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”

    #3 “Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy?
    Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and
    that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with
    Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from
    the faith?”

    #4 “Even those who claim the Bible’s inerrancy make distinctions
    between Scriptural edicts, sensing that some passages – the Ten
    Commandments, say, or a belief in Christ’s divinity – are
    central to Christian faith, while others are more culturally
    specific and may be modified to accommodate modern life.”

    #5 “The American people intuitively understand this, which is
    why the majority of Catholics practice birth control and some of
    those opposed to gay marriage nevertheless are opposed to a
    Constitutional amendment to ban it. Religious leadership need
    not accept such wisdom in counseling their flocks, but they
    should recognize this wisdom in their politics.”

    #6 From Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope: “I am not willing to
    have the state deny American citizens a civil union that confers
    equivalent rights on such basic matters as hospital visitation
    or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love
    are of the same sex—nor am I willing to accept a reading of the
    Bible that considers an obscure line in Romans to be more
    defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount.”

    #7 Obama’s response when asked what his definition of sin is:
    “Being out of alignment with my values.”

    #8 “If all it took was someone proclaiming I believe Jesus
    Christ and that he died for my sins, and that was all there was
    to it, people wouldn’t have to keep coming to church, would

    #9 “This is something that I’m sure I’d have serious debates
    with my fellow Christians about. I think that the difficult
    thing about any religion, including Christianity, is that at
    some level there is a call to evangelize and prostelytize.
    There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people
    haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that
    they’re going to hell.”

    #10 “I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-
    fifths of the world to hell. I can’t imagine that my God would
    allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with
    the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity. That’s
    just not part of my religious makeup.”

    #11 “I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I
    die. But I feel very strongly that whether the reward is in the
    here and now or in the hereafter, the aligning myself to my
    faith and my values is a good thing.”

    #12 “I’ve said this before, and I know this raises questions in
    the minds of some evangelicals. I do not believe that my mother,
    who never formally embraced Christianity as far as I know … I do
    not believe she went to hell.”

    #13 “Those opposed to abortion cannot simply invoke God’s
    will–they have to explain why abortion violates some principle
    that is accessible to people of all faiths.”

    #14 On his support for civil unions for gay couples: “If people
    find that controversial then I would just refer them to the
    Sermon on the Mount.”

    #15 “You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a
    lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now
    for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through
    the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and
    each successive administration has said that somehow these
    communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not
    surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion
    or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant
    sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their

    #16 “In our household, the Bible, the Koran and the Bhagavad
    Gita sat on the shelf alongside books of Greek and Norse and
    African mythology”

    #17 “On Easter or Christmas Day, my mother might drag me to
    church, just as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the
    Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient
    Hawaiian burial sites.”

    #18 “We have Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics,
    Buddhists, and their own path to grace is one that we have to
    revere and respect as much as our own”

    #19 “All of us have a responsibility to work for the day when
    the mothers of Israelis and Palestinians can see their children
    grow up without fear; when the Holy Land of the three great
    faiths is the place of peace that God intended it to be; when
    Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians
    and Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to
    mingle peacefully together as in the story of Isra — (applause)
    — as in the story of Isra, when Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed,
    peace be upon them, joined in prayer. (Applause.)”

    #20 “I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and
    that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we
    are connected as a people.”

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