Posts Tagged ‘ Barack Obama ’

Obama, religion and politics

September 15, 2010
By tomsander

Obama's Cairo speech – photo by Belgian Sun Flower

I was recently reading “God and Politics, Together Again” (NYT, 9/4/10). 

“To an early supporter like the writer Andrew Sullivan, Mr. Obama’s religious journey offered possible deliverance from decades of ideological strife. “He was brought up in a…
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President Obama catches flak for approving of Muslims praying near Ground Zero

August 16, 2010
By tomsander

Young Muslim Girls – Flickr photo by Ron Aldaman

On Friday, President Obama unleashed an unintentional firestorm. At a Ramadan Dinner (a practice started by President George W. Bush post 9-11 to show that America’s disagreements are with terrorists, not Muslims), Obama gave voice to values widely held by most Americans: that everyone has…
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