(Posted on RootTruth as the raw material fueling my Idealab post, "We the Media: How Have We Failed? Re: Fwd: Who is Barack Obama?")
Re: Fwd: Who is Barack Obama? -- A MUST READ TO ALL AMERICANS
To those who received it: this e-mail was all lies. The first claim
by the anonymous writers is that they checked it out on snopes.com and
it was true. So we'll let Snopes describe this: FALSE.
The most frightening part to me isn't even the lies, but the
presentation that a person's religion (or lack of) should be what
Please don't forward hatemongering e-mails without thinking twice and
> Sent: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 8:04 am
> Subject: Fwd: FW: Who is Barack Obama? -- A MUST READ TO ALL AMERICANS
> TO ALL AMERICANS
> Very interesting and something that should be considered in your choice
> for President.
> If you do not ever forward anything else, please forward this to all
> your contacts. This is very scary to think of what lies ahead of us
> here in our own United States. Better heed this, pray about it, and
> share it.
> We checked this out on "snopes.com". It is factual. Check for yourself.
> Who is Barack Obama?
> Probable U. S. presidential candidate, Barack Hussein Obama was born in
> Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., a black MUSLIM from
> Nyangoma-Kogel, Kenya and Ann Dunham, a white ATHIEST from Wichita,
> Kansas. Obama's parents met at the University of Hawaii.
> When Obama was two years old, his parents divorced. His father returned
> to Kenya. His mother then married Lolo Soetoro, a RADICAL Muslim from
> When Obama was 6 years old, the family relocated to Indonesia. Obama
> attended a MUSLIM school in Jakarta. He also spent two years in a
> Catholic school.
> Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he is a Muslim. He is
> quick to point out that, "He was once a Muslim, but that he also
> attended Catholic school."
> Obama's political handlers are attempting to make it appear that that he
> is not a radical. Obama's introduction to Islam came via his father,
> and that this influence was temporary at best.
> In reality, the senior Obama returned to Kenya soon after the divorce,
> and never again had any direct influence over his son's education.
> Lolo Soetoro, the second husband of Obama's mother, Ann Dunham,
> introduced his stepson to Islam. Obama was enrolled in a Wahabi school
> in Jakarta.
> Wahabism is the RADICAL teaching that is followed by the Muslim
> terrorists who are now waging Jihad against the Western world.
> Since it is politically expedient to be a CHRISTIAN when seeking major
> public office in the United States, Barack Hussein Obama has joined the
> United Church of Christ in an attempt to downplay his Muslim background.
> *ALSO, keep in mind that when he was sworn into office he DID NOT use
> the Holy Bible, but instead the Koran.*
> Barack Hussein Obama will NOT recite the Pledge of Allegiance nor will
> he show any reverence for our flag. While others place their hands over
> their hearts, Obama turns his back to the flag and slouches.
> Let us all remain alert concerning Obama's expected presidential candidacy.
> The Muslims have said they plan on destroying the U.S. from the inside
> out. What better way to start than at the highest level - through the
> President of the United States being one of their own!!!!
> Please forward to everyone you know. Would you want this man leading
> our country?...... NOT ME!!!