would you be okay if our president was muslim?

Canada
February 10, 2007 7:15pm CST
This country was founded by christians, has always remained christian and politicians have always been sworn in by by the bible. However, this new guy, obama, has been sworn in on a koran. And now he is runing for president. How do you feel about this? Does it go against our history or is it telling something about the american future?
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Senator Keith Ellison, I believe form Virginia is muslim, and was sworn in on the koran, NOT Barack Obama. No offense to you fightingistheonlyway, but I suggest you get your facts straight before you post and spread misinformation. People are entitled to their OPINIONS, but lets make our opinions based upon fact. As far as history goes, I am pretty sure that call the US a "melting pot" for a reason. If we would ever have a muslim president I do not believe it would be the end of the world, it would just be another sign that society is evolving. Muslims are not bad people. I work with a muslim who worries about paying his bills, supporting his family, making sure his kids get a decent education, etc..just as every other decent American does. It's a shame the word "muslim" is now being associated with the word "terrorist." There were plenty of terrorists before 9/11 that weren't muslim, may I remind you of Oklahoma City? Unfortunately most terrorist activity is concentrated in an area of the world that is muslim, had it been Christians that caused such an unforgivable event would you be questioning whether it was okay to have a Christian president in office? I hope you don't think I'm being nasty, I'm not trying to, I'm just a big supporter of Mr. Obama and was a little miffed when I read your post. He made it abundantly clear in his speech this morning that he is Christian.
11 Feb 07
yes obama's with the united church of christ. and 'in god we trust' only became the us national motto in 1956, replacing 'e pluribus unum', meaning out 'of many, one'. and it's believed that the motto was adpted on a matter of principle to contradict the atheistic ussr. some argue that the first amendment and a need for thomas jefferson's 'wall of seperation between church and the state' requires that it be removed from all public use.
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Keith Ellison isn't from Virginia, he was from Michigan I think. I do know he wasn't Virginian. thanks for pointing out the truth here, its said when people get so confused about politics then fumble through discourse.
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Thank you for telling me what state he is from. Now I have the facts I need when continuing this debate elsewhere in my life. Isn't knowledge a wonderful thing? :)
@gilla_x (33)
• Pakistan
12 Feb 07
what happened if its a christian country.. its not the matter the matter is .. the president should be bold enough to respect ppl of all the religions and communities and things.. even if they are christians they should respect the muslim minority
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• United States
11 Feb 07
I think this is the sign of the times. Besides, there is a first time for everything. At least, the minority group (the Muslims) are being represented. This is a democratic country so it's good that everyone's given representation. As president, as long as he doesn't put his being a Muslim as his platform (which means he should be able to guarantee that he's fair to all, regardless of religion, race, etc.), then there should be nothing wrong about it. Anyway, if the people aren't sure of his intentions, then they wouldn't vote for him. He's actually some sort of a "dark horse" because of his minority representation. The important thing is that everyone's given a chance to be heard.
• Canada
11 Feb 07
but according to what you said, doesnt it meen that bush should put his being a christian as his platform?? because he does that, he gets a lot of his votes from the church..
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
11 Feb 07
President of India is from Muslim community. He is very popular president, more popular among the students and scientific community. India is a secular country and proved it to the world that it is secular in practice too.
• Canada
11 Feb 07
but india is diffrent though, it has a mix of budhists, indians and muslims and they have all ruled at one time. America has always been ruled by christians, so i dont really think you can compare
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• United States
14 Feb 07
Obama went to a muslim school as a child, but it was not a radical school. He was not a practicing muslim. He is Christian. Regardless, as a Christian myself, I am very uncomfortable with the Christian Church's role in our gov't right now, and would welcome someone of a different religion or no religion at all, if they had a sense of integrity and truly have the right intentions for our country.
• United States
11 Feb 07
Personally I don't care if he's muslim. I'm more comfortable with him swearing on the Koarn then I am him swearing on the Bible. The Koran means more to him then the Bible. If he did it on the Bible it would strictly be for show. What matters more to me is where he stands on his issues...which he hasn't made all of them completely clear yet.
@naveen338 (459)
• India
11 Feb 07
i a dont mind that and i dont give preference to cast