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Now Confessed: Obama’s Muslim Roots

[ In other words, the Obama team kept his allegiance to Islam a secret all through the campaign trail — so that he could deceive the public… The devil would be proud… ]

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Now Confessed: Obama’s Muslim Roots

ABC News’ Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller report: The other day we heard a comment from a White House aide that never would have been uttered during the primaries or general election campaign.

During a conference call in preparation for President Obama’s trip to Cairo, Egypt, where he will address the Muslim world, deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Denis McDonough said “the President himself experienced Islam on three continents before he was able to — or before he’s been able to visit, really, the heart of the Islamic world — you know, growing up in Indonesia, having a Muslim father — obviously Muslim Americans (are) a key part of Illinois and Chicago.”

Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim majority country. I know, because I am one of them.

– Barack Hussein Obama

Given widespread unease and prejudice against Muslims among Americans, especially in the wake of 9/11, the Obama campaign was perhaps understandably very sensitive during the primaries and general election to downplay the candidate’s Muslim roots.

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