Obama on Islam and Christianity

Obama, Cairo University

“And throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”  Obama, Cairo University speech, June 4, 2009.

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Obama, Turkish Parliament

“Many other Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim-majority country – I know, because I am one of them.”  Obama, Turkish Parliament speech, 2009.

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Obama, Falsani Interview

I can’t imagine that my G-d 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.  2004 Falsani interview with Obama

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Obama, George Stephanopoulous Interview

Obama: “Let’s not play games.  What I was suggesting – you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith.  And you’re absolutely right that that has not come.”  Stephanopoulos: “Christian faith?”  Obama: “My Christian faith.”  Obama Interview with George Stephanopoulos, 2008.

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Obama, Cairo University

“So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed.  Obama, Cairo University Speech, June 4, 2009.

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Obama, UN General Assembly

The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”  Obama, UN General Assembly speech, September 25, 2012. 

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Obama, National Prayer Breakfast

“And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.  In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”  Obama, National Prayer Breakfast Address, February 5, 2015.

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Obama, The Audacity of Hope, Faith Chapter

“And yet it is fair to say that if any of us saw a 21st century Abraham raising the knife … we would call the police, wrestle him down … and charge Abraham with child abuse.”  Obama, The Audacity of Hope, Faith Chapter

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Obama, Nicholas Christoff, The New York Times

“The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”  Obama Interview with Nicholas Christoff, The New York Times, March 6, 2007. 

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Obama, Easter Sunday

“On Easter I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian I am supposed to love.  And, I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less than loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned.  But that’s a topic for another day.”  Obama, criticizing Christians on Easter Sunday, 2015.  Obama’s lecturing of Christians on Easter occurred immediately after Muslim terrorists slaughtered over 150 Christian students in Kenya.

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Obama, UN General Assembly

“Part of our job, together, is to work to reject such extremism [not Islamic extremism but includes Tea Party principles, evangelicals, various orthodox Jewish groups, climate change deniers, anti-immigration proponents] that infects too many of our young people … And it must also involve a rejection by non-Muslims of the ignorance that equates Islam with terror.”  [taqiyya]  Obama, September 28, 2015.  UN General Assembly speech. 

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