Thursday, December 04, 2008

Obama the Shi'ite


Remember when a few loony types during the election season were claiming Obama was a Muslim? Well, some folks in the Middle East have taken it a step further, and are arguing that he is in fact, a Shi’ite.
“The notion that Obama is a Shi'ite may be traced to Iran. In the run-up to the U.S. presidential election, state-run papers published articles claiming that the Democratic nominee's paternal ancestors had hailed from southwestern Iran. In reality, of course, Obama's father and his ancestors came from Kenya, where Shi'a Islam is rare. Most Kenyan Muslims are Sunnis and leaven their faith with pre-Islamic African traditions and beliefs. Obama himself has said he has no idea if his paternal grandfather (who converted from Christianity) was Sunni or Shi'ite.

Undeterred, some Shi'ite scholars trawled through ancient texts to find proof and came up with increasingly far-fetched theories linking the rise of Obama to important Shi'ite figures like the Imam Ali.”

(HT Iraqi Pundit)

1 comment:

jams o donnell said...

And Prince Charles is a Muslim too... I wonder if this crap invented to keep nutters from doing themselves some real harm!