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What's the WORST thing could happen if Barack's really Moslem?

Curtains, er, turbans?

You know, I hate politics. But since so many Americans have knots in their stomach just thinking Obama may be Moslem, I had to ask.

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3 points

I think the NY Times has got it covered, literally, as I found out from borme's debate. Personally I think it’s great that he’s so close to realities regarding Moslems – that should give him the much needed leverage in his international relations with the Moslem world if he doesn’t screw up.

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Side: Better relations with Moslem countries

I don't think that his Muslim background will matter much. He's not the Martin Luther King of radical Muslims. The Muslim world will treat him like any other American president and the other powers in Washington will make sure he stays within the confines of the presidency.

Side: no change
mumin(215) Disputed
2 points

Still, a reason to be optimistic

Side: Better relations with Moslem countries
3 points

I think that the worst thing that could happen if he were really Muslim is that he would likely not get elected due to the continued negative sentiment of many Americans towards Muslims.

The best thing that could happen is that if he were elected President he could help to repair many of the foreign relations that have been strained with Islamic nations by the current administration. He could also help to educate many Americans on Islam to teach them that it is a religion of peace and not full of terrorists like many Americans believe.

Side: Not get elected President

I think that he can go a lot further than that.

For example, he may be able to get the Muslim community to realize that terrorism is not in their best interest and that they should actively oppose radical Islam.

He may be able to communicate to the Muslim community not to support terrorism at any level and that doing nothing is the lowest level of support.

Maybe he can convince the Muslim community to teach their children that terrorism is a dead end street?

All I'm saying is that:

1. This is not ALL America's fault.

2. America cannot solve the problem by itself.

Side: Here's to hope

If Barack is really a Muslim then this country is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions. I mean, Old Testament, real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes... the dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! Do you hear what I'm saying!

Side: disaster of biblical proportions
1 point

Dogs and Cats?! Noooooo!

At least now we're getting some real, intellectually-stimulating, sensible and plausible results. The floor is now wide open for all of your best theories regarding what'll happen when Obama gets elected and it is revealed he is Moslem (in a mojo jojo moment or through super-intelligent sources)!

Though I dunno, maybe its more appropriate now to change the question back to "What's the BEST thing could happen?".

Side: disaster of biblical proportions

The worst thing that could happen if Barack is really a Muslim is that before his 4 years are up we would learn to spell his name and the word, "Muslim." Just in time for either his re-election or impeachment.

Side: We would get more emeducated
mumin(215) Disputed
1 point

Well, since these are really Arabic words I guess you can spell them as you like as long as its phonetically correct. But since Barack is how Obama spells his name, I guess we shouldn't be using more than one r, hehe.

Side: We would get more emeducated
1 point

From the stories i've heard from friends who were just overseas, Islamofacists seem to hate American muslims a lot, and maybe the most. They think they're perverting their "sacred" religion with American materialism and this war on terror.

Otherwise, at home, it will probably be impossible for him to get elected. I mean, it won't effect my vote, but lets face it... a lot of racist people out there. Hell, half of the people who think Obama's a muslim are actually democrats... shows how fucked up a thing like 9/11 can warp our minds.

Side: Worse with Islamofacists
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I guess the fascists will always hold their own. However, he may just be able to reach out to others who are still holding sway. Secondly, if I were a straight-thinking loyal-to-the-land Moslem living in America, I think I’d be just a little (or a lot) more comfortable if someone evidently sympathetic to Islam is in office. And if he really was Moslem and could assert the fact and still win America’s votes – wow, that would truly be groundbreaking, and shut up a lot of Osama. But who can say?

Side: Here's to hope
ThePyg(6737) Disputed
0 points

no, Osama and the Islamofacists kill off muslims who do not believe in every specific detail of Osama's Jihad.

Side: Here's to hope
1 point

Nothing. If nothing happened before presidency why worry now?

Side: Here's to hope
1 point

WTF is a MOSLEM??

A mix between moses and a lemming??

Iunno...

Side: what is a moslem
1 point

first of al spell muslim right then worry i obama is really muslim i mean so what if he is a muslim, i mean mohammed ali is a muslim do you see him hanging around terrorists and why call muslims terrorist i mean not all muslims caused 9/11

Side: what is a moslem