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« on: Jul 24, 2008 04:59 PM »


Thu Jul 24, 4:46 AM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama made a surprise pre-dawn visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall on Thursday, at the end of a trip aimed at showing his strong support for Israel.
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Obama, wearing a Jewish skullcap, placed a prayer he had written in the wall and bowed his head while a rabbi read a psalm calling for peace in the holy city.

One worshipper chanted "Obama, Jerusalem is not for sale" and "Jerusalem is our land" as the Illinois senator stood at the wall, a relic of the ancient Jewish temple destroyed during Roman rule nearly 2,000 years ago.

Obama assured Israel and its U.S. Jewish supporters on Wednesday he was a friend who would not press for concessions...

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« Reply #1 on: Jul 24, 2008 05:01 PM »

As salaam alaikum.


Obama, wearing a Jewish skullcap, placed a prayer he had written in the wall and bowed his head while a rabbi read a psalm calling for peace in the holy city.


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« Reply #2 on: Jul 24, 2008 08:02 PM »

no surprises here. wonder if this will affect the huge amount of support he has among muslims. looks like the next 4 years are going to be uglier than the one's before it and that's something i never thought i'd say Sad
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 24, 2008 11:04 PM »

salam

If that affects the support Muslims have for him, then we are naive, because what else would you expect? Every politician who's ever entered a synagogue or wherever has worn a yarmulke. Heck, even when Pope John Paul II visited the Western wall he put a prayer note in the wall...

I wonder what would happen if Obama was caught wearing a turban...oh yeah, that's already happened Wink

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« Reply #4 on: Jul 25, 2008 12:05 AM »

Asalamualaikum

Here is another article on the subject from msn:  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25834934/

I agree with Abdul Basir.  The reality is that it is our country and if it is not your country since its the USA it will still affect you somehow so we have to support someone.  And the only people are Obama and Mcain now.
We have to choose, we should not back down, we should participate.  It will affect our future and the future of our children.  At the end of the day only God knows who is best but He gave us a brain.

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Still, Obama's stop in the West Bank stood in sharp contrast to a decision by Republican challenger John McCain to visit only Israel and not the Palestinian territories during a trip to the region in March.



So who to choose?  And we have to choose someone because if we remain silent and dont do anything the worse candidate can win.

Also we have to remember Obama never supported the war, he has continually said that associated him as a Muslim and makin it as a bad thing suggests 'fear mongering', and he was also willing to talk to Iran.

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« Reply #5 on: Jul 25, 2008 02:10 AM »


It makes no difference

He is just smart and knows how to exert a pull on
 
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« Reply #6 on: Jul 25, 2008 02:27 AM »

He said in a recent interview ... something along the lines of: the world is curious to know the direction American politics will head in.

um... it's not curiosity. it's genuine fear of becoming the next target of american defense spending.
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