Attempts to convert Mama Sarah Obama

Using religion for politics. It ain’t the Muslims this time.

There has been an attempt, yesterday, to convert Mama Sarah Obama, President Barack Obama’s foster grandmother, to Christianity:

Presdident Obama’s family is an extended one, of Kenyan, American and Indonesian; and of Muslims and Christians. Obama’s father and paternal grandfather were both Muslims. The mother of Obamas father, the President’s real ‘granny’, Habiba Akumu Obama was a Muslim too. Mama Sarah Obama, his foster ‘granny’ and the woman who brought up Barack’s father – to protect Mr. Obama’s presidential ambition during the recent race for the White House – would at times down play her being a Muslim: “In the world of today, children have different religions from their parents,” she would say.

Why would any one want to disturb such an old woman is such a way? Why would any one want her to convert this late in life? Had Barack Obama not become the president of the US, no one would have bothered Mama Sarah at all. But for some people, the foster grandmother of the US president should never be a Muslim. “He is not a Muslim, he’s a Christian,” General Colin Powell said of Mr. Obama. “But the really right answer is ‘what if he is?’ Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer’s no.” Is there any thing wrong with Mama Sarah Obama being a Muslim: the answer is no.

[From Attempts to convert Mama Sarah Obama]