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Obama Osama – Some Americans are Ignorant

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Pastor Roger Byrd of Jonesville Church of God put the sign up which reads “Obama Osama humm are they brothers?”

Pastor Byrd says the sign is not meant to be racial or political but rather to make people think.  “His name is so close to Osama I have a feeling he might be Islamic therefore he doesn’t recognize Christ,” Pastor Byrd said.

This pastor needs to realize that Jesus (peace be upon him) is highly respected in Islam and Obama is clearly not a Muslim.  He also needs to realize that Christian Arabs use Allah for God, because Allah is just Arabic for God.

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    1. sai April 21st, 2008 at 10:13 am

      actually they do, but they just don’t care

    2. Haqq April 21st, 2008 at 9:13 pm

      Stupid dumbass preachers, preaching nothing but ignorance.

      SWALLOW A KNIFE…!

    3. Saifuddin April 22nd, 2008 at 6:53 am

      BismillaharRahmanirRahim

      as-salaamu ‘alaikum. What do you guys expect, as Muslims grow in numbers and the socio-economic playing field changes in this country ad hominem attacks and general prejudices are certain to increase. First we have neighborhood enclaves overrun my Muslim homeowners, renters and stores, then becoming local representatives, congressman, mayors and things.

      Next will be, inshaAllah, Islamic schools and rights for Muslim children in public schools… I mean things are going to continue to change due to the growing numbers of Muslims and the proliferation of power and the destabilization of traditional power structures in the US. This is going to scare people and the above is the result, some may say something simple like, “No its just a response to terrorism” but c’mon, really in the above picture what does one have to do with the other… there is something else at work and its fairly obvious.

      Just prepare yourselves, to blend in and go unnoticed, try to walk the uncomfortable middle stand on the side of Haqq when the time comes.

      -Saifuddin

    4. Saifuddin April 22nd, 2008 at 7:03 am

      BismillaharRahmanirRahim

      Oh yeah, I don’t know what kind of readers you have MR, by “Haqq” I mean Truth and Justice. In other words if legitimate prejudices increase in this country, stand for Truth and Justice and speak out against it (which you are already doing in your blog) or use your money to help someone in need, not some silly militant theme, like going crazy over movie releases and things, actual Justice.

    5. phil April 22nd, 2008 at 9:48 am

      If two names rhyme, there’s a good chance that they might be the same person. Brilliant! Way to advertise i n big bold letters just what a ignorant dumbshit you really are.
      I don’t think Obama wanted the dipshit, dumbass vote anyway. The republicans can have this guy and his followers.

    6. George April 22nd, 2008 at 10:41 am

      Well lets exam some facts, instead of your hate filled rants:

      Obama readily admits to being taught for two years at a Muslim school in Jakarta.

      For two more years, he was taught in a public school in Jakarta, listing his religion as Islam.

      His mother was a self procalimed atheist, taught by a self proclaimed communist in Washington (state).

      Her parents belonged to a Univeral Unitarian church, which accepts atheists, in Bellvue, commonly referred to as the “little RED church” on the hill.

      After becoming pregnant with Obama, she married a muslim man from Kenya, whose father was greatly disappointed, becasue he didnt want his family’s black blood being sullied by a white womans blood.

      After the Kenyan left for Harvard, and whose mother is still a devout Muslim today, Obama’s mother remarried another Indoesian muslim.

      Obama didnt go to a Christian church until licing in south Chicago, and some would argue it was for political expediency. This church granted a muslim, Farrakhan, acheivment awards; he considers the Jewish religion a “gutter religion”.

      Obama’s preacher, mentor, advisor and friend, Jermiah Wright was a muslim and black nationalist.

      Now, if a little church in South carolina wants to question his faith, given these and countless other facts, I don’t have a problem with that.

    7. Abdullah April 22nd, 2008 at 11:44 am

      You’re an idiot George.

    8. George April 22nd, 2008 at 11:53 am

      Thats all you have to defend against facts, half of which can be read in Obama’s book, Dreams of my Father”?

      Your brilliant.

    9. haqq April 22nd, 2008 at 1:12 pm

      Wow… George that was pathetic. Whats your point with all that you just wrote?

      Did you not read the picture.
      Stupid preacher doesn’t even know the status of Jesus in Islam

    10. disillusioned April 22nd, 2008 at 4:18 pm

      Hahaha. That sign (and American politics in general) is a clear proof against democracy.

      I’m still waiting for that philosopher king! 😛

    11. amina April 22nd, 2008 at 6:06 pm

      what’s your point George? So what if he grew up as a muslim for two years? You got a problem with that? He’s a christian now.

      ooo his name’s close to Osama God save us there’s a terrorist running for president.

      what an idiot muslims recognize christ.. just not the same way as christians.

      Pastor Roger Byrd.. fag humm could they be related?

    12. Shaikh N Bake April 23rd, 2008 at 4:36 am

      From my hometown newspaper. Hmmm if it is all about name asociation, what does that say about George BUSH & DICK Chaney?

      JONESVILLE – A sign in front of a local church that links Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and terrorist leader Osama bin Laden is causing a stir in this small Union County town, but the pastor who posted the question is defending the message, saying it came after prayer.

      The sign is drawing criticism from some in the area who see its message as a political or race-based attack.

      Roger Byrd, pastor of Jonesville Church of God, said he posted the following message in hopes of getting people to think:

      “Obama Osama

      Humm

      Are They Brothers”

      Byrd said Monday he had no idea that his weekly message on the church billboard would cause such a ruckus.

      “It is absolutely not a racist sign or a political sign,” Byrd said. “It’s only meant to encourage people to think about what they’re doing. (Obama) said he’s not (a Muslim), but that’s why I asked the question. I would put the same sign up if he were a white man.

      “God loves us all, but what if we get someone in the White House who happened to be Muslim? I’m just trying to open people’s minds. I was never expecting anything like this.”

      This isn’t the first time the Illinois senator has faced questions about his affiliation with a religion other than Christianity. While Obama repeatedly has asserted he is a Christian, for some, his name, which he shares with his father, still creates a link to the Muslim faith. Obama has been a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago for more than 20 years, and his campaign Web site lists numerous news articles debunking Internet rumors that his faith lies elsewhere.

      Efforts to reach his campaign for comment Monday proved unsuccessful.

      Byrd, however, said he isn’t one to always believe what he hears on television, and he questions whether Obama ever had a background in the Muslim faith.

      “I’m not meaning to say that he has the same character as Osama, but it hit my mind that their names are so close. Maybe there’s some sort of kinship,” he said.

      Byrd decided to post the message Thursday after a moment of prayer. He said he seeks God for every bulletin message and felt he was led to post the controversial statement. Byrd, who has headed the church for nine years, said he even consulted the congregation, 28 of whom were in attendance on the night of the discussion. The parishioners unanimously agreed that the message should remain. The statement will be posted indefinitely, the pastor said.

      That could be to the displeasure of some area residents, who already have made their feelings known on the matter.

      Byrd said quite a few people were angry about the sign Sunday evening.

      “There were a number of people, and they had a bad attitude,” he said. “They talked rough and were ready to let me know that I was nothing.”

      Some locals said the sign is a blatant attempt to hurt Obama’s credibility. Elliot Thompson, a 61-year-old Jonesville resident, said the sign was offensive.

      “They’re trying to say he’s a Muslim. That’s wrong,” Thompson said.

      Robert Jeter, a 71-year-old resident, said the sign’s message was sheer racism.

      Not everyone was convinced the message had a malevolent intent.

      Tamatha Rochester, a 41-year-old native of Jonesville, said the question was bold but far from racist.

      “It didn’t faze me whatsoever. I don’t care for Obama, but I don’t think I’m a racist. I don’t care for Hillary (Clinton) either,” Rochester said. “I just don’t think it’s meant to be racist.”

      Isaac Hudson, a resident of Pauline, was passing through the community, when he heard about the sign. He didn’t see what the fuss was about.

      “They are just two different names,” he said. “They aren’t the same.”
      Buzz up!

    13. Shaikh N Bake April 23rd, 2008 at 4:40 am

      Osama-Obama sign removed from SC church
      The Associated Press Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 ARTICLE OPTIONS
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      A South Carolina church has removed a sign linking Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden.

      On Monday, the sign in front of Jonesville Church of God said, “Obama, Osama, hmm, are they brothers?”

      But WYFF-TV reports the sign had been changed Tuesday to, “How will you spend eternity, smoking or no smoking?”

      Pastor Roger Byrd has said the Obama-Osama sign was not political and he just wanted to make people think. But he did say he was surprised at the attention the sign received.

      The TV station says Byrd was not available for comment Tuesday.

      Obama attends Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. Fifteen percent of respondents to a recent Associated Press-Yahoo News poll said they thought the Illinois senator was a Muslim.

      Jonesville is a town of about 1,000 people in northwestern South Carolina near the North Carolina line.

    14. Haqq April 23rd, 2008 at 12:55 pm

      LoL!! SHAIKH N BAKE.

      BUSH DICK
      HUMM
      ARE THEY BROTHERS

    15. Omar April 23rd, 2008 at 2:09 pm

      You cannot technicaly be a Muslim if you deny Jesus or disbelieve in Jesus.

    16. Anthony April 23rd, 2008 at 3:13 pm

      Hey George, you wouldn’t happen to be George W. Bush by any chance would you? If that’s the way you interpret the sign posted by Roger Byrdbrain, then your understanding of the world doesn’t differ all too much from Dubya. Byrd wasn’t just questioning Obama’s faith, which is a ridiculous judgment to make about someone simply because of their name, but he was associating him with Osama Bin Laden. First of all, Obama is Barack’s last name and Osama is Bin Laden’s first name. Second, I personally know a man named Osama, and he certainly isn’t a terrorist or Bin Laden’s brother because they happen to share a first name. No one ever accused Adolph Rupp of being Hitler’s brother. Yes, Barack may have once worshiped as a Muslim, but Byrd isn’t making that claim, he’s saying because Obama kind of sounds like Osama, Barack is a muslim.

    17. whatsup29 April 23rd, 2008 at 4:34 pm

      Well lemme tell ya..that pastor dunno SHittt…
      …he shud travel to other muslim countries and see what the christians do inside of a muslim country and learn from that instead of putting up racial and stupid signs….
      …god people can be so ignorant and stupid!

    18. Mike April 27th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

      Leaving aside the silliness of the sign, the IRS should take away this church’s tax exempt status. There is absolutely no way to interpret this as a non-partisan sign, and churches’ tax exempt status is based on their being something other than fronts for partisan politics.

    19. cal April 29th, 2008 at 1:05 pm

      Anthony, Don’t waste your breath on George. He is as stupid and racist as Byrd is. Actually, I’ll waste a little breath on George:

      George, I was born a moslim. My mother still prays and goes to mosque and as a matter of fact she has been to Mecca twice. I have been to Sunday Mass twice. But, in my mind I am stuck somewhere between being and Agnostic and an Athiest. Based on your logical thinking, am I a Moslim, a Catholic, or the Devil?

    20. Nadia April 30th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

      Wow. To think that a Christian does not recognize Christ simply because his name (which he didn’t choose) rhymes with a terrorist’s name is absolutely ridiculous.

    21. yoyoyo April 30th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

      haqq on April 22, 2008 at 1:12 pm said:

      Wow… George that was pathetic. Whats your point with all that you just wrote?

      Did you not read the picture.
      Stupid preacher doesn’t even know the status of Jesus in Islam

      First of all the comment is meant to strike up thought, nothing wrong about that. George is correct with his explanation of this idea being worthy of bringing up.
      Stupid Preacher?
      He said obama may not recognise CHRIST. Not simply Jesus but that title among with his story, simply acknowledging Jesus as a prophet is not what he was looking for.
      Some of you commenters need to check your knowledge and keep your whiny excuses/responses out.

    22. Anthony May 9th, 2008 at 11:48 am

      yoyoyo,

      If you really believe that the sign posted outside this church is South Carolina was meant to strike up thought, you are truly a fool. The sign didn’t say “Is Obama a Muslim?” or “Was Obama ever a Muslim?” I repeat, it associated him with the worst terrorist of our time. That doesn’t “strike up thought,” it’s a cheap political move that responsible people should not do. This pastor has loyal followers who would cut off their left hand if Byrd told them it was god’s wish. With power comes responsibility, and this was simply irresponsible.

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