Obama has consistently denied being a Muslim, whenever the Republican Party has had made claims that “Obama is a Muslim you know”. Obama and his party have always come out and said that he is a Christian and not a Muslim.
General Collin Powell mentioned in his interview with NBC, the right answer should be What if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in the US?
I am an American Muslim and I am disappointed in Obama for not taking the debate further, why should being a Muslim matter? Instead Obama choose to appease his base by denouncing being a Muslim. Today, in America Muslims are worse off than being black. Being a Muslim is the new black in the US.
General Powell went further in his interview saying, “ Is there something wrong with some seven- year-old Muslim American kid believing that he or she could be president? Yet I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion “He ‘s a Muslim and he might be associated terrorists” This is not the way we should be doing it in America”.
General Powell, I have a seven year old son, who is a Muslim American, he was born in San Francisco on 9/18, who does believes that he can do and be anyone he wants to be when he grows up.
I have lived in three different countries, Pakistan, Australia and US. I choose San Francisco (USA) to have a family and raise kids. The reason is that as I find San Francisco bet open and welcoming to different ethnicity, religion and gender. I hope when my son grows up, America will not focus on a person’s religion, gender or race, but on who the person is and what he or she is capable of. I came to this country, as I strongly believed that America was a place of Meritocracy, It did not matter who you were and were you came from. What mattered were your attitude, you skills and your will to achieve!