Obama Raised a Muslim; Attended Madrassa
by Jim Kouri
As Senator Barack Hussein Obama enjoys superstar status within the news media, a background check of the 45-year old Illinois Democrat revealed that he was a student in a Muslim madrassa in Indonesia and that he was raised by his stepfather as a Muslim.
While his defenders are calling this an attack based on fear-mongering, there are those who believe this is troubling news since Obama never mentioned this information in his book.
Some observers believe Sen. Obama himself used his revelation about drug use -- including cocaine -- as a smokescreen to hide his Islamic background.
"It's not about Obama being Muslim that concerns me. It's the fact that he's been deceptive about his religious and educational background," says political strategist Mike Baker.
Most madrassas are funded by Saudi Arabia and are known to teach a radical form of Islam known as Wahhabism.
According to Democrat Party sources, Obama spent at least four years studying at the Indonesian madrassa.
While there are several stories about this latest Senator Obama revelation, many inside the Beltway believe the story came from Senator Hillary Clinton's supporters in order to take the wind out of the sails of Obama's fledgling presidential run.
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others.