In the eyes of Allah, once a Muslim always a Muslim. The President-elect of the United States of American is of Muslim-birth, and under the eyes of many is, and always will be, a servant of Allah, his rejection of this notion notwithstanding.
The fact that Barak Hussein Obama was elected President will have a tremendous effect on African-American, and other Muslims in the United States. Ranks of Muslims, in spite of Obama’s insistent that he is a Christian, will swell, but many miss-representations of its merits will also likely to spread.
I am not a Muslim! I read the Koran, but I am not a Muslim; yet I believe that Allah spoke, Allah intervened in the United States Presidential election.
Studies of the Old Testament and related Jewish Scripture, as well as scrutiny of the New Testament, do not preclude me from concluding that the 2008 United States Presidential election was in large part guided by Allah, the founder and foundation of Islam, the youngest of the three major monotheist religions.
Senator John McCain is not a stupid person, yet he picked Sarah Palin to be his running mate. McCain picked an avid conservative as his Vice Presidential running mate at a time when President George W. Bush was destroying conservatism in the United States. Governor Palin was a symbol of right wing conservatism, a lightning rod, if you will, to add fuel a “movement” that Senator Obama already started. Was Senator McCain on a mission to destroy his political future, or was his choice [of Palin] a result of divine intervention?
In spite of denials, President-elect Barak Hussein Obama is a Muslim-born servant to Allah. Being a servant to the Lord, whatever name one chooses to use as reference to the Creator, does not necessarily mean practicing the religion. The Creator works in mysterious ways! One does not have to be radical in one’s views to realize that in Islam, once a servant of Allah, always a servant of Allah, one’s own words to the contrary not withstanding.
A Muslim-born, practicing Christian, with a Hebrew first name (Barak means thunder, Obama, however, on s number of occasions said that the name was rather meant to be Baruchwhich in Hebrew means blessed), and who is half black-African, and half white-Kansan as President of the United States, cannot simply be the result of citizenry participation in a political process. The selection of Barak Hussein Obama to become President of the United States of America has all the earmarks of Divine intervention.
However, one must watch for those extremists who may wish to attribute Obama’s election to Allah’s message of a world united under Islam, others should be scrutinized who may suggest that his election was a message suggesting that blacks are superior. Most rational people are likley to just accept it as the Creator’s directed step in evolution of the human element within the Creation. Whatever the reason, Obama’s election appears to posses some wisdom beyond that which humans exhibit.
The rise of a Muslim-born man to power would empower Muslim all over the world. The fact that Barak Obama is black (though technically a Mulatto) would do miracles to black egos and self-esteem. These traits, however, are also likely to cause some inter-racial problems in the United States, and worldwide.
There will be those who may suggest that Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam is an Islamic organization and try to associate it with legitimate Islam; that will be damaging and wrong. If many join the Nation of Islam, or similar fascist organizations, due to Obama’s election, then all the good it had done may be quickly erased.
Obama’s election should be put in its perspective. It was means for crossing color, religious, and ethnic lines and unite all people under a mandate that came from the Creator, or Allah, if you so chose. Under Obama Presidency the people of the United States, and other members of the global community should be vigilant and allow it to become a launching pad for bigotry, and mislead quasi-Islamic radical views.