Is it really impossible for Obama to win over the Islamic world simply because he was BORN a Muslim? Seeing as how Obama’s father’s is Muslim, thus he becomes Muslim. His conversion to Christianity will be seen as Apostasy (an act punishable with execution in many Islamic countries and is seen as akin to treason or betrayal in most) to many around the Islamic world, of which there’re many important friends and foes, (Saudi Arabia and Iran accordingly). The central premise of this article argues that having a President Obama will irreparably damage relations between such nations and the USA or at least be caught in a situation where relations will not improve.
Is it really going to be like this? Will religious fundamentalism win out? I certainly hope not. What do you think?