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Monday, April 20, 2009

Abraham Lincoln born a Muslim?

Last month I mentioned a new film that intended to gain adherents to Islam, called "Quran Contemporary Connections," where the filmmaker supposedly asked impartial academics to examine Islam and they came up with startling insights like "polygamy is a blessing."

Well, the film-makers have come out with a new press release to try to keep the trickle of publicity flowing, and they have headlined it:
Abraham Lincoln was Born a Muslim, Says Film Maker

ATLANTA, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Barack Hussein Obama is not alone. The 16th President of The United States, Abraham Lincoln, was born a Muslim, says Faruq Masudi, producer and director of the new Islamic movie, Quran Contemporary Connections.

In a casting coup, Abraham Lincoln shares equal footage with luminaries of Islamic history like Saladin, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia and the former President of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed. What do they have in common?

Faruq Masudi said, "According to the Quran, everybody is born a Muslim. It is only by his own free will that a man chooses a different course for himself. In that Abraham Lincoln was not only a born Muslim but he chose to live by Islamic edicts like abolishing organized slavery; establishing equality of all human beings, democracy and accountability to God and Man; core Islamic concepts as propounded in the Holy Quran."

Don't forget polygamy, marrying nine year olds and chopping off hands for theft, things that Lincoln would no doubt have embraced, right?

Will their next press release say "Hitler born a Muslim"?