Jewish Journal


February 5, 2009

Even Muslims think Obama is the messiah




Before hearing that President Obama’s first interview since taking office was with Al-Arabiya, Reuters asked the Grand Mufti of Bosnia what he thought of the new American leader:

Americans “think that they have elected him, but I believe that he was elected by God,” Mustafa Ceric told the news service. “Barack Obama is one of these most noble goods of our time and our civilisation, that is why I think he is a gift of God,” he said. “At the moment we feel a trend to change. Whether this change will be really in practice and life, we need time to see.”

There was, of course, plenty of pondering during the presidential race about whether Obama would save the world, or at least America’s reputation in it. And when he won, thousands of committed supporters were left to wander the streets without purpose. I really don’t see how Obama is going to live up to these expectations. But, like Ceric said, we need time to see.

Writing for the Christian Post, Ken Connor warns that Obama is, afterall, “just a man.” He writes:

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