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FL Christian Coalition head: Obama’s ‘Muslim roots’ are ‘pretty scary to us.’

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Dennis Baxley, the executive director of the Christian Coalition of Florida, told the Miami Herald yesterday that he was “suspect” of Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-IL) “Muslim roots and training,” calling them “scary”:

He’s pretty scary to us,” he said. “I think his Muslim roots and training — while they try to minimize it — it’s there.” […] ”

“I can’t speak for anyone else but I’m probably typical of all of the people who are suspect of those Muslim roots. We all know what early intervention with children is all about, and I am really wondering what the influence was on him from his father’s background and being in a Muslim country.”

Baxley said he was “particularly” concerned about Obama’s heritage given the “active movement by radical Muslims to occupy us.” Note to Baxley: Obama “has never been a Muslim, was not raised as a Muslim, and is a committed Christian.” (HT: Ben Smith)

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