Barak Obama is the 44th President of United States of America. He was inaugurated as a president on January 20, 2009. Obama’s popularity can be proved by the fact that he defeated the previous white skinned popular president Bush. Obama is the first black president of America. The selection of Obama , being black skinned, as the president of America was proof of the fact that it is the time of change.
Obama is the most controversial president of America till date. The reasons of controversy are that Obama is the first black president of America. Black people and white people face most of the racism in the world. Obama being elected as a president by white people is a proof of change in mind sets of people. The second biggest controversy faced by President Barak Obama is about his religious background. The full name of the current president of United States of America is barak HUSSAIN Obama.
Obama’s grandmother was a non-practicing christen, his father was a Muslim, his step father was also a Muslim but he was not a true Muslim and he could make good mind for Hindu beliefs as well. His childhood was also controversial. He was sent to church for prayer as well as to the mosques. But he was interested in none of these. He was sent for the two years and to a Muslim school for some time as well. When he used to go to the church he was not interested in the lessons. When he went to the Muslim school, he used to make faces and show that what is being taught does not interest him.
In 2004 when he was a prospective candidate for presidential elections a campaign against him was started in which people said that he is a Muslim secretly. This reduced his votes to a great extent. After 9/11 incident Muslims are not even welcomed in America and was is impossible that they would elect someone as their president if he is Muslim. Some viral e-mails were sent in which a false propaganda about Obama religion was manipulated but times of America cleared all the controversies regarding this issue in 2006.
He said in his defense:
Being a Christian is my own choice. My family never forced me to be a Christian or a Muslim. I saw my mother as a spiritual Christian. For me, I am neither a Muslim nor a Christian but a human. Humanity is the only religion that I follow.
(Sep, 27, 2010)
During his presidential oath he had sworn on the bible. When a poll was conducted in America on this issue, about 20% of the people said that they do not consider Obama as a true Christian.
In 2006, during a trip to Kenya he had worn a Kenyan outfit and again controversy about his religion started. But Barak Hussain Obama believes and wants others to believe that he is Christian and only Christian and is not a Muslim by any connection.