Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother has said she prayed for the US president to convert to Islam, according to reports.
To be a committed Muslim ~ one must look to overturn the US Constitution ~ which ensures equality for all man under God. An Islamic Constitution would offer these inalienable rights only to Muslim citizens ~ with all others treated similar to the way people of color were treated under US segregation ~ unless you convert to Islam. There is no concept of the dhimmi status presently under US law ~ that exist in some form in most Muslim nations. Even in 'moderate' Turkey Christians don't have equal rights.
Sarah Omar, 88, who was on hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, told the Al-Qatan Saudi daily: "I prayed for my grandson Barack to convert to Islam".
The paper said that Ms Omar was in Saudi Arabia on pilgrimage along with her son, Mr Obama's uncle Saeed Hussein Obama, and four of her grandchildren.
Ms Omar told the newspaper that she could only discuss hajj matters and would not comment on Mr Obama's politics.
The family appeared to have been hosted by the Saudi government for hajj. Saeed thanked King Abdullah for his "kind hospitality," the paper said.
US opinion polls in August found that as many as one in four Americans believe that Mr Obama is a Muslim, a claim categorically denied by the White House which has maintained that he is a "committed Christian."