BARACK OBAMA

Presented by: Muhammad kafeel

Barrack obama
• Born: August 4, 1961 • Famous For: Candidate for Democratic Party's 2008 presidential nomination. • In August 2008, Barack was nominated by the Democratic party as their candidate to be President of the United States.

Introduction
• Barack Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961 • His mother was from heartland-of-the-U.S. Kansas, and his father from Kenya. Barack's parents eventually divorced, and after his mother remarried, he lived in Indonesia for a time before returning to Hawaii to live with his grandparents. He later moved to New York, where he graduated from Columbia University in 1983.

Cont’d
• Barack put law school on hold after college and moved to Chicago, where he became a community organizer with a church-based group that was dedicated to improving living conditions in poor neighborhoods. • Barack earned his law degree from Harvard in 1991, where he became the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. He then returned to Chicago to practice as a civil rights lawyer and teach constitutional law.

Cont’d
• In 2004, Barack wrote and delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, and became a rising star in U.S. politics. A few months later, he was elected to the U.S. Senate with a landslide 70% of the vote. Four months into his senate career, Time magazine named him "one of the world's most influential people," calling him "one of the most admired politicians in America." Barack formally announced his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election in Springfield, Illinois on February 10, 2007.

Obama as an author
• Barack is also an accomplished author. His 1995 book, Dreams from My Father, is a memoir of his youth and early career. • In December 2004, Barack signed a contract to write three more books.

Cont’d
• The first, The Audacity of Hope, was published in October 2006. The book has remained at or near the top of the New York Times Best Seller list since its publication. It was also the theme of his 2004 keynote address. The second book will be a children's book to be co-written with his wife Michelle and their two daughters, with profits going to charity. The content of the third book has yet to be announced.

Is he a Muslim?
• Obama's grandfather was a Muslim, but his father was an atheist who did occasionally attend services at a mosque in Indonesia and his mother was agnostic, not practicing any particular religion. Where does that leave Obama? He is a Christian, having attended the same Christian church (Trinity United Church of Christ) for nearly 20 years. And about that rumor that he attended a madrassa as a child in Indonesia? He attended only Catholic and public schools. • Various photos featuring Obama wearing Musliminfluenced clothing helped fuel the rumor.

Cont’d
• FACTS: Barack Obama was sworn into office with his hand on his own family Bible. The first Muslim member of congress, Keith Ellison, was elected in November, 2006, and sworn in with his hand on a Qu'ran. Apparently when the media got wind of this story, they began associating it with Barack Obama.

Cont’d
• Barack Obama has stated that he attended 2 years of Catholic school and two years at a public school in Indonesia. In addition, the school he attended in Jakarta is a public school that has never been a Madrassa.

Misconceptions about Islam
• Since declaring his candidacy for president, misconceptions about his religion are one point he and his campaign have continually fought to correct. From assertions that he's a Muslim to rumors that he received training in Islam while he lived in Indonesia as a child, these rumors have been used to spark fear about him. And despite Obama's denials, rumors and e-mails about his Muslim and Islamic ties continue to circulate on the Internet.

Cont’d
• Obama has said that he will fight harder against other mischaracterizations about his positions that are being perpetrated by other candidates. But how are the rumors about his religion affecting him? According to David Axelrod, a top Obama strategist, "He genuinely believes...that people want to have a president that the world looks at and says, 'I believe this guy has an understanding of us and how we fit together on the planet.'"

Summary
• Obama was a nominated candidate of democratic party at united states • Current president of U.S • A rising star in U.S politics • Barack is also an accomplished author • Misconceptions about his religion didn’t affect his presidential campaign