An article on GetReligion.com reports on the widespread rumors about Barack Obama being a closet Muslim. The article clarifies that Obama is definitely a Christian man, despite crowds saying otherwise. Obama grew up in Southeast Asia which is the largest Muslim country in the world. Because of this, people automatically assume that he is Muslim, and he has been accused of received training in Islam in Indonesia during the time he lived there. It is reported that his grandfather occasionally attended mosque services.
I don't think people understand the fact that even though one generation of one's family grew up a certain way doesn't necessarily mean that they all share the same religions, believes, values, etc. So, Obama's grandfather may have been Muslim, who cares? If this is true, it just puts Obama in a better position because he has more experience with people who were involved in Islam- it does not mean he believes in it!