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the Americanization of MoBob

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MoBob swears in as a U.S. citizen on September 14th. He's already purchased a little flag pin to wear on his suit. This has been a long time coming, and, thankfully, we haven't experienced any of the immigration horrors we've heard from others. On September 14, he will promise to defend the Constitution during a time when supposed Christians threaten to burn the Koran, and many Americans are against building a mosque in Manhattan. Even though, as far as I can tell, MB hasn't had any problems in Washington DC or San Francisco or Little Rock, he still considered changing his name to something more "American." MB is already American enough to listen to Reba McEntire and savvy at negotiating the Muslim experience in America, like bringing all beef hot dogs to Fourth of July BBQs. Unlike myself, MB came to America as an adult, and his choice to become American is his own.

Obama on Muslim Americans—Not Us Against Them, “It’s Just Us”
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On September 10th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC), clynne commented:
I hope he keeps his name.

Congratulations to him!
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On September 10th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC), seegrim commented:
How awesome! Congrats!
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On September 11th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC), i_saw_the_fall commented:
Congrats to him! :)
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On September 13th, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC), themenow commented:
Wow, just a day away!!! Oh that's really cool!

Don't let him change his name!
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