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Obama camp responds to LA Times story

From NBC's Mark Murray
The Obama campaign just released this statement regarding today's LA Times report that Obama was registered as a Muslim at the schools in Indonesia he attended as a child:

"Senator Obama believes that having lived in Indonesia was a valuable experience and has respect for all faiths. But the facts are clear:

"Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ. Accounts in the L.A. Times that suggest otherwise are simply not true. Today's report is based on 40-year old memories and paperwork that, as reported by the Times, 'bugs have eaten.' 

"This is unfortunately yet another piece from this paper in which the reporter on the ground did not take into account the people who knew Barack Obama best."