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Did Barack Obama went to Arabic school in Indonesia?

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Melissa Norris on March 10, 2020

No, that is a myth. Young Barack Obama moved from Hawaii, where he was born, to Indonesia with his mother and his new stepfather; he was five years old at that time. He attended a Catholic school, and then a public school. Indonesia is a majority Muslim country, but even then, he was a moderate, and not all the schools run by the Muslim religion. It should also be noted that internet claims that Mr. Obama attended a "madrassa" (religious conservatives Muslims in the school) are false. The schools attended by students of many religions and cultures; also, the language in the schools had been Indonesian and English, not Arabic.


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