But why did he lie? he does speak Arabic apparently according to New York Times, and he recites Quran!
Remember this article from New York Times, from last year (3/16/07)?
"In a free-ranging interview with the New York Times, Obama described the Muslim call to prayer as ‘one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.’ The Times's Nicholos Kristof wrote, Obama recited, ‘with a first-class [Arabic] accent,’ the opening lines of the Muslim call to prayer. "Read the whole article here.