A person born a Muslim but now is a Christian is under a death sentence for being an Apostate. Apostasy in Islam (Arabic: ارتداد, irtidād or ridda*) is commonly defined in Islam as the rejection in word or deed of one's former religion (apostasy) by a person who was previously a follower of Islam.he majority of Muslim scholars hold to the traditional view that apostasy is punishable by death or imprisonment until repentance, at least for adult men of sound mind. Obama was born a Muslim and Obama was a Muslim too long to have the third option (the article points that he went to Jakarta when he was at least 11, and then studied in an Islamic madrasa for two more years after that), leaving him only the first two options, i.e. he is either a Muslim or an apostate. Translating Jihad: Is Obama a Muslim or an Apostate?