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Obama the Muslim

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The new survey from the Pew Research Center appearing to show that nearly one in-in-five Americans believe that Obama is a Muslim is as depressing as it is (regrettably) unsurprising.

Missing however was any data on how many now think that the president is the antichrist – or is that steady at 666 percent?

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9 comments

  • Susan · August 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    A few hours after the survey was released, the White House issued a statement that the president is a Christian who prays daily.

  • Dana · August 19, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    of course he’s neither a muslim nor a christian–he is a transnational progressive gaianist, like all of the ruling class

  • John · August 20, 2010 at 12:10 am

    The hoi polloi can often be wrong about the specifics, but have the right general notion of things. No, Obama isn’t a Muslim, but he might as well be one. He reflexively sides against the US in almost every conflict, calls himself a “world citizen”, and never stands up for the country. The fact that he is an American simply is not part of his identity.

  • Author comment by David Hume · August 20, 2010 at 1:45 am

    “he is a transnational progressive gaianist, like all of the ruling class”

    i think this has a lot of truth to it. though some of the ruling class, like george w. bush, aren’t gaianist (yes, i know non-americans hated him, but he was an internationalist, and comes from a long line of them).

  • pangloss · August 20, 2010 at 3:43 am

  • Dregs · August 20, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Is Christopher Hitchens Jewish (his mother was, although she hid if from him)? Is Larry Auster Jewish (he converted to Christianity)? Is Bob Dylan? More importantly, is it insulting to call these people Jewish, or to imply that they are? If yes, why? If no, why is it depressing or eye-roll inducing to say that Obama is Muslim? Drudge linked yesterday to a NYT’s (!!) Op-Ed from 2008 explaining in no uncertain terms why Obama is, under the definitions of the religion itelf a Muslim (or an apostate).

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/12/opinion/12luttwak.html?_r=4&pagewanted=print

    Granted, most of the 24% are not making their judgment along these technical lines, but nevertheless, there is support for the case.

  • Don Kenner · August 20, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Mmm. I suppose if (like myself) you thing Islam is a 7th century blood-cult and a festering sore on the body of Western Civ, then Obama would obviously not be a Muslim. But under the rules of Islam would he not be a Muslim?

    So consider all the media types, professors, priests, nuns, and other assorted folk who tell us what a peaceful and valid (albeit, misunderstood and stereotyped) religious force Islam remains in the world. Perhaps they should urge the good president to be all religions in order to foster tolerance and understanding. I think he might go for it. But only if he gets a second term.

  • Pangloss · August 23, 2010 at 12:53 am

    My biggest concern is that he was raised a Marxist – as was Rahm and Axelrod.

  • Fingon Celebrindal · August 28, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Does it really matter what invisible friend he has.

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