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Poll shows more Americans think Obama is a Muslim
Washington comPost ^ | 8/19/2010 | Jon Cohen and Michael D. Shear

Posted on 08/18/2010 6:56:14 PM PDT by markomalley

The number of Americans who believe -- wrongly -- that President Obama is a Muslim has increased significantly since his inauguration and now account for nearly 20 percent of the nation's population.

Those results, from a new Pew Research Center survey, were drawn from interviews done before the president's comments about the construction of an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero, and they suggest that there could be serious political danger for the White House as the debate continues.

The president's religion, like his place of birth, has been the subject of Internet-spread rumors and falsehoods since before he began his presidential campaign, and the poll indicates that those rumors have gained currency since Obama took office. The number of people who now correctly identify Obama as a Christian has dropped to 34 percent, down from nearly half when he took office.

White House officials expressed dismay over the poll results. Faith adviser Joshua DuBois blamed "misinformation campaigns" by the president's opponents.

"While the president has been diligent and personally committed to his own Christian faith, there's certainly folks who are intent on spreading falsehoods about the president and his values and beliefs," DuBois said.

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Let me fix an obviously inadvertant error in this piece:
The number of Americans who believe -- wrongly -- that President Obama is a Muslim has increased significantly since his inauguration and now account for nearly 20 percent of the nation's population.

So that means, I guess, that 80 percent of the populace is blind, deaf, dumb, or in denial.

1 posted on 08/18/2010 6:56:17 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Hopefully, those skeptical Americans will be the ones who vote.


2 posted on 08/18/2010 6:58:08 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: markomalley

Wrongly...yeah, that’s funny...I won’t even read the rest of the article because this journolist is obviously oblivious to examining even the possibility that he might be wrong and the with a little bit of investigation, a good journalist would discover that Obama is, in fact, a moose limb.


3 posted on 08/18/2010 6:58:35 PM PDT by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: markomalley

How about politically unaware?

The stealth jihadist at work!


4 posted on 08/18/2010 6:59:10 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: markomalley

“While the president has been diligent and personally committed to his own Christian faith”

How so? When is the last time he went to Church?


5 posted on 08/18/2010 6:59:45 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: markomalley

Let’s see.....where was our President on Christmas eve? And where is our President on Sunday mornings? Oh, that’s right. There’s golf, and sleeping it off and family time and well, you know. Don’t cha?


6 posted on 08/18/2010 7:00:03 PM PDT by Republic (Is it even possible that uhbama is really as totally inept as he appears? My gosh! He is a joke.)
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7 posted on 08/18/2010 7:00:44 PM PDT by StocksGoneWild
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To: markomalley

All the liberal press ever reports is that Obama did not go to church.

They NEVER report that he did go to church, do they?

Are we not known by our actions?


8 posted on 08/18/2010 7:00:57 PM PDT by Clarence
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To: markomalley

I was just talking with my pal and mistakenly referred to my “Catholic” faith. “Your Jewish faith,” he reminded me. “My Jewish faith,” I corrected. What a laugh we had.


9 posted on 08/18/2010 7:01:13 PM PDT by Leonard210 (Tagline? We don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: icwhatudo

>> When is the last time he went to Church? <<

When Rev. Wright was preaching, of course!


10 posted on 08/18/2010 7:01:24 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: markomalley
Wow, I wonder what made that number jump like that? /sarc
11 posted on 08/18/2010 7:01:55 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: MAexile
Wow, I wonder what made that number jump like that? /sarc

So do I. This poll happened before the Victory Mosque debacle

12 posted on 08/18/2010 7:03:10 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley
Gee, I wonder why.

Could it be the DOJ prosecuted the Holy Land Foundation, Dallas(?) for fronting a fund raising operation for Hamas but yet Obama sends Hamas $900,000,000.00 of our money to Hamas early in his presidency then again another $400,000,000.00 of our money.

Gee, what are they (we) thinking?

13 posted on 08/18/2010 7:04:20 PM PDT by rvoitier (Progressives are in the GOP, too.)
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To: icwhatudo

great point.....but as you know, the muslim state controlled commie Marxist pravda media will not speak about anything regarding or answering your question. saudi controlled FOX included.


14 posted on 08/18/2010 7:04:51 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: markomalley
Obama's not a muslim. He's a marxist hippie Unitarian just like his marxist hippie b*tch of a mother with a tinge of Farrakhan-style black liberation theology thrown in the mix, and the two along with his father's muslim faith combine jointly in him to produce an inordinate degree of fondness for islam out of a wrongheaded belief that muslims, and more generally all "brown people," are the perpetual "victims" of the evil white anglo saxon protestant west.

In other words, he is far far far more insidious than he would be if he were simply a muslim.

15 posted on 08/18/2010 7:05:12 PM PDT by conimbricenses (Red means run son, numbers add up to nothing.)
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To: markomalley

People do not ignorantly think he’s a Muslim.

They believe he is a closet Muslim and is lying about it. Hasn’t he made overt statements on trips and in interviews with Muslims that he is “one of them” by birth, parentage, where he grew up, etc.?

IMHO leftists like Obama and Reverand Wright don’t respect traditional Christianity and show far more reverence for Islam.


16 posted on 08/18/2010 7:05:24 PM PDT by Williams
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To: erkyl

Yep that pretty well sums it up for me too. Not even going to read the rest of the article. Once I saw the ‘wrongly’ thing going on, well the writer made his position known didn’t he?

Obama is Muslim, period. He admitted it, albeit accidently, during an ABC interview and has shown it throughout the time he has spent contaminating the White House.


17 posted on 08/18/2010 7:06:29 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (We in Missouri spoke LOUDLY 08/03/10 & We peacefully said NO to Tyranny. Are you listening Marxists?)
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To: markomalley

If it looks like a duck....quacks like a duck...walks like a duck...


18 posted on 08/18/2010 7:07:23 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: markomalley

Obama is as about as Christian as I am Muslim, and I had ham for dinner tonight.


19 posted on 08/18/2010 7:07:42 PM PDT by kevao
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To: markomalley

We have seen no evidence to verify that that POS is actually a citizen much less a native born.


20 posted on 08/18/2010 7:07:48 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Leonard210

LOL


21 posted on 08/18/2010 7:08:00 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: markomalley

BS. At least half believe it but you get idiots posting here saying he is an athiest. They are drooling idiots who watch TV.


22 posted on 08/18/2010 7:08:43 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE)
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To: erkyl

Well, a statement by a mouthpiece from inside the Kremlin-on-the Potomac certainly convinces me; how about you, comrade?/sarcasm


23 posted on 08/18/2010 7:08:45 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Leonard210
Wow, so it happened to you too? That is amazing.

You know, even though I am a Jedi, I'll always side with the Baptists...... because you know, I'm not a Baptist.

24 posted on 08/18/2010 7:08:49 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (The buck, it seems, never gets to Obama; a surprise considering how many they print)
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To: markomalley

I can’t forget the interview with George “Steffie” Stefanopolis from 2008...

Imam Obama “..my muslim faith..”
Steffie “You mean your Christian faith, right!?”

Imam Obama “Oh yes,ah,er,my Christian faith.”


25 posted on 08/18/2010 7:10:10 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (First they laugh at you, then they ignore you, then they fight you, then you win. NOVEMBER!)
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To: markomalley

Including the writer of the journOlist type piece. The guy takes the month of Ramadan off last year and this year, he has the Muslim celebration at the Whitehouse to great fanfare, but not any Christian or Jewish celebration to such elaborate or un-forced degree, he is taped saying he is a muslim, he has foreign state officials saying he told them he is muslim, he recites in perfect arabic the muslim call to evening prayer and calls it the most beautiful sound, and we are to believe what? Anyone who doesn’t believe he is a Muslim is an ignorant tramp.


26 posted on 08/18/2010 7:10:27 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: markomalley

We have seen no evidence to verify that that POS is actually a citizen much less a native born. Since religion follows the father in islam, makes him a muslim.


27 posted on 08/18/2010 7:10:40 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: markomalley
OF COURSE Obama is a muslim!

He bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia!

He canceled National Prayer Day at the White House.

He hangs out with Farrakhan.

He even admitted he was muslim.

FROM HIS OWN LIPS

28 posted on 08/18/2010 7:12:36 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: conimbricenses

In other word he’s a Synchretist. Read his 2004 interview with the religious reporter -I believe it’s CNS-very telling.


29 posted on 08/18/2010 7:12:52 PM PDT by almcbean
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To: Frantzie; All

Frantize....have you been looking at Tiger on the golf channel to get so worked up! damn, we are on the same side regarding muslim boy’s ‘faith’!!! hang in their buddy!!!


30 posted on 08/18/2010 7:14:12 PM PDT by bobby.223
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31 posted on 08/18/2010 7:14:54 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: markomalley

He has never denied being a Muslim. His water-carriers have always done the denying for him.


32 posted on 08/18/2010 7:15:53 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: conimbricenses

That sounds just about right.


33 posted on 08/18/2010 7:16:08 PM PDT by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism)
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To: markomalley

muslim is as muslim does


34 posted on 08/18/2010 7:16:14 PM PDT by jtal
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To: markomalley

Washington Post?

There once was a real news organization with this same name.

Now they should rename this rag “THE WASHINGTON LECTURER”.


35 posted on 08/18/2010 7:16:50 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Really up-to-date liberals do not care what people do, as long as it is compulsory - George Will)
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To: markomalley

Let’s look at the evidence:

- his father was a muslim from a muslim family;
- his stepfather was a muslim;
-his mother and stepfather took him to Indonesia, where he studied in a madrassa during his formative years;
- he has no other verifiable religious connections, except 20 years in the church of the dubious Reverend Wright, who majored in muslim studies in seminary.

So, is he a muslim?


36 posted on 08/18/2010 7:16:59 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: erkyl

Yeah it’s so funny.

There’s an elementary picture of him floating around this forum from the 60’s that clearly calls him “Barry”.

He’s obviously had a conversion to Islam.

It’s not that difficult.


37 posted on 08/18/2010 7:17:27 PM PDT by CommieCutter (A Centrist Democrat is now defined as: between Socialism and Communism.)
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To: markomalley

I’ll be one of the 20%! Everything he does is for the destruction of America. Religiously and politically. Politically? Here is an excellent example of the Anti American president at work...

Most people do not recognize that what happens in a mosque is sedition. Pure and simple. Islam is not just a “religion”, it is a cult. LArger than that though, it is a political system, it is it’s own government, its judicial...is in its sharia, and its military (jihadis) all rolled into one with one intent ...and that is to rule wherever they take root. It is a invasive, systemic infection looking to take over the host once it has quantum.

This is not just a “religion”, but something that cloaks itself in those terms so it should not be given the same treatment contemplated under the first amendment. The Korans Sharia rules are to consume whatever government there is wherever it goes. It is political, and its goal is to supplant and replace.

The sooner America learns this , the better.

Obama? Obama and Company? Should be tried for treason in this issue for promoting the establishment of a foreign government on our soils. He is doing nothing to protect America as per his oath. Also, as a Muslim, he knows this, he know far better, he knows sharia, but is looking to deceive America.

For all interested...Wanna learn more?

http://thehayride.com/2010/08/louisiana-at-leading-edge-in-fight-against-shariah/#more-5392

and this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib9rofXQl6w&feature=player_embedded

Lets keep America, America!

Obama? Obama and Company? Should be tried for treason in this issue for promoting the establishment of a foreign government on our soils. As a Muslim, he knows this, he knows sharia, but is looking to deceive America.


38 posted on 08/18/2010 7:17:53 PM PDT by himno hero
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>>How so? When is the last time he went to Church?

For a journolist, being a devoted Christian has nothing to do with going to church. It just means that you push through laws that libs like.


39 posted on 08/18/2010 7:18:07 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: markomalley
Chimpy McBush-Hitler won't help us....


40 posted on 08/18/2010 7:21:40 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Really up-to-date liberals do not care what people do, as long as it is compulsory - George Will)
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To: markomalley

“While the president has been diligent and personally committed to his own Christian faith, there’s certainly folks who are intent on spreading falsehoods about the president and his values and beliefs,” DuBois said..............

No one needs to spead anything about Obama’s faith. He is doing a good job of revealing his true faith on a daily basis - AND - it’s certainly not a Christian faith!!!!

The MSM is going into convulsions as Obama reveals his true faith as well as his ignorance of American values.


41 posted on 08/18/2010 7:22:08 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: icwhatudo
When is the last time he went to Church?

Church attendance does not determine one's christianity.

42 posted on 08/18/2010 7:24:23 PM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: icwhatudo
When is the last time he went to Church?

Church attendance does not determine one's christianity.

43 posted on 08/18/2010 7:24:43 PM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: markomalley

I nominate Jon Cohen and Michael D. Shear of the Washington Post for the Julius Streicher Award of Fetid Journalism. May you gentlemen reap what you sow.


44 posted on 08/18/2010 7:27:57 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: markomalley

And their EVIDENCE that Obama is not a Muslim is . . . ?

Absolutely zero, as far as I have seen in any of the news sources since I first heard of this guy.

No evidence that he was ever a Christian. No evidence that he ever was baptized.

He has said that he was “never” a Muslim. Well, that is a flat out lie, since he was a Muslim from the time of his birth at least until the time he left Indonesia. Liar.

He observes and celebrates Ramadan, but he ignores Christmas and Easter and never goes to church.

So, on what do we base this word “wrongly”? Apparently on nothing but blind ideological faith.


45 posted on 08/18/2010 7:29:06 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: markomalley

Another blatant opinion piece masquerading as a news story.

This is a perfect example of the kind of writing that would have gotten any decent reporter fired back when newspapers took their objectivity seriously.

It would have actually been a semi-decent news lead if they had not stuck the word “wrongly” into the middle of it. That is classic editorializing, and it is also the reason that so many people are turned off by the MSM these days.

You’d think that they might figure that out by now.


46 posted on 08/18/2010 7:32:54 PM PDT by Ronin (If it werenÂ’t so gruesomely malevolent, Islam would just be silly.)
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To: conimbricenses
inordinate degree of fondness for islam out of a wrongheaded belief that muslims, and more generally all "brown people," are the perpetual "victims" of the evil white anglo saxon protestant west. What you wrote is very true. Obama is not a Muslim but his sympathies would lie with them if they were juxtaposed with American Christianity. His background and the kind of world he inhabits are populated with self idolators who, yes, are more Universalist Unitarian than any real religion. They are the offspring of the activist mindset of the sixties, and they are hoping to invade every facet of society while they still have the time. They are very dangerous because they believe they are smarter than anyone else. Therefore, they will force their beliefs, their attitudes, and their lifestyle onto the American public unless that public wakes up and puts a stop to it.
47 posted on 08/18/2010 7:34:28 PM PDT by sueuprising
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To: markomalley

Quick someone pull the George Stephanopoulos interveiw where he says his muslim faith and then is corrected but cut the correction out.Would make a wonderful addition to any political ad or even to be used agaost the ground zero mosque


48 posted on 08/18/2010 7:35:05 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: icwhatudo

Except for when the symbols of Jesus christ wss covered
up at the podium when he spoke at GeorgeTown University in April 2009—He acted STUPIDLY


49 posted on 08/18/2010 7:35:18 PM PDT by funfan
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To: markomalley

Just the state media propangandizing again.


50 posted on 08/18/2010 7:39:40 PM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
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