Skip to comments.Poll shows more Americans think Obama is a Muslim
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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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.
Hopefully, those skeptical Americans will be the ones who vote.
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.
How about politically unaware?
The stealth jihadist at work!
“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?
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?
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?
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.
>> When is the last time he went to Church? <<
When Rev. Wright was preaching, of course!
So do I. This poll happened before the Victory Mosque debacle
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?
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.
In other words, he is far far far more insidious than he would be if he were simply a muslim.
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.
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.
If it looks like a duck....quacks like a duck...walks like a duck...
Obama is as about as Christian as I am Muslim, and I had ham for dinner tonight.
We have seen no evidence to verify that that POS is actually a citizen much less a native born.
BS. At least half believe it but you get idiots posting here saying he is an athiest. They are drooling idiots who watch TV.
Well, a statement by a mouthpiece from inside the Kremlin-on-the Potomac certainly convinces me; how about you, comrade?/sarcasm
You know, even though I am a Jedi, I'll always side with the Baptists...... because you know, I'm not a Baptist.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
In other word he’s a Synchretist. Read his 2004 interview with the religious reporter -I believe it’s CNS-very telling.
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!!!
He has never denied being a Muslim. His water-carriers have always done the denying for him.
That sounds just about right.
muslim is as muslim does
There once was a real news organization with this same name.
Now they should rename this rag “THE WASHINGTON LECTURER”.
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?
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.
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 its 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?
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.
>>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.
“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.
Church attendance does not determine one's christianity.
Church attendance does not determine one's christianity.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Just the state media propangandizing again.
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