Skip to comments.'Misinformation' behind mislabel as Muslim: Obama
Posted on 08/29/2010 7:16:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
US President Barack Obama blamed a "network of misinformation" for keeping alive persistent rumors that he is Muslim, but he shrugged off the misconception as being out of his control.
"There is a mechanism, a network of misinformation, that in a new media era can get churned out there constantly," Obama said in an interview with NBC television.
He said the recurring controversy was something he will not allow himself to spend too much time on, however.
"I'm not going to be worrying too much about whatever rumors are floating out there," Obama said.
"If I spend all my time chasing after that then I wouldn't get much done," the president said.
Opinion polls earlier this month showed that roughly one in five Americans wrongly believes Obama is a Muslim -- even though the US leader is a church-going Christian who repeatedly has spoken out about his faith.
The rumors, which circulate largely on the Internet, gathered steam after Obama waded into a controversy earlier this month over plans to build a mosque near the site of the World Trade Center bombing at Ground Zero.
Obama at an Iftar dinner, when Muslims break their fast during the month of Ramadan, defended the constitutional right of Muslims to build a mosque near the New York site of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks -- remarks which apparently confirmed the suspicions of some who believe he is an adherent of the Islamic faith.
He repeated the essence of those remarks to NBC on Sunday.
"If you can build a church on that site, if you can build a synagogue on that site or a Hindu Temple on that site, then we can't treat people of the Islamic faith differently, who are Americans -- who are American citizens," the US leader said.
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Who paved a (bike trail) for him his whole life and why...
Ah that old Vast Right Wing Conspiracy ...eh Barry??? You have done nothing to disprove that you are a Muslim so why should we belive you....
Hey Barack, did you quote the shahada with a perfect Arabic accent or not??
I seem to recall a number of online polls that popped just as Pew was doing their survey. Lots were offered to Freep here.
I suspect it’s a setup, there was no real poll, but it lets WH staff roll out a new publicity campaign to lure Obama’s enemies out into the open.
Wrongly? According to the writer perhaps...
even though the US leader is a church-going Christian who repeatedly has spoken out about his faith.
Not that I've seen or heard.
It's called MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, NY Times, Wash. Post, L.A. Times and it's the reason your lazy, incompetent and America hating ass got elected, you stinkin' filthy muslim.
I will keep saying this, as long as this topic keeps popping up.
Obama IS a Christian.
Islam is a Christian heresy.
This is a historical record.
He believes in Jesus, all Muslims do.
They believe very different things than do NON Heretical Christians.
He is therefore, as he admits, a Christian.
It just so happens that his Christian faith is the Apostasy, commonly known in modern times, as Islam.
We have been down this road before... B.O. can easily put this to rest.
Obama upholds the letter of the law, just like these folks.
"This is deception, pure and simple. The weasels running Colgate's marketing team stuck to the law by printing the net weight on both boxes, but they clearly want consumers to assume that the boxes are the same size."
Everything he has ever told us about his life is a lie, and he wonders why we don’t believe him.
Islam says it’s a wonderful thing to lie, if you have to trick people in order to get power for the sake of Islam. And they wonder why we don’t believe them.
Obama and Islam are a match made in Hell but lived out on earth.
“..”network of misinformation”....”
constantly flowing out of he WH
Williams, sitting under a tent in a rain-soaked New Orleans, where the First Family commemorated the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, asked Obama why so many people were uncertain about something so fundamental as his faith.
I cant spend all of my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead, quipped Obama,
Uh, Barry. Have you ever seen a Hawaiian birth certificate ? There is no place on the certificate that states a persons religion. So, why bring up the birth certificate in response to a question about your religion ? Could it be that you have never actually seen one and just assumed religion was on it ?
“If I spend all my time chasing after that then I wouldn’t get much done,” the president said.
Less time golfing of course.
got this in an email, interesting considering all the talk of mosques
It's just a signature releasing your official data, Oogabooga. It's not like it's a golfball or a nosebone or something.
“Rumor” has it that he gave a lengthy interview in 2004 where he laid out his phony “Christianity” for all to see. Says sin is not living according to his values. If he lives right he’ll be rewarded. Etc., etc. He could convince us he’s not Muslim by, well, attending church and getting a clue about what Christianity is, for a start.
I'm pretty sure the last time he set foot in a Church was Teddy Kennedy's funeral.