Random Ridiculousness: President Obama Is NOT Muslim, But Nearly 1 In 5 Americans Think He Is

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Bolitics, News, Random Ridiculousness

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This is pure ridiculousness… A recent study shows that the number of people who ERRONEOUSLY believe President Barack Obama practices Islam is getting higher. Kinda makes no sense, considering Obama has been outspoken about his Christian faith!

A new poll from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life indicates that the number of Americans who erroneously believe President Obama is a Muslim is growing.

In March 2009, the percentage was 11 percent. Today, it’s 18 percent.

The percentage of those asserting that the president is a Christian — which he is — has gone down in that time, from 48% in March 2009 to 34% today.

A plurality of Americans — 43% — say they don’t know what religion the president is.

During the campaign, Mr. Obama’s “Fight the Smears” website wrote: “Barack Obama is a committed Christian. He was sworn into the Senate on his family Bible. He has regularly attended church with his wife and daughters for years. But shameful, shadowy attackers have been lying about Barack’s religion, claiming he is a Muslim instead of a committed Christian. When people fabricate stories about someone’s faith to denigrate them politically, that’s an attack on people of all faiths. Make sure everyone you know is aware of this deception.”

The poll indicates that groups who have shown the most willingness to believe the wrong assertion that the president is a Muslim include conservative Republicans — 34% of whom believe the president is Muslim. Eighteen percent of independents say the president is a Muslim, up from 10% in March 2009.

But even among the president’s allies, the numbers are shifting. In March 2009, 55% of Democrats said the president is a Christian, which he is. That number is now 46%. African-Americans, who voted for President Obama overwhelmingly, have also shown a similar shift. In March 2009, 36% of African-Americans said they didn’t know the president’s religion; that number is now 46%. Self-described liberal Democrats who don’t know what religion the president is shifted from 23% to 31%.

Says Pew: “When asked how they learned about Obama’s religion in an open-ended question, 60% of those who say Obama is a Muslim cite the media. Among specific media sources, television (at 16%) is mentioned most frequently. About one-in-ten (11%) of those who say Obama is a Muslim say they learned of this through Obama’s own words and behavior.”

In 2007, the falsehood that then-Sen. Obama was educated in a madrassa was aired on Fox & Friends, which repeated a report from Insight magazine claiming that a rival Democrat’s campaign was exploring his Muslim “background.” Mr. Obama’s father, Barack Obama Sr., was Muslim, though the president has described his father as secular.

The poll was taken between July 21 and August 5, before the controversy over the proposed Islamic Center to be built two blocks from Ground Zero.

Freedom to Practice Religion has been one of the most important principles that this country was founded on. It’s kind of disgusting that right-wing nutcases and the folks at “Faux News” have preyed on public fears about radical Muslims in order to try and bring down our nation’s great President! SMH

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  • Jason

    Once again some of us (Not All) are trying to scare the older Americans into thinking that President Obama is a Muslim. most of my people who are 65 and older equate Muslims with terrorists. And this is thanks in part to people like Sarah Palin. She tyipe ropes a thin line. She has never called President Obama a US Citizen. In fact neither did her running mate John, he merely called Obama a citizen. I feel that President Obama will win another term, and this is when he is really going to make changes that this country needs. He has to be careful this term, which I think he has done a remarkable job at.

  • Glok...Smooth as a Baby's azz!!

    THIS LYING JACKAZZ IS A MUSLIM AND HE DONT GIVE A FUK ABOUT YOUR FAITH ….HE HAS CUSS THE VERY GOD YOU SERVE AND HIS AZZ DENOUNCE YOUR CHRISTIAN RELIGION!!!

    • Mystyri

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      YOU TOO SOUL TOUCH!

  • Glok...Smooth as a Baby's azz!!

    HE IZ CFR,.. HIM AND HIS WENCH!

  • http://urnotpdiddyloser 5'10" AKILLAH RICHARDS(D.K.N.Y. boys like me a lot)

    Christians can only have one wife. I would marry a Christian man.

  • I Am Legend

    He should be happy they say he is muslim thats better than them saying he is a devil worshipper like every other prominent black man

  • Soul Touch

    That’s because 2 in 5 americans are ignorant back bush simpletons.

  • Soul Touch

    @I Am Legend

    lol well said.

  • Emoney

    1 in 5 Americans also believe Aliens live among us

  • Real314

    There is supposed to be this idea called seperation of church and state, some how over the years it’s gotten lost and we focus too much on our political figures religion…hell I’d be happy if he was an atheist then he could actually get things accomplished because he would have the ability to make rational reasonable decisions and not be bound by narrow minded religious views

    • Chris1761

      100% Agreed….Excellent point.

    • Not for the common Negro...

      I do not want an atheistic pres or any gov official. Who needs a leader that does not believe in a higher authority in whom he eventually has to answer to. No GOD reduces people to numbers. More abortions killing more black babies. Less health care for so called unproductive citizens, more tree huggers over people.

  • Real314

    Christianity, Islam and Juddism are all the same anyway…very little difference between the Abrahamic religions….so what does it really matter?

    • Alimah

      Trust only only 1 in 5 americans have enuff common knowledge to know this is Fact. Thank you tho for realizing =]

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  • Willie Lump Lump

    He needs to work on being a outspoken and visual Christian, because he leaves you wondering.

  • Soul Touch

    @Glok

    So because he stated that the Mosque (which is acutally nothing more than a community centr) should proceed, he must be a Muslim?

    Seems to me, that being an American, like yourself, one should support it because America is about freedom of religion.

    • Glok...Smooth as a Baby's azz!!

      OBAMA IS A ATHEIST LIKE HIS MOMMA HE SAID SO IN HIS BOOK ,..I LIKE MYSELF DONT FALL FOR THE OKIE DOKE…HE IZ A CFR AGENT FOR THE ARAB BANKERS AND ELITE ALIKE PUPPET PREZ!

    • Not for the common Negro...

      I also believe he is an atheist and his god is money. Look at his views on abortion, homosexuality, and marriage. Look at unemployment among black folk and the new tax legislation coming forth.

    • Chris1761

      Hey Glok….Prove it.

  • R_U_Trying_To_Prove_Her_Right?

    Political moods swing back and forth in this country: after every short-lived breath of liberalism, there comes the long, mind numbing swing to the reactionary right.

    Anybody who thought this guy was going to get through his term without this kind of RIGHTIST idiotic reaction, had vastly over-rated this country’s tolerance.

    I think that HE

  • Ms.Drizzy

    lol 1 in 5 americans are uneducated morons

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