Poll Shows One in Five Americans Wrongly Believes Obama Is Muslim... nearly one in five Americans incorrectly believes that President Obama is a Muslim... people wrongly believe the president is a Muslim... The poll found that 18 percent of those surveyed wrongly identified Obama as Muslim, up from 11 percent in March 2009... The misinformation continues to exist despite the president's own declarations of his Christian faith and the statements of his spiritual advisers.Now the funny thing* about this story is not that the press cannot seem to address Americans' opinions about their leader without editorial adverbs, but the seeming confusion and borderline panic on the part of the press concerning that particular opinion. "Look," they seem to be saying, "haven't we told you*** that he's not a Muslim? What will it take before you believe us?"
You would think liberals would be happy if 100% of Americans held that view, because not only would their messiah be the first black president, he could be the first Muslim one as well. They could congratulate themselves for how Muslim he is - he might even get another Nobel - just as they do for how black he is. Think I'm kidding? Then tell me why they cannot seem to write a story mentioning the man without pointing out that "Obama was elected as the first black president."
On the other hand, if Obama's race is not, to liberal journalists, the single most important thing about him, maybe there's a nefarious rumor going around that the president is not really black.
* But I was almost as amused at the White House's reaction to Franklin Graham's statement that Obama was born a Muslim under Islamic Law: "Franklin Graham is entitled to his opinion." This is not really an area where one is entitled to an opinion, any more than one may opine about the speed limit on a given stretch of highway or how many votes a dead Democrat gets in Chicago**. It's a question of fact. I don't know whether Graham is right about the law or wrong about it, but it is what it is regardless of his opinion.
** However many it takes.
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