August 21, 2017

Americans who think Obama is a Muslim are on the rise

Read my lips you redneck scaremongers - There are no new religions in the White House- Allah be praised - just kidding

The number of Americans who think US President Barack Obama is a Muslim are on the rise according to a research poll.

The Pew Research poll shows that 18% of Americans now believe that President Obama is a Muslim. This is up from 11% a little over a year ago.

The polling was done just before Obama came out in support of the right of a developer to build a mosque two blocks from ‘ground zero’ in New York. If it was done after that he would probably be called Grand Ayatollah Obama instead of President.

It is interesting that 34% of Republican supporters polled incorrectly thought Obama was a Muslim. That is possibly understandable, as these are the same people who brought us the Iraq and Afghanistan wars on the basis that Iraq was hiding weapons of mass destruction and Afghanistan was hiding Osama Bin Laden – neither were found. What they did find though was hostility and roadside bombs.

A little under two years ago the same poll showed that 50% of Americans correctly identified Obama as a Christian, now that number is down to 33% with the don’t know, don’t care brigade has risen sharply to 43%.

Of even greater concern though is the statement from the White House that said “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,” which was read out by Joshua DuBois with the illustrious title of White House faith adviser. Sounds like a first class drain on taxpayers funds does that role.