One In Six Americans Wrongly Believe Obama Is Muslim

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Barack Hussein Obama: Some Americans still believe that he is a Muslim

WASHINGTON (RNS) After nearly four years in the Oval Office, President Obama is incorrectly thought to be Muslim by one in six American voters, and only one quarter of voters can correctly identify him as a Protestant, according to a new poll.

“Wow. He said it 100 times that he’s not a Muslim,” said Zainab Al-Suwaij, executive director of the American Islamic Congress, expressing surprise over the persistent number of American voters (16 percent) who make the mistake.

Is there something insidious behind the belief, a concerted attack to link the president with a religion that’s considered alien — or worse — by some Americans?

“I think it’s more a lack of information than an attack on him,” said Al-Suwaij.

While Americans across the board get the president’s religion wrong, the religious group that most often thinks Obama is Muslim is white evangelical Protestants (24 percent). American unaffiliated with a religious group make the error least often: just 7 percent identify Obama as Muslim.

Daniel Cox, PRRI’s research director, said the small but not insignificant sliver of Americans who still believe Obama is Muslim is “fascinating.”

“Quite frankly, I’m not really sure what to make of it other than this person, although he speaks quite comfortably about his faith, doesn’t wear his religion on his sleeve,” Cox said. “It’s an important part of who he is, but it’s not an important part of his public persona.”

The poll also found that white evangelical Protestants, who were suspicious of Romney in the early GOP primaries, are warming up to Romney now that he’s the presumptive nominee.

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  1. a few days ago, the American president was suporting sodomite marriages.May Allah make one of his children a sodomite.i personally would suport Romney.not for my love of him.but because he is against sodomite marriages.remember Ban Ki Moon was in Malawi because we arrested sodomites.we can only change such bad influences of the powerful countries by praying for Presidents who atleast recognise that satan exists and avoid him.non of us was born from such marriages.
    if we let such presidents to rule such countries, it wont be long before we hear parliament passing sodomite bills in exchange for AiD.So may this pro sodomite go.May allah protect us and our children from such evil.

  2. when i made the below comment yesterday, i hadnt read news from Malawi yet.i am not in Malawi.i follow news through online media.after the below comment i opened the other online media pages.only to learn that our own president want to change the ban on sodomite marriages.we should know that evil should never be given chance to exhibit itself.i.e we all have commited sins sometimes in secrete.but only God knows and will punish us if we dont repent.but to say that the sodomites should be tolarated and be let to exhibit themselves and attract our children, is absolute nonsense.if one is sodomite and does the evil in the sanctuary of his bedroom, who will care.but to let them have a chance to exhibit and propagate evil is an insult to you and me who were not born from behind.whether it's women or men, it makes no difference.as for us Muslims, we already are aware that our children copy things that come as fashion in society.and this fire of evil will not only take non-Muslims, we will be sad to see our own children being in the hands of shaitan.One of the names of the sodomites that were enticing school children e.g at Zomba islamic high school, was an "ibrahim" from machinga.doesnt this clarify my point?so the laws should have actually been strengthened but alas!you never know your job is fine until you are fired.the late might have been undemocratic and disregarded us Muslims in many ways eg population census.but he was tough on this issue.the issue that destroyed sodom and gomorah.he allowed our women to wear hijab in parliament.the current president is one all of us thought was religious than the former.but she is either not and pretends or she is so soft that she is appeasing donors.but in the absence of such pressure who would be convinced that the donors are pressurising her?some Christians have spoken out against this.and we Muslims are "the best of man kind enjoyning what is good and forbiding what is evil".so time is ripe to shut such plans before it is too late.our leadership should speak out agaisnt this with wisdom.

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