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Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Thinks Obama Is Muslim, Survey Shows

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posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 05:27 AM
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Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Thinks Obama Is Muslim, Survey Shows


www.foxnews.com

A new survey reports a sharp increase in the number of Americans who, incorrectly, say President Obama is a Muslim. The increase has occurred over the last couple of years, and the poll was taken before the president stepped into the fray of the Ground Zero mosque controversy.
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
www.npr.org
www.usatoday.com




posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 05:27 AM
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It says 18% believe he is a Muslim, up from 11% in March 2009. Can someone explain to me why:

1. Pew is even asking this in a survey.

2. Why the article about has to mention that the poll was taken before he commented on the controversy.

Would the president's faith be such an issue if it were any other faith? I know that when a Mormon candidate was running, it was an issue too, but this seems a bit over the top.

I find both the timing of the release of this poll and why the question was even asked suspicious. But maybe that's just me.



www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

Also, I just found this, dated today as well. TIME Poll: Majority Opposes Mosque, Many Distrust Muslims

Yet the survey also revealed that many Americans harbor lingering animosity toward Muslims. Twenty-eight percent of voters do not believe Muslims should be eligible to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Nearly one third of the country thinks adherents of Islam should be barred from running for President — slightly higher than the 24% who mistakenly believe that the current occupant of the Oval Office is himself a Muslim.


And here's an interesting related article from Psychology Today published August 16, 2010. Who would believe that Obama is Muslim?

[edit on 8/19/2010 by ~Lucidity]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 05:36 AM
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Would a similar poll asking if George Bush was a monkey gotten a similar result four years ago? Quite possibly.

Both are ridiculous questions to ask imo,



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 05:41 AM
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I have no idea? Again, the political motivations and the timing of this poll are just very odd to me. So far, this "news story" is only on FoxNews, NPR, and USAToday. Let's watch and see if it goes viral in the blogosphere and who else picks up on it loudly. Bet we could make some good guesses.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 05:44 AM
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He probably is a closet Muslim. It wouldnt suprise me one bit if we found out in history that he was one of the enemy.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 05:48 AM
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I see. Well...perhaps he was one of the original "terror babies?"



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:07 AM
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As many as 1 in 5?
And I bet 2 out of 5 of those polled are named Bubba or Earl.


Obama is as much a Muslim as I am Jewish. Next thing you know, they'll be calling him a socialist / communist!



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:14 AM
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mmmm I thought he was a socialist/communist.
I dont like Obama but whatever his religious veiws are, let them be. All I know is, he is a big government, liberal who thinks he can fix America, with all the experience of a ghetto organizer.

Well this is America, God bless us we certainly need it.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:14 AM
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I see this thread turning into something bad and I don't even support this guy.

As far as being a muslim or not, does it really matter?
It's a little late in the game now, isn't it?

Seeing all the possibilities and clues as to what his religion really is, might lend the reader to believe he is a pronounced Christian.
But, opinions vary greatly on this forum.

I, for one, don't care what he is because I know that it truly doesn't matter.
You can't get impeached for your religion, and I don't think you can even get impeached for lying.

So, who really cares?
Obviously this poll is more important than what's really going on in the world.
[/sarcasm]





posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:15 AM
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I think they left off the poll option of ''Don't know and don't care what religion the president believes or disbelieves in''.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:25 AM
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It's interesting that the Fox article (the only one I looked at) doesn't mention this part of the survey.


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.


Source

And this is also interesting.



[edit on 19/8/2010 by ArMaP]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:26 AM
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That means that 1 in 5 Americans is hopelessly and utterly DUMB,
and to top it of Islamophobic. and it shows you that propaganda channels like FAUX news are doing a wonderfull job upping the hatred towards muslims. It used to be commies who were the sworn enemy, they just got replaced by Muslims.

The whole deluded discussion about the New York mosque is the ultimate indicator of how hypocritical this is.

Because why bitch about that while the USA has been making thousands of ground zero's near mosques in Iraq since 2003...



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:27 AM
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That would have been my reply. They never call me though

 

This is starting to hit the blogs. Also very interesting to see the headlines people create.

31% of Republicans believe Barack Obama is Muslim

19 months in, a few Americans think Obama is Muslim, but nearly half don't know what he is
 

reply to post by ArMaP
 

Thanks for that chart. Adds interesting perspective to the discussion.


[edit on 8/19/2010 by ~Lucidity]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:33 AM
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He was always going to have trouble with his name and the associations it may provoke in 1 in 5 Americans

Barak = Not a very American christian name
Hussein = wasn't that Saddams last name?
Obama = change the B to an S and you get Osama, Americas most wanted.

So 2 parts of his name have an association with 2 of Americas enemies.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:37 AM
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I am guilty of accidently calling him as Osama. Whatever happened to good presidents names like George, or Ronald. Now we have Obama, makes me want to get out my tribal suit and go dancing throught the streets.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:39 AM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Thanks for that chart. Adds interesting perspective to the discussion.

Nothing like looking at the original source.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:46 AM
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I focused on the text. Thanks for pointing out where it was. I saw that it was Pew but thought you were pulling out an old survey from previous discussions here. Again, Thanks.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:49 AM
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The guy is completely useless as a President, in point of fact, he is worse then useless, he is destructive..

BUT

Not because of his religion.. (Unless Liberalism is a religion)

I don't care what a President worships, they could worship the giant jellyfish for all I care..

They just need to do their job, and a better one then this..

Semper



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:57 AM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
He was always going to have trouble with his name and the associations it may provoke in 1 in 5 Americans

Barak = Not a very American christian name
Hussein = wasn't that Saddams last name?
Obama = change the B to an S and you get Osama, Americas most wanted.

So 2 parts of his name have an association with 2 of Americas enemies.



Barak -> Ehud Barak must earn him a few points back from the other side I would think.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 07:20 AM
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Obama was taken to task over the "radical" Christian church he attended. He was dragged through the hedge over having a beer with a cop and a professor. He has been photographed on a handful of occasions eating (pork) ribs, which are apparently a favorite of his.

A beer drinking, pork eating, churchgoing Muslim?



That is either extremely deep cover on his part, OR blinding stupidity on the part of a lot of Americans.



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