Friday, 20 August 2010

One in Five Americans think Obama is a Muslim

What is it with some Americans who still believe various conspiracy theories against President Obama?

A poll that's been published this month, reports that 1 in 5 Americans believe Obama is a Muslim.

I found this video below which I thought was great, as it highlights just how ridiculous these beliefs are - it's also very funny!



This Muslim story isn't a new revelation. You've got elements within the Republican Party and conservative political commentators who have consistently questioned Obama's legitimacy as President.

I wrote about this last year in my blog which you can read here. This Muslim story is all part of a rightwing strategy to emphasis Obama's 'otherness' how he's not like most Americans. These Muslim rumours have been promoted to undermine the President and raise doubts over his legitimacy.

With all the euphoria of America electing Obama its first black President, it's easy to forget there are millions of Americans who hate him, and hate who he is and what he represents.

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