Saturday, August 21, 2010

Is President Obama a Muslim, a Socialist or Confused?

Time Magazine reports that 24% of Americans believe that the current occupant of the Oval Office is a Muslim. The White House felt it necessary to defend the President, saying that "President Barack Obama is a Christian who prays daily as it looked to tamp down growing doubts among Americans about the president's religion."

White House spokesman Bill Burton added, 'The president is obviously a Christian. He prays everyday.'"

So do Muslims, Bill.

H/T: Rick Lobs Blog and there's a good discussion on this at Midwest Conservative Journal.

From all that I've seen and read it appears that the President is conflicted.  It is more likely that he is a socialist sympathetic to Islam for emotional reasons. Traditional Islam is not sympathetic to socialism, however.  The poor are cared for through the distribution of alms handled by clerics and Islamic charities, not through tax-payer funded government agencies.

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