The Obama-Is-A-Muslim meme persists among one in ten Americans. According to David Brooks, it is therefore a legitimate debate question. Why, then, didn’t ABC News ask the Kristol question: are you a Communist? Or rather: are you now or have you ever been a Marxist or a Muslim? And why didn’t they ask the Pledge of Allegiance question? It’s out there, isn’t it?
The full story can be found at: http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/04/ten-percent.html
This is not a true commentary on Barack Obama, religion in politics, or even Islam. This is clearly a commentary on how ignorance reigns here sometimes. Web pages dedicated to disspelling this myth, a moment taken during a debate to correct the mistakes, and plenty of common sense has not seemingly made an impression on 1 in 10 people in the US. Obviously, we need to pay more attnetion to the issues. In Europe, an elected official can have an affair, and no one cares if he s doing a god job in his role as leader. Come on people of America, wake up
We cannot ridicule for his choice of Church Pastor, as Hillary seems to think, AND ridicule him for an urban myth of being a Muslim. He cannot be both Muslim AND Christian. In this case, ignorance will lead us AWAY from bliss!!!!