Whoa: Look who’s pushing “Obama is a Muslim” theory NOW
There have been many rumors and theories about Barack Hussein Obama’s life and background. Of course, there’s the usual birth certificate issue. The questions about his real father. Where the heck are his college transcripts. What was his relationship with Bill Ayers – who maybe even wrote Obama’s book.
And then the one that keeps popping up, given so many of his foreign policies: Is Obama actually not a Christian at all? Is he more than an Islamist sympathizer?
Of course conservatives in the United States are roundly beaten over the head for having such churlish thoughts, so you might be surprised to know this theory is still alive and well…in the Middle East.
The Washington Post reports, One of the most persistent and widespread of these conspiracy theories gets more specific than its American variant: Obama isn’t just a Muslim, this theory goes…. he’s a Shiite Muslim.
This week, as the Obama administration announced that it was lifting sanctions on Iran as a result of a U.S.-led nuclear deal with Tehran reached in July, Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, the head of general security for the emirate of Dubai, suggested that Obama’s “Shiite roots” had helped him get elected in a bid to bring the United States and Iran closer.
“Mission accomplished,” he added.