Santorum Spokesperson Misspeaks – Says Obama Has Pursued “Radical Islamic Policies” (Video)

Rick Santorum’s new national spokesman told MSNBC today that Barack Obama had pursued “radical Islamic policies.” Alice Stewart actually made the accusations while defending Santorum’s weekend attacks on Obama’s theology.
The Chicago Tribune reported, via Free Republic:

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The Tribune reported:

In trying to clarify recent comments from Rick Santorum about President Obama’s “phony theology,” the candidate’s new national press secretary made a gaffe of her own, saying Obama had pursued “radical Islamic policies” .

Alice Stewart, who had worked for Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign before signing on with Santorum earlier this month, made the slip during an appearance Monday afternoon on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”

The segment focused on the former Pennsylvania senator’s line of attack on Obama for his environmental policies, which were guided, Santorum said in Ohio this weekend, by “some phony ideal. Some phony theology.”

“As he has clarified the statement, he was talking about radical environmentalists,” Stewart told Mitchell. “There is a type of theological secularism when it comes to the global warmists in this country. That’s what he was referring to. He was referring to the president’s policies, in terms of the radical Islamic policies the president has.”

The comment drew no immediate reaction from Mitchell. But later, the host said that Stewart called to express regret for misspeaking.

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  • Diane Harvey

    Tell me what slip did she make?

    How did she misspeak?

    Obama favors Muslims. That is abundantly clear. He favors Muslims to our detriment and that of Israel.

    Truth is the new hate speech.

  • Redwine

    Truth will set you free.

    Good for her. She Spoke the truth and shouldn’t apologize.

  • RKflorida

    This cowardly backpedaling is THE problem. If you should have never said it, you are a novice and don’t think before you speak. If you were correct in what you said, you are a coward for stepping back from your statement.

  • No Man

    Sounds about right.

    Make the Obama-worshiping idiots explain how the kleptokrat has not helped terrorists.

  • Kurt

    I agree with RKflorida’s assessment, but I’d also add while I agree with the general tenor of her first set of remarks, she was clearly a novice in how she presented them. That sort of analysis needs to be presented in a careful and detailed manor or else the news media will just present snippets designed to make it sound like she’s crazy for making the allegations. That has been one of the problems with most of the statements coming out of the Santorum campaign lately: while I agree with many of the sentiments, there is no sophistication or nuance to what they say, plus there’s inadequate detail to back them up, an so it seems more like a crackpot conspiracy theory than an analysis derived from many of the disturbing facts about Obama’s record.

  • Diana Jee

    Yes Diane!
    You are so correct, BHO is 100% Muslim-leaning.
    I’m so fed up with these so called ‘journalists’… just because THEY write it makes it so.

  • Mary

    You know, if you want to help Obama attack the one republican candidate who can beat Obama, then just admit it. I don’t say this because you’re correct, you’re not, but because Obama can use morons like you to claim credibility. Instead of acting as though you’re not aware that you’re spewing your failed candidate’s lies, admit you know damn well that Santorum was pointing out a fact that you yourself have mentioned, that radical environmentalism as well as radical Marxism are theologies of a sort, they’ve been referred to as such by bloggers, documentary film makers who have gone after Gore’s insane global warming scam, Ann McInnerary (sp?) and her husband whose name I’m blanking on, as well as journalists like James Delingpole of London’s the Daily Telegraph. They’ve referred to radical envirolunacy as a theology, a cult. They act as though it’s sacred and you know the point Rick Santorum was making. But because of your insane bias, you’re slandering a wonderful candidate, as well as a stand against the left’s corrupt attempt to impose global control over our free nation, as well as cripple our economy. Apparently your head’s up Newt or Mitt’s ass so far, you’ve lost all capacity to think straight. You’re despicable and have zero credibility.

  • bg

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    she’s right, and certainly not the first to say so..

    “I’m committed to working with American Muslims to ensure
    that they can fulfill Zakat
    [.] it is important for Western countries
    to avoid impeding Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they see
    fit”
    ~ BHO

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  • wtd

    The only apology to be made is by those fools who elected Obama into a postion which permitted this radical – actually, treasonous- change in American policy.

  • Diane Harvey

    Obama gave an interview (I think the ABC Democratic operative Stephonplous) a couple of years ago where he proclaimed that he was a Muslim. The interviewer – the interviewer!!! – threw him a life line and asked, “You mean Christian?”

    Now in my entire life I have never ever made a mistake of the order that goes to the very core of who I am. That Obama made such a slip of the tongue reveals a great deal.

  • tpartynitwit

    Man, that dude is UGLY!

  • Valerie

    “Islamist,” not “Islamic.” Fixed it.

  • bg

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    Prophet Mohammed (SAW): A Pioneer of the Environment

    [The idea of the Prophet Mohammed (SAW) as a pioneer of environmentalism will initially strike many as strange: indeed, the term “environment” and related concepts like “ecology”, “environmental awareness” and “sustainability”, are modern-day inventions, terms that were formulated in the face of the growing concerns about the contemporary state of the natural world around us.

    And yet a closer reading of the hadith, the body of work that recounts significant events in the Prophet’s life, reveals that he was a staunch advocate of environmental protection. One could say he was an “environmentalist avant la lettre”, a pioneer in the domain of conservation, sustainable development and resource management, and one who constantly sought to maintain a harmonious balance between man and nature. From all accounts of his life and deeds, we read that the Prophet (SAW) had a profound…….connection to the four elements, earth, water, fire and air.

    He (SAW) was a strong proponent of the sustainable use and cultivation of land and water, proper treatment of animals, plants and birds, and the equal rights of users. In this context the modernity of the Prophet’s (SAW) view of the environment and the concepts he introduced to his followers is particularly striking; certain passages of the hadith could easily be mistaken for discussions about contemporary environmental issues.
    Three Principles

    The Prophet’s (SAW) environmental philosophy is first of all holistic: it assumes a fundamental link and interdependency between all natural elements and bases its teachings on the premise that if man abuses or exhausts one element, the natural world as a whole will suffer direct consequences. This belief is nowhere formulated in one concise phrase; it is rather an underlying principle that forms the foundation of all the Prophet’s (SAW) actions and words, a life philosophy that defined him as a person.

    The three most important principles of the Prophet’s (SAW) philosophy of nature are based on the Qur’anic teachings and the concepts of tawhid (unity), khalifa (stewardship) and amana (trust).

    Tawhid, the oneness of God, is a cornerstone of the Islamic faith. It recognizes the fact that there is One absolute Creator and that man is responsible to Him for all his actions: “To God belongs all that is in the heavens and in the earth, for God encompasses everything [Qur’an 4:126].” The Prophet (SAW) acknowledges that God’s knowledge and power covers everything. Therefore abusing one of his creations, whether it is a living being or a natural resource, is a sin. The Prophet (SAW) considered all of God’s creations to be equal before God and he believed animals, but also land, forests and watercourses should have rights.

    The concepts of khalifa, stewardship, and amana (trust) emerge from the principle of tawhid. The Qur’an explains that mankind holds a privileged position among God’s creations on earth: he is chosen as khalifa, “vice-regent” and carries the responsibility of caring for God’s earthly creations. Each individual is given this task and privilege in the form of God’s trust. But the Qur’an repeatedly warns believers against arrogance: they are no better than other creatures. “No creature is there on earth nor a bird flying with its wings but they are nations like you [Qur’an 6:38]”; “Surely the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of man; but most people know not [Qur’an 40:57]”.

    The Prophet (SAW) believed that the universe and the creations in it — animals, plants, water, land — were not created for mankind. Man is allowed to use the resources but he can never own them. Thus while Islam allows land ownership, it has limitations: an owner can, for example, only own land if he uses it; once he ceases to use it, he has to part with his possession.

    The Prophet (SAW) recognized man’s responsibility to God but always maintained humility. Thus he (SAW) said: “When doomsday comes, if someone has a palm shoot in his hand, he should plant it,” suggesting that even when all hope is lost for mankind, one should sustain nature’s growth. He believed that nature remains a good in itself, even if man does not benefit from it. Similarly, the Prophet (SAW) incited believers to share the earth’s resources. He (SAW) said: “Muslims share alike in three things — water, herbage and fire,” and he considered it a sin to withhold water from the thirsty. “No one can refuse surplus water without sinning against Allah and against man” [Mishkat al Masabih].

    The Prophet’s (SAW) attitude towards sustainable use of land, conservation of water and the treatment of animals is a further illustration of the humility of his environmental philosophy.]

    more @ link & much more here, in connecting links, and threads..

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  • Valerie

    #7 February 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm
    Mary commented:

    …You know, if you want to help Obama attack the one republican candidate who can beat Obama, then just admit it….

    Or you could try reading the article. This isn’t an attack on Rick Santorum. He has a spokesperson that said something, that was a clear slip, given the context. The subject of the conversation was environmentalism, which has taken on the trappings of a fraudulent religion in this country. For her to inject another topic entirely makes no sense, and apparently it slipped right past the reporter, because she heard what the spokesperson really meant.

    The reason such things get posted here, is that some dishonest people like to take incidents like this, and run with them. (Ahem!–Mitt Romney–)

  • http://thecaptiansquarters.blogspot.com/ Capt-Dax

    Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim, or show me his Baptismal records!!

    In Islam, religion passes from the father to the child.

    Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. [his Kenyan birth father] was a Muslim who named his boy Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Only Muslim children are named ‘Hussein’.…

    [Barack Obama’s] stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, was also a Muslim.

    In fact, as Obama’s half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng explained to Jodi Kantor of the New York Times: ‘My whole family was Muslim, and most of the people I knew were Muslim.

    ’ An Indonesian publication, the Banjarmasin Post reports a former classmate, Rony Amir, recalling that ‘All the relatives of Barry’s [Barack’s] father were very devout Muslims.’”

  • Happy Fun Ball

    Didn’t Aerosmith do a song about this spokesperson, “Lady Looks Like a Dude”? 😉

  • bg

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    Agenda 21

    [Social Engineering

    [Is a blueprint for the transformation of
    our society into total Federal control.

    Will enforce Federal Sustainable Development
    zoning and control of local communities.

    Will create a massive new
    “development” bureaucracy.

    Will drive up the cost of energy
    to heat and cool your home.

    Will drive up the cost of gasoline as
    a way to get you out of your car.

    Will force you to spend thousands of
    dollars on your home in order to comply.]

    Global Socialism

    Capn Angus #28

    more here & here..

    [click on links/connecting links & scroll threads up/down for more info]

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  • Lady Mondegreen

    What do you expect? She worked for Bachmann, gaffes are her stock in trade. She’ll be looking for a new job soon.

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  • bg

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    re: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    #17 February 20, 2012 at 4:57 pm bg

    correct Global Socialism link..

    UN

    “The real goal of the Earth Charter is that it will
    in fact become like the Ten Commandments”

    ~ Maurice Strong

    “We are moving toward a New World Order, the world
    of communism. We shall never turn off that road.”

    ~ Mikhail Gorbachev

    “The social experiment in China under Chairman Moa’s leadership
    is one of the most important and successful in human history.”

    ~ David Rockefeller]

    Islam

    “Today, the responsibility, which used to be laid at
    the door of God, is fastened on the shoulders of man.”

    ~ HADRAT MIRZA BASHIRUDDINMAHMUD AHMAD
    (Khalifatul Masih II)
    The Second Successor of the Promised Messiah]

    a few more..

    “A total world population of 250-300 million people,
    a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.”

    ~ Ted Turner

    “In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people
    per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it is just as bad not to say it.”

    ~ J. Cousteau, 1991 explorer and UNESCO courier

    “We must speak more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren’t enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage.”

    ~ Mikhail Gorbachev

    “World population needs to be decreased by 50%”

    ~ Henry Kissinger

    “If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to
    earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.”

    ~ Prince Phillip

    “Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.”

    ~ David Brower, first Executive Director of the Sierra Club]

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  • Ripped

    LMAO This is the best the Republicans can come up with. Get ready for another 4 years of 0bama.

    The only thing that will give America a conservative president in 2012 is a 3rd party.

  • bg

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    Ripped #21 February 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    how about his own words..

    btw, i see you’re still on the Dem v Rep see-saw,
    get off the playground & hit the books already..

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  • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MJ

    She is telling the TRUTH!
    Nevermind the dumb leftist pigs!
    Just tell the truth and f’em!!!!

  • democraps suck

    She didn’t mis-speak….she told the truth…..odumbo is a radical mooslum and certainly not a christian….

  • bg

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    Ripped #21 February 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    more of Obama’s “own words”..

    “I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.”

    ‘We are God’s partners in matters of life and death’

    ‘my individual salvation is not gonna come about
    without a collective salvation for the country’ ….

    Barack Hussein Obama, aka: Barry Soetoro, aka: Barry Dunham

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  • bg

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    Ripped #21 February 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    America: A Sharia-Compliant State

    Judge Rules American Courts Can Use Sharia Law

    [Florida appeals court has just cleared the way for lawsuit over
    a monetary dispute at a mosque to be determined by Islamic
    Sharia law — in a U.S. court, no less. It’s not the first time. But
    why is it happening at all?]

    here’s why..

    bit more here & here, in connecting links, and threads..

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  • bg

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    pray people, we’re about to jump from the pan into the fire, whispers
    rising about Christie and Daniels getting in the race (talk about being
    soft on Islamists & the RINO establishment).. *sigh*

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  • FurryGuy

    Yet another round of unneeded spin that only ends up making a clear, concise statement of fact into more PC appeasement that loses votes. Be proud, Ms. Stewart, working for the Obama campaign.

  • Patty

    Freudian slip But OH, SO TRUE!

  • squeaky

    what is it with spokespeople…
    [According to a Jackson surrogate, speaking at a news conference Monday, Satan is behind the opposition.Between 40 and 60 ministers on Monday joined Jackson to endorse his re-election campaign. They’re prepared for a fight, and Pastor Willie James Campbell even denounced the “satanic forces” that want to defeat their man.]
    http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Embattled-Congressman-Cites-Satan-in-Re-election-Bid-139710603.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debbie_Halvorson

  • Sarah

    Mis-speaking? Are they kidding! She was right on the mark. Refreshing to hear the truth. Regretable that the inevitable apology and back peddle occured.

  • bg

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    re: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    #17 February 20, 2012 at 4:57 pm bg

    Agenda 21

    [Social Engineering

    [Is a blueprint for the transformation of
    our society into total Federal control.

    Will enforce Federal Sustainable Development
    zoning and control of local communities.

    Will create a massive new
    “development” bureaucracy.

    Will drive up the cost of energy
    to heat and cool your home.

    Will drive up the cost of gasoline as
    a way to get you out of your car.

    Will force you to spend thousands of
    dollars on your home in order to comply.]

    Global Socialism

    Capn Angus #28

    more here & here..

    [click on links/connecting links & scroll threads up/down for more info]

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  • nadadhimmi

    Mitchell didn’t notice the statement of Obama’s Islamist policies because he so obviously HAS islamist policies. She didn’t challenge the statement because it was true and fit with the flow of the conversation. I GOT NEWS FOR YOU ANDREA, the average American makes a similar statement daily.

  • Catherine

    Not.Ready.for.Prime.Time.

    Romney will be the nominee.

  • bg

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    squeaky #29 February 20, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    hah, small world Meeshs’ travel pal, go figure.. /s/

    [The first lady could also be seen with other American politician, known
    for Obama, who hosts these days in a private house in Marbella: Jesse
    Louis Jackson Jr., Democrat member of House of Representatives of the
    United States, son of activist and former Presidential candidate Jesse
    Jackson and also the national coordinator of the presidential campaign
    of Barack Obama.]

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  • Druid

    Meh, Ain’t no worse than teh Obama’s own slip of the tongue saying the same thing.

  • bg

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    hah.. they don’t speak the truth they get blasted.. they do speak
    the truth they get blasted.. i’m for anyone both sides are against!!

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  • bg

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    either the count is off, or #17 still isn’t showing..

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  • saveus

    gaffe or truth????

    you decide

  • Sparky

    Santorum is turning into Joe Biden….a gaffe a day!

    Santorum is NOT ready to be President. He is a total lightweight and should drop out already and quit splitting the Conservative vote.

  • Johnny “Stanford” Davis

    Its reprehensible that Santorum would think that Obama has “pursued radical Islamic policies.” It will force him to lose the general election, the fact that he holds these views. Maybe he read Gateway Pundit in the past?

  • bg

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    Sparky #40 February 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    yeah, that’s Ron Pauls job..

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  • Johnny “Stanford” Davis

    Re: Cap-Dax The Racist

    Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim

    You’re racist. You think Obama is a Muslim? He’s a Christian. It would be shocking if he were a Muslim. Do you have any evidence that he is? If so, please present it.

    Also, why is being a Muslim bad? Oh, that’s right: You’re racist.

  • bg

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    TAREK FATAH

    worked and campaigned for Obama..

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  • Johnny “Stanford” Davis

    Re: #2 Redwine Racist
    She Spoke the truth and shouldn’t apologize.

    First, this post says she misspoke. If she misspoke, how could she have “spoke the truth”? Do you not know what “misspoke” means?

    That’s just from a common sense standpoint, but even if it didn’t clearly already say she misspoke, you could easily see what religion Obama is: a Christian. There has never been any statements to the contrary. Are you on drugs or are you just mentally ill and not on your drugs? You obviously don’t know how to investigate a fact.

    What’s your problem with Islam anyway? Are you racist?

  • bg

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    re: #45 February 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm bg

    Clare Lopez

    Islamist-allied operatives appointed by Obama are undermining U.S. security policy – explains counter-Intelligence expert, Prof. Clare Lopez. Aimed at co-opting Americas foreign policy in the Middle East, a network including well-known American diplomats, congressional representatives, figures from academia and the think tank world – with ties to the clerical regime in Tehran – is directing the Obama Administration’s policy towards the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Middle East.

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  • Johnny “Stanford” Davis

    Re: #6 Racist Diana Jee
    You are so correct, BHO is 100% Muslim-leaning.
    I’m so fed up with these so called ‘journalists’… just because THEY write it makes it so.

    Wait, where did you come up with this crazy idea that Obama is a Muslim? Everyone with an education reports that he is a Christian because… (wait for it) … HE IS A CHRISTIAN. That would be a common sense reason to report that he’s a Christian. If you did some groundbreaking investigation recently and found that he’s a Muslim, go ahead and report it. But otherwise, it would be just as accurate for me to say you are a Muslim as it is for you to say Mr. Obama is.

  • bg
  • bg

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    re: #49 February 20, 2012 at 9:52 pm bg

    Obama Administration Stacking the Deck with Islamists

    [Abdul-Malik also makes no bones about discussing how the election of
    President Obama is a step forward in the project of Islamization and
    the long term goal of Islamist domination
    which falls right in lock-step
    with that of the Muslim Brotherhood as revealed in their manifesto.

    [..]

    “…even under the pressures that you and I know about, the deen of
    Islam is growing because people see even within all of this struggle it is
    better to be a Muslim under these conditions than to be a kaffir under
    any conditions… before Allah closes our eyes for the last time you will
    see Islam move from being the second largest religion in America-that’s
    where we are now- to being the first religion in America.”
    ]

    State Department Website Panders To Radical Islamists

    [During the Cold War, government bureaus like the United States Information Agency worked to counter disinformation by driving home the point that freedom and democracy are superior to communism and tyranny. But Zuhdi Jasser, head of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, says that in today’s struggle with radical Islam, the United States government is doing something very different – even perverse.

    It is aiding and abetting the efforts of groups like CAIR and ISNA to
    anoint themselves representatives of all American Muslims – even
    though many Muslims want nothing to do with the Islamists.]

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  • bg

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    #48 February 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm
    Johnny “Stanford” Davis

    just a sample:

    Obama Administration Arrests Praying
    Pastor and Priest Outside White House

    [Occupy Wall Street protesters have been occupying federal property for months, but when we kneel in prayer, the police are called in and we are arrested,” said Father Wilde, one of the protesters.]

    Christians to Pray as White House Observes Ramadan

    [The Rev. Johnny Hunter, an African-American pro-life leader who was arrested on the National Day of Prayer while praying outside the White House, said that by hosting the Ramadan observance President Obama “is distinctly placing Islam above Christianity.

    “He’s stated before the entire world that we’re not a Christian nation,” added the founder of L.E.A.R.N. Inc. “By him turning his back on Christians on a day when we’re to pray to God, then turn around and make such a flamboyant move toward Islam, it tells me that it’s not America that’s not Christian, it’s the president that’s not Christian.”]

    Pastors Arrested While Praying Outside Of White House

    [The men said since President Obama didn’t attend any of the National Day of Prayer events Thursday, they brought the prayer to him. Before they were handcuffed and taken away, the two African-American pastors said they’re particularly upset with the president for not taking a stand against abortion, especially in the black community.]

    “I’m committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that
    they can fulfill Zakat [.] it is important for Western countries to
    avoid impeding Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they
    see fit”
    ~ BHO

    [scroll threads for much more, or not your choice]

    (wait for it) … HE IS A CHRISTIAN.

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  • bg

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    hey Johnny “Stanford” Davis

    IS OBAMA RACIST??

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  • bg