Whose job is it to defend Obama against the charge of being a Muslim? If, as Obama and the Democrats say, Islam is for the most part a peace-loving religion, why are they insulted by Donald Trump not “defending the president” when he is called a Muslim? Why would anyone believe Obama to be Muslim, anyway? What do you think? (Please vote!)
Most people know that I am not a Donald Trump fan. It isn’t that I dislike what he says, it is just that I do not admire his often juvenile behavior. Media seems to believe that his failure to defend the president against the charge of being Muslim will destroy Trump’s chances of winning the Republican nomination, if he ever actually had a chance. On this one, I have a very different opinion. If 54% of the Republicans believe that Obama is a Muslim and 10% of Democrats believe he is Muslim, there must be a reason!
Only 45 percent of Democrats identified Obama as a Christian, though only 10 percent said that they believe he is a Muslim. Twenty-six percent said that they do not know what religion the president is, and 17 percent said they believe he’s “spiritual.”
Shouldn’t either Obama, himself, or at the least Democrats be the ones to defend Obama against the charge of being Muslim if they truly believe it is a bad thing?
Maybe we should look at why people believe him to be Muslim.
- One reason is that he refuses to use the phrase, Islamic terrorism.
- The way he treated the threat and subsequent death of Americans at Benghazi is another reason.
- It certainly did not help that while Iranians shouted “Death to Israel”- “Death to America” Obama was negotiating with Iran, signing a deal that funded Iran, and did nothing to get our hostages out of Iran. The deal is one which many say gives Iran a better chance to obtain nuclear weapons.
- There have been multiple instances of Obama showing favor to Muslim-Americans. Here is a young man who noticed this and tells how it appears to him:
- Obama, also, refuses to say ISIS, but rather says ISIL.
- He compared what he calls ISIL’s terrorism to the Crusades at a time when most Americans felt he should be looking at the present America rather than criticizing Christianity.
- Perhaps his name alone causes some to wonder. Why does he prefer to be called Barack Hussein Obama over Barry Soetoro?
Regardless of the varied reasons, the question remains in the minds of many Americans, “Just who is Barack Hussein Obama?”
My question in all of this is, should Donald Trump lose support because a person in his audience called Barack Obama a Muslim and Trump did not “defend” Obama?