Your Daily Dose of Stupid Conservapedia

I recently stumbled across a link to an article on Conservapedia (The Trustworthy Encyclopedia™) titled Obama is likely the first Muslim President, an idea to which any reasonable person would reply with "So what?" But this is presented as a Very Bad Thing, I guess since only Christians and Catholics are allowed to be President now, as is clearly written in the Conservatution™.

Among the Trustworthy Facts™ proving Barack Hussein Obama II aka Barry Soetoro's Muslimosity:

  • Obama's middle name (Hussein) references Husayn, who was the grandson of Muhammad, which most Christians would not retain.

  • He has said that "Islam can be compatible with the modern world."

  • Obama stated that the autobiography of Malcolm X, a Nation of Islam leader who became a Muslim, inspired him in his youth.

  • In the book Obama,"Renegade" his friends say that "he actually really wasn't much of a churchgoer."

  • On the campaign trail, Obama was reading "The Post-American World" by Fareed Zakaria, which is written from a Muslim point-of-view.

  • Contrary to Christianity, the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya encourages adherents to deny they are Muslim if it advances the cause of Islam.

  • Obama uses the Muslim Pakistani pronunciation for "Pakistan" rather than the common American one.

  • Obama is mentioned as helping to organize the 1995 million man march led by black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan from the Nation of Islam.

  • Obama has chosen the Secret Service code name "Renegade". "Renegade" conventionally describes someone who goes against normal conventions of behavior, but its first usage was to describe someone who has turned from their religion. It is a word derived from the Spanish renegado, meaning "Christian turned Muslim."

  • Obama enjoyed a bigger increase in voter support in 2008 (compared to 2004) by Muslims than by any other voting group, including blacks; "Muslim turnout in the U.S. elections reached 95 percent, the highest Muslim turnout in U.S. history."

  • Obama used his Muslim middle name when sworn in as President.

  • At the G20 summit in April 2009, Obama bowed deeply to Saudi King Abdullah, a Muslim who is also the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

    There are a handful more, including "Obama's background, education, and outlook are Muslim" (whatever that means) and this quote "The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim-majority country - I know, because I am one of them." Which proves that Obama is one of those Americans... who has Muslims in his family. So there.

    As best I can tell, Obama's deep and abiding Muslimosity is proven by his lack of outward hostility toward Muslims. That and he's read Fareed Zakaria and Malcolm X. Though by that definition, I'm Muslim too. (Oh, and psssst, Conservapedia, just FYI, Islam and the Nation of Islam: not the same thing.)

    The site never quite details why the issue of Obama's religious affiliation is bad or important or even relevant. But maybe that is supposed to be a given. He's not white, that much we know, so maybe it's best just to keep an eye on him.

    I swear I could get lost in Conservapedia (The Trustworthy Encyclopedia™) all day. It's hilarious and mind-boggling and surreal all at the same time. As an example, Conservapedia is citing Pravda to prove Obama is Muslim. Pravda! Jebus, I guess the Cold War really is over.

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