Related question, is Paul Waldman an idiot. From American Prospect:
The widespread belief on the right that Barack Obama is a Muslim is one of the stranger features of this period in history. There are some of them who know that Obama says he’s a Christian but are sure that’s all an act designed to fool people, while he secretly prays to Allah. But there are probably a greater number who haven’t given it all that much thought; they just heard somewhere that he’s a Muslim, and it made perfect sense to them—after all, he’s kinda foreign, if you know what I mean. Rather remarkably, that belief has grown over time; as the latest poll from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life shows, fully 30 percent of Republicans, and 34 percent of conservative Republicans, now believe Obama is Muslim. These numbers are about double what they were four years ago.
Let me see. Obama has a Muslim middle name. Was born to a Muslim parent. Was raised in Muslim country. Educated in Muslim schools, attended college as a foreign student. and wants women to wear hijabs, from Foreign Policy::
I just watched the video of Obama’s speech in Cairo, and I must say, I cringed when he said this line: “For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, and for over a century, Cairo University has been a source of Egypt’s advancement.”
The speech was mostly good, but it did contain some oddities, such as its repeated references to the hijab, the head scarf that many Muslim women wear. Obama seems to view this controversial article of clothing uncritically, reserving his comments for those, presumably in France and Britain, who support banning the hijab in public
Now it true that B. Hussein claims to be a Christian, but B. Hussein also claimed that the Obama Tax was not a tax. That if you like your health care coverage, that you could keep it and that is would lower the cost of health care.
If Obama is either not smart enough, or honest enough, to realize or admit that he uttered his infamous phrase, “You didn’t build that”, is he smart enough to know if he is a Christian or not, or if not, honest enough to admit it? Obama ‘s claim to be a Christian rests on attending the Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s church for some twenty years, but not remembering Wright’s sermons. Obama is noted for neither intellect nor honesty. We are left to take his word that he is a Christian.