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Old 10-30-2008, 07:03 PM   #1
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Default Nearly 1 in 4 think Obama's a Muslim...

Poll: 23 Percent of Texans Believe Obama Is a Muslim

A new poll finds that 23 percent of registered voters in Texas believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim, even though the Democratic candidate has repeatedly explained that he is a church-going Christian.

The poll, conducted by the Texas Politics Project and Department of Government at The University of Texas in Austin, showed Obama trailing John McCain by 11 points in the Lone Star State.

Forty-five percent of those polled accurately described Obama as a Protestant. But the 23 percent who identified his religion as Islam is about twice as high as in typical national polls.

Throughout his presidential campaign, Obama has been fighting false rumors, largely hatched on the Internet, that he is secretly a Muslim.

On Obama's Fight the Smears Web site, which his campaign set up to battle harmful claims, it says that Obama is a "committed Christian" who regularly attends church with his family.

The Texas poll interviewed 550 registered voters in Texas from Oct. 15-22, and had a margin of error of 4.2 percent.

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http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10...-obama-muslim/


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BTW...

Gimme props for calculating that 23% is nearly 1 in 4.

I didn' go to skool in Texas, thank you very much.

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Old 10-30-2008, 07:18 PM   #2
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As bad as the misinformation campaign has been, another problem I have is the assumption that him being a Muslim is a horrible thing.

He's not a Muslim and it's ridiculous we're still having this conversation. But the fact that it's looked at as such a negative is just as ridiculous.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:30 AM   #3
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As bad as the misinformation campaign has been, another problem I have is the assumption that him being a Muslim is a horrible thing.

He's not a Muslim and it's ridiculous we're still having this conversation. But the fact that it's looked at as such a negative is just as ridiculous.
Exactly!

That's the thing that Colin Powell pointed out in his endorsement of Obama.

When McCain was confronted by a member of his audience who said, "he's an Arab," McCain responded by saying, "no, he's a good family man..."

As if being an Arab (or Muslim) and being a good family man aren't compatible.

Islamophobia is alive and well. :thumbdown:
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:14 PM   #4
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As bad as the misinformation campaign has been, another problem I have is the assumption that him being a Muslim is a horrible thing.

He's not a Muslim and it's ridiculous we're still having this conversation. But the fact that it's looked at as such a negative is just as ridiculous.
My thoughts exactly. What repulses me is seeing the ignorance of McCain supporters at his rallies making these claims. They are so off-base and ignorant that I could never associate myself with them. There is nothing wrong with being a Muslim.
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There is nothing wrong with being a Muslim.
So Marc's a Muslim?

Well, that explains a lot...
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