By Michael Mandeville ’11
At the time rumors went rampant, specifically against Obama.
Conservatives condemned him for being socialist, not a naturally born American and then questioned his faith.
Obama, a practicing Christian, was ridiculously and irrationally called out for being Muslim.
First of all, so what if he is a Muslim? The fact that Americans care about their leader’s religion is rather discouraging.
We consider the United States a nation with division between church and state, but I’m hardly convinced.
NPR recently reported a study revealing that one in every five Americans think that President Obama is a Muslim.
Are you kidding me?
All I really wonder is what’s coming next.
It’s been confirmed a variety of times that Obama is indeed a Christian, so I really don’t understand what all this commotion is about.
I’d like to think Americans would dismiss preconceptions like race or simply the pronunciation of his name, but I guess that was too much to ask for from 20 percent of the country.
The combination of ignorance and flat-out stubbornness is the reason the rest of the world looks at this country in a negative light; a shame considering the United States is an incredible country.
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