Saturday, March 29, 2008
1 in 10 get Obama's religion wrong

The Washington Post documents American ignorance here, below are the highlights:

One in 10 voters believes Barack Obama is Muslim, a mistaken impression that lingers across party lines, a poll showed Wednesday.

Conservatives, less educated voters and white evangelical Protestants are likelier to believe Obama is Muslim, as are people from the South, the Midwest and rural areas, the poll showed. Nearly a quarter of white Democrats with unfavorable views of Obama say he is Muslim though overall, blacks are about as likely as whites to hold the misconception.

Although this is pretty self-explanatory, I feel compelled to state the obvious: Huge swaths of this society are severely uninformed and easily misinformed about a wide variety of things. I suppose thats nothing knew, but it gets worse...
[The notion that Barrack is Muslim] has persisted despite the recent controversy over divisive remarks by his longtime pastor at the Trinity United Church of Christ, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Those saying they have heard a lot about Wright's comments are about as likely as others to say they think Obama is Muslim, the poll showed.

So in other words, many know that the Christian Pastor of Barrack's Christian church has said some controversial things, YET, they still think he is a Muslim. Barrack is a Muslim, who attends a Christian church which is too black and scares white people?!? There is a word for people who allow both of these ideas to exist in their mind at the same time. Stupid.

How long before these people connect him to Al-Qaeda?

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