As the organizers of last Sunday’s “Million” Vet March attempt to distance themselves from the political partisanship, one idiot on the right stands out as the poster child for Tea Party crazy:
Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, a conservative political advocacy group, said the country is “ruled by a president who bows down to Allah,” and “is not a president of ‘we the people.’”
“I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town, to get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come up with his hands out,” he said.
Larry Klayman is a birther attorney and an idiot. There are legitimate problems with this president (Who is not running for re-election in 2016); and he trots out the “Obama is a Muslim” canard?! As if there is even anything wrong with that (oops…did I leave myself open? Is there some religious test I am unaware about in regards for running for the highest office in the land?).
Can we put this harmful conspiracy to rest already?! The Birther nonsense (started by Democrat Hillary supporters yet perpetuated on the right) and the Muslim-charge only helps President Obama. It doesn’t hurt him. And it makes conservatives look like a bunch of wingnuts.
Where on his presidential itinerary does he make the time to pray 5 times a day, facing Mecca? Is droning Muslims proof-positive that we have a Muslim in the White House? Isn’t the stupid stereotype that Muslims supposedly hate dogs? Don’t eat pork? Don’t drink? Yet President Obama owns a dog, has been seen eating pork and drinking beer; his wife and daughters wear neither hijab, niqab, nor burqa; and the list of un-Islamic things goes on and on…
Yet some crazies on the right insist on labeling him a closet Muslim with as much fervor as birthers insist he is not American-born; or is not a natural-born citizen; and 9/11 Troothers blather on about Building 7…
Personally, I don’t believe religion plays a vital part of President Obama’s personal life- Christian, Islam, or any other. I think his decision to join Reverend Wright’s church was a political calculation. He might have had a 20 year membership; but I don’t think he sat in the Trinity United Church much more than he attends church today as president. I could be wrong, as it’s just speculation on my part.
But in regards to his religious affiliation? It isn’t Islam.