White House reminds the nation: Obama is not a Muslim

By Andy Rice 20 August 2010

A White House spokesperson felt necessary to remind the American nation at a recent poll that President Barack Obama is not a Muslim, but a Christian who prays daily. This came after a poll by the Pew Research Centre shows that almost 20% of Americans erroneously believe that Obama is a Muslim. Most of those who believed who believed that Obama is Muslim said their views were informed by the media, strongly suggesting that they are victims of misinformation. Not that we're terribly surprised about that, given that midterms elections are just around the corner in the States. Read more: Washington Post and the LA Times



While we have your attention...

An increasingly rare commodity, quality independent journalism costs money - though not nearly as much as its absence.

Every article, every day, is our contribution to Defending Truth in South Africa. If you would like to join us on this mission, you could do much worse than support Daily Maverick's quest by becoming a Maverick Insider.

Click here to become a Maverick Insider and get a closer look at the Truth.

Election 2019

Maimane takes hardline on illegal immigration at DA’s 2019 campaign manifesto launch

By Ferial Haffajee

"Look for lessons about haunting when there are thousands of ghosts; when entire societies become haunted by terrible deeds that are systematically occurring and are simultaneously denied by every public organ of governance and communication." ~ Avery Gordon