Fox News Calls Barack Obama A Muslim Terrorist

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Yesterday, Fox News featured a segment highlighting a right-wing report that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) attended an Islamic “madrassa” school as a 6-year-old child, and failed to correct the false claim that Obama is Muslim. So now we have a major network inferring that a senator who is a presidential candidate is a Muslim and possibly a terrorist. How low can Fox go?

Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy pointed out that madrassas are “financed by Saudis” and “teach this Wahhabism which pretty much hates us,” then declared, “The big question is: was that on the curriculum back then?” Later, a caller to the show questioned whether Obama’s schooling means that “maybe he doesn’t consider terrorists the enemy.” Fox anchor Brian Kilmeade responded, “Well, we’ll see about that.”

The Fox hosts failed to correct the false claim that Obama is Muslim. One caller, referring to Obama, said, “I think a Muslim would be fine in the presidency, better than Hillary. At least you know what the Muslims are up to.” Anchor Gretchen Carlson responded, “We want to be clear, too, that this isn’t all Muslims, of course, we would only be concerned about the kind that want to blow us up.” Obama is Christian, a member of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ since 1988.

As a child, Obama spent four years in Indonesia with his step-father, a non-practicing Muslim, and his mother. Between ages 6 and 8, Obama attended a local Muslim school in Jakarta; after that, he was enrolled in a Roman Catholic school. In his book Dreams Of My Father (p.142), Obama writes:

In Indonesia, I’d spent 2 years at a Muslim school, 2 years at a Catholic school. In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell mother I made faces during Koranic studies. In the Catholic school, when it came time to pray, I’d pretend to close my eyes, then peek around the room. Nothing happened. No angels descended.

In his more recent book, The Audacity of Hope, Obama writes (p.274), “Without the money to go to the international school that most expatriate children attended, I went to local Indonesian schools and ran the streets with the children of farmers, servants, tailors, and clerks.”


DOOCY: Why didn’t anybody ever mention that that man right there was raised — spent the first decade of his life, raised by his Muslim father — as a Muslim and was educated in a madrassa?


DOOCY: We should also point out that Barack Obama’s father is the one who gave him the middle name of Hussein. And the thing about the madrassa, and you know, let’s just be honest about this, in the last number of years, madrassas have been, we’ve learned a lot about them, financed by Saudis, they teach this Wahhabism which pretty much hates us. The big question is was that on the curriculum back then? Probably not, but it was a madrassa and the big question is whether or not any of these revelations about the fact that he was a Muslim — right now I understand he does go to the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, although not a regular parishioner — but raised as a Muslim, went to a madrassa.


DOOCY: Is it ancient history or do you think madrassa matters. [phone ringing] Josh joins us from Colorado. Good morning to you Josh.

CALLER: What’s up?

DOOCY: What do you think?

CALLER: I think that ultimately this will probably be one of the main reasons is he not elected.

DOOCY: Just the fact that his father was a Muslim, he was raised as a Muslim for awhile, and went to a madrassa school in Jakarta?

CALLER: Right. I mean, you think that would possibly give him better insight on the enemy, maybe he doesn’t consider terrorists the enemy.

KILMEADE: Well, we’ll see about that. Yeah, Josh says that.


CALLER: Hi, good morning. Yes, I think it does matter. The fact that he omitted it must mean that he feels that somebody is going to have an opinion. And President Bush certainly comes under scrutiny, so why shouldn’t he?

KILMEADE: Well, he didn’t admit it. I mean that’s the issue.

CARLSON: Well she said he didn’t.

KILMEADE: Says he didn’t come out, and I was over in Indonesia for five years, or roughly five years, went to a madrassa and there is some reports that Wahhabism was the curriculum there, which is a problem because they start with “We hate America” and work their way back from there.

DOOCY: Well, the way it was framed in one of his biographies, he said, “I was sent first,” this is in Indonesia, “to a catholic school and then to a predominantly Muslim school.” He doesn’t say, “I went to a madrassa, where they taught Wahhabism.” He simply says, “I went to a predominantly Muslim school.”

CARLSON: Alright, Jim from Alabama, what do you think?



CARLSON: What do you think?

CALLER: I think a Muslim would be fine in the presidency, better than Hillary. At least you know what the Muslims are up to. [Laughter]

CARLSON: We want to be clear, too, that this isn’t all Muslims, of course, we would only be concerned about the kind that want to blow us up.


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Posted by Joe on 2007-01-23 08:51:48
Well, exactly where did they call him a terrorist? At least they aren't running with the cocaine story night and day.
Posted by Lisamarie on 2007-01-23 10:47:57
This is obviously a "Right Wing" conspiracy to deface a decent candidate for the White House. The republicans can never play fair. Obama is clearly going to be a front runner along side Hillary and the "Right Wing" cannot handle a fair fight. They always have to cheat. That history goes all the way back in recents years to the Nixon-Watergate issues. I guess their parents didn't teach them proper playground etiquette.
Posted by wizeGurl on 2007-01-23 10:55:37
The good news: CNN is reporting that the allegations--that Obama attended a "madrassa" as a child--are false.

The bad news: They report this only after Fox News mentions the "story" several times, as does the New York Post, as does CNN's own right-wing shill Glenn Beck. Naturally, all those news sources will be reporting later today that they were mistaken...right?

Worse news: Though they deny it, the story is linked to Hillary Clinton's campaign staff. Of course, it's being linked by the same careful journalists who released the story with no real evidence the first time.
Posted by amy g on 2007-01-23 22:59:21
Posted by Clear Thinking on 2007-02-02 14:43:57
My son comes to me this week proclaiming that Fox News is calling Obama a terrorist. My son is an impressionable 17 year old who I often ask to support the allegations he picks up on the internet or his student friends with the facts. He swore this was accurate. Now that I read the transcript, I can see where someone who has a predispositon to hate Fox or anyone not supporting their point of view, could label it as an attack on Obama. Being pretty clear headed and open minded, I label it is a clumsy and stupid attempt to get viewer call in without collecting all the facts first. There is no label of terrorist, nor is there any indication of responsible journalism.
Posted by Damnit on 2007-08-03 07:57:55
English is not my first language, but even I understand that english words have english meanings. What's is wrong with you, that you do not speak the language of your fathers?!

I suggest you learn them, complacent white boy!
Truly, I speaketh to thee: no other than a young, white american canneth speak such rubbish.
Posted by rockhardmuscle on 2008-02-12 01:58:32
I was so hoping to vote for a democrat this year, but now I cant believe my eyes!!!!!!! Two possible candidates are left and what have we got???? Well let me tell you what I think. Barrak Hussein Obama.....Oh hell no! Just mouthing his names brings a sweat to my brow, remembering 9/11, If I saw him in an airport with a bag I'd Probably try and takle him and wrap myself around it to save the innocents from the massive bomb I envision anyone named hussein to be carrying....And then there's Hilaire...still probably so pissed off at Bill, and the american public for loving him...that this is simply an attempt to keep her promise to him of revenge....she will kill us all! Guess its another four years of same ole from the white house, cuz nobody in their right minds will vote for either of these charactars.....In reallity, I think it was very irresponsible for either of them to run, knowing full well there is no way they can actually win the white house, why not let a real democrat run, shame shame hillary and,er, obama!!!!!
The new york times
Posted by sean on 2008-02-22 09:37:23
The once noble newspaper The New York times is now like the tabloid ... the National enquirer They reported on their front page yesterday a false accusation That Mcain had an affair with a woman 10 years ago! there was no evidence on this just a annonamous source! lol Oh boy, ........... here we go with the lies! There afraid mcain might beat abama so they are trying to minimize Mcain moral standards, and Mrs Obamas statment about her for ONCE being proud of her country! they recieved THIS BUL from a source not to be credible and they print anyway! and people cry about FOX News? can you say DOUBLE STANDARD ANYONE! LOL yes folks wishful thinking by the democrats! NOW I JUST HERD THAT OBAMA LET SOMEONE SUCK HIS DICK IN A LIMO RIDE FOR COKE! HERE'S THE LINK! lol OH & LISAMARIE! Remind me not to send my kids where you went to school!
Posted by Tony on 2008-02-26 20:48:47
Obama is a Muslim,and All Muslims follow the Koran which calls for the death or mutilation of anyone who refuses to believe the filth that is their religion,started by a pedophile Mohammad who married a 6 year old girl and started raping her at 9--they follow a pig!!! If you think Obama will not push the button on America,you should think again!!
Posted by Jeanie on 2008-05-19 13:57:31
Having lived in Muslin countries trust me Obama is a Muslin and by the company he keeps he is also a terrorist.

Let's see muslin terrorists blew up the twin towers and now one is running of President of a country they all hare---- are we out of our mind. Don't trust Obama and trust his wife even less.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-23 05:10:02
To most of the people on here, why do you insist he is Muslim? Is it his decidedly SEMITIC name or this Madrassa bs? This supposed Madrassa was visited by U.S. news reporters who talked to the man in charge of this school (who has been for years, even when Obama went). This man was outraged that anyone would try to put his school off as a Madrassa.

I've got one better than all of you....Antichrist. :3
You Right Wing Teabaggers Suck
Posted by REAL AMERICAN on 2010-01-10 13:54:15
To all those right wingers who are spreading lies about Obama, that he a terrorist and a Muslim:

The only reason you are spreading this lie is because Obama is black. Muslim and terrorist are nothing more than just code words for "nigger" and what fears you the most is having a President who so happens to be black. All you did was expose your true racism and not to mention, your hate blacks.

Also your threats on his life from what I have seen and read on both this blog and others are also testimony that you want him dead. Isn't a wonder why the Secret Service are keeping an eye on you right wing teabagger domestic terrorists?

He is your president like it or not. Deal with it and move on or GTFO of my beloved country.
Real American is a f*cking idiot...
Posted by Mr. Dallas on 2010-03-25 03:17:13
this has nothing to do with color you f*cking special person you. Go put your helmet on and get on the short bus faggot. We dont need code words Obama is a stinky muslim nigger. There i said it and im not a racist i just dont give a f*ck! It's stupid people like you that make a big deal out of race that are the racist. Hes going to destroy this country and real american over here is still guna be kissin his black ass. Dude seriously do us all a favor and kill yourself.
Really, Just f*ck Off
Posted by Fuck Off Right Wing War Mongers on 2010-05-23 05:36:17
You Guys Are Just f*cking Stereotypers. Get a f*cking Life. Denying You are Racist, Faggots. He is a Muslim Just because He Has A Hussein who Bush You Worship and Obama which is Similar To Osama? f*ck You.He Would Have Hid His Name Anyway If He Is A Terroist. And He Is Not A Muslim And He Goes To Churchs You f*cking Arabic Religion Worshiping Faggot. And He's A Black So What? EveryOne is EQual UnLike What The Bible Says f*ckTards.


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