Perkins Blames Obama for People Thinking He’s a Muslim

Tony Perkins is one of many wingnuts who continually claim that Obama may well be a Muslim. After a caller accused him of being a Muslim on his radio show, Perkins said it’s Obama’s fault that people think that. And his evidence for this is that he didn’t do anything to protect Miriam Ibrahim in Sudan.

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Perkins, of course, is lying. And he knows he’s lying because when he pushed that same lie with a Republican congressman on his show, the congressman told him he was wrong and that multiple federal agencies were working to help get her freed.

Asked if the State Department was working to help Ibrahim and her children, Meadows reported that the U.S. has in fact worked vigorously behind the scenes to free Ibrahim: “I got off of a call not more than an hour or so ago and a number of agencies across the board are working hand-in-glove to make sure that this is handled quickly and efficiently. And I am heartened by what I heard on that phone call and really encouraged that this is a government that cares about people. Sometimes I wish they would speak up louder and quicker, but I can tell you behind the scenes a number of agencies are working to make sure that they are safe.”

Just minutes later, however, Perkins completely discarded the congressman’s assessment and once again accused the Obama administration of doing little to help secure Ibrahim’s release.

Not only will they lie, they’ll keep lying even after their own allies have shown them to be lying. It’s quite shameless. But they’re doing it for Jesus, so I’m sure that makes it okay.

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  • eric

    Does that make Meadows a RICO (Republican In Congress Only)?

  • dingojack

    A manifest lack of evidence of any kind of god hasn’t made you kill yourself, has it Tony?

    Why not?

    Dingo

  • dingojack

    Ooops rather than the previous — think:

    Who knew Tony Perkins was a closet Muslim? And that misperception was Obama’s fault?

    Dingo-

  • Chiroptera

    lol

    Just a few weeks ago they were accusing the Democrats of starting rumors that the Republicans wanted to impeach Obama.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    I’ll note that – & do wish that – Obama would tackle this canard by condemning the ideology / faith of Islam and its followers and the consequences of their beliefs and actions on others and the planet as a whole much more than he ever seems to do.

    Obama seems much softer towards the religion than previous POTUS’es and given his Indonesian schooling and Islamic name and father it isn’t exactly surprising that he’s thought of as soft on them and closer to Islam than to usual mainstream US religions.

    Obama isn’t a Muslim but he likes and sympatheises with them a hell of alot more than a US president really should in many folks minds.

  • John Pieret

    Most of all, Obama stubbornly insists on being brown.

  • gog

    If it looks like a Muslim and quacks like a Muslim…

  • tsig

    It’s an Islamic duck?

  • busterggi

    Its not easy for Obama – he has to be a Muslim, an atheist and a renegade black Christian all at the same time. No wonder he’s been reduced to wearing a tan suit.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @ ^ Busterggi : You forgot Obama also has to be a Communist and Nazi – at the same time – as well.

  • colnago80

    Re StevoR @ #5

    Actually, Obama’s father, Barack Obama Sr., was an atheist, like his mother.

  • Silentbob

    @ 5 StevoR

    Fuck you’re a bigot. If you don’t get what’s wrong with your comment maybe editing it slightly will make the penny drop:

    I’ll note that — & do wish that — President Goldberg would tackle this canard by condemning the ideology / faith of Jews and the consequences of their beliefs and actions on others and the planet as a whole much more than he ever seems to do.

    Goldberg seems much softer towards Jews than previous POTUS’es and given his big nose and Jewish name and father it isn’t exactly surprising that he’s thought of as soft on them and closer to Judaism than to usual mainstream US religions.

    Goldberg isn’t a Jew but he likes and sympatheises with them a hell of alot more than a US president really should in many folks minds.


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