Klayman: Obama Can’t Swear on Bible B/C He’s Muslim

Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, shows both his delusional right-wing paranoia and his ignorance of the Constitution in an interview with Steve Malzberg on Newsmax. He says Obama is “obviously” a Muslim and therefore can’t swear to defend the Constitution because he can’t swear on the Bible.

Judicial Watch founder and right-wing legal activist Larry Klayman claimed in an interview with Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg today that President Obama “sympathizes with the so-called Muslim faith” and “everything he does nearly is based on favoring his own people, which is Muslims and African Americans.”

“He thinks like a Muslim, he believes that he is a Muslim, he obviously does worship the Koran,” Klayman said. “He obviously is in fact biased against people who are not of his claimed religion and otherwise.”

He added that President Obama’s supposed Muslim faith makes him unable to swear allegiance to the Constitution.

“Given the fact that the president is a Muslim at heart and half-Muslim by birth, he can’t even swear to the Constitution because you have to swear on the Holy Bible of Judeo-Christians,” he explained. “This president obviously believes in Sharia law, and as a result he has no respect for this Constitution, which was founded by our founding fathers under Judeo-Christian principles.”

No Larry, the president does not have to swear on the Bible. Obama did do so, but he didn’t have to. The Constitution says absolutely nothing about that in the oath of office, nor does it add the “so help me God” that some presidents have appended to it. And there’s that idiotic phrase “Judeo-Christian” again. Oi vey.

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  • StevoR

    Obviously?

  • StevoR

    A Muslim? Eh?

    Tell that to Jeremiah Wright!

  • John Pieret

    “Given the fact that the president is a Muslim at heart and half-Muslim by birth, he can’t even swear to the Constitution because you have to swear on the Holy Bible of Judeo-Christians,”

    The Constitution not only doesn’t say that, it states the exact opposite:

    Article VI:

    The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

    What Klayman wants is just such a religious test. Which just goes to show he hates the Constitution.

  • kantalope

    oh noes, fact checking is so hard: or maybe Lincoln was a secret muslim too: http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/01/10/obama-inaugural-bible-kennedy-king/1821363/

  • peterh

    Obama not only can (if he should so choose) swear on the Bible but he has done so; in fact for his second inauguration, he swore on TWO bibles simultaneously. One of them was owned by Abraham Lincoln and the other by Martin Luther King, Jr.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jan/10/obama-inauguration-lincoln-martinlutherking-bibles

  • StevoR

    He’ll be surprised – and they’ll still blame Obama for being in the room at the same time!

    (Also sure explains why he got Bin Laden yeah?)

  • StevoR

    @^ “He” being Wright o’course!

  • StevoR

    @ kantalope : Well if POTUS Lincoln could keep his vampire slaying activities secret from the public of the time why not? What else could he be hiding in that stovepipe hat of his eh?

  • Al Dente

    kantalope @4

    maybe Lincoln was a secret muslim too

    Lincoln was Jewish. His name was originally Abraham Lincohen.

  • caseloweraz

    Sheesh! Even if the Constitution did require presidents-elect to swear on a Bible (it doesn’t), and even if there was a iota of evidence that Obama might be a Muslim (there isn’t), what possible point is there in Klayman raising his objection NOW, after Obama has already sworn the oath twice and won’t do it again for the presidency?

  • caseloweraz

    Al Dente: Lincoln was Jewish. His name was originally Abraham Lincohen.

    I thought he was a Centauri whose real name was Abrahamo Linconi.

  • Childermass

    “half-Muslim by birth”

    Wow.

    1) I bet most people reading this are full-Christian by birth and a good chuck of the rest, half-Christian. Will Klanman be consistent and call us Christians?

    2) How is Obama half-Muslim by birth? Obama’s father was an atheist who was briefly married to a Jew, was almost entirely absent from the President’s life and died in 1982 when the President was 21. His own father was a Roman Catholic who converted to Islam so really by Klanman’s reasoning, the president’s father should be half-Christian by birth. Of course this all goes to show how absurd to assign religion by biological birth. If religion passes, it is more from the people who actually raised the child and is not magically transmitted by egg and sperm donors. So if we are to use “by birth” then Obama is Christian by birth.

  • Childermass

    “I thought he was a Centauri whose real name was Abrahamo Linconi.”

    Sic transit Obama?

  • StevoR

    @9.Al Dente : “Lincoln was Jewish. His name was originally Abraham Lincohen.”

    LOL! Yep. Thread won.

  • caseloweraz

    “Got it in one,” Childermass.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    peterh “Obama not only can (if he should so choose) swear on the Bible but he has done so; in fact for his second inauguration, he swore on TWO bibles simultaneously.”

    Everybody knows that two bibles cancel each other out.

     

    Childermass “Obama’s father was an atheist who was briefly married to a Jew, was almost entirely absent from the President’s life and died in 1982 when the President was 21.”

    And just how was he president when he was 21? You have to be 35 to be president!

  • colnago80

    If a president wanted to, he would give affirmation on a copy of On the Origin of Species. Or the Principia.

    I note that Representative Keith Ellison, when challenged by an asshole Congresscritter representing a Virginia district which included Charlottesville, took the oath of office on a Koran owned by Thomas Jefferson.

    By the way, Obama’s mother was also an atheist.

  • whheydt

    Re: Childermass @ #12…

    As I understand it, “Jewishness” is (according to Jewish law) hereditary. If your mother is Jewish, so then are you. Then there was that case that everyone was stirred up about last year in which it was asserted that, because a young woman’s father was Muslim, so must she be, even though her mother was Christian and so was she.

    How this is supposed to work, I don’t know. I only observe that there are people who believe it rather strongly.

  • Trebuchet

    Obama’s father was an atheist who was briefly married to a Jew….

    By the way, Obama’s mother was also an atheist.

    You guys just aren’t getting it. In the RWNJ world, atheists, Muslims, Jews, and Satanists are all EXACTLY THE SAME THING. (Also Mormons, Catholics, Orthodox, and mainstream protestants, but they keep a little quieter about those.)

    It’s just like how Obama can be a Socialist, Communist, Nazi, and Democrat at the same time — they’re all the same.

  • blf

    The oath of office is endowed with magical powers, so if you don’t say it just right, with the correct hand on the correct book of mighty spells, the other hand weaving powerful mystic symbols in the air (but be sure to weave the correct symbols correctly, in the correct order), and the invisible third hand keeping the cellar door closed (where all the nasty beasties are locked up), then not only does all the magic, power, and money drain away, everyone will laugh. And the beasties will burst out of the cellar and eat you.

  • theguy

    @11

    You’re both wrong. Abraham Lincoln is really (or will be in the future) the immortal King of Mars who gave up his reign and immortality to save Jake the Dog.

  • dingojack

    theguy – so, a slightly kinky tale of survival then.

    😉 Dingo

  • iangould

    “A Mulsim by birth”.

    So, unlike homosexuality religious affiliation is not a choice but an inborn condition?

  • Artor

    “…his own people, which is are Muslims and African Americans.”

    At least he’s given up on the Kenyan bullshit. See? Klayman can learn!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    Do the Judeo half of Judeo-Christians have to swear on Bibles too?

  • dingojack

    Only on the first, ‘Judeo’, half…

    :) Dingo