Mystery:Why Do Some Oppose the Likelihood that Obama Is Muslim?

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Some people are particularly opposed to the likelihood that Obama is a Muslim. Why?

There is no religious test for office in the United States. In fact, the U.S. Constitution prohibits such a test. So why the opposition to recognizing the likelihood that the American President is Muslim?

Here's one reason: many liberals are uncomfortable with supporting a man who privately accepts Muslim social values that liberals oppose, such as views against abortion, feminism, and homosexuality.

I agree that religion is not a qualifying test for holding the Presidency. I do have an issue with people making false statements (or, at best, statements with a reckless disregard for the truth) about Obama's religion, when there are significant shortcomings in Obama's policy preferences that we Republicans can focus on. But that's just my opinion. Personally, I believe that Obama is a Christian, just as he says he is. GregG 20:35, 3 January 2013 (EST)

"Just as he says he is" - politicians make many false statements. Some would argue that they should make false statements when it is for the good of the country, or their political party, or whatever.
Whether Obama is a Muslim is surely not determined by what he claims to be in campaign statements.
I, for one, would certainly trust someone's statement as to what their faith is. GregG 20:44, 3 January 2013 (EST)
People are afraid of the unknown and will put up a mental defense to protect their ego. Obama is a proven liar. If he can't be trusted in small matters how can he be trusted to be truthful with things as important as faith? --Jpatt 21:10, 3 January 2013 (EST)

In general, attacking a political candidate's religious beliefs is like a boxer punching below the belt, and the public does not like such tactics. Here, candidate Obama and later President Obama has repeatedly stated that he is a Christian, and most people accept that at face value. However, people have to ask who was behind the email campaign that tried to mislabel him as a Muslim during both the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. I note that people generally treated Mitt Romney's Mormon beliefs as outside the bounds of the 2012 campaign. Wschact 23:05, 4 January 2013 (EST)