American Family Association President Tim Wildmon said on his radio program today that while he doesn’t “know” whether President Obama is secretly Muslim, the president “does sympathize with Muslims and the Islamic religion,” perhaps “because he grew up in it over there in Indonesia or somewhere.”
After interviewing Newt Gingrich about his recent claim that “the United States is losing the war with radical Islamists,” Wildmon pointed to a poll showing that 17 percent of voters, and 34 percent of conservative Republican voters, falsely believe that the President is a Muslim.
“I don’t know if he is or not, I don’t think he gets on his prayer rug five times a day but surely it’s obvious that he does sympathize with Muslims and the Islamic religion,” Wildmon said. “Maybe that’s because he grew up in it over there in Indonesia or somewhere”
If Wildmon wonders why some people wrongly think that Obama is a Muslim, he can look no further than his own talk radio network.
American Family Radio host Bryan Fischer has time after time suggested to his listeners that Obama is a “closeted” Muslim, while Sandy Rios, the AFA’s governmental affairs director and another AFR host, is so convinced that the president is a secret Muslim that she thinks he sent out Muslim subliminal messages during his State of the Union address.
Wildmon has also had a role in spreading the conspiracy theory, claiming late last year that Obama is “in love with Islam.”