Fox News Seizes On Boston Bombing To Suggest Obama Is A Secret Muslim

Fox News is sounding the alarm about Muslim extremists in the aftermath of the Boston bombings and is using the tragedy to argue that President Obama is too weak or afraid to confront the threat.

A day after Fox News host Bill O’Reilly wondered why Obama refused to condemn radical Islam before the Boston bombers’ motives were known, the network suggested that Obama’s middle namemight provide the answer. Radio host Bill Cunningham implied, while appearing on Sean Hannity’s program, that Obama’s upbringing in Indonesia prevents him from opposing terrorism:

 

CUNNINGHAM: Sean Hannity, maybe his middle name is a clue, as well as the fact that he spent his childhood practicing the Muslim faith. I think — of course he’s a Christian now, but we have to understand where he came from. He says the sweetest sound he ever heard was prayers at sunset. So with that orientation, I think it’s hard for this to say anything other than “Muslim jihadist terrorist” because it runs contrary to what he was taught as a boy in Honolulu and Jakarta, Indonesia.

Republican Congressman King: terrorists will “Dance In the Streets” with Obama victory

Speaking to a local Iowa radio station, Representative Steve King, a Republican from Iowa, said that terrorist would dance in the streets if Barack Obama is elected president. Just before making that statement, King said I don’t want to disparage anyone because of their, their race, their ethnicity, their name – whatever their religion their father, father might have been. King clarified that his prediction is based on Obama’s pledge to remove troops out of Iraq, and that his heritage and middle name will strike a resonance in people in Muslim countries. In criticizing King, a spokesperson for Obama said that comments such as these have no place in our politics. He also called on Republican nominee John McCain to repudiate them. King is currently backing McCain, though McCain has condemned emphasis on Obama’s middle name, most recently when conservative talk show host Bill Cunningham repeatedly used Obama’s middle name in an introduction for McCain.