21/08/2010

White House: Obama A Christian

VIVAnews - President of the United States (U.S.), Barack Obama, is a Christian. The White House dismissed the statement is the assumption of U.S. citizens who allege Obama's a Muslim.

"The president clearly is a Christian. He prayed every day," said White House spokesman, Bill Burton, Thursday, August 19, 2010.

The more the increase of U.S. citizens who feel that Obama is not a Christian by the results of the survey.

According to a survey from the Pew Research Center and Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, the number of respondents who rate Obama is a Muslim now as much as 18 percent of the total participants. The number rose seven percent of survey results in March 2009.

In the same survey, the number of respondents who believe that Obama is a Christian now only 34 per cent, whereas last year amounted to 48 percent. Interestingly, as much as 43 percent of respondents currently admitted to not knowing what the religion embraced Obama.

Survey Time Magazine / ABT SRBI, which took place last August 16 to 17, revealed that 47 percent of respondents think Obama is a Christian, while 24 percent believed he was Muslim, while 24 percent admitted to not know or did not answer him.

According to the mass media in the U.S., Obama's views on the belief that respondents associated with its support for the construction of a mosque in the area of Manhattan, New York. We held an iftar at the White House, Friday, August 13, 2010, Obama stated that Islam is part of the Americans and Muslims have the right to establish places of worship anywhere, including in Manhattan.

However, despite also supported by the mayor of New York, mosque construction opposed by some public and among politicians of the Republican Party. According to them, development is justified because it is close to the area "Ground Zero." Location is a complex that was once the World Trade Center twin towers, destroyed by al-Qaeda terrorist attacks on September 11, 2010, which killed about 3,000 people.

According to observers, they are not happy with Obama's support for the construction of the mosque and then try to create an opinion among the public to question the identity and background of Obama.

"This situation reflects the more intense the negative view of Obama from the critics," said Andrew Cohut, director of the Pew Research Center.

President of the United States since January 20, 2009 This has a background that "colorful." Barack Hussein Obama's full name, his father was a Kenyan Muslim origin and whose mother was American Christian.

Since childhood, Obama was raised by his mother, Ann Dunham, and the parents of his mother. At the age of 6 to 10 years, Obama lived in Indonesia, together with her mother and stepfather, Lolo Soetoro. (Associated Press)