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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
WND: Outreach to Indonesia = Obama's A Secret Muslim
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily has elevated a controversy in a comment thread to "news."

No, really. Here's how Bob Unruh puts it in a July 2 WND article:

The chief of NASA says Indonesia is being considered as a likely space-mission partner for the United States, since President Obama has ordered the agency to reach out specifically to nations dominated by Islam.

But the confirmation from NASA administrator Charlie Bolden to an audience of engineering students recently has stirred a furor in the Orlando Sentinel forum pages after his comments were reported there.

Yes, that's how Unruh framed it -- this story is news because there are a lot of comments on it in a comment thread.

This being WND, Unruh didn't stop there. He went on to portray this silly little non-controversy as evidence that Obama is a secret Muslim:

WND has reported before on Obama's ardent outreach to Muslims, which has come up periodically ever since he claimed to be a Muslim in a television interview where the interviewer corrected his "misstatement."


He also hired many Muslims for his administration, created the outreach to the worldwide Muslim community in the State Department, announced cuts in the U.S. nuclear arsenal, offered funding to a Muslim technology fund, issued a special hajj message, had a "nonreligious" Christmas and offered support for an anti-Israel resolution at the U.N.

Nowhere does Unruh explain why it's a bad thing to reach out to any qualified person on the subject of science and technology -- nor does he explain how all of this makes Obama a secret Muslim.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:04 PM EDT

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