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Barack Obama will leave office defending Islam. He is defending the indefensible.

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CHARLOTTE, NC, February 7, 2016 – Americans seem to have somehow lost all traces of common sense. Listening to Barack Obama speak in his endless rhetoric about the “goodness” of Islam when there is visible evidence daily to the contrary is a perfect example.

As Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch explains, “Obama became a Christian in the early 1990s at Jeremiah Wright’s church, after a period of spiritual searching and rootlessness.”

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To which, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh added that Obama has been vocally critical of Christianity throughout his presidency, if not before, while praising Islam almost to the point of advocacy. So, if Islam is so comparatively superior, Limbaugh’s question as to “why did he (Obama) become a Christian at all?” is legitimate to ask.

Spencer continues by observing the widespread suspicion that Obama “is or was a Muslim” is credible given the president’s dealings with Israel and his near obsession to validate Islamic extremism. As Spencer writes, “he (Obama) says in his first autobiography that he got in trouble as a child for making faces in Qur’an class, which Christian children did not attend.”

It is noteworthy that Obama’s opinion of himself is so high that he wrote not one, but two, autobiographies.

Of course, referring back to the idea of common sense, Obama had enough baggage with his name, let alone being tagged as a Muslim, when he was in the early stages of running for president. It was only back in the 1960s that John F. Kennedy had to overcome the perceived negatives of being Catholic.

Recall that Mr. Obama refused to use his middle name “Hussein” throughout his first presidential campaign. In other words, the true reason for becoming a Christian was probably nothing more than for political gain, especially since Saddam “Hussein” was still a familiar name to most Americans.

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Speaking out on his radio show last week, Limbaugh said, “He (Obama) talks about how awesome Islam is all the time, one of the most beautiful sounds he’s ever heard is the morning call to prayer in an Islamic country. He says it’s the most peaceful, most giving religion out there, that the mosque called a prayer one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. And, at the same time, he’s out there, and look what he says about Christians. He says he is one. Look, he talks about ‘em as bitter clingers and they hold on to their guns when they’re nervous.”

Obama’s own presidential record in dealing with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, his nuclear negotiations with Iran, his apathy toward attacks and brutal killings of Christians by terrorist organizations in the Middle East, his lies about Benghazi and countless other misrepresentations should be enough for any reasonable human being to, at the very least, question his sincerity about the safety and security of the people he serves.

Added Limbaugh, “He’s such a defender and promoter of Islam, and, on the other hand, he and his party are constantly denigrating Christians. I don’t care what the issue is, whether it’s guns, whether it’s gay marriage, any cultural or social issue, or the bitter clinger comments. I’ve always wondered about this.”

This far into his presidency, the question of Barack Obama’s religious convictions is hardly relevant except for the fact that he duped the American people into an eight year slog that could have been far more productive under proper leadership.

Amazingly enough, with a year left in Obama’s administration, the question of whether Hillary Clinton, or even a self-proclaimed socialist like Bernie Sanders, are viable candidates ought to be so far out of the realm of possibility as to make Bullwinkle the Moose a better choice for president.

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As Gore Vidal once said, and which could be directly attributed to Barack Obama, “There is no human problem which could not solved if people would do as I advise.”

Narcissism united with a lack of common sense is a dangerous combination. The time has come to be rid of the egomania and bring back common sense.

Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.

Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (

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