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Gingrich Says It Should ‘Bother’ Obama That People Think He’s Muslim

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FOURCHON, La. — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is amping up his language on President Obama’s faith and his relationship with Muslims.  Gingrich told ABC News Friday that that he takes the president at his word that he’s a Christian, but finds it “very bizarre” that Obama is “desperately concerned to apologize to Muslim religious fanatics.”

Gingrich said the president’s apology to the Afghan president for the burning Korans by U.S. soldiers happened last month “while they are killing young Americans,” referring to the two Americans killed during protests over the burned books. Gingrich said at the same time, the administration is “going to war against the Catholic Church and against every right-to- life Protestant organization in the country.”

Asked by a member of the press if it concerns him that a large portion of the electorate believes Obama is a Muslim, Gingrich replied, “It should bother the president.”

“Why does the president behave the way that people would think that? You have to ask why would they believe that? It’s not because they’re stupid. It’s because they watch the kind of things I just described to you,” Gingrich said.

Gingrich said Thursday that “Obama’s Muslim friends” would not be reported on by the “elite media,” in a radio interview with Sandy Rios. Gingrich was asked about Rios called the Washington Post’s “two page” report on Rick Santorum’s ties to Catholic organization, Opus Dei. Gingrich used the question to say that the elite media was protecting  Obama from any religious scrutiny.

“You have to understand that the elite media is in the tank for Obama. They are going to do anything that helps re-elect Obama,” Gingrich said. “Do you think you are going to see two pages on Obama’s Muslim friends? Or two pages on the degree to which Obama is consistently apologizing to Islam while attacking the Catholic Church?”

On Wednesday, in Port Charles, La., a man asked Gingrich a question and stated that Obama was a Muslim and a student of Saul Alinsky. Gingrich did not correct the man and later said in an interview with Fox News that he didn’t “have an obligation to go around and correct every single voter about every single topic. I also didn’t agree with him.”

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  1. he’s trying to apologize to fanatics? tell that osama bin laden

  2. he’s trying to apologize to fanatics? tell that osama bin laden

  3. tell that to*

  4. tell that to*

  5. Well, it should bother him. If you say your a Christian, and people accuse you of being Muslim………. duh…….

  6. Well, it should bother him. If you say your a Christian, and people accuse you of being Muslim………. duh…….

  7. the man is an irrelevant asshat. He is running not for office but for tenure at Liberty College or Oral Roberts University. Hate mongering and rhetoric is a pre-requisite at those institutions.

  8. the man is an irrelevant asshat. He is running not for office but for tenure at Liberty College or Oral Roberts University. Hate mongering and rhetoric is a pre-requisite at those institutions.

  9. Yet somehow he expects Muslims to apoligize for the actions of the fanatics..

  10. Yet somehow he expects Muslims to apoligize for the actions of the fanatics..

  11. Give him an enema.

  12. Give him an enema.

  13. apologizing to civilian Muslims not “Muslim religious fanatics”!

  14. apologizing to civilian Muslims not “Muslim religious fanatics”!

  15. Newt the Poot,raises his ugly mug again.

  16. Newt the Poot,raises his ugly mug again.

  17. what does it matter what religion the president is – last i checked that “freedom” is his choice – it does not say that to become president of the US – you have to be catholic or christian

    go read the Qur’an and salaams to all

  18. my gf’s mom is Jewish (shes converted to Catholicism) and her father is Catholic,she was raised Catholic but celebrated Jewish holidays with her moms family also,she feels shes a bit of both,I don’t see what the problem is

  19. my gf’s mom is Jewish (shes converted to Catholicism) and her father is Catholic,she was raised Catholic but celebrated Jewish holidays with her moms family also,she feels shes a bit of both,I don’t see what the problem is

  20. The president has more important things to do than worry about what people on the fringe think about him.

  21. The president has more important things to do than worry about what people on the fringe think about him.

  22. Muslim civillians never asked for the occupation of middle eastern land, they never asked for the U.S. to by Saudi oil with Iraqi blood, and they never asked for the C.I.A to create and fund the Mujahadeen. Im not surprised nobody is saying sorry to such a corrupt government

  23. Muslim civillians never asked for the occupation of middle eastern land, they never asked for the U.S. to by Saudi oil with Iraqi blood, and they never asked for the C.I.A to create and fund the Mujahadeen. Im not surprised nobody is saying sorry to such a corrupt government

  24. he needs to drop out already he a freaking joke lets him go back to his KKK rallies

  25. he needs to drop out already he a freaking joke lets him go back to his KKK rallies

  26. I think this racist, divisive kind of talk is nothing short of evil and can have violent consequences. This is extremely unpatriotic behavior from a flag waving, ‘family values’ kind of hypocrite.

  27. I think this racist, divisive kind of talk is nothing short of evil and can have violent consequences. This is extremely unpatriotic behavior from a flag waving, ‘family values’ kind of hypocrite.

  28. Does it bother him that people KNOW he’s a whoring, fat blow-hard?

  29. Does it bother him that people KNOW he’s a whoring, fat blow-hard?

  30. “It’s not because they’re stupid. It’s because they watch the kind of things I just described to you.”

    Wow, don’t need a decoder ring to figure that one out. “I’m not saying I agree with them, I’m just saying their conclusion is reasonable.”

  31. Why? It doesn’t seem to bother Newt that people think he’s a racist, homophobic, piece of sh*t.

  32. Why? It doesn’t seem to bother Newt that people think he’s a racist, homophobic, piece of sh*t.

  33. thank you, Mr. Smoke and Mirrors

  34. thank you, Mr. Smoke and Mirrors

  35. What a fucking dumbass seriously my gosh

  36. What a fucking dumbass seriously my gosh

  37. Out of all three horrors running for the GOP nomination, Gingrich has run the most racist campaign of all. I’m shocked he only won two races in the South.

  38. Out of all three horrors running for the GOP nomination, Gingrich has run the most racist campaign of all. I’m shocked he only won two races in the South.

  39. God forbid he should try to make nice so they won’t continue bombing us and shooting us and committing all kinds of aggressive terrorism against us. Feh, Newt’s a moron.

  40. God forbid he should try to make nice so they won’t continue bombing us and shooting us and committing all kinds of aggressive terrorism against us. Feh, Newt’s a moron.

  41. Who gives a fuck what religion you follow? As long as you give us jobs, health care, and security we’re fine. (I’m aware that’s not all we need, but just a gist.) If I knew a Hindu would do a better job than an ultra conservative Christian, hands down, the Hindu wins.

  42. Who gives a fuck what religion you follow? As long as you give us jobs, health care, and security we’re fine. (I’m aware that’s not all we need, but just a gist.) If I knew a Hindu would do a better job than an ultra conservative Christian, hands down, the Hindu wins.

  43. Obviously Obama is not what he says. Not sure what he’s trying to prove. Can’t believe he is still here.

  44. Obviously Obama is not what he says. Not sure what he’s trying to prove. Can’t believe he is still here.

  45. Hey Newt doesn’t it bother you that most of America thinks your a total idiot??? A philandering, pandering, spouse cheating maggot! So here’s your Monday Fuck You from me and here’s hoping you get an allergy to your Viagra! :-P

  46. Hey Newt doesn’t it bother you that most of America thinks your a total idiot??? A philandering, pandering, spouse cheating maggot! So here’s your Monday Fuck You from me and here’s hoping you get an allergy to your Viagra! :-P

  47. I take the former Speaker at his word that he’s a rationally-thinking human being but find it “very bizarre” that Gingrich “considers himself a serious candidate for President of the United States”

  48. I take the former Speaker at his word that he’s a rationally-thinking human being but find it “very bizarre” that Gingrich “considers himself a serious candidate for President of the United States”

  49. It bothers me that Gingrich says he’s an American that wants to be President!

  50. It bothers me that Gingrich says he’s an American that wants to be President!

  51. He and the Right seem to be more bothered by this falsehood than the President is! As far as I know, President Obama is more concerned about running the country and getting another term to continue progress than worrying about shallow people who have nothing better to offer than the bilge they are presenting.

  52. He and the Right seem to be more bothered by this falsehood than the President is! As far as I know, President Obama is more concerned about running the country and getting another term to continue progress than worrying about shallow people who have nothing better to offer than the bilge they are presenting.

  53. I think it should bother the Republicans who have pedaled this crap, that their followers are too stupid to know that the president is not and too stupid to know that if he was it wouldn’t actually matter.

  54. It should “bother” Gingrich that Jenny thinks he’s an a*%hole!

  55. It should “bother” Gingrich that Jenny thinks he’s an a*%hole!

  56. Fanatics are not only in the Muslim world. Christians have more than their share. We need to know each other. Then we find out we are all the same.

  57. Fanatics are not only in the Muslim world. Christians have more than their share. We need to know each other. Then we find out we are all the same.

  58. Gingrich will not win the GOP Presidential nomination but he is useful in that he asks uncomfortable questions that the MSM refuses to asks.I also wonder why Gingrich has any obligation to correct a voter about President Obama’s religion. If there is nothing wrong with being Muslim why do President Obama and his supporters become so upset when anyone even a single voter claims he is?

  59. I wish this goober head would crawl back in to the wood work he is a real goober

  60. I wish this goober head would crawl back in to the wood work he is a real goober

  61. Disgusting things like what happened to Shaima Alawadi are what quotes like Gingrich’s lead to. He’s a sack of crap.

  62. Disgusting things like what happened to Shaima Alawadi are what quotes like Gingrich’s lead to. He’s a sack of crap.

  63. It bothers me that people think Newt Gingrich is worthy of attention.

  64. It bothers me that people think Newt Gingrich is worthy of attention.

  65. It should bother Gingrich that his own people think he’s a right-wing scumbag, but I don’t think he gets it. I never place any stock in anything he says.

  66. It should bother Gingrich that his own people think he’s a right-wing scumbag, but I don’t think he gets it. I never place any stock in anything he says.

  67. There are apparently a lot fewer Muslims who hate and fear Christians than Christians who hate and fear Muslims. Personally, I find people who wear their mythologies on their sleeves nothing short of tiresome.

  68. There are apparently a lot fewer Muslims who hate and fear Christians than Christians who hate and fear Muslims. Personally, I find people who wear their mythologies on their sleeves nothing short of tiresome.

  69. What a lark!!!!

  70. What a lark!!!!

  71. Newt Gingrich is a sick SOB & a serial adulterer. Yet, does anyone ever mention is faith or lack of it? Our country is supposed to be pluralistic!!!! Makes me ashamed :-(

  72. Newt Gingrich is a sick SOB & a serial adulterer. Yet, does anyone ever mention is faith or lack of it? Our country is supposed to be pluralistic!!!! Makes me ashamed :-(

  73. As a lapsed Catholic, it still bothers me that Newt identifies himself as Catholic. You would think that as a “Catholic” he would be concerned with people having a bias against your religion, since there has only been one Catholic president, JFK. What would he have to say if people told him it was a liability to be Catholic?

  74. As a lapsed Catholic, it still bothers me that Newt identifies himself as Catholic. You would think that as a “Catholic” he would be concerned with people having a bias against your religion, since there has only been one Catholic president, JFK. What would he have to say if people told him it was a liability to be Catholic?

  75. Newt is so aptly [nick]named.

  76. Somebody wake me up when he finishes talking….

  77. Somebody wake me up when he finishes talking….

  78. I don’t exactly like Obama, but I’m inclined to agree that they’re making something out of quite the opposite. It shows maturity and diplomacy to actually ATTEMPT to diffuse American distrust with and within the Muslim community, regardless of his creed, color or religion. I don’t get why they act as if negotiating and befriending the Muslim community is a negative thing and that Obama is doing something terribly wrong by doing so. I don’t agree with many of Obama’s attitudes and ideas, but making amends with a community America has ostracized and taken advantage of for decades is definitely a better choice than continuing to mistreat an entire region from which many loyal and hardworking American citizens and immigrants come from.

    Apparently, some people just don’t learn.

  79. I don’t exactly like Obama, but I’m inclined to agree that they’re making something out of quite the opposite. It shows maturity and diplomacy to actually ATTEMPT to diffuse American distrust with and within the Muslim community, regardless of his creed, color or religion. I don’t get why they act as if negotiating and befriending the Muslim community is a negative thing and that Obama is doing something terribly wrong by doing so. I don’t agree with many of Obama’s attitudes and ideas, but making amends with a community America has ostracized and taken advantage of for decades is definitely a better choice than continuing to mistreat an entire region from which many loyal and hardworking American citizens and immigrants come from.

    Apparently, some people just don’t learn.

  80. DESPERATELY? How about apologizing because one of our soldiers goes berzerk and mindlessly murders people being just the ‘right thing to do’?!! Ugh, this guy has no manners at all.

  81. DESPERATELY? How about apologizing because one of our soldiers goes berzerk and mindlessly murders people being just the ‘right thing to do’?!! Ugh, this guy has no manners at all.

  82. It should bother Gingrich that “his” supporters are such narrow minded bigots.

  83. It should bother Gingrich that “his” supporters are such narrow minded bigots.

  84. So does it bother Newt that anyone with a shred of intelligence considers him an insensitive, woman hating, moron?

  85. So does it bother Newt that anyone with a shred of intelligence considers him an insensitive, woman hating, moron?

  86. I have met hundreds of Muslims in my life, and every single one of them was a thousand times the person Newt Gingrich is. I wouldn’t be offended if people thought I was a Muslim, but if people thought I was like Newt Gingrich, i’d be so ashamed, i’d embark on a mission to change my whole life.

  87. I have met hundreds of Muslims in my life, and every single one of them was a thousand times the person Newt Gingrich is. I wouldn’t be offended if people thought I was a Muslim, but if people thought I was like Newt Gingrich, i’d be so ashamed, i’d embark on a mission to change my whole life.

  88. It bothers me that Gingrich thinks he’s a Catholic!

  89. It bothers me that Gingrich thinks he’s a Catholic!

  90. Why would our President who has all the Business of the world keep addressing things that dont matter I’m muslim and I no he is not muslim I was born in America and I love America, It you who are unsure of your own life who worry about others lives. stay in you lane cause you driving reckless.

  91. Why would our President who has all the Business of the world keep addressing things that dont matter I’m muslim and I no he is not muslim I was born in America and I love America, It you who are unsure of your own life who worry about others lives. stay in you lane cause you driving reckless.

  92. Gingrich is such a poor actor, what a jerk!

  93. Gingrich is such a poor actor, what a jerk!

  94. Newt should apologize for his existence.

  95. Newt gingrich is not just a christian but a christian extremist and a gangster..! He’s always promoting hate in the media and nothing else..! We muslims aint afraid and less concerned about human being like that..! He’s hate for muslim amount to nothing and cant never do away with Islam on this earth..! He will certainly end up in the tomb whiles Islam continues to grow..!

  96. Newt gingrich is not just a christian but a christian extremist and a gangster..! He’s always promoting hate in the media and nothing else..! We muslims aint afraid and less concerned about human being like that..! He’s hate for muslim amount to nothing and cant never do away with Islam on this earth..! He will certainly end up in the tomb whiles Islam continues to grow..!

  97. What else do you expect from a newt? “Many newts produce toxins in their skin secretions…”

  98. What else do you expect from a newt? “Many newts produce toxins in their skin secretions…”

  99. The Republican presidential candidates almost all suck big time. What a foul collection of bigoted dinosaurs.

  100. The Republican presidential candidates almost all suck big time. What a foul collection of bigoted dinosaurs.

  101. It should bother Newt that he thinks he’s human. There are 7 million Muslims in the US and this guy wants to be their president? Or maybe he just wants the opportunity to play Hitler and fire up the concentration camps cause not since the Fuhrer has there been such open and obscene scapegoating of a religious minority by a powerful government official in the West. Fear and shock would be widespread if he received the GOP nomination, and not just among Muslims.

  102. It should bother Newt that he thinks he’s human. There are 7 million Muslims in the US and this guy wants to be their president? Or maybe he just wants the opportunity to play Hitler and fire up the concentration camps cause not since the Fuhrer has there been such open and obscene scapegoating of a religious minority by a powerful government official in the West. Fear and shock would be widespread if he received the GOP nomination, and not just among Muslims.

  103. Its stupid! I dont care Whatever President candidate’s religions! I want president are good running and business. I respect to all faiths! I hate so people care and want know Obama’s religion.

  104. Its stupid! I dont care Whatever President candidate’s religions! I want president are good running and business. I respect to all faiths! I hate so people care and want know Obama’s religion.

  105. ” You have to ask why would they believe that? It’s not because they’re stupid. ”

    Oh. I kind of thought that was it.

  106. ” You have to ask why would they believe that? It’s not because they’re stupid. ”

    Oh. I kind of thought that was it.

  107. Mind your own Business! I dont care president’s faith. Mr. Ginrich is moron!! who care!

  108. Mind your own Business! I dont care president’s faith. Mr. Ginrich is moron!! who care!

  109. President Obama is man enough to know that it was wrong so he apologize but for Newt Gingrich on the other hand he don’t have no balls to do it….

  110. Opps!Correction ,He don’t have the balls to do it…

  111. I think it should bother Gingrich that everyone knows what a fucking bigot and scumbag he is.

  112. I think it should bother Gingrich that everyone knows what a fucking bigot and scumbag he is.

  113. Rude people are looking for attention. Turn your back on Newt and his false remarks. Eventually like a fly he will go away…

  114. …just like Nuck Fewt should be bothered that his irrelevance is catching up with him…

  115. he should be more outraged that the gop candidates haven’t said anything to dissuade those people.

  116. I think if should bother Gingrich that people think he’s a douchebag.

  117. Why should it bother him if people think he is Muslim? What’s wrong with being Muslim?

  118. Why should it “bother Obama”? It should bother Newt- except he’s too practiced a liar for sombody else’s lie to bother him.

  119. A president is a president. His/Her religious preference should have nothing to do with how he/she runs the country. His/her faith can strengthen the individual but should not be used to run the country. The Republicans competing for the Presidency want to turn this country into a Theocracy leaving democracy behind. They want to take the U.S. back to the age of the Inquisition.

  120. Most people in America who call themselves Christians follow the salvation only theology of Paul. They do not follow the teachings of Jesus Blessed be He.

  121. Yes, Katherine! Paul was a bit of a loser if you ask me.

  122. Gingrich you OLD fool..lay down and die already so we no longer hear your dumb ass

  123. Rantings from a two-time has-been.

  124. Rantings from a two-time has-been.

  125. Rantings from a two-time has-been.

  126. It should bother Newt that he is being anti-American. Yes real anti-American, not those who think American and Christian = irnorance and hate. Those who realize we were founded on equal rights and freedom, including freedom of religion. Last I checked there was no law saying our president had to have any particular or even any at all religion.

  127. sorry..ignorance.

  128. Why should it bother Obama if people think he is Muslim? Newt doesnt seem to care thst people thinks that rug on his head is there to camouflage the horns on his head (which he has to file daily).

  129. There’s a reason that our founding fathers included “there shall be no religious test for office” in the constitution though the right wing thinks that if you aren’t a Christian you shouldn’t be able to be President. I am proud that our president is compassionate, thoughtful, considerate and dignified in his speech about Muslims or any other group of people in this country or world. I don’t believe that his saying he is a Christian is because he would be ashamed to say that he was a Muslim because there is nothing to be ashamed of if he was.

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