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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

This Week In Crazy: Obama’s Secret Muslim Foot Signals, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:

5. Bryan Fischer

Bryan Fischer, a leader of the anti-gay hate group the American Family Association, returns to the list once again, for rehashing a favorite conspiracy theory about President Barack Obama: that he is actually a secret Muslim.

Fischer’s evidence? Obama claims to be a Christian, but since he used to be a Muslim (obviously), that means that Muslim clerics should have issued a fatwa against him for committing apostasy. According to Fischer, the fact that radical Islamists aren’t trying to kill Obama is proof that “his role as the president is advancing the cause of Islam.”

Someone should probably tell Fischer that inciting angry mobs to try to kill you just isn’t a feature of everyday life for most people. But if President Obama is targeted by extremists, at least he’ll have a team of hypermasculine homosexual stormtroopers to protect him.