President Barack Obama is almost out of office and so of course, the Daily Caller found something nefarious about the Obamas’ new home to report on. Eric Owens “reports” that the Obama’s soon-to-be family home is located 1,096 feet from the Islamic Center of Washington, which is “one of the largest mosques in the Western Hemisphere.” How awful.
Well there you have it. Obama is a sneaky Muslim after all.
Via the Daily Caller:
‘The Islamic Center features prayer five times daily. Jumaa Prayer, a traditional, congregational prayer held each Friday, occurs at 1:30 p.m.
The exterior of the Islamic Center features horseshoe arches, Arabic script and a tall, ornate minaret. The building is surrounded by an array of flags representing the countries of the world where Islam is the state-sanctioned religion.’
Oooo scary! The Daily Caller’s post caught the attention of Phillip Bump of the Washington Post, who decided to see where the Conservative site is located. In fact, it is in close proximity to quite a few liberal/democratic businesses and organizations, including the NAACP, a solar panel company, the AFL-CIO and others.
But there’s more.
‘Within 1,000 feet of the Daily Caller is no less than the American Islamic Congress, an organization that ‘provides an alternative Muslim voice for the promotion of civil and human rights through advocacy, engagement and education.”
We can now deduce (using the Daily Caller’s reasoning) that employees with the Conservative site are liberal Muslims and we think that’s great, because even Owens described the mosque that is located near the Obamas’ new residence as a center which “also provides help for families in need, holds wedding ceremonies, organizes language courses, offers counseling and makes available ample research material related to Islam.”
Owens concluded his breaking story with, “In addition to the Islamic Center of Washington, the embassy of Oman and the former embassy of Iran are very close to Obama’s new mansion.”
However, the Daily Caller is located near the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, which introduces Americans to the culture of Oman, according to the Washington Post. Also nearby is the Archibald’s Gentlemen’s Club, and we just don’t know what to make of that.
Probably the most hilarious part of all of this is the Daily Caller’s description of their site, which states, in part, that it “is a 24-hour news publication providing its audience with original reporting, in-depth investigations, thought-provoking commentary and breaking news.”
And yet, with all of the site’s self-perceived “in-depth investigation” capabilities, poor, sad Eric Owens didn’t realize that he is working near a mosque.
While there are some interesting comments under the Daily Caller’s piece, far right-wingers will feed off of Owens’ clickbait article. One commenter wrote, “Claims to be Christian. After all he wouldn’t fare too well on the political scene as a moslem at the head of a Christian country. Now he can come out of the closet.”
Another commenter asks, “How close is the Daily Caller’s HQ to a sewage treatment plant?” Good question!
The “Obama is a Muslim” rhetoric was amplified by GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump, who, for some strange reason, has backed off from his birther remarks.