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Why Some Americans Believe Obama Is a Muslim
« on: September 01, 2010, 06:45:17 PM »
Why Some Americans Believe Obama Is a Muslim

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ScienceDaily (Aug. 31, 2010) — There's something beyond plain old ignorance that motivates Americans to believe President Obama is a Muslim, according to a first-of-its-kind study of smear campaigns led by a Michigan State University psychologist...

Interesting assessment of the reasons why beliefs can be created and propagated.
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Re: Why Some Americans Believe Obama Is a Muslim
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010, 08:52:26 PM »
If what they observed is actually the case, his name itself would act as a reminder.
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Re: Why Some Americans Believe Obama Is a Muslim
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010, 09:14:54 PM »
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There's something beyond plain old ignorance that motivates Americans to believe President Obama is a Muslim...

Dunno why, but I misread that sentence.

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Good article, btw ;-)

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Re: Why Some Americans Believe Obama Is a Muslim
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2010, 09:24:28 PM »
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If what they observed is actually the case, his name itself would act as a reminder.
I thought it was a testament to him being an Irish pub..?  :hmm:
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