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Did Obama Finally Attend Church to 'Hear a Muslim Speaker?


A flurry of incoming e-mails refer to variations on a post that reads, "Obama goes to church to hear a Muslim speaker!"



Obama and his family did attend a Sunday morning service at St. John's Episcopal Church which is a quick walk from the White House.

The circulating post makes this jump:

"What is widely not reported by the White House and the MSM is that on that particular Sunday in that particular church, Dr. Ziad Asali, M.D., a Muslim, founder and president of the American Task Force on Palestine, was the guest speaker. He was there to speak on the subject of “Prospects of the two-state solution in the Middle-East.”

What is "widely not reported" in this post is that that the central charge is false.  The article says the Obama went to church to hear this Muslim speaker. It is true that Ziad Asali did speak at St. John's this past Sunday. But Asali was part of a 10am "Forum" class. Obama attended a 9am worship service. The St. John's rector spoke at the service Obama attended.

Well maybe Obama decided to hang around for the 10am class? No. Here is the pool report:

"The first family left the church by the side door at 10.03am and walked slowly through the park back to the White House."

I should note that none of this evaluates the merits of the 10am class featuring Asali.

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