Former Congressman and radio talk show host Joe Walsh said that he believes President Obama is a secret Muslim, and that not only does this explain his hatred of Israel, but that other congress members believe the same.
He made the admission on Twitter, saying it makes his radio stations uneasy:
For the past week, everybody has been asking again why Obama hates Israel. The answer is simple really: I think Obama is Muslim. /1— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh)1483041263.0
I've been saying that for awhile now. It makes the GOP uneasy when I say he's a Muslim. It makes my radio stations uneasy when I say it. /2— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh)1483041339.0
I say it because I believe it. Look, I know there are many other radio talk show hosts, many other members of Congress... /3— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh)1483041407.0
...many other Fox News personalities who privately believe Obama is Muslim but are afraid to say it publicly in fear of losing ratings. /4— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh)1483041490.0
For better or worse, I'm not afraid to say it publicly. I think Obama is Muslim. I think in his head and in his heart he has always been. /5— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh)1483041517.0
And I think it explains Obama's hatred toward Israel and explains his weakening of America these past 8 years. It's not complicated. /x— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh)1483041554.0
Obama has always maintained that he believes in Christianity. Walsh has been a fiery political figure who has seized the headlines often with his controversial tweets and statements. In October he made a veiled threat at an armed revolt if Trump were to lose the election. His Twitter account was suspended and Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) demanded he be investigated by the Secret Service.
This was not the first time Ellison called for Walsh to be investigated for a threat on Twitter. In July, Walsh tweeted "watch out punks" to Obama and the Black Lives Matter movement, prompting outrage then as well. He deleted that tweet too.
Walsh opined in March that President Obama was skipping Justice Antonin Scalia's funeral because he was white.
It's pretty clear that Walsh enjoys pushing the envelope on issues that many Americans cringe at the thought of discussing.