Didja know that President Barack Obama is a secret Muslim? No? Then you haven’t been watching Fox “News” for the past several years. It’s the so-called “Fair & Balanced” channel’s favorite phony meme, pushed whenever they can find the barest opening in an attempt to convince its gullible audience that Obama prays 5 times a day to Allah.* News Hounds is filled with examples of Fox trying to connect the president to Islam. However, the grand prize will always go to Fox and Friends, which insisted way back in January of 2007 that then-candidate Senator Obama attended a madrassas as a child. While they were forced to retract a few days later, that hasn’t stopped the network, or the Three Stooges on the Curvy Couch, from making the Obama/Muslim connection over and over and over again. That’s why it was ALMOST amusing that they did it again this morning, and again with an easily disprovable lie.
Fox & Friends' claim that Obama issued a "proclamation" for Ramadan is false. He issued a statement in honor of the holiday, but he did not issue a proclamation.
As the American Presidency Project notes:
"A presidential proclamation is 'an instrument that states a condition, declares a law and requires obedience, recognizes an event or triggers the implementation of a law (by recognizing that the circumstances in law have been realized)' (Cooper 2002, 116). In short, presidents 'define' situations or conditions on situations that become legal or economic truth. These orders carry the same force of law as executive orders - the difference between the two is that executive orders are aimed at those inside government while proclamations are aimed at those outside government. The administrative weight of these proclamations is upheld because they are often specifically authorized by congressional statute, making them 'delegated unilateral powers.' Presidential proclamations are often dismissed as a practical presidential tool for policy making because of the perception of proclamations as largely ceremonial or symbolic in nature. However, the legal weight of presidential proclamations suggests their importance to presidential governance."
The last presidential proclamation Obama issued was on July 27, in which he issued a proclamation regarding World Hepatitis Day.
...Former President George W. Bush issued a statement honoring Ramadan in 2008, and Fox didn't have a problem with it. Fox also spent the past spring fanning the flames of a newly resurgent round of birtherism, repeatedly suggesting that Obama isn't actually a U.S. citizen. Fox News has aired reports which asked of Obama, "Islam or Isn't He?" Former Fox host Glenn Beck repeatedly questioned Obama's Christianity. And it was on Fox & Friends where Fox first floated the utterly false and race-baiting claim that Obama attended a madrassa as a child. Indeed, Fox rarely misses an opportunity to attack or question Obama's religion.