Fox News host Eric Bolling continued his network's pattern of falsely suggesting President Obama is a Muslim by claiming that Obama answers to the Quran first and to the Constitution second. He later purported to clarify his remarks, saying he meant Obama should be more concerned with free speech than with appeasing Muslims.
But this clarification does nothing to address the misinformation embedded in his statement: the false suggestion that Obama is a Muslim, rather than a Christian.
Bolling and his co-hosts on The Five were discussing Nakoula Besseley Nakoula, the man purported to be behind the anti-Muslim film that reportedly sparked the recent demonstrations in the Middle East. Nakoula recently left his home with his face covered by a scarf to be questioned by federal authorities about whether he had violated the terms of his parole.
Referring to the image of Nakoula's covered face as he was escorted from his house, Bolling said he felt that "America changed in that moment" and that "what is being called a flimsy ploy to bring this guy in for questioning proves that the Obama administration, through all this appeasement and apologizing, answers to the Quran first and to the Constitution second."
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