This short eRumor prompts
1. If this photo
authentic or fabricated?
2. Is Obama the most liberal nominee to ever run for president?
3. Is the book, he’s holding in the picture, which is titled The
Post-American World, a scary book written by a Muslim?
4. If it is written by a Muslim, does that make him a “fellow” to Barack
Let’s take this one question at a
1. The photo of Barack
Obama with book in hand is authentic and according to a New York Times Book Blog written May 21, 2008
was taken by Doug Mills for the New York Times in Bozeman, Montana.
2. Whether Barack
Obama is the most liberal person to ever run for president is a matter
of opinion but he is proudly liberal and has ranked as one of the most
liberal among senators. The National Journal uses 99 key Senate votes
each year to classify Senators and ranked Obama as the most liberal in
3. The Post-American
World was written by Fareed Zakaria who is an editor at Newsweek
International, has a regular column in Newsweek, Newsweek International
and the Washington Post. He also hosts the weekend CNN program on
international affairs, Fareed Zakaria GPS. He was reared
Muslim in India but is an American citizen and describes himself as “not
a religious guy.” In a 2008 Newsweek article about his book,
Zakaria wrote, "The post-American world is naturally an unsettling
prospect for Americans, but it should not be. This will not be a world
defined by the decline of America but rather the rise of everyone else.
It is the result of a series of positive trends that have been
progressing over the last 20 years, trends that have created an
international climate of unprecedented peace and prosperity."
4. There is no
evidence that Barack Obama is Muslim although critics attempted to make
that an issue in his 2008 presidential campaign.
for TruthOrFiction.com’s article on that issue.
here for New York Times blog
for Newsweek article on Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria