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Mike Gallagher’s “President Obama: It Was You” Essay – Inaccurate Attribution!


Mike Gallagher’s “President Obama: It Was You” Essay – Inaccurate Attribution!

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Mike Gallagher’s “President Obama: It Was You” Essay – Inaccurate Attribution!

Summary of eRumor:  

An essay written by Mike Gallagher titled “President Obama: It Was You” uses President Obama’s support for Islam to explain why the president did not attend anti-terrorism rallies after the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

The Truth:


The “President Obama: It Was You” essay wasn’t written by Mike Gellagher.

Mike Gallagher, a popular conservative radio talk show host, shared the essay on his Facebook page on January 14, 2015, and said, “Many of you have asked about the ‘President Obama: It Was You’ essay that someone sent me. Here it is.” 

The essay has been widely distributed on social media and in forwarded emails since 12 cartoonists for Charlie Hebdo were killed on January 7, 2015, in an attack by men tied to an Al Qaeda group in Africa.

President Obama drew criticism for not taking part in citywide rallies that drew 3.7 million participants and 40 world leaders to Paris after the attack. The White House later said it had erred in not sending someone with a “higher profile” to the anti-terrorism rally. But White House spokesman Josh Earnest said: “There is no doubt that the American people and this administration stand foursquare behind our allies in France as they face down this threat.”

Still, the Obama Administration’s absence drew widespread criticism, including the “President Obama: It Was You” essay that was shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media and in forwarded emails. The essay begins, “President Obama: This is why you didn’t go to France,” and it lists 33 instances in which the president supported Islam, or turned a blind eye to Islamic jihad.

The individual claims made in the eRumor don’t cite any sources. And many of them claim that President Obama is a Muslim, which is an eRumor that has been circulating since Obama came onto the national scene. In a previous story, TruthorFiction.com classified that claim as “fiction.” Many more stories on the topic can be found by searching the TruthorFiction.com story archive.


A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Written by Mike Gallagher .

President Obama : This is why you didn’t go to France.

It was you who on ABC News referenced – “My Muslim faith.”

It was you who gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques .

It was you who wrote that in the event of a conflict – “I will stand with the Muslims.”

It was you who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that – “I am a Muslim.”

It was you who bowed in submission before the Saudi King.

It was you who sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism .

It was you who exempted Muslims from penalties under ObamaCare that the rest of us have to pay.

It was you who purposefully omitted – “endowed by our Creator” – from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.

It was you who mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ’s Sermon On The Mount while repeatedly referring to the ‘HOLY’ Quran .

It was you who traveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States Of America.

It was you who instantly threw the support of your administration behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade Center .

It was you who refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the WH.

It was you who ordered both Georgetown Univ . and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak, but in contrast, you have NEVER requested that the mosques you have visited adjust their decor .

It was you who appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.

It was you who appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.

It was you who said that NASA’ s “foremost mission” was an outreach to Muslim communities.

It was you who as an Illinois Senator were the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide .

It was you who were the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the WH, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the WH tree.

It was you who curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.

It was you who refused to condemn the Ft . Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.

It is you who has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.

It was you who when queried in India refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists , and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that is 82% Hindu and the victim of numerous Islamic terrorists assaults.

It was you who funneled $900 Million in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Hamas .

It was you who ordered the USPS to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a new commemorative stamp.

It was you who directed our UK Embassy to conduct outreach to help “empower” the British Muslim community.

It was you who embraced the fanatical Muslim Brotherhood in your quest to overthrow the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak .

It was you who funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in Grammar schools across our country.

It is you who follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during Ramadan .

It is you who departs for Hawaii over the Christmas season so as to avoid past criticism for NOT participating in seasonal WH religious events—while keeping all those who have to travel and protect you from spending the season with their families.

It was you who was un -characteristically quick to join the chorus of the Muslim Brotherhood to depose Egypt’ s Hosni Mubarak , formerly America’ s strongest ally in North Africa; but, remain muted in your non-response to the Brotherhood led slaughter of Egyptian Christians.

It was you who appointed as your chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett , who is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood , an off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood

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