A young President Obama is seen wearing a Muslim dress in photos released by Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.
O’Reilly said Wednesday the photos, supposedly taken from a wedding Obama attended in Maryland, illustrate the president’s “deep emotional ties to Islam,” and prove he is not a “devout Christian.”
“According to his half-sister, Barack Obama attended his half-brother’s wedding in the early 1990s. Malik Obama was a Muslim,” O’Reilly said on his show, The O’Reilly Factor.
“The Factor has obtained pictures allegedly from that wedding, which we believe was held in Maryland. Details on the ceremony, the exact location, whether the reports that Barack Obama was the best man are very difficult to verify at this point.”
“What we can tell you with certainty is Barack Obama has deep emotional ties to Islam.”
O’Reilly presented the photos during a monologue describing how many Americans feel Obama’s “emotional attachment to the Muslim world is hurting the USA.”
“There’s no question,” O’Reilly said, “the Obama administration’s greatest failure is allowing the Islamic terror group ISIS to run wild, murdering thousands of innocent people all over the world including many Muslims.”
The Fox host went on to break down Obama’s family and their connections to the Muslim faith.
“Barack Obama’s father, who abandoned his family, was a Muslim who eventually turned atheist,” O’Reilly said, adding the president’s mother, Ann Dunham, also relocated to Indonesia where she married another Muslim man.
O’Reilly also touched on Obama’s aversion of the term “radical Islam,” saying it is “Islamic killers who are the central problem on the planet.”
“President Obama should acknowledge that today and begin to correct his mistakes.”
The photos add to a collection which had previously emerged depicting Obama wearing Muslim attire and a head scarf, giving the impression the president was closer to Islam than he was leading on.
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In 2008, Obama accused Hillary Clinton’s campaign of sending a photo of himself dressed in Muslim garb to the widely trafficked DrudgeReport.com, which published it prominently as its main headline.