A Wisconsin mayor, Bruce Hagen, called President Barack Obama a Muslim in an outburst alleging that he is tearing the United States apart.
Hagen, the mayor of Superior, Wisconsin, made a controversial jab at First Lady Michelle Obama and the president on a recent Facebook post, commenting on their the way they’ve run the nation from the White House.
"Unbelievable! She and her Muslim partner have destroyed the fabric of democracy that was so very hard fought for!" Hagen exclaimed, according to WDIO.
After receiving considerable backlash for his remarks, Hagen would not recant his words to the national media, insisting that in a land of liberty, it’s his right of free speech to express his opinion about the president.
“Do we still have freedom of speech in the country?” the fifth-term mayor asked while being interviewed by Fox 21. “Sometimes I kind of forget.”
When asked on his Facebook page — which no longer shows his comments about Michelle and Barack Obama — about his reasoning behind calling the president a Muslim, Hagen answered that numerous Americans do not believe that the commander-in-chief is a Christian as he has professed. He then noted his sentiments about Obama.
“I have huge respect for the office of the president, but no respect for the current administration,” Hagen continued on Fox 21.
After Hagen’s comments about the president and his wife, five city council members demanded that the Superior mayor publicly apologize for his remarks or resign from his position.
"How can we have a non-partisan elected mayor who has to work with elected officials, including the president's office, making these comments?" council member Graham Garfield told WDIO, with the backing of four other councilors — Dan Olson, Warren Bender, Denise McDonald and Esther Dalbec.
Garfield is still waiting for Hagen to take action and deliver on his ultimatum while questioning his ability to govern.
“I’m not saying he’s done anything criminal, but he’s certainly put his leadership capabilities in question,” Garfield expressed to NNC Now.
Another council member called Hagen’s comments about the president “inappropriate.”
Much of the speculation about Obama’s allegiance to Islam began with comments he made about his belief in the religion.
“Obama, whose father was Muslim, has on at least two occasions referenced his Muslim faith or suggested he was Muslim,” WND reports. “He also has a well-documented history of omitting ‘endowed by their Creator’ from the line in the Declaration of Independence that reads: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.’”
It is also noted that the president has referenced his faith in Islam while speaking with the Leftist media.
“Then-Sen. Obama cited his ‘Muslim faith’ during a 2008 interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, who quickly corrected him mid-sentence,” WND’s Douglas Ernst pointed out.
Another questionable remark was made by the president just last month while he was giving a speech in Antalya, Turkey, which was also pointed out by Ernst.
"I think, on one hand, non-Muslims cannot stereotype, but I also think the Muslim community has to think about how we make sure that children are not being affected with this twisted notion that somehow they can kill innocent people," Obama proclaimed, according to WND.
Ernst shared that after Obama’s speech, C-SPAN published an article reporting on the president’s declaration with the headline: “Did President Obama Just Admit He Was Muslim?”