'Shop Talk': Why Do Americans Think Obama Is Muslim?

US President Barack Obama speaks at a fu

According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center, more and more Americans say President Obama is a Muslim. Jewel Samad/AFP hide caption

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One in five Americans believes President Obama is Muslim, according to a recent survey by the nonpartisan Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

Host Michel Martin and the guys in this week's Barbershop discuss the survey results and debate public perceptions of Islam.

Hear perspectives from freelance journalist Jimi Izrael; civil rights attorney Arsalan Iftikhar, editor of TheMuslimGuy.com; Sports Illustrated reporter Pablo Torre and syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette.

The guys also discuss the recent verdict in corruption case against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and the indictment of former Major League Baseball New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens.

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