During the 2008 presidential campaign season, much hay was made of Barack Obama having grown up in the Muslim faith, which he never really denied. It was said that he could say/sing the Koranic prayers "beautifully". He was listed as a Muslim on his school registration in Indonesia, but professes to be a Christian. (I'm sorry, but a "Christian" who professes that Christianity is "only one path to spiritual enlightenment" is anything *but* a true Christian.)
And then there was his interview with George Stephanopolous in which he claimed he was "being good" by telling the press to leave Sarah Palin alone (while we know he didn't say any such thing to his staffers), and made the famous freudian slip about "my muslim faith", which Stephanopolous immediately "corrected" for him.
I'm sorry. I still think the guy's a closet muslim. I believe he's practicing the age-old muslim concept of "taqiyya":
Within the Shia theological framework, the concept of Taqiyya (تقية - 'fear, guard against', also taghiyeh) refers to a dispensation allowing believers to conceal their faith when under threat, persecution or compulsion.
The word "al-Taqiyya" literally means: "Concealing or disguising one's beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies at a time of imminent danger, whether now or later in time, to save oneself from physical and/or mental injury." A one-word translation would be "dissimulation." 
So, what's got the hairs on the back of my neck standing up?
Well, it seems that Dear Leader has put out a search for the cream of the crop of Muslims for staffing at the White House. To what purpose, you ask? Well, could it possibly be that he likes what he sees happening in Britain, where steps are being taken to institute Sharia law right beside English law? Oh, right now, it's supposed to help address the legal concerns of practicing muslims, but how long 'til it's being mingled in with English law for non-muslims, or cases where one of the participants is muslim ... but the other isn't ... and a non-muslim finds him/herself tried by Sharia law? and how long 'til it replaced English law?
Well, that could be a possibility, but I think the final paragraph (bolded) of this World Net Daily article pretty much sums it up better than anything else.
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|Rep. Keith Ellison taking oath of office|
WASHINGTON – Barack Obama is conducting his own affirmative action program to get more Muslims in the White House.
According to the Denver Post, when White House officials heard about the program, it was put on overdrive.
J. Saleh Williams, program coordinator for the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association, sifted through more than 300 names as part of the search.
"It was mostly under the radar," Williams said. "We thought it would put (the president) in a precarious position. We didn't know how closely he wanted to appear to be working with the Muslim American community."
Ellison is serious about his faith. He made the pilgrimage to Mecca with the sponsorship of the Muslim American Society, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.