Several years ago, a study was released that was revealed what everyone believed was a shock: one-fourth of all Americans polled believed that President Obama was a Muslim.

They cited things like the fact that although he claimed to have attended the Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, he never attended church once he reached the White House. Of course, the White House explained that by suggesting that the President’s absence from church services was out of consideration for the others in attendance who would be too distracted from God’s word if he were there.

His actions recently have only added fuel to that fire – actions like trading likely deserter (and possible traitor) Bowe Bergdahl for five Al Qaeda leaders. Since then, he has released multiple suspected terrorists from Guantanamo Bay facilities – and these without gaining anything tangible in trade.

He has made speeches before the United Nations, stating that, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” And he has fleshed out those words by suggesting that, although violence is never “justified,” the French publication Charlie Hebdo was responsible for the reactions of the Islamists who targeted them.

And we have all noticed his obvious reluctance to name Islamists as the responsible party for terrorist actions and violence worldwide, even when it is clear from the beginning that is the case. The 2012 attack on Benghazi immediately comes to mind.

But the fact is, if Barack Obama is a Muslim, he is a poor one. The fact that he publicly disavows violent jihad alone makes him an apostate. The Islamist who recently took hostages in Sydney, Australia, even wrote a letter to the President, warning him that his failure to support fundamentalist Islam would bring him condemnation. The fact that he even tacitly embraces Christianity leaves him at odds with the first of the five pillars of Islam: “there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet.”

Despite that, there can be no denying that Barack Obama is a Muslim apologist. Whether that is a respect and reverence for the religion that surrounded him throughout much of his upbringing or something far more subversive remains to be seen.

But what if it is more subversive?

I personally am of the opinion that the President’s desire to cover for Islam has more to do with his desire to spread Marxism worldwide. Both Marxism and Islam have a long history of trampling dissent, violently whenever necessary. And Marxism has a long history of employing third parties to do the wetwork for them.

For now, Islam and Marxism are compatible. Many of their dissenters are the same people, and it is to the obvious advantage of the Marxists to allow the Islamists to do the violence.

At the end of the day, I think that Obama believes that when the time is right, the Marxists will be able to squeeze out the Islamists and take control. However, I also think that the Islamists will not go out as easily as he thinks they will. People who have proven time and time again that they are only too ready to die for their faith are not likely to go without a fight – and the Marxists, while certainly ready to kill others for what they believe, do not have a history of going willingly to the slaughter themselves.