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WH Disputes Controversy Over India Temple Visit

October 27, 2010

(AP) — The White House is disputing speculation that President Barack Obama is avoiding an Indian temple so he won‘t have to wear a head covering that could fan misconceptions he’s a Muslim.

Ben Rhodes, a White House deputy national security adviser, says a stop at India‘s Golden Temple didn’t end up fitting into the schedule for Obama’s four-country Asia trip that starts next week.

White House advance teams visited the Sikh temple, a popular tourist stop in India. When it didn’t end up on the schedule, rumors surfaced that Obama wanted to avoid being seen with a head covering connected with a non-Christian religion.


When asked Wednesday if that theory was wrong, Rhodes said that it was.

Obama is Christian but polls show some in the U.S. think he’s Muslim.


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