Wright: Obama Muslim myth believers the 'enemy'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - President Barack Obama's controversial former pastor says people who wrongly believe Obama is Muslim are catering to political enemies. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright delivered a fiery sermon Sunday at the New Millennium Church in Little Rock that largely criticized supporters of the Iraq war.

Wright also defended the church's pastor, former Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge Wendell Griffen, for speaking out against the war. Wright's only reference to Obama came when he compared Griffen's opponents to those who incorrectly think Obama is Muslim.

The president is Christian. Wright says the enemy "will surround you with sycophants who will criticize you ... and say 'you ain't really a Baptist' and say 'the president ain't really a Christian, he's a Muslim."

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)