On Fox News Sunday, Williams claimed Obama's Muslim father "presents a problem"

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On the January 21 edition of Fox Broadcasting Co.'s Fox News Sunday, National Public Radio senior correspondent and Fox News contributor Juan Williams noted that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) "comes from a father who was a Muslim" and added that "given that we're at war with Muslim extremists, that presents a problem."

From the January 21 edition of Fox Broadcasting Co.'s Fox News Sunday:

WILLIAMS: Yeah. I mean, I think they're more accepted in corporate America, more accepted in the media. When you talk about things like experience, I mean, Hillary Clinton's had a term in the Senate, now starting her second. But I don't think it's that much greater in terms of foreign policy experience than Barack Obama.

HUME: I don't agree.

WILLIAMS: And I think in terms of Obama and race, I still think that there's -- and don't forget the idea that, you know, he comes from a father who was a Muslim and all that. I mean, I think that, given that we're at war with Muslim extremists, that presents a problem. And I think there's a lot of -- for all the openness to Obama and the whole idea of a fresh new start, I think race continues to be an issue.

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Diversity & Discrimination, Race & Ethnicity, Religion
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Fox News Channel, FOX Broadcasting Company
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Juan Williams
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Barack Obama, 2008 Elections
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