This blog has touched before on the various conspiracy theories about Barack Obama. That he is a Muslim, that he was born in Kenya, that he is a British citizen rather than American - and that is just three of the main ones. These claims became so vehement that in 2011 the White House tackled them directly by producing the President's birth certificate.
This years US rapprochement with Iran appears to be a rare example of a foreign policy success story for the Obama presidency, but it is not one which has impressed America's traditional allies in the petro-monarchies of the Gulf. There Shia Iran is viewed with a mixture of distaste, fear and hatred. So much so that it appears the American conspirasphere's 'Obama is a Muslim' meme has been taken in a different direction in the Middle East. Its worse - Obama is a Shia!
Sadly I don't speak Arabic so I cannot provide a translation of the video below, but simply putting 'Obama is a Shia' into any search engine or social media will enlighten.
Latest #conspiracy theory in MENA says #Obama is (or part of his family are) #Shia; e.g. http://t.co/xOYtYjSVep + https://t.co/tndMP88vfl— پهتر کوباڵهک (@kubalek_eu) May 17, 2015