Skip to comments.Obama: U.S. 'one of largest Muslim countries'
Posted on 06/03/2009 10:22:54 AM PDT by dvan
President makes inaccurate statement as White House stresses his Islamic roots
President Obama looks out the window of Marine One as the helicopter lands on the South Lawn of the White House May 22 (White House photo)
JERUSALEM The number of Muslims in the U.S. would make America "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world," claimed President Obama in an interview released last night.
His assertion, which is factually inaccurate, comes one day before he is set to deliver a much-anticipated address to the Muslim world from Cairo, Egypt.
Teasing the speech with the French television network Canal Plus, Obama commented"
"Now, the flip side is I think that the United States and the West generally, we have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam. And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslims Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world. And so there's got to be a better dialogue and a better understanding between the two peoples."
He continued that his Muslim outreach aims to establish "better dialogue" so the Muslim world understands more effectively "how the U.S. but also how the West thinks about many of these difficult issues like terrorism, like democracy, to discuss the framework for what's happened in Iraq and Afghanistan and our outreach to Iran, and also how we view the prospects for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians."
As the Weekly Standard points out, Obama's claim American Muslims could make the U.S. one of the largest Islamic countries is not demographically true. The most generous estimates put America's Muslim population at about 8 million, which would barely place the U.S. in the top 42 Muslim countries.
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I never stop being amazed at this person whom the LSM find so “brilliant”.
There really is no way to spin Obamas comment into truth.
By percentage (1-3%) its false, by numbers (1-7 million tops) its false.
The only other way to possibly make it true, its silly but, by land mass. LOL
By that standard, as long as Greenland and Brazil have some Muslims then they are some of the largest Muslim countries in the world as well.
(Keep in mind the US is more than 75% Christian but, according to Obama, is “not a Christian country”.
Just when I think I can’t hate this impostor anymore ... I am proved wrong
I keep praying that we'll wake up from this national nightmare and we'll be a prosperous, moral Judeo-Christian country once again instead of the Zer0land we've become.
You probably just gave Gibbs an idea ;)
CIA WORLD FACTBOOK section on USA:
Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4% (2007 est.)
Remember that Obama’s cousin, Odinga signed a contract that he would convert KENYA to a Muslim Country if he won the Election. When Odinga lost, heand/or his followers burned down hundreds of Christian Churchs, many with their Congregants Burned Alive inside their churchs. Since Obama was over in KENYA openly campaigning for Odinga in violation of Federal Laws for a sitting U.S. Senator, does anyone know of any public rebuke, apology or other measure Obama took to show his revulsion and abhorance of Burning Christians to death solely because they were Christians by his Cousin, ODINGA?
He really is a dim bulb, isn't he?
An imposters' replacement theology.
An imposters' replacement theology.
... to God’s ear ...
Are they evenly distributed or concentrated in just a few of the 57 states?
OBAMA is NO CHRISTIAN! Lets see his certificate of Baptism!
Ask him why he chose NOT to be sworn in on the Bible at his second! Swearing In at the WhiteHouse. Ask why he sat there for twenty three years in the Church Pew listening to his religious Mentor spew Anti Christian Hate language from the Pulpit every Sunday and claims he was too “Stupid” to hear what was being spewed. We have all heard it now, and it was so loud you couldn’t even turn down a hearing aid to avoid the Hate Sermons. If Obama was a Christian, he wouldn’t support the Murder of Innocent babies even those already born! We could go on for pages why he ain’t no Christian, but this is enough to prove the point sadly:-(
Pretty funny, huh? A month or so ago, Obama was denying that the United States, which has, what-—200 million Christians?-—was a “Christian nation,” but because we have 2 million Muslims we are a “Muslim nation??”
Estimated US muslim population (2007) = 310 million x .06% = 1,860,000 or less.
In the end it’s going to be them or us, they have declared as much.
His mind was still on the auto industry and must have been thinking of Detroit.
There’s three times as many Jews!
We’re simply going to have to come up with a NEW category of mental incapacity: Moron, imbicile and idiot just don’t seem adequate for this addled creature.
Moderater - Post #11 should be removed.
I don’t need to LEARN anything more about islam, thanks to 911
Hard to explain why 70%+ of them voted for this idiot when it was clear to even a cursory observer that his sentiments lay with the Jihadists and their pals and he would hurl Israel into the very crowded bus space under that bus.
Guess they love socialism more than Israel.
Well, they’re going to get their belly full of the former as they watch the inhabitants of the latter either march into the sea or be incinerated by the muzzies controlling Iran.
Is Obama a Muslim? You Decide.
I hope we have a Tea Party demonstration in my town.
If we do I will make one just like it!
Once again, you speak a serious error and by-the-way, neither America nor an American invented the automobile.