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Obama: U.S. 'one of largest Muslim countries'
Worldnet Daily ^ | June 03, 2009 | Aaron Klein

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: comments; muslims; obama
Prepare to BARF!!!!!!
1 posted on 06/03/2009 10:22:54 AM PDT by dvan
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To: dvan

I never stop being amazed at this person whom the LSM find so “brilliant”.


2 posted on 06/03/2009 10:24:52 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.)
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To: dvan

3 posted on 06/03/2009 10:25:01 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: dvan

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”.


4 posted on 06/03/2009 10:25:32 AM PDT by icwhatudo (For every clinic bombed or burned, 17 to 18 churches are burned down. MSM? MSM?)
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To: dvan

Just when I think I can’t hate this impostor anymore ... I am proved wrong


5 posted on 06/03/2009 10:25:39 AM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... protege of the unholy union of Karl Marx and affirmative action)
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To: clamper1797

Tagline change


6 posted on 06/03/2009 10:26:53 AM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... MUSLIM protege of the unholy union of Karl Marx and affirmative action)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
I never stop being amazed at this person whom the LSM find so “brilliant”.

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.

7 posted on 06/03/2009 10:28:17 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: icwhatudo
The only other way to possibly make it true, its silly but, by land mass. LOL

You probably just gave Gibbs an idea ;)

8 posted on 06/03/2009 10:29:37 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: dvan

CIA WORLD FACTBOOK section on USA:

Religions:
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.)

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html


9 posted on 06/03/2009 10:29:46 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: dvan

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?


10 posted on 06/03/2009 10:30:51 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
I never stop being amazed at this person whom the LSM find so “brilliant”.

He really is a dim bulb, isn't he?

12 posted on 06/03/2009 10:31:19 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: clamper1797

An imposters' replacement theology.

13 posted on 06/03/2009 10:31:23 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: fishtank

An imposters' replacement theology.

14 posted on 06/03/2009 10:34:22 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: dalereed

... to God’s ear ...


15 posted on 06/03/2009 10:35:34 AM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... MUSLIM protege of the unholy union of Karl Marx and affirmative action)
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To: dvan

16 posted on 06/03/2009 10:38:11 AM PDT by Iron Munro (With Obama in charge things are going to get worse before they get a lot worse.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Are they evenly distributed or concentrated in just a few of the 57 states?


17 posted on 06/03/2009 10:39:35 AM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find!)
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To: icwhatudo

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:-(


18 posted on 06/03/2009 10:40:19 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: dvan
if you take into account the 51st through 57th states, then his statement is true. if you take those states into account, then anything is true.
19 posted on 06/03/2009 10:40:22 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://www.stink-eye.net)
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To: dvan

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??”


20 posted on 06/03/2009 10:42:00 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: dalereed
The only good muslim is a dead one!

Easy there big fella. Some lurking DUmmie may take that as an opportunity to report you to the FBI as making a threat. This is how they operate.
21 posted on 06/03/2009 10:44:49 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (The great object is that every man be armed. - Patrick Henry)
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To: dvan
US Population = < 310 million.

Estimated US muslim population (2007) = 310 million x .06% = 1,860,000 or less.


22 posted on 06/03/2009 10:50:15 AM PDT by Iron Munro (With Obama in charge things are going to get worse before they get a lot worse.)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

Let them!!

In the end it’s going to be them or us, they have declared as much.


23 posted on 06/03/2009 10:51:40 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Iron Munro
That is a GREAT poster.
24 posted on 06/03/2009 10:54:37 AM PDT by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: dvan

His mind was still on the auto industry and must have been thinking of Detroit.


25 posted on 06/03/2009 10:55:29 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: dvan
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Too far from the ocean for that to be a lighthouse.


26 posted on 06/03/2009 10:55:44 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Dick Bachert

There’s three times as many Jews!


27 posted on 06/03/2009 10:58:50 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: YankeeReb

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.


28 posted on 06/03/2009 11:00:17 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: dvan

Moderater - Post #11 should be removed.


29 posted on 06/03/2009 11:02:34 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: dvan
2.3 million is one of the largest??? Slight exxageration!
30 posted on 06/03/2009 11:06:21 AM PDT by jackv (Just shakin' my head!!)
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To: dvan

fbo -

I don’t need to LEARN anything more about islam, thanks to 911


31 posted on 06/03/2009 11:12:37 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: massgopguy

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.


32 posted on 06/03/2009 11:23:50 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Is Obama a Muslim? You Decide.

http://www.thedailychange.com/is-obama-a-muslim-you-decide/


33 posted on 06/03/2009 11:34:07 AM PDT by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: bereanway
That is a GREAT poster.

I hope we have a Tea Party demonstration in my town.
If we do I will make one just like it!

34 posted on 06/03/2009 12:21:15 PM PDT by Iron Munro (With Obama in charge things are going to get worse before they get a lot worse.)
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To: dvan
we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world

Once again, you speak a serious error and by-the-way, neither America nor an American invented the automobile.

35 posted on 06/03/2009 2:06:24 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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