Thursday, June 04, 2009

Obama thinks that the US is one of the largest Muslim countries in the world

Obama said the following in an interview 2 days ago:

if you actually took the number of Muslims Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.

This statement is simply not true by any stretch of the imagination. The number of Muslims in America ranges from 1 million to 7 million depending on who you believe (see for example here). Even if we take the higher number of 7 million the US is nowhere near one the largest Muslim countries. 7,000,000 Muslims is a little over 2% of the population. According to Wikipedia the US is number 52 in total population and is not even on the chart in terms of percentage.

What does this say about what Obama really wants? Is anyone in the press going to call Obama out on this?


Unknown said...

He's spouting rhetoric to appeal to Muslims.

While he's doing that, Israel will continue to do what it needs to do to protect its citizens and prosper, and the Arab/Persian world will continue to maintain their anti-Israel agenda.

Don't let his skin-colour popularity fool you into believing the world will bow down to everything he says - they're not.

He's already being demonized across the globe because of his amplification of the Afghanistan war, his support of Pakistan's expanded military strikes, his continued isolation of Iran, his attempt to close Guantanamo bay (first people want it closed, now they crucify him for trying to close it!), his trillion-dollar bail-out plans, his support of Israel, and his condemnation of Palestinian/Islamic terrorism and Hamas.

bluke said...

At least he should try to be a little accurate not spout complete and utter falsehoods.