June 3, 2009

Obama: America is a large Muslim Country

From President Obama's interview with a French television station in preparation for his coming speech in Egypt:

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.

Not only is this not true (we'd only be #38), but if we add up other religions...

Actually, if you look at the number of Jewish Americans, we'd be the largest Jewish country in the world after Israel. And America is the largest Christian country in the world. This context might be useful to the president as he tries to help the Muslim world better understand the United States.

 So our president heads over to the Middle East and claims America is among the world's largest Muslim countries even though we are the world's largest Christian nation.

What are we to make of that?

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