Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Say WHAT, Mr. President?

This is news to about 98.5% of the US population.

In an interview with Laura Haim on Canal Plus, a French television station, Mr. Obama noted that the United States also could be considered as “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”

He explains that...sorta...

...if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world,” Mr. Obama said.

Compared to.....Indonesia? Malaysia? Pakistan? Iran? Turkey? India?



Drew Dubya said...

Yes, really.

According to Pew research, there are as many as 2.4 million Muslim citizens in America. That's a lot of Muslims compared to any country.

There's also probably more Protestants in America than in Ireland, and more Catholics than in France. You find this surprising?

In a country of nearly 250 million people, you shouldn't. We'll always represent a large population of"X", whatever "X" may be, so Obama was likely not wrong.

Dad29 said...

300 million, Drew...that's the US population.

We're THIRTY-EIGHTH in the world in Muslim population.

You could look it up.

Anonymous said...

Or FIFTY SECOND. You could look it up ;)