“One of the largest Muslim countries in the world”
NOAH POLLAK - 06.03.2009 - 12:32 PM
So said President Obama of the United States, with the quasi-professorial formulation that “if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”
America is a great country, home to many peoples and religions, and Obama made me wonder: where exactly does America stand on the list of Muslim countries?
Obama is right — we’re one of the largest, only outranked by Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Egypt, Nigeria, Iran, Algeria, Morocco, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Ethiopia, Russia, Yemen, China, Syria, Malaysia, Tanzania, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Tunisia, Somalia, Guinea, Azerbaijan, Burkina Faso, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo, Libya, Jordan, Chad, Turkemenistan, Philippines, France, Kyrgyzstan, Uganda, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cameroon, Thailand, Mauritania, Germany, Oman, Albania, Malawi, Kenya, Eritrea, Serbia and Montenegro, Lebanon, Kuwait, the UAE, and…well, at some point here you get to the United States, which has (estimates vary) around 1-3 million Muslims.
I’m sure when he returns to these 57 states he’ll offer a theory of what “largest” means.
Nothing else to say, the article says it all.
But I am waiting for the MSM to pounce on this "Obama-ism" with the ferocity that they attacked every verbal slip-up Bush made.
I guess they've adopted the Vatican policy on mistakes....the BHO never makes one. (And excommunicate that guy programming the teleprompter)