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Obama: U.S. “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world”

Here’s a wake up call for those who pooh-poohed concerns about the way that Obama would handle this very sensitive issue of religion during his time as President, we now have Mr. Obama — in between his endless string of apologies for the country — telling the world that the,

United States also could be considered as “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”

This statement, of course, comes from the same man who only recently went well out of his way to publish his perceptions of the country’s religious convictions during an April speech in Turkey.

… we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. …

(Don’t miss the royal “we” in that sentence.)

Well, apparently the Obamessiah has now changed his mind on this issue and is backtracking on his April statement. Clearly we’re still not a Christian or Jewish nation, but given his earnest desire to suck up to the Muslim world, we are apparently now a Muslim country. This little gem from the folks at Jihad Watch captures the nature of BHO’s assertion perfectly,

Was that an observation or a wish?

As Don Surber points out, The Almighty may have overstated the case a teeny bit. (Watch Don’s press credentials get lost in the mail next time he has to cover an important story.)

The USA is not “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”

While President Obama is busy embracing his Muslim identity (see the Jake Tapper piece), he is telling outrageous whoppers about the United States and its Muslim roots. …

With an estimated 5 million to 8 million Muslims, obviously he does not mean by percentage; Muslims are less than 3% of the U.S. population.

Debbie Schlussel takes aim at even those numbers, citing Pew Foundation surveys that show almost 80% of the country claims to follow a Christian tradition or to come from a Christian background. Schlussel and the Pew Foundation go on to report that there are 1.8 – 2.3 million Muslims in the country, making up approximately 0.6% of the population.

At those numbers, we have more Jehovah’s Witnesses than we do Muslims. Will Obama next call the country “one of the largest JW countries in the world?”

But of course, we should always ignore little things like facts when considering His Royal Highness’ thoughts. We’re much better off sticking with the adulatory press coverage and the mindless, automaton-like, love-in that clouds any discussion of BHO. If the Anointed One says the U.S. is a Muslim country, who are we Christians/Catholics/Atheists/Buddhists/Agnostics/etc. (read “dhimmis”) to argue with him? I guess all that’s left for the 99.4% of the country that doesn’t follow Islam is to start practicing the salam, or setting aside funds for the jizya.

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