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Barack Hussein Obama: US "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Bob Alkire, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Bob Alkire

    Bob Alkire New Member

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    Gives us something to read and think about. We are learning everday more about our president.

    From My Telgrahm.co. UK.com By Toby Harnden

    Just in case the Arab world hasn't yet got this message of inbuilt tolerance, Mr Obama himself has gone a step further. In an interview with France's Canal Plus released on Tuesday evening, he suggested that the United States might be a Muslim country.

    The excellent Don Surber crunches the numbers and points out that Obama's claim is highly dubious. According to Surber, the US has an estimated three to eight million Muslims, less than one per cent of the world's total and less than at least 23 other countries.

    Don't add up to what our president is saying but such is life, he is the president, I guess.
     
  2. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Just add it to the long list of lies
     
  3. targus

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    "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."

    Did his teleprompter tell him to say this?

    He is lost without it.

    This may just be another example of the great orator working without one.
     
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  4. Bro. Curtis

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    And people call Bush a moron. And Palin, as well.

    We've elected a guy who will literally say anything.
     
  5. Palatka51

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    If we are the largest Muslim nation in the world with a 1% Muslim population then that religion is one of the minor religions of the world. [​IMG]
     
  6. billwald

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    And China is the largest Christian country in the world.
     
  7. Freedom

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    The "excellent Don Shurber" also posts an article titled "Feminists for rape."
    He doesn't sound either excellent or very reliably truthful to me.
     
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    Do you have more accurate numbers ? Did you read "feminists for rape" ?
     
  9. OldRegular

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    Strange that Obama would deny that the United States is a Christian country when ~85% of the people claim to be Christians but state that we are a Muslim country with only ~1% of the people professing Islam. Did he make a Freudian slip?
     
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  11. Magnetic Poles

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    USA has just over 2.3 Million Muslims.

    List by nation HERE
     
  12. Walguy

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    I'm no supporter of Obama, but I think it's clear from the context of his statement that he was trying to say that the US has one of the largest Muslim populations in the world. So I think it is unfair to say that he called America a Muslim country, in the sense that it is in any way dominated by Islam.
    However, I just skimmed through that Wikipedia list and counted almost 40 countries with a higher Muslim population than the US, many of them having FAR more. So instead of falsely accusing Obama of calling us a Muslim country, we should focus on the colossal ignorance he showed with that statement. Any Republican who said something that demonstrably ridiculous would be painted by the Dems and the press as a complete idiot. And deservedly so.
     
  13. targus

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    "...we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world."

    As with everything else that Obama says - who knows what he is saying?

    Not that we are one of the largest Muslim countries in the world but that we would be if we counted the number of Muslims in the U.S.?

    What does that even mean?
     
  14. BigBossman

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    Obama must have forgotten about the statement he made the last time he went to the Middle East when he stated that we are not a Christian nation. Where does he get these figures that we are now a Muslim nation?
     
  15. OldRegular

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    Like every thing else; out of he beehind!:smilewinkgrin:
     
  16. donnA

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    hussein's nation might be muslim, but mine isn't.
     
  17. OldRegular

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    I don't know, perhaps it is just wishful thinking!
     
  18. Crabtownboy

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    Seems to me the opening title is a bit misleading and the text also tends to mislead. Here is what Obama said:

    There is a difference in what seems to be said in the OP and what Obama really said. He did not say that American is Moslem. He did say we have a lot of Moslems in our country ... more than the total population of many Moslem countries. Of course there are countries that have many more; i.e. Indonesia for instance.

    http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache...m+country+population&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    Here is a link to a listing of countries and the number of Moslems living in those countries. In some cases it is by region, i.e. Southern Europe. I did not do a count, but there are many that do not have as many Moslems living in them as are in the US. A quick scan shows there are more Moslems living in the US than in a majority of countries listed. So Obama is correct.
     
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  19. Revmitchell

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    The op is without doubt correct. His words are clear. There is no other way to understand this.
     
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