Barack Obama told a French Canal Plus reporter that the US is one of the world’s largest Muslim countries:
The US ranks way down the list at #41 among countries with Muslim populations– behind Kazakhstan, Guinea and France.
Hat Tip Tom J.
On the other hand… He did tell Turkey that America is not a Christian nation.
Toby Harnden at The Telegraph reported on Obama’s latest strange exchange:
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Obama said he wanted to “create a better dialogue so that the Muslim world understands more effectively how the United States but also how the West thinks about many of these difficult issues like terrorism, like democracy, to discuss the framework for what’s happened in Iraq and Afghanistan and our outreach to Iran, and also how we view the prospects for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians”.
So far, so blah – President George W. Bush often expressed much the same sentiments.
But then, as is his habit , Obama turned the concept around. “Now, the flip side is I think that the United States and the West generally, we have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam.
“And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world. And so there’s got to be a better dialogue and a better understanding between the two peoples.”