by John Hawkins | June 3, 2009 12:48 pm
Isn’t it funny that liberals have spent years falling all over themselves to protest when people call this a Christian nation, but now — we now have the most liberal President in our nation’s history declaring that we’re a Muslim nation.
The reason this has been called a Christian nation is because it was originally populated by Christians seeking religious liberty, since it was founded by Christians, and since the population is still heavily Christian.
The reason we’re now a Muslim country? Ehr…hard to say. We don’t have an accurate count of how many Muslims we have in this country, but the number is generally thought to be under 3 million and many of them are from the Nation of Islam, which most real Muslims consider to be heretical.
As President Obama prepared to leave Washington to fly to the Middle East, he conducted several television and radio interviews at the White House to frame the goals for a five-day trip, including the highly-anticipated speech Thursday at Cairo University in Egypt.
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 sought to downplay the expectations of the speech, but he said he hoped the address would raise awareness about Muslims.
God bless the Muslims who are here in this country, but just to be crystal clear, we’re not “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world” nor are we ever going to be “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”
We’re also not one of the “largest Muslim countries in the world” even if you count the Muslims in the nation of Islam. Here’s a list of the world’s largest Muslim populations:
Indonesia: 204 million
Pakistan: 164 million
India: 154 million
Bangladesh: 128 million
Turkey: 76 million
Egypt: 74 million
Nigeria: 73 million
Iran: 65 million
Morocco: 34 million
Algeria: 33 million
Afghanistan: 32 million
Saudi Arabia: 28 million
Sudan: 28 million
China: 27 million
Iraq: 27 million
Ethiopia: 27 million
In other words, this is typical Obama. He says whatever he thinks his audience, which in this case is the “Muslim world,” wants to hear with no regard to facts or logic.
Since he’s giving a big speech in Egypt, America is “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.” If he thinks you’re concerned about spending, he’s the guy you need to cut spending. If you want lots of expensive, new government programs, he’s the man for that, too. If you’re anti-war, he’s the guy to reverse Bush’s policies! If you’re not, he’s the guy who’ll be smart enough to quietly keep them in place.
He gets away with this because the mainstream media has his back. When he makes the sort of mistakes they’d harp on for weeks with a Republican, they either give it a brief, perfunctory mention while spinning for him as best they can or they just ignore it entirely. When he breaks his campaign promises, and he does that constantly, the media shrugs and moves on. When he makes huge gaffes, they yawn and pretend to be disinterested. Essentially, Obama’s playing the role of an incompetent, batty Soviet premier while the media is playing the role of Pravda.
That’s a big part of the reason why the MSM is going out of business ever more rapidly and why Obama has been such a historical disaster as President, because he’s constantly being given free passes on these huge screw-ups.
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