politifact | obama claims america is one of the largest muslim countries

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source: ... So, of the 60 most populous Muslim states, the U.S. ranks 58th.

If we rely instead on NationMaster.com, which pegs the Muslim population at 6 million, the U.S. is 37 out of 60. And if we go with 8 million, as the Islamic Information Center estimates, the U.S. comes in at 29 on the list.

The exact number of how many Muslims are living in the United States is fuzzy at best. But one thing is for certain: No matter who you slice it, America ranks low, whether it's 1.8 million or 8 million.

So Obama is trying to make a point that the U.S. is in touch with the Muslim world because it has a substantial Muslim population. But he dramatically overreaches by saying the U.S. would be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world. Ranking 58 out of the world's 60 most populous Muslim nations does not a large Muslim country make. Indeed, by even the most generous estimate we found of 8 million, the U.S. still ranks 29 out of 60. As a result, we give Obama a Pants on Fire.

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Seth says
This is one of those text bytes that has grown legs and every time it is repeated it looks worse and worse.  Apparently Obama said something like "if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world" on June 3rd in a interview for French TV.  Since the word "largest" has no exact bounds, the statement appears true on its face. At this point it is not useful to attribute any meaning to his including that fact in the interview.  For that we need the exact text of the interview. 

Mark de LA says
seth 2009-06-05 10:38:37 12054
This is one of those text bytes that has grown legs and every time it is repeated it looks worse and worse.  Apparently Obama said something like "if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world" on June 3rd in a interview for French TV.  Since the word "largest" has no exact bounds, the statement appears true on its face. At this point it is not useful to attribute any meaning to his including that fact in the interview.  For that we need the exact text of the interview. 
<<==YouTube view it here.

spin on you Obama-juicers!

Mark de LA says
seth 2009-06-05 11:46:34 12054
source: MR above
spin on you Obama-juicers!
Actually i'm not totally comprehending the thrust of this item.  Assuming that there are about 6,000,000 US Muslims then according to this list, US ranks as the 35th largest Muslim country.   If you are 35th out of about 300 countries in the world, i would say that qualifies you as being one of the "largest".  As far as i can see Obama's statement is factually accurate.

Your youtube does not give much more context than i already provided in my quote above.

And when you call me an "Obama-juicer" it is beginning to feel more and more like you are just using that as a code word for "nigger lover".   You really need to think about why you are so viciously abusive of Obama and those of us who support his presidency.  It seems to me that there is some other element in your vitriol that goes beyond mere opposition to big government, which is an opposition that we share.
Obama-juicer is code word for Kool-Aid drinker; your racism very much showing.
Obama has gone from declaring that the US is not a Christian nation to almost declaring it as one of the biggest Muslim nations pandering to the people in the Middle East.  The lowest is 37th out of ~ 60 Muslim nations or possibly 29 out of 60 not 300 unless you are qualifying a Muslim nation if it has one Muslim. Read the body of the item it explains Obama's distortion.


Mark de LA says
seth 2009-06-07 09:40:10 12054
MR 2009-06-07 08:33:01 12054
This is a great picture which showed up in this blog. (make up your own caption)
credited to TIME, you may have to flip through several pics to get to it there.

Tough Audience - Members of Hamas, wearing masks to conceal their identity, watch President Obama's speech at their training base in the Gaza Strip.


I think you must have gotten  juiced up by listening to Rush then you come here with shit like this to associate with our president.  You and Rush must hate that Obama is improving the standing of America in the eyes of the world.  You can't stand that, can you?

Learn to live with it dude ... the world is hairing away from you.
Again more lies!  I found this on the blog I cited.  I do not speak for Rush nor does Rush speak for me. Maybe your side needs WH talking points before you can think, I don't!! Your side published this picture first (you missed that when your knee jerked) TIME magazine publishes 18 or more covers of Obama/Michele.  Since you don't listen to Rush all you are publishing about him is what you heard from your left-wing buddies, i.e. hearsay NOT truth.


Mark de LA says
seth 2009-06-07 09:34:11 12054
I resent your deleting my tirade.  Perhaps there is really something there that you should deal with but are suppressing. 
Your tirade was full of hate & lies - I will do it again if it shows up.


Mark de LA says
Victor Davis Hansen counters some of Obama's lapses of memory regarding history when he spoke in Egypt et al. here.