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Obama: US Can Be Seen As Muslim, Too

From France’s Canal Plus and those champions of the faith at the New York Times:

Obama Says U.S. Could Be Seen as a Muslim Country, Too

By Jeff Zeleny

June 2, 2009

HAHN, Germany — 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.

“Now, I think it’s very important to understand that one speech is not going to solve all the problems in the Middle East,” Mr. Obama said. “And so I think expectations should be somewhat modest.”

He previewed several themes and objectives for the speech, which aides said the president intended to tinker with — and rewrite — aboard Air Force One during his 12-hour flight to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“What I want to do is 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,” Mr. Obama said.

The president said the United States and other parts of the Western world “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,” Mr. Obama said. “And so there’s got to be a better dialogue and a better understanding between the two peoples.” …

Never mind that none of this is even remotely true.

From Religion Facts:

In reality, even according to the most generous estimates, Muslims constitute somewhere around 3% of the United States population.

But what cares Mr. Obama or his lickspittle minions in our watchdog media about such niggling facts?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

37 Responses to “Obama: US Can Be Seen As Muslim, Too”

  1. JulieJ says:

    Can you imagine if George W. Bush had made such a comment? There is a theory that Obama got this demented idea from Congressthing Keith Ellison. I am still waiting for O. to comment on the army recruiter who was killed by a convert to the “Religion of Peace” as we are endlessly told it is despite all evidence to the contrary. Notice how quickly he commented on the murder of Tiller, the late term abortionist but has not said a word about the would be synagogue destroyers in the Bronx or this latest incident. I guess he thinks we are all dhimmis.

  2. JulieJ says:

    Iguess we have to enjoy “our dhimmi status” now that we have been told that we are living in a Moslem nation.

    • neocon mom says:

      We fund the U.N. which gives legitimacy and a soapbox for despotic Muslim leaders, gave $900 million to the Palestinian “Authority” just this year, we are at the mercy of OPEC (I need not remind you where oil prices have been in the last 18 months).
      Then there’s the costs in blood and treasure, the wars and conflicts of the last 30 years.
      We have been dhimmis for decades now, and our jizya revenues have surely reached into the trillions by now.

  3. proreason says:

    Facts can’t vote.

    If they can’t advance The Moron’s agenda, what good are they?

  4. MinnesotaRush says:

    “Now, I think it’s very important to understand that one speech is not going to solve all the problems in the Middle East,” Mr. Obama said.”

    o-blah-blah: “Er, uh. I might need .. er, uh, uh, uh .. I might need 2 speeches. Orrrrrrrrrr .. maybe 3.”

    What a grandiose, dillusional fool.

  5. MinnesotaRush says:

    He can’t saddle up with the notion we’re a God loving nation; but this kinda crap is s’posed to be very acceptable …

    “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,” Mr. Obama said.”

  6. Liberals Demise says:

    Barry……you waddle in pig excrement and lap it up!!

    Speak for your sorry self and to the Muslims out there……….WE ARE NOT A MUSLIM NOTHING…………PERIOD!!


  7. Petronius says:

    “if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world,” Mr. Obama said.

    Someday civil war is coming to the West. Large cohesive subgroups are fatal to a democracy––especially where one subgroup, as we see here, has limited capacity or inclination for civilization, is deeply rooted in violence, and shares few ideals, values, principles, and loyalties with the rest of the electorate. Under these conditions a country drifts into semi-anarchy (Bosnia, Kosovo, South Africa) or despotism (Caesarism, Bonapartism, Bolshevism, Mugabeism, Chavezism). Clearly Nerobama has the aptitude for despotism, and supports open borders, domestic policies, and foreign policies that strengthen this subgroup. Deo, patriae, amicis.

  8. Petronius says:

    “the highly-anticipated speech Thursday at Cairo University in Egypt.”

    By the way. Will Nerobama require Cairo University to cover up its Islamic religious symbols? You know, like he required Georgetown University to cover up its Christian symbols? Just wondering. . . .

    • neocon mom says:

      “Nerobama” has got to be my favorite nickname thus far.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      I get a tingle run up my leg when someone mentions my favorite nickname for him……………”dingleBarry”.

  9. wardmama4 says:

    I wonder how Teleprompter Precedent figures that 1% of the US population (2 million) makes the US one of the largest Muslim countries?(according to Wikipedia (I know, I know)) that would place the US between #39 Kosovo and #40 The Gambia – out of only 46 Muslim countries listed.

    And yet, and yet – those who proclaimed Obama’s muslim roots, heritage and familial connections during the campaign were called – crazy, conspiracy nuts and worse.

    The American Idol idiots, Black Panther Thugs, ACORN cheats and race baiting haters have installed a full fledged Muslim into the WH in a stupid attempt to save America. But rather will destroy us – take a look at any Muslim country in the World. 3rd century beliefs with 99% of the population kept in abject poverty and illiteracy to foment hatred and desperation, stonings, beatings for made up crimes that are the whims of bitter old men, women in hajabs or burkas, women who can’t drive, get an education, or even marry freely – Thanks a lot, Republicans, Independents, Libertarians and of course the lamestream media which has now become the State Media for being so damn concerned with being re-elected and ‘liked’ that you sold us down the river to destruction.

    God Help America.

  10. DANEgerus says:

    Wasn’t Barack Hussein Obama just telling everyone we are NOT a Christian nation? Even though America has more Christians then any other country?

  11. wardmama4 says:

    No PR not at all – I am so angry that We were offered this fake, empty suit halfrican socialist and an angry old white amnesty and money grubbing socialist lite – there was no real choice – no voice for those of us who simply want to work hard, play hard, live hard, love hard and die surrounded by family.
    To have so much hate and anger and lies controlling this country but more – if anyone on the Right had said or done a single solitary thing that this Teleprompter Precedent has done – they’d be treated worse than Bush or Bork ever was.

    And I don’t see a single person in the Klowposse in DC with the character, integrity and guts to stand up and say not just No – but Hell NO.

    And I fear for the country my children and grandchildren will be left with.

    And btw Teleprompter Precedent – I am American, I am Christian, I own Guns in accordance with my 2nd Amendment RIghts and I AM NOT MUSLIM nor do I LIVE IN A MUSLIM NATION.

    This can’t keep going on. I’m all for the Mentally Challenged and Crazy People being treated fairly, with dignity and given opportunities but the Office of the President of the Greatest Nation of the World isn’t the place or opportunity at all.

    The only thing I hope is that there will be an immediate change in the Presidency.

    • jobeth says:

      Wardmama….I think I love you!!!….well, not like THAT .. LOL…but you are a woman after my own heart and said it so well. My anger and frustration at all this idiocy is always boiling just under the surface. My jaw hits the floor several times a day…leaving me speechless (no easy fete!) at the crap we are and have be fed!

      I would love to know how many of us who voted republican really only voted for Palin, and knew they would have to take ” angry old white amnesty and money grubbing socialist lite” to get her.

    • neocon mom says:

      Jobeth, when I attended a Palin rally here in FL, there were at least 20,000 people. McCain drew about 5000 when he came alone. I kept the homemade sign I made which reads “Era of Sarah” and it’s still in my closet. I’m “hoping” that I get to wave it again at another midsummer Presidential campaign rally. That, or that Petraeus has things pretty well wrapped up overseas before 2012.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      WOW Ladies ……….. I’m aroused!!!

      PALIN 2012 !!!!

    • jobeth says:

      (((((((grin)))))….Glad you like it LD! LOL (…….I think…)

    • Liberals Demise says:

      “Get jobeth and neocon mom whatever their drinking and put it on SG’s tab.”
      “Oh ….. and if Sara shows up, send her right over to my table”. (wink)

    • jobeth says:

      LOL…LD, you do know you could get your” dirty old man creditials” really easily?

    • Liberals Demise says:

      I’ll put it right next to my “DIRTY YOUNG MAN” credentials, Thank You!!

  12. VMAN says:

    I heard Rush say something about this and said to myself “Oh no he didn’t” but alas he did. Then I look at the drudge report and see this tool of an anchor man (I don’t remember his name) BOW to the O Hole. UN FREEKING BELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!! I keep klicking my heels together and repeating “There’s no place like home” but nothing happens. I have a feeling were not in Kansas anymore.

  13. BatK says:

    I might also point out that during this lovely jaunt to the Middle East, he is purposefully NOT going to Israel – which, considering the fact they are the only true ally and democratic nation in the entire region, is quite telling.

    We know how all of the Muslim nations feel about America. They call us the “Great Satan” and Israel is “the Little Satan.” Is it not alarming that these very same people are welcoming Obama as if he were royalty? We know exactly how these Muslim nations and their leaders feel about westerners, western culture, Jews, Christians, etc. Is no one else a bit perturbed that our president (leader of the “Great Satan”) is being given the red carpet treatment? The only way that could feasibly happen is if they are all on the same page. The goals of all of thse Arab/Muslim nations has not changed. Clearly something has changed with American leadership and foreign policy.

    Honestly, the only way Obama could effectively “change” things in the Middle East by his speech tomorrow would be to publicly come right out and say that the U.S. will no longer support Israel. Based on his cabinet appointees and the recent “dialogues” with Abbas and Netenyahu, we headed very quickly in that direction. That being said, Israel had made it clear through their own media that Israel is a sovereign nation and does not take orders from Obama on how to run their country (ie: stop building settlements on your own land, negotiate with people who don’t believe you should even exist, et al). Kudos to them for that. They’ve got more gumption than anyone in D.C. Tomorrow’s speech will be definitely be interesting.

    • Petronius says:

      “he is purposefully NOT going to Israel…”

      Nerobama probably did not wish to disrupt the Israeli civil defense exercises, as the tiny country prepares for the anticipated attacks by Iran and Syria. How much nicer to play kissy-hand with the Saudis (whose men attacked the USA on 9/11).

      Seriously, this is a dangerous game Nerobama is playing. On several levels. It is one thing to diss Britain, Canada, Poland, Italy, and the Vatican. But Israel is a whole different kettle of fish. This is life or death for Israel, and personally I would not want to have Mossad for an enemy.

  14. DANEgerus says:

    The CIA estimates America’s Muslim population at 0.6%

    • proreason says:

      Guys, you just don’t understand hopenchange math.

      We have about 2 million Muslims. There are about 160 countries in the world. There are only about 30 with more Muslims. Those countries are DESPERATE to get the number of Muslims we enjoy in the US.

      Now I know what you’re thinking….2 million is 1/5 of 1% of the total Muslims in the world, so how can this Moron say we have one of the largest populations. Well that’s because you are still locked into that old-style, partisan, bitter, clinging type of thinking.

      The fact is that the US’s Muslim population is greater than about 81% of the countries in the world. Take Litchenstein for example. We have lots more Muslims than that country. Or Monaco.

      So you see, Obamy told the truth.

      And if the Moron’s future constituents in Egypt don’t know that the Muslim population in the US is insignificant by any measure, it isn’t the Moron’s fault. It’s Bushhitler’s fault for hiding that from the world so he could conquer oil, kill and torture people, enrich Halliburton and poison our atmosphere.

  15. Colonel1961 says:

    Niggling facts? Steve, you’re being niggardly again…

    • jobeth says:

      Watch it Colonel and Steve …you two are getting rather close to that “N” word, and you know the lefties don’t have brain enough to know there is a difference…LOL. It only has to have part of that word before they get offended…never mind it has nothing at all to do with race ! :- D

      A few years ago there was an incident over the use of that very word offending “someone of color”. LOL

      You’ll get a chuckle from the story if you don’t remember it. It pits one “minority” against another. Gay’s against blacks.

      You know, one really needs to know the definition of a word before going around screaming racism

      It’s really hard to keep up with the latest “acceptable” word for the Negros…uh, I mean, colored…uh, I mean black…uh, I mean Afro-American…uh, I mean……

      Of course anything is goes for the Caucasian, White or Whitey or Honky, or cracker, or snowflake or…..you get the picture..

  16. neocon mom says:

    Does anyone else suspect that Obama uses facts and statistics from “The Bizarro World Almanac”?

  17. jobeth says:

    “Now, I think it’s very important to understand that one speech is not going to solve all the problems in the Middle East,” Mr. Obama said. ”

    I’m shattered!!! Shattered I say!!! I had so much hope that Obalmy’s speech was going to be solving all the problems in the Middle East!

    Oh, the disappointment!

    • BatK says:

      Does ANYONE believe that any speech given anywhere will ‘solve the problems in the Middle East.’ I would be curious to hear Obama’s take on what exactly those “problems” are… clearly it’s not about Iran gaining nuclear weapons for the purpose of annhiliating another people group, nor is it about protecting the only ally the U.S. has in that region. It’s almost like you have to turn on the “mute” button when watching television reports (or reading about them) and read between the lines and under the guise of what we’re being presented with to understand what’s ACTUALLY going on. Despite the kumbaya presentation of “we’re reaching out to people who hate us” what we’re ACTUALLY seeing is the leader of our country bowing down (literally, to the king of Saudi Arabia a month or so ago) to whatever agenda our enemies have. The agenda of the Arab League, Hamas, et al certainly has not changed. Either our leader is complete fool who thinks he can “win” these guys over, or (as I believe to be the case) he believes that we, the people, are the fools, and that we will believe THEIR agenda, or at least be too stupefied, distracted, or apathetic to do anything about it before it’s too late.

    • jobeth says:

      He’s already stated to the muslims that America needs to try to “understand” islam. Not that we BOTH try to understand each other (not that I think we should try to understand them in the first place) or that THEY try to understand US. Only America needs to make that effort in his eyes.

      He is showing us more and more of his Muslim identity every day. When was the last time you heard him claim his Christian faith that he said he held during the campaign? Didn’t he hide the cross at the Catholic University where he spoke? Probably seared his soul. A true Christian would never ask for something like that instead they would be comforted by the sight.

      He states we are NOT a Christian Nation…and now he claims we ARE a muslim country? He bows to the King…He won’t visit Israel this trip when he is going all around it. He probably will be flying over it. He thinks the Iranians SHOULD have nuclear weapons? We could go on but you get the picture.

      I remember at the beginning of the war someone (muslim) was quoted as saying they wouldn’t stop till the star and crescent was flying over the White House. I snickered and said “dream on fool!..that will never happen” Now who is the fool? Us. The only thing Obalmy hasn’t done is actually fly the flag. Be watching for it soon. At the speed he is going we shouldn’t have to wait long.

      Our only real hope is if someone can prove he was actually born in Kenya…which I firmly believe. He has silenced everyone in his Kenyan family. Even the step grandmother who told the press early on that she was present at his birth.

      Obalmy is becoming progressively clear about what he is all about. The only thing I am curious about is does he really think we are all that stupid or does he not even care. He is coming out of the muslim closet so fast…like every thing else he has done.

      Said it before. This is all his version of “shock and awe”. “Hit’em before they even know they’ve they’ve been hit”

      God help us!

  18. wirenut says:

    Quiz time again!
    How many of the founding fathers were,….. muslims?
    I need the numbers, not percentages.
    Ratification of our freedoms deemed by our Creator and finally put to words. Was done by? Old God fearing white guys of European decent. or was it muslim? I can’t take the re-write of our hard fought history. Words and policy make this scourge an embarrassment to our Nation. On the lighter side of things, ammunition sales are at a all time high in the mid-west.

  19. wirenut says:

    One more thing. This man-child can’t bowl because he’s never had a set of balls!

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