Barack Hussein Obama, in an interview with France’s Canal Plus published Tuesday, told the interviewer:
“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.”
America’s Islamic population, according to the CIA Factbook, is slightly below the number of Buddhists that call America home. The CIA says America’s Islamic population is about 0.6% compared to 0.7% for Buddhists.
Actually, America ranks as about the 34th largest Muslim country in the world.
Obama: U.S. 'one of largest Muslim countries' - WorldNetDaily (Aaron Klein)
The Emergence of President Obama's Muslim Roots - ABC News
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