Obama: 'US one of the largest Muslim Countries in the World'

Maybe he means if we added all Muslims in all 57 states...

Now before you start laughing at the stupidity of our president, I should point out that Obama is absolutely correct - if you take away the 27 countries in front of us who have a larger Muslim population than we do.

Yes, Obama is on another foreign trip. And you know what that means: 

Let the gaffefest begin! Here's Jeff Zeleny on the New York Times Caucus Blog with the report:

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."


"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."

Boy, this speech in Cairo tomorrow is going to be a humdinger. Can't wait to hear our president's perspective on Islam when he is so gargantuanly mistaken about Muslims in his own country.

And judging by some of the themes he will highlight during that speech, I doubt whether Muslim young people will be impressed. Jihad is a game for young men and Obama's sweet words will no doubt fall on deaf ears where it is needed the most.

I wrote a preview of Obama's trip to the Middle East and Europe on my own blog.