Hey, what about the separation of mosque and state?
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.So he wants dialogue with Muslims, but as for Republicans, they can forget it.
“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.”
Of course, Roger L. Simon points out an inconvenient truth for President Hussein.
I guess it depends on what your definition of “one of” is. According to Wikipedia, the US ranks thirty-eighth with a Muslim population of some 4.5 million (about one and half percent of our population). Indonesia is first at over two hundred and seven million.Now I suppose if the GOP uses Hussein's words against him it will be what, hate speech? Anti-Muslim bigotry? Let me also see if I get this straight. Although we're an 85% Christian nation, if someone has the temerity to call this a Christian nation they're roundly condemned and excoriated by the secular left. Hussein calls this a Muslim country and trust me, you won't hear a peep from the left. They'll just ridicule us for being paranoid.
Our leader goes on to remonstrate with our citizenry about educating ourselves about Islam, which is, in his words, a religion that has always “evolved along with progress.” I suppose that’s true if you disregard women’s rights, gay rights and the basic democratic need for the primacy of state law for all citizens, not to mention a host of other values we could group under the rubric of the Enlightenment. The problem with Obama’s implication that we are not educated about Islam is that he is dead wrong. Many of us now are - by necessity. We know the difference between Medina and Mecca Korans (and their views of jihad), between Sunni and Shiite and so forth. We also know what dhimmi law is… and taqqiya.
Is it any wonder why President Hussein hasn't condemned the Muslim killer of the Army recruiter?