It is more than a little troubling to a growing number of people that the President and his administration is recasting his relationship with Islam.
ABC is reporting that Obama security advisor Denis McDonough said recently, "The President himself experienced Islam on three continents before he is able---or before he's been able to visit, really, the heart of the Islamic world---you know, growing up in Indonesia, having a Muslim father---obviously Muslim Americans are a key part of Illinois and Chicago."
ABC remembers that candidate Obama told them back on May 22, 2008 in Boca Raton Fl., "My father was basically agnostic, as far as I can tell, and I didn't know him."
They say, "The White House has been increasingly forthcoming about the President's Muslim roots."
Now Toby Harnden at the UK Telegraph is reporting that our President said in an interview on France's Canal Plus, "If you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world."
Harnden did actually look into the numbers and found that America has, at most, 3 to 8 million Muslims, less than 1% of the world's total. That doesn't even put us in the top 20 Muslim countries.
It is troubling that our President so easily overlooks or ignores the exceptionalism of our great country so quickly and often apologizes for our imperfections, declares in Turkey that we are not a Christian nation, and now identifies us as one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.
Thank you to ABC, the Telegraph, and other news organizations who are beginning to worry out loud.
One wonders what our President will tell the Muslim world as he speaks to them today, in what he has called his "major address to the Muslim world."
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