Thursday, June 11, 2009

Numerical gaffe

"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." -- U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama in an interview with a French television station

Even if one takes high estimates of America's Muslims, the United States is not in the top 30, but creeps into the top 40. Michael Goldfarb points out "There are more Muslims in tiny Jordan than there are in the United States, and twice as many in Syria."

"According to [Don] Surber, the US has an estimated three to eight million Muslims, less than one per cent of the world's total and less than at least 23 other countries.

"The average claim for the US Muslim population is about six million. The precise figure is difficult to get because it's not included in US census data and many put the figure at much, much less.

"But even if we assume there are six million Muslims in the US, that makes it only the 34th biggest Muslim country in the world..." -
From Toby Harnden's blog

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