Friday, June 5, 2009
Obama's Ignorance of His Father's Religion
Barack Hussein Obama's father was a Muslim. There's nothing wrong with that, and I don't want you to think for a moment that I'm implying there is or that you should think there is, either. The point here is that Obama has strong family ties to Islam. He spent a significant amount of his younger life in Pakistan, a Muslim country. He's an educated man. You'd think he'd know more about Islam and Muslims than the average person, but he has demonstrated spectacularly that he is more ignorant on the subject than most. Obama has been busy lately making speeches about Islam. His words have exposed an amazing ignorance of the history of - and current state of - the religion of Islam. For example, Obama said, on French television, “If you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.” That is simply wrong. FoxNews reports that in his Cairo speech today, "he put the number of Muslims in America at 7 million. According to the CIA World Factbook, there are only 1.8 million Muslims here. President Einstein miscalculated by almost 400%." Did none of the imbeciles at the U.S. Department of State brief the Imbecile in Chief about this? Did nobody think to look up a list of nations with majority Muslim populations? (It should be noted that the exact number of Muslims in the U.S. is difficult to know. While the FoxNews report states 1.8 million Muslims in the U.S., other sources put it as high as 4 million. No source, however, is anywhere close to the 7 million claimed by Obama.) This is reminiscent of Obama's idiotic gaff about the number of people who were injured when Greensburg, Kansas was badly damaged by a tornado on May 4, 2007. The storm killed 11 people in that small town of 1,400. The total death toll from that storm for the entire state: 12. But four days later, Barack Obama told an audience that 10,000 people had died. "In case you missed it," he said, "there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed." Apparently, Obama missed it. He blamed his math error on being tired from campaigning. Perhaps Obama was tired when he greatly exaggerated the number of Muslims in the U.S. as he spoke to French television - and again when he spoke in Cairo. The man should really get some rest. On May 11, 2008, Obama was confused about the numbers of states there are in the U.S. Any sharp 4th grader knows there are 50, but not Barack Einstein Obama. "After a befuddled Sen. Barack Obama proclaimed he had visited '57 states' during a recent campaign stop in Oregon," writes Jennifer Harper, "nimble critics took him to task — wondering how could he accuse Sen. John McCain of "losing his bearings" when he himself overshot the nation by seven states." Obama again claimed he was tired. (I don't care how tired I get, the number states in the U.S. is just one of those things I would still remember.) Taking into account Obama's tendency to exaggerate numbers and to tire easily, it should not come as any great surprise that he greatly exaggerated the number of Muslims residing in the U.S. Perhaps Obama thinks that the several million additional and imaginary Muslims in America live in the additional and imaginary seven additonal and imaginary states he spoke of.