Thursday, June 4, 2009

USA a Muslim Nation, Jewish Nation, or Christian Nation?

President Obama just declared in an interview that "if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." The same President earlier said, "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation." (More here.)

The blog you are now viewing has shown in many posts how much of our heritage is Christian, and even more is Judeo-Christian. Why, then, would the President make both those statements? Is he pandering to Muslims in this country and other countries? Is he not concerned with slighting other religions that are a much larger part of our current demographics and history? It would be easy to understand why he might want to avoid religious comparisons altogether and not attach any religion to our country. But why would he disconnect our largest religion and attach one that is about 0.6% of the size of the Christian citizenry? See the figures below and draw your own conclusions.

We have around 1,349,000 Muslims in the country according to the best estimates available. The top Muslim countries in the world are:

We are THE largest Jewish nation in the world, at around 5,914,000
Jews. The top 10 are:

We are THE largest Christian nation in the world, with around 224,457,000 Christians. The top 10 are:

Or perhaps you would like to see the USA populations from those 3 graphs in one place for better perspective. Looking at the breakdown below, would you say it's logical or reasonable to call the USA a Muslim nation?

The numbers above come from three different sources because I could not find a central source for all of them. However, even allowing for a huge difference in methodology among the three sites, the point would be just as clear.


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