It was just a few weeks ago that we had the President believing that people in Austria spoke "Austrian," which - (See April 18 post) - is easily as stupid as anything Dan Quayle ever said.
Now comes the genius' assertion that the United States is "One of the largest Muslim countries in the world."
So I guess we can add math to the list of subjects he has trouble with. Estimates vary, but the most credible consensus is that there are somewhere between 1.8 and 2.8 million Muslims in America. (And not all of these are Americans...a large percentage are nationals of other counties.)
So let's take the top number and round it up, so we'll stipulate to three million Muslims in this country. Does that make us "One of the largest Muslim countries in the world?" Well, let's look at the list:
The top five countries by number of Muslims
Indonesia 200 million
India 196 million
Pakistan 165 million
Bangladesh 132 million
Egypt 75 million
The list goes on....Iran, Morocco, Algeria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Ethiopia...and there's more...Mali, Niger, Senegal......Tunisia, Somalia, Guinea. Even a country most Americans have never heard of, Burkina Faso, has more than seven million Muslims.
Finally, somewhere around 52 on the list - below such well-known Muslim counties as Thailand and Germany - comes the United States and its three million or so Muslims.
So, obviously you can see why the President would call the U.S. "One of the largest Muslim countries in the world."
Again, let's imagine that Dan Qualye, George W. Bush, Sarah Palin or any conservative had said something this stupid. The laughter at the Washington Post, New York Times and The Daily Show would have been defeaning. But when you're a diversity hire, you get a free pass.