Obama: US a "muslim country" but "no longer a Christian nation"
by Norman Adams on June 4, 2009 at 12:17 PM
President Obama had this to say ahead of his speech to the Muslim world in Cairo:
In an interview with Laura Haim on Canal Plus, a French television station, Mr. Obama noted that the United States also could be considered as “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.” He sought to downplay the expectations of the speech, but he said he hoped the address would raise awareness about Muslims. -New York Times
USA, a Muslim country? Well, I guess he’s just being consistent given that he declared us “no longer a Christian nation” last year.
Obama was also quick to downplay the expectations for his speech:
“Now, I think it’s very important to understand that one speech is not going to solve all the problems in the Middle East,” Mr. Obama said. “And so I think expectations should be somewhat modest.” -New York Times
Of course, his speech carried the modest title: “A New Beginning.”