Melanie Phillips is, of course, correct to point out that Barack Obama's statement that the US is one of the larger muslim countries in the world is an exaggeration - though also, I would say (though Melanie might not), an understandable one. However she then writes:
Just what planet is this US President on? Or is this not a statement but an aspiration?
Surely this was something he should have mentioned on the campaign trail?
UPDATE: See also Spencer Ackerman's revelation that David Petraeus is also a super-secret muslim conspirator.