"We were surprised that the president used an inflated figure for the U.S. Muslim population when several academic studies, including one commissioned by AJC, have shown the numbers to be much lower," said American Jewish Committee spokesman Kenneth Bandler."That's good," said [Abraham Foxman], but "not good enough. I don't believe that they would use [Karen Hughes] as a reliable source on any other subject, so why use her on this?"The researchers then claimed that there were another 2 million to 2.5 million Muslims who are not affiliated with a mosque for every mosque-goer - to get an estimate of 6 million to 7 million, an assertion [Tom Smith] called "untenable."
In Cairo Speech, Where Did That 7 Million Figure Come From? Eric Fingerhut Jewish Exponent; Jun 25, 2009; 226, 14; Docstoc pg. 15 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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