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America <3 the Muslim World

June 4th, 2009, byStaff

President Obama’s highly anticipated speech Thursday morning in Cairo has received a variety of responses from communities in the Middle East.

Obama began his speech with the Arabic greeting “As-Salamu Alaykum” and attempted to balance competing interests throughout the region in his address.  How successful he was at doing that remains to be seen.

But all of this preparation for the big Mideast speech seems to have put the White House in “America <3 Muslims” mode.  In the run-up to the speech, the White House thought it would “share with you a few stories of Muslim Americans who are proudly serving the nation in the federal government.”

Check out the video and also tell us what you thought of Obama’s speech about America’s relationship with the Muslim world.
 

  • (anonymous)

    Attempting to console & bring peoples together, is what I think Obama is trying to do, however, Americans need not apologize to people who want to destroy us. We do not need to apologize to the world. The world needs to apologize to US! I think Obama is showing our weaker side to the world.

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