CAIRO (AP) - Invoking the Quran and his rarely used middle name, Barack Hussein Obama declared Thursday that America has a common cause with Islam and never will be at war with the faith - an overture intently watched by the Muslim world and welcomed in unlikely quarters. An Iranian cleric called the president's speech "an initial step for removing misconceptions."Barack Hussein Obama, a Muslim of convenience.
Obama spoke at a seat of Islamic learning, his 55-minute address suffused with respect for touchstones of the religion. He said the time had come to "speak the truth" and "seek a new beginning."
"America and Islam are not exclusive," he said, "and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings."
Obama made no specific references to his predecessor in the White House during his Cairo University speech, but others quickly did.
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Obama extends hand to Muslim world in speech
So, during the run up to the vote in November, anyone that used Obama's middle name was a racist. Anyone that used Obama's middle name was anti-Islam. Anyone that used Obama's middle name was trying to associate Obama with his true faith, his true people and his true belief, Islam. Were we wrong in doing so?
"There is a change between the language of President Obama and previous speeches made by George Bush," said Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman for Hamas. But he added that Obama did not specifically note the suffering in Gaza following the three-week Israeli incursion earlier this year.If Israel had done everything they should have done, there would be NO spokesmen from Hamas left to complain about the USA and our involvement, or lack thereof, in the recent acts of self defense that the Israeli bombings and attacks represent.
It's funny how when the Pallies are shooting rockets off into Israel, Hamas never says a word, but when Israel retaliates it's an atrocity and caused great suffering among the Palestinian people.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in advance of the speech that any statements by Obama were just "words, speech and slogan" that would leave in place sanctions designed to persuade the nation to stop its nuclear weapons program.Khamenei obviously doesn't know Obama nearly as well as he thinks he does. Barack Hussein Obama never met a Muslim he didn't feel a strong kinship with. Barack Hussein Obama will destroy America as we know it if it means he can be well liked and possibly respected by his true allies, the savages of Islam and the heroes of socialism, Castro and Chavez.
Obama addressed the Israeli-Palestinian dispute pointedly in his address, knowing it goes to the heart of Muslim anger toward the West.Israel had best be prepared, they will soon be under the bus, a place where any that aren't in the full control of Barack Hussein Obama can expect to find themselves.
"It is time for us to act on what everyone knows to be true," he said. "Too many tears have flowed. Too much blood has been shed."
From its opening phrases, the speech was laden with respectful gestures to Muslims.I am NOT one of the politically correct sheeple, so, for those of you that are, here's a TexasFred commentary to remember, his speech wasn't laden with respectful gestures, it was running over with ASS KISSING and Islamic appeasement.
Obama said it was part of his responsibilities as president "to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."
Regarding Muslim stereotypes, when Islamic radicals stop committing homicide bombings, when Islamic radicals stop beheading those they consider offending to their goat loving, pedophile worshiping religion, when Islamic radicals teach LOVE and not HATE, when Islamic radicals stop their Death to America rants, when mainstream Islam finds the BALLS to stand and demand this of radical Islam, perhaps then some of the negative stereotypes can be overcome.
Here is a quote that Barack Hussein Obama would be wise to read, memorize and reference often! "Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us." ~Golda Meir~