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President Obama’s Cairo Speech

June 4, 2009

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I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo, and to be hosted by two remarkable institutions. For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, and for over a century, Cairo University has been a source of Egypt’s advancement. Together, you represent the harmony between tradition and progress. I am grateful for your hospitality, and the hospitality of the people of Egypt. I am also proud to carry with me the goodwill of the American people, and a greeting of peace from Muslim communities in my country: assalaamu alaykum…………………………………………………………………….

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mary

A beautifully crafted speech delivered by Obama, as always, beautifully. A speech full of important issues that need to be addressed by the Muslim and all non-Muslim peoples of the world. Just imagine the world as it might have been had Bush used words such as these instead of words and actions such as “shock and awe.” And, now, imagine a world where Obama’s actions and our country’s policies reflect his beautiful words. We are far from such a world.

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