Skip to comments.Obama Hails Indonesia as Model for World
Posted on 11/10/2010 5:57:28 AM PST by greatplains
US President Barack Obama has held up Indonesia as an example of how a developing nation can embrace democracy and diversity. (snip)
Mr Obama said innocent people across the world were still targeted by militants but emphasised that the US was not at war with Islam.(snip)
In his address, he touched on the four years he spent in the country as a child and emphasised the importance of Indonesia's example as a growing economy and a majority-Muslim nation that is largely tolerant of other religions.
"Today, I return to Indonesia as a friend, but also as a president who seeks a deep and enduring partnership between our two countries," he said. (snip)
He also highlighted the role religion had played in Indonesia's development, praising the country's spirituality and "rich diversity".
"Just as individuals are not defined solely by their faith, Indonesia is defined by more than its Muslim population," he said.
"But we also know that relations between the United States and Muslim communities have frayed over many years. As president, I have made it a priority to begin to repair these relations."
He said more work needed to be done to address "the issues that have caused tensions for many years" but appealed for unity to defeat "violent extremists".
"I have made it clear that America is not, and never will be, at war with Islam," he said.
"Instead, all of us must work together to defeat al-Qaeda and its affiliates, who have no claim to be leaders of any religion - certainly not a great, world religion like Islam. But those who want to build must not cede ground to terrorists who seek to destroy. This is not a task for America alone."(snip)
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Barak’s vision for America!
Yes, it's the ethnic Chinese they really hate.
The citizens of East Timor were grateful to be included in such a diverse and tolerant cultural expansion
All I hear is blah, blah, blah. The only thing he is, is a speech giver. He has no right to be president, he hates this country, wants to shape it to his ways (socialism) and he will not stop til he succeeds or is impeached!
red states = East Timor
Got to break a few eggs to make an progressive omelet
Don’t stop there, Mr. President. Let’s hear some specifics. Tell us about the things that make Indonesia such a Model For the World.
What has this guy been smoking
It hit me that Holder's "idea" of what America should be has to do with the world he came into contact with as a young person. These people REALLY DO believe the third world is the template for the world ... and for the USA by default. It takes my breath to think we'd have people running the USA Government that believe something like Indonesia or Barbados is the template for success.
This explains everything ... what have the libs done to us?
What he is wishing for us.......a religion that treats it’s women as dirt.
A religion that respects no honorable values.
A religion filled with depraved indifference for human life.
Because you have divided loyalties which the founders addressed by requiring natural born citizenship. This just goes to show the prescience the framers had.
When you come back from your next deployment, the United States will be like Indonesia! Buy stock in the company that makes anti-diarrhea pills ...
Barry just wants to be king and rule in exile from the Taj.
And aren't they doing the same to Christian in East Timor?
America and Indonesia have very few shared values!!!! And Indonesian “democracy” has VERY shallow roots in that country.
As for Indonesian islam, remember the Bali bombings, Australia’s 9/11:
And remember the Laskar Jihad, and its vile atrocities against Ambon Christians:
Then there are the anti-Christinan wars in West Papua, and the recent church burnings in central Indonesia.
No American should believe obama, a muslim communist who is working to turn our country into a sharia-influenced Third World autocracy. His lies about Indonesian muslim “tolerance” are part and parcel of his monstrous scam against the American people and against the entire world!!!!
Phhhhpt. Let him rule Indonesia, then.
You won't get that, only the usual progressive pap about diversity. I'd love to see a study about the effects of increasing the % of muslims in a country vs that country's standard of living over a period of time.
It was genocide, not just against Christians but Chinese immigrants and all natives who resisted Indonesia occupation. The Indonesian military acted just like the WW2 Japanese did when they occupied a nation- except this time, the USA provided a diplomatic green light and military support to our man Suharto
Maybe he should run for president of Indonesia, than he and his wife can move there forever.