Skip to comments.President to Renew Muslim Outreach (New Obama Speech to Ummah This Month)
Posted on 05/10/2011 8:16:43 PM PDT by kristinn
President Barack Obama is preparing a fresh outreach to the Muslim world in coming days, senior U.S. officials say, one that will ask those in the Middle East and beyond to reject Islamic militancy in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death and embrace a new era of relations with the U.S.
Mr. Obama is preparing to deliver that message in a wide-ranging speech, perhaps as early as next week, these officials say. The president intends to argue that bin Laden's death, paired with popular uprisings sweeping North Africa and the Middle East, signal that the time has come to an end when al Qaeda could claim to speak for Muslim aspirations.
"It's an interesting coincidence of timingthat he is killed at the same time that you have a model emerging in the region of change that is completely the opposite of bin Laden's model," Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser at the White House, said in an interview.
Since January, popular uprisings have overthrown the longtime dictators of Tunisia and Egypt. They have shaken rulers in Libya, Bahrain, Syria, Yemen and Jordan, marking the greatest wave of political change the world has seen since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Mr. Rhodes said timing of the speech remains in flux but Mr. Obama could deliver it before leaving on a five-day trip to Europe on May 23. The White House is already telegraphing the message of the coming speech to the Islamic world by placing American diplomats on Arab television and radio, according to U.S. officials.
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obama’s last dance. Third time makes it formal. Look for it.
I'm not a real Muslim. I just borrowed the hat from an organ grinder's monkey. Oh, excuse me for a minute. It's time for me to dance.
THERE SHALL BE PEACE IN OUR TIME. OR DID SOROS TELL ME IT WAS TIME TO SMASH AMERICA TO PIECES? Without Mr. Teleprompter, I get sooo confused any more
All men lose when freedom fails, And good men rot in filthy jails. And those who cried Appease, appease Are HANGED by those they sought to please.
"The timid civilized world has found nothing with which to oppose the onslaught of a sudden revival of barefaced barbarity, other than concessions and smiles." Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Sounds like the OBL victory tour will continue all the way to election day.
And the winner of the Jimmy Carter “aint got a clue and thats the way the Muslims like it” award is ....
What the F is an Uumah? And when will we ever have a day where i don’t have to hear about islam?
Do you care to elaborate. I cannot tell by the article IF the administration just decided they needed to put out a trial balloon. But there are some really strange words used by the administration given the show this bunch has put on these past couple of weeks.
This evil, ungodly man has a Muslim death wish for America! Tagline
Absolutely sickning. It makes me want to puke. And we’re supposed to believe Obozo isn’t really a muzzie. Disgusting.
FUBO & Fislam
Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians.
sorry i had to take out Osama
hope and change
yours in allah always,
the man clearly has deep-seated issues which dominate his entire worldview and US foreign policy in the arab world, to the degree it certainly must have informed his decision to actively seek the ouster of Mubarak, to oppositely ignore iran’s much worse behavior and syria as well, etc.
I personally believe Ulsterman’s insider, that obama never gave the order or authorized the go on the mission to take out obl. That photo-op in the situation room says more than my words can.
TWICE, 0 has given a speech in muslim oountries proclaiming the US a muslim country. In islam, three is the magic number, and I said then that the third would be a major speech in THIS country.
Now he's reaching out to the all-important illegal alien vote...
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