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  • In Ramadan, the Best Dates in Egypt are 'Obama'

    08/21/2009 1:47:41 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 5 replies · 391+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | August 21st, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    President Obama's Islamic ass kissing speech in Cairo has finally paid off. The Christian persecuting Muslims of Egypt, are now honoring Obama by naming their best dates (fruit) after him. In 2006 Hezbollah terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah shared the same honor. This must be a proud day in Obama's life.
  • Cairo pushes Obama on Mideast

    08/18/2009 9:48:59 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies · 442+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 8/19/2009 | Daniel Dombey in Washington and Vita Bekker in Tel Aviv
    Egypt on Tuesday stepped up pressure on Barack Obama, US president, to bring out his own initiative on the Arab-Israeli conflict, even as the government of Benjamin Netanyahu signalled a change of position on the central issue of settlements. On a visit to the White House, Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s president, urged Mr Obama to present a blueprint of his own for Middle East peace, Egyptian officials said. “We cannot afford wasting more time, because violence will increase,” Mr Mubarak said at a joint press appearance in the Oval Office. Referring to what he said were Israeli proposals for an accommodation...
  • Egypt's Mubarak: Obama on the Side of Islam

    08/18/2009 5:42:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 1,048+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 18, 2009
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama won lavish praise from his Egyptian counterpart on Tuesday and spoke of an "extraordinary opportunity" for making peace in the Middle East, saying he was encouraged by U.S. efforts to restart talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Seated next to President Hosni Mubarak, who was making his first visit to the U.S. capital in five years, Obama thanked his Egyptian counterpart for joining him in trying to construct a deal that has eluded world leaders for more than six decades. Returning the compliment, Mubarak asserted that Obama's speech to the Muslim world — delivered in...
  • Obama hopes Mubarak returns to peace-making fold

    08/18/2009 3:27:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies · 379+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 18/8/09 | Steven Hurst
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is trying to restore Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak as the U.S. ace-in-the-hole in its decades-long effort to forge an elusive peace among Israel and the Arabs. After a serious falling out over Bush administration pressure on human rights and democracy in Egypt, Mubarak is back in the U.S. capital for the first time in more than five years to meet with Obama on Tuesday. The relationship is far from healed, despite Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton having eased back on those touchy issues and Egypt showing greater willingness to help with the...
  • Mubarak: Peace Now, Israel Later

    08/17/2009 6:22:37 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 4 replies · 547+ views
    Israel National News ^ | August 17, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, several hours before his scheduled meeting on Monday with U.S. President Barack Obama, said that the Arab world will not make any gestures towards Israel until a regional treaty is signed. A Middle East peace pact must include Israeli agreement on the Arab demand for the right of millions of foreign Arabs to immigrate to Israel and the demand that the Palestinian Authority have control over all of eastern Jerusalem, Egyptian officials said.
  • Out of Egypt:a christian analysis of Obama's Cairo speech pt 1

    08/10/2009 12:52:35 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies · 331+ views
    believersingrace.com ^ | 06/10/09 | Bill Randles
    OUT OF EGYPT: A Christian Analysis of ObamaÂ’s Cairo Speech Part 1 - Undermining the Legitimacy of Israel? President Obama recently did something historic and unprecedented. He gave an address to the entire Muslim world, and that from a Muslim capitol, Cairo. This was an ambitious undertaking, for the Muslim world comprises no less than one billion people, and it is far from monolithic in its perspective. It is not my intent to give a complete political or historical analysis of the speech, for there are many who have done so, representing points of view from the entire cultural spectrum....
  • Obama's reference to "the Isra"

    08/06/2009 8:02:17 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 6 replies · 594+ views
    Believersingrace.com ^ | 06/10/09 | Bill randles
    OUT OF EGYPT: A Christian Analysis of Obama’s Cairo Speech Part 3 - Why the Story of Isra? The last part of Obama’s Cairo address to the Muslim world, was a reference to the Koranic story of the Isra of Mohammed. All of us have a responsibility to work for this day when the mothers of Israeli’s and Palestinians could, can see their children grow up without fear, when the Holy Land of the three great faiths is the place of peace that God intended it to be, when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews, Christians and...
  • A Christian analysis of Obama's Cairo speech

    08/05/2009 2:15:31 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies · 333+ views
    BELIEVERSINGRACE.COM ^ | JUNE 10TH 2009 | Bill Randles
    President Obama recently did something historic and unprecedented. He gave an address to the entire Muslim world, and that from a Muslim capitol, Cairo. This was an ambitious undertaking, for the Muslim world comprises no less than one billion people, and it is far from monolithic in its perspective. It is not my intent to give a complete political or historical analysis of the speech, for there are many who have done so, representing points of view from the entire cultural spectrum. What I want to major on is the parts of the speech, which would, or should be of...
  • Revisiting Obama's Riyadh meeting

    07/23/2009 8:58:58 AM PDT · by Michel12 · 4 replies · 934+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | 17 July 2009 | FP
    U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia are always something of a proverbial black box. And President Barack Obama's meeting with Saudi King Abdullah last month was no exception. A late add-on to Obama's planned June itinerary to Egypt, Germany, and France and conducted at King Abdullah's horse ranch outside of Riyadh, the June 3 meeting was quickly overtaken by coverage of Obama's high-profile June 4 speech to the Muslim world from Cairo. But two sources, one a former U.S. official who recently traveled there and one a current official speaking anonymously, say the meeting did not go well from Obama's perspective....
  • Obama’s Puzzling Approach to the Muslim World

    07/17/2009 1:33:06 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 2 replies · 460+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 17 | Raymond Ibrahim
    President Barack Obama and I have one thing in common shared by few Americans: we were brought up by at least one parent — biological or step is irrelevant — who was born and raised in an Islamic milieu. Intimately aware of the inevitable effects of this, I must question Obama’s sincerity in his approach to the Islamic world. While I was born and raised in the U.S., my parents were born and raised in Egypt. Even though they were Christians (Copts), it was only natural that they would adopt an “Islamicate” worldview, that is, a worldview based on Islamic...
  • Obama's Cairo Speech Inspires Islamic Group to Give Qurans to US Leaders [put one million Qurans]

    06/30/2009 4:28:35 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 745+ views
    Obama's Cairo Speech Inspires Islamic Group to Give Qurans to US Leaders June 30, 2009 6:02 PM ABC News' Elizabeth Gorman reports: Prompted by President Obama's speech directed to the Muslim world in Cairo in early June, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today launched its "Share the Quran" campaign distributing free Qurans to local, state, and national leaders across the United States. The organization's spokesperson said it will also send a copy to Obama and Vice President Biden. "This is pure educational. I want to make it clear that this is not proselytizing or a campaign or project to...
  • 7 more problems with Obama's speech in Cairo

    06/26/2009 7:17:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies · 446+ views
    Examiner ^ | June 23, 2009 | Richard ShulmanGo to Richard's Home Page
    . Much about President Obama's speech in Cairo has not been discussed. For example, he said Jerusalem should be a secure home for the three faiths there. [Doesn’t he know that it is, under Israeli control? Based on experience, it would not be, if removed from Israeli control.] 2. Obama wants Israel to expel the Jews from Judea-Samaria. He did not indicate whether he included part or all of Jerusalem in that demand. MK Yaakov Katz called the demand antisemitic, because it discriminates against Jews [while accepting the Arab presence in Israel]. Telling them they can’t add rooms to a...
  • Rahm Emanuel: Obama's Historic Cairo Speech is Already Inspiring Muslim Moderates in Iran

    06/25/2009 11:02:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies · 1,204+ views
    Rahm Emanuel: Obama's Historic Cairo Speech is Already Inspiring Muslim Moderates in Iran Last week on Meet the Press, Chuck Todd reported that administration officials were "frustrated that they're not getting credit for what's going on in Iran.…they think that Cairo speech did help supporters of Mousavi sort of see light at the end of the tunnel in their country." As Jonah Goldberg noted, that idea spread to the pages of the Washington Post by Tuesday, in this report: But privately Obama advisers are crediting his Cairo speech for inspiring the protesters, especially the young ones, who are now posing...
  • Obama opened "window of hope" says Arab League

    06/24/2009 12:51:06 PM PDT · by Califreak · 16 replies · 547+ views
    Rotters ^ | 6/24/09 | Unnamed
    CAIRO, June 24 (Reuters) - The Arab League said on Wednesday it saw a "window of hope" for Middle East peace and Arab states would respond positively to U.S. President Barack Obama's vision for resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict. But the league likened negotiating with Israel while settlements were continuing to expand as tantamount to surrendering on "matters over which we cannot surrender". "We see an open window in what the American president has said ... Now there is a window of hope that was not present for at least the previous eight years," Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa told...
  • White House: Cairo speech inspired the Iran uprising (Whoa Nelly)

    06/23/2009 9:06:32 AM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies · 961+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 6/23/09 | Ed Morrisey
    No, I’m really not kidding about this. The Washington Post has the story: But Obama’s shades-of-gray approach rejects comparison to an era when Communist bloc dissidents had virtually no access to the Western media and the world was more neatly divided between a pair of superpowers, not complicated by the set of ambitious regional powers such as Iran that the Obama administration is seeking to manage. Since taking office, Obama has argued that reclaiming America’s moral authority by ending torture and closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay provides essential diplomatic leverage to influence events in such strategic parts of the...
  • Analysis: Barack Obama's call for change rings hollow in Iran

    06/22/2009 11:19:45 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 24 replies · 1,183+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 22, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    Change may be the word he made his own during the election campaign but President Barack Obama's uncertain and timid response to the Iran protests suggests he views it as a slogan with little application beyond America's shores. Just over two weeks ago, Mr Obama stood beneath the dome of Cairo University's Great Hall and gave a speech that stirred hearts throughout the Middle East and won him plaudits across the world. Promising a "new beginning" in relations between the Islamic world and the West, he proclaimed his "unyielding belief" in a set of universal principles. These included "the ability...
  • Say Goodbye to Cairo: Obama’s Inaction on Iran Clashes With His Words

    06/18/2009 3:23:24 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 7 replies · 631+ views
    The New Ledger ^ | Thursday, June 18th, 2009 | Dan McLaughlin
    As a whole, while the speech’s historical and political narrative departed from the pro-American view of the world, it dovetailed neatly with the views of Egyptian-raised scholar Edward Said, a professor at Columbia during Obama’s time there and mentor to Obama’s friend and Palestinian activist Rashid Khalidi. (Perhaps that’s one reason why Obama chose Cairo as his location and why he’s taken every available opportunity to offer petty diplomatic snubs to the British in particular.) In short, Obama spent the speech accepting, rather than challenging, the views of his audience, and leaving to someone with a job other than President...
  • Hezbollah in Egypt: The Politics of Conspiracy and Resistance

    06/16/2009 4:10:21 AM PDT · by Jonah69 · 2 replies · 212+ views
    The Jamestown Foundation ^ | June 12, 2009 | Chris Zambelis
    The timing of Egypt’s April 8 announcement of its arrest of 24 men—allegedly linked to Hezbollah—on Egyptian soil in November and December 2008 upped the ante in the already tense relationship between Cairo and the Lebanese Islamist resistance movement and, by extension, Hezbollah’s supporter, Iran (al-Jazeera [Doha], April 11; al-Arabiya [Dubai], April 11). Cairo’s allegations regarding the suspects and their motives, however, have been fraught with inconsistencies that say more about the factors shaping the trajectory of contemporary geopolitics in the Middle East than any alleged conspiracy.
  • Obama Desrves No Credit For Lebanese Elections

    06/15/2009 6:49:31 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 2 replies · 319+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | June 15, 2009 | Pauk Ibrahim
    A rare piece of good news recently came out of the Middle East: An American-backed (or, rather, Bush-backed) political coalition defeated Hezbollah and its allies in Lebanese parliamentary elections. And ever since, President Obama’s supporters have desperately made every stretch to credit him – and particularly his Cairo speech – for the victory, in an attempt to justify the less-than-impressive foreign policy route of his young administration.
  • Iran's election result proves President Obama's formula in the Middle East is not working

    06/14/2009 6:52:58 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 12 replies · 1,039+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | June 14, 2009 | Michael Rubin
    On June 4, President Barack Obama declared, "I've come here to Cairo to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world." Awed by Obama's rhetoric, many commentators - blogger Juan Cole and MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann, for example - suggested that an "Obama Effect" could usher in a new era of hope and change in the Middle East, and a pro-American outcome in Lebanese elections earlier this month seemed to cooperate with the theory. After Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's reelection in Iran, we can now say with confidence: There is an Obama Effect, but it has less...