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ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama told the Muslim world on Monday the United States was not at war with Islam, using his first international tour to try to repair America's damaged image abroad.
Obama hammered home his support for the creation of a Palestinian state, despite the recent election of a right-leaning government in Israel, in an effort to show he was serious about reaching out to Muslims.
ASTANA (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Monday welcomed overtures by U.S. President Barack Obama but said Tehran was waiting for concrete steps to back up his words.
Originally posted by yellowcard
I'm usually very critical of Obama...but this was the right thing to say....we AREN'T at war with Islam, or any other religion.
Originally posted by Donnie DarkoVery true. I don't think Islam is a religion of peace though. I have read part of the Koran and it is very warlike. I'm sure most Muslims disapprove of terrorism with all their hearts, but it's not because they're Muslim - it's because they're good people. Of course the Koran doesn't implicitly endorse terrorism.
It's interesting how he wants Turkey to join the EU, and talked about how it was a bridge between West and East. Indeed, Turkey would be very strategic for creating a WORLD GOVERNMENT.